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Dunn, von Reichbauer: Governor’s ferry plan won’t float

Opposition has surfaced on the King County Council to the push by Gov. Chris Gregoire to form a regional ferry district.

  • Jan 7, 2011
Margaret Dewit walks through Timberlake Park everyday for exercise. She's among several in the community pleased to see the dog ban lifted.

Issaquah ends dog ban in Timberlake Park

The community surrounding Timberlake Park is pleased to see the return of its furry friends to the park this year. A controversial dog ban was lifted last month after a new agreement with King County animal control promised better responses to unruly pets.

Margaret Dewit walks through Timberlake Park everyday for exercise. She's among several in the community pleased to see the dog ban lifted.
Residents go for a New Year's Day swim at South Cove on Lake Sammamish.

Residents welcome 2011 with chilly plunge at Lake Sammamish’s South Cove

New Year starts with chilly plunge into Lake SammishAbout 100 people welcomed the New Year in Issaquah in a chilly way but participating in the… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2011
Residents go for a New Year's Day swim at South Cove on Lake Sammamish.

Young children to receive screenings Jan. 29 | Encompass sets free afternoon drop-in session at Issaquah Library

Free developmental screenings let by Encompass, the children’s and family services organization serving Issaquah, Sammamish, the Snoqualmie Valley and the greater Eastside, will be offered Jan. 27.

  • Jan 3, 2011

Issaquah Schools Foundation makes special plea for public’s support

The executive director of the Issaquah Schools Foundation is making a special plea for people to continue their support or the organization to combat the reduction in state money for education.

  • Dec 30, 2010

South Cove preparing for annual Polar Bear Swim

The annual Polar Bear Swim at South Cove Beach will begin at 11 a.m. Jan. 1, 2011. Participants are asked to arrive no later than… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2010

Three from Sammamish on Oregon State honor roll

Three students from Sammamish have been named to the scholastic honor roll for fall term at Oregon State University.Students earning a straight-A average are: Kristin… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2010
Madison Willis

Toy drive teaches middle schoolers about giving

Unopened Christmas gifts piled up in the Pine Lake Middle School cafeteria, while students sorted and labeled like elves.For a school centered in an affluent… Continue reading

Madison Willis

New trail connection near Issaquah wrapped, signed and delivered

Just in time for the holidays, hikers and cyclists found a present under the trees near Issaquah today: a new trail connection parallel to I-90.

  • Dec 21, 2010
Maureen McCarry

Maureen McCarry steps down from city council, after Lou Gehrig’s disease announcement

Maureen McCarry, a kind-spirited City Council member recognized for her work with the environment, resigned Monday night. She was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease in October. “I leave the council, not with sadness, but with joy of having had the experience of serving people and pride that I have in the Issaquah community,” McCarry wrote in a resignation letter.

Maureen McCarry

Habitat for Humanity to host ‘Chilly Chili Challenge’ in Issaquah

Habitat for Humanity of East King County will kick off the New Year with its second annual Chilly Chili Challenge volunteer event at its site in Issaquah Highlands. Volunteers will be treated to a hot lunch of chili, soup and other goodies donated by local businesses and churches.

  • Dec 20, 2010

Off-duty firefighters collecting toys for needy

Firefighters with Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R) are teaming up with the Issaquah Brewhouse to collect toys this holiday season.

  • Dec 20, 2010

Issaquah History Museum to present workshop on preserving past

The Issaquah History Museums will present Preserving Family Photos and Heirlooms don Jan. 15.

  • Dec 20, 2010

Gregoire’s budget whacks schools, social services

BY REPORTER NAT LEVYGov. Chris Gregoire on Wednesday announced her plan for the 2011-13 budget that bridges a $4.6 billion gap and will slash money… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2010

Eastside Narcotics Task Force arrests man with 149 pounds of marijuana in Issaquah

Police arrested a man in Issaquah who was caught trying to transport 149 pounds of marijuana to Chicago.

Water swirls around trees growing along Issaquah Creek at the salmon hatchery downtown. Although Issaquah was spared from a major flood event

City expects Issaquah Creek to crest below the flood line, more rain in the forecast

The city expects that Issaquah Creek's waters crested Sunday, after heavy rains brought floods throughout much of Western Washington.While no flooding is expected to come… Continue reading

Water swirls around trees growing along Issaquah Creek at the salmon hatchery downtown. Although Issaquah was spared from a major flood event
The Snoqualmie River flooded this weekend after heavy rains caused waters to rise all over Western Washington last weekend.

High waters cause flooding in Snoqualmie Valley

BY SETH TRUSCOTTTHE SNOQUALMIE VALLEY RECORDRising waters overtopped lowland roads and neighborhoods in the Snoqualmie Valley this weekend.But the flood that crested Sunday, Dec. 12,… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2010
The Snoqualmie River flooded this weekend after heavy rains caused waters to rise all over Western Washington last weekend.
Dancers from the Eastlake High School dance team compete at the Shorewood Dance Competition Dec. 4.

A solid showing for Eastlake Dance Team

The Eastlake High School Dance Team made a solid showing at the Shorewood Dance Competition Dec. 4.The team received first place in the pom category… Continue reading

Dancers from the Eastlake High School dance team compete at the Shorewood Dance Competition Dec. 4.
Rabbi Berry Farkash presents a donut menorah to the Jewish community in Issaquah for Hannukah.

Chabad shares Hannukah, donut menorah with Issaquah community

Children spun their dreidels like tops and counted their chocolate coins, while others squeezed between the crowd to get a peek of the menorah.The 9-foot… Continue reading

Rabbi Berry Farkash presents a donut menorah to the Jewish community in Issaquah for Hannukah.
Bellevue College could develop a campus on Parcel 4 of this map

Bellevue College one step closer to opening a campus in the Highlands

A Bellevue College campus could be coming to the Issaquah Highlands, after the city council agreed to begin negotiating the sale of land to the… Continue reading

Bellevue College could develop a campus on Parcel 4 of this map