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Sixth Grade Night in Issaquah tonight

On Friday, Sept. 10 from 7-10 p.m., the Issaquah Community Center is hosting “Sixth Grade Night,” featuring activities, food, games, crafts and laser tag.

  • Sep 10, 2010
I-beams lay scattered across the Highlands Drive exit of I-90 after a truck overturned during the evening commute on Tuesday.

Overturned semi-truck snarls traffic

A rainbow arched across the Highlands Drive exit off Interstate 90 during the Tuesday evening commute, but there was no pot of gold for drivers. Instead, they were treated to a closed off ramp and miles of backups that clogged both highway lanes and alternate routes throughout Issaquah.

  • Sep 7, 2010
I-beams lay scattered across the Highlands Drive exit of I-90 after a truck overturned during the evening commute on Tuesday.

Mayor Frisinger releases names of City Administrator candidates

Current city and county managers from Lake Forest Park, Yakima, and San Juan and Thurston counties are among the five finalists for Issaquah's vacant City Administrator position.

  • Sep 6, 2010

Westbound I-90 congested with holiday traffic

Motorists returning to Seattle and the Eastside are being warned to expect an extra 30 minutes of travel time on westbound Interstate 90 this afternoon.

  • Sep 6, 2010
Undeveloped Microsoft property in the Issaquah Highlands

Developers encouraged to consider community uses for vacant land in the Issaquah Highlands

In 2007, a development company called Onni announced big plans for a site it owned in downtown Vancouver. The property, half a city-block in the heart of Vancouver's Granville Street, had some old commercial businesses on it, a smash repairers, a trampoline factory. Onni pulled them down, cleared away the rubble, and cleaned up the site for the long period of waiting that usually accompanies raising money and getting permits for big development projects.

Undeveloped Microsoft property in the Issaquah Highlands

Truck fire on I-90 in Issaquah delays morning commute

A semi-trailer truck caught on fire at 6:41 a.m. on Interstate 90 just east of the Sunset Way exit in Issaquah this morning, causing delays for commuters.

  • Sep 1, 2010

Mayor seeks community input on city administrator candidates

The Issaquah Mayor’s office has narrowed the candidate pool for the vacant city administrator job to six, and they want you to have a chance to ask them questions.

Grants of $200 to $1,000 available for family, youth support projects

The Issaquah Community Network is seeking funding proposals for community projects related to parenting and youth support services.

  • Aug 30, 2010

Port Blakely seeks involvement with Bellevue College plans

Bellevue College is interested in acquiring a 20-acre parcel of land south of Grand Ridge Elementary.

I-405 off-ramp closed tonight

Work crews will close the off-ramp from southbound I-405 to northbound SR 167 (Rainier Ave S.) to repair a concrete barrier and attenuator damaged earlier today by a collision.

  • Aug 30, 2010
Sammamish Arts Commission auditions this weekend.

Performing artist auditions this weekend

The Sammamish Arts Commission is holding auditions for local artists this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 27 and 28.

  • Aug 23, 2010
Sammamish Arts Commission auditions this weekend.

KIDSTAGE fall classes start mid-September

The Issaquah Village Theatre KIDSTAGE, a year-round performing arts program, has announced its fall schedule of classes for students ages 4 to 20.

  • Aug 20, 2010

One month on, still no shooter charged with Lake Sammamish killings

A month after a shooting at Lake Sammamish State Park left two men dead, murder charges have still not been filed in the case.

Necessary evils, and the greater good

Issaquah council wrestles with difficult concessions, but still votes unanimously to proceed with Port Blakely deal

Primary election results set up familiar battles

The Aug. 17 primary election has been run and won. As of midday on Wednesday, 967,648 ballots had been counted, and while the votes are still being tallied and the results aren't expected to be certified until Sept. 1, the current top two candidates in each race are now preparing for the general election.

  • Aug 19, 2010

Fundraising yard sale for ARAS Foundation

All Service Glass will host a fundraising yard sale Saturday, Aug. 28, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., at 926 250th Ave NE in Sammamish.

  • Aug 19, 2010

Section of SE 62nd Street closed for 3 months

This week, construction crews closed a section of SE 62nd Street between East Lake Sammamish Parkway and 221st Place SE as a part of the Interstate 90 undercrossing project.

The project to develop a city park within Olde Town Issaquah was approved by City voters as part of the November 2006 Park Bond.

City of Issaquah seeks input on new downtown park area

Issaquah residents are encouraged to attend a community meeting Aug. 26 to bring ideas and share their thoughts on the development of the Issaquah Creek Confluence Park Area in downtown Issaquah.

  • Aug 16, 2010
The project to develop a city park within Olde Town Issaquah was approved by City voters as part of the November 2006 Park Bond.

Public meeting for Highlands TDR deal

At its regular meeting this coming Monday, Aug. 16, the City of Issaquah Council will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed Issaquah Highlands/Park Pointe Transfer of Development Rights Agreement (TDR).

  • Aug 13, 2010

New animal sanctuary

Calling all animal lovers: volunteers and fundraisers are needed to help plan and host fundraising events for a new animal sanctuary in the Fall City/Duvall area.

  • Aug 13, 2010