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It is the enthusiasm of students like Challenger Elementary's Jessica Donaldson and Sergio Palomino to lessen their impact on the environment that is making the Issaquah School District a leader when it comes to conservation and recycling.

Issaquah schools recognized by King County for recycling efforts

Thanks to the efforts of five schools in the Issaquah School District, this area is growing a reputation for leading the way when it comes to conservation and being good stewards of our environment.

  • Feb 2, 2010
It is the enthusiasm of students like Challenger Elementary's Jessica Donaldson and Sergio Palomino to lessen their impact on the environment that is making the Issaquah School District a leader when it comes to conservation and recycling.
Lee Fellinge at his final council meeting

‘Let the unknown be known’

Jack Barry, Kathy Huckabay and Lee Fellinge consider life after Sammamish City Council

Lee Fellinge at his final council meeting
Bellevue attorney Randy Gordon (left) shares the spotlight with State Sen. Eric Oemig (D-Kirkland).

41st District party officials select Gordon to replace Sen. Jarrett

Approval is still needed from the King County Council, but Bellevue attorney Randy Gordon is in pole position to replace 41st District State Sen. Fred… Continue reading

Bellevue attorney Randy Gordon (left) shares the spotlight with State Sen. Eric Oemig (D-Kirkland).
Certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPT)

ISD doubles number of nationally certified teachers

Just in time for the holiday season, twenty-one teachers in the Issaquah School District received an extra special gift this month — notification that they… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2009
Certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPT)
Irving Petite filled his books with stories of possums

A life in love with nature – the ‘Issaquah Thoreau’

Reports of the occasional bear or cougar in our neighborhoods stir memories of the local wildlife in Irving Petite’s engaging books, written on his ranch up Tiger Mountain Road, where he lived pretty much off the land for over 40 years.

  • Dec 10, 2009
Irving Petite filled his books with stories of possums

Coffee, hot cider, and a guided look at one of the Eastside’s best-kept secrets

Eastside Baby Corner will hosting a drop-in tour of their Issaquah facility, Thursday, Dec. 17, between 9 a.m. and noon.

  • Dec 8, 2009

Four free H1N1 vaccine clinics for people at highest risk and who can’t afford to pay

King County Public Health will conduct four free H1N1 vaccine clinics on Saturday, Dec. 5 and Wednesday, Dec. 9, as a way to provide access to people at highest risk for H1N1 influenza (swine flu) who cannot afford to pay.

  • Dec 4, 2009

Free H1N1 vaccine clinics for people at highest risk and who can’t afford to pay

King County Public Health will conduct four free H1N1 vaccine clinics on Saturday, Dec. 5 and Wednesday, Dec. 9, as a way to provide access to people at highest risk for H1N1 influenza (swine flu) who cannot afford to pay.

  • Nov 30, 2009
An injured cyclist is attended to by emergency responders Nov. 10. on NW Gilman Blvd. in Issaquah. Despite a drop in traffic fatalities in 2008

County: Traffic deaths lowest in ten years, homicides up

County deaths caused by traffic accidents and suicides reached decade-lows last year while homicides were higher, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s 2008 annual report.

An injured cyclist is attended to by emergency responders Nov. 10. on NW Gilman Blvd. in Issaquah. Despite a drop in traffic fatalities in 2008
The Strauss family

Authors share story of young girl’s brave battle

Jerry Brewer never intended to delve so deeply into the story of Gloria Strauss.

The Strauss family
Sens. Fred Jarrett (center) and Rodney Tom (left)

Fred Jarrett leaves Legislature to be King County Deputy Executive

King County Executive Elect Dow Constantine announced today that his former primary rival, State Sen. Fred Jarrett of Mercer Island, will join his administration as Deputy Executive, the highest ranking staff position in the incoming administration.

Sens. Fred Jarrett (center) and Rodney Tom (left)

Sammamish mayor ‘charged up’

Cities jostle for millions in grant money as alternative energy projects present new opportunities for public and private.

The City of Issaquah is keeping a wary eye on the potential for flooding in the Green River valley

Issaquah hopes to avoid disaster of last winter’s floods

Erosion inside the Howard Hanson Dam on the Green River could directly impact Issaquah by causing major traffic jams, disrupt businesses and cut off the city's sewer system, said officials at an Oct. 27 meeting.

The City of Issaquah is keeping a wary eye on the potential for flooding in the Green River valley
‘Corks and Forks’ raised over $1

‘Corks and Forks’ returns

Do you like to be rewarded for being charitable with, let’s say, chorizo-stuffed dates wrapped in crispy prosciutto? Is your idea of a great fundraising party one that includes lemon and shortbread cubes with cranberry coulis and dried sour cherries, and hand dipped chocolate truffles?

  • Nov 5, 2009
‘Corks and Forks’ raised over $1

Rolling slowdown scheduled for Tuesday night in Renton

Late night and early morning drivers can expect delays through Renton on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Washington State Department of Transportation crews will perform a rolling slowdown in each direction on I-405 from SR167 to SR 169 between midnight and 4 a.m. to install temporary lighting wires above the freeway.

  • Nov 3, 2009
Issaquah High School students

Issaquah High doesn’t let rain spoil parade

Every Homecoming Parade needs its homecoming royalty.

  • Oct 30, 2009
Issaquah High School students
Sadlier’s store

Sadlier’s Store – icon of a very different time on the Plateau

Ask a Plateau resident who has been here more than 25 years ago about Sadlier’s store, and he or she is probably going to have a story to tell you. Long-time residents will add that the store was originally known as Braden’s.

  • Oct 22, 2009
Sadlier’s store
“It’s time for us to stand up in this country and stop the divisiveness that I’ve seen in Washington D.C.

Gov.: Issaquah/Swedish Hospital ‘Exactly what America needs’

According to Gov. Christine Gregoire, the other Washington should be paying attention to plans for Issaquah’s new hospital. Gregoire made the most of the Swedish/Issaquah hospital groundbreaking ceremony in the Issaquah Highlands Oct. 12 by burnishing the state’s credentials as a leader in medical care policy and technology.

“It’s time for us to stand up in this country and stop the divisiveness that I’ve seen in Washington D.C.
The Bicycle Issaquah map is available for free at the Visitor’s Center

Mapping the way through Issaquah’s bike trails

Mapping out bicycle and pedestrian trails in and around Issaquah has been a labor of love for resident Karen Behm.

  • Oct 19, 2009
The Bicycle Issaquah map is available for free at the Visitor’s Center
The portion of land on Tiger Mountain known as Park Pointe is of great interest to conservation groups such as Mountains to Sound Greenway

Park Pointe developer insists “all systems are go”

Wellington exec expects loan to be renegotiated — conservation groups criticize development as inappropriate use of valuable site

  • Sep 24, 2009
The portion of land on Tiger Mountain known as Park Pointe is of great interest to conservation groups such as Mountains to Sound Greenway