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A worker walks down the upstairs hall at the new Rachel Carson Elementary School in Sammamish. Construction workers

New ‘green’ elementary school ready for its debut

The new elementary school on the Plateau is bright, airy, and filled with appealing colors and shapes. It’s downright beautiful, and the teachers and staff members at Rachel Carson Elementary School last week were a-twitter with unrestrained delight.

  • Aug 29, 2008
A worker walks down the upstairs hall at the new Rachel Carson Elementary School in Sammamish. Construction workers
Adoptive parents Phung Quang Nghinh

Eastside group helps ‘Miracle Baby’

Phung Thien Nhan, now known as the Miracle Baby of Vietnam, defied death after just three days of life.

  • Aug 22, 2008
Adoptive parents Phung Quang Nghinh
Issaquah residents Jenny and Kenneth Fullwood make their voices heard as they cast their votes at the polls at Issaquah Community Church Monday evening.
Issaquah residents Jenny and Kenneth Fullwood make their voices heard as they cast their votes at the polls at Issaquah Community Church Monday evening.

Forest lands closed due to danger of forest fires

Longview Timberlands officials announced that they closed about 344,183 acres of the company's tree farms to public and recreational access starting Aug. 15 because of high forest fire danger in Washington and Oregon.

  • Aug 18, 2008
Instructor Kevin Mar and 12-year-old Lauren Poulson spar during a fencing class at the Issaquah Community Center last week. For more pictures and a column about fencing
Instructor Kevin Mar and 12-year-old Lauren Poulson spar during a fencing class at the Issaquah Community Center last week. For more pictures and a column about fencing
Eastlake High School graduate and 2008 recipient of the Cory O'Brien Memorial Fund scholarship Ann Marolich

Cory O’Brien Memorial Fund dinner planned

In a change of venue from years past, the Cory O’Brien Memorial Fund dinner and auction will be from 5 p.m. until close on Sept. 20 at Pogacha Restaurant in Issaquah.

  • Aug 15, 2008
Eastlake High School graduate and 2008 recipient of the Cory O'Brien Memorial Fund scholarship Ann Marolich

Fire budget process is ‘on track’

Eastside Fire and Rescue’s budget procedure is right on track, Finance Chief Dave Gray told the board of directors Tuesday.

  • Aug 15, 2008
Anna Pool-Norby
Anna Pool-Norby

Online gaming – Olympic style: How to become an ‘Internet athlete’

In all its glory, fanfare and controversy, the 2008 Summer Olympics have finally arrived — and they’re online! NBC is broadcasting more than 2,000 hours of live events and 3,000 hours of On-Demand recorded video over the next 17 days, and you can watch it all on your computer! Suffice it to say, the digital smorgasbord of viewable events is a techie’s dream-come-true!

  • Aug 8, 2008
An Issaquah police officer stands by as citiizens observe police vehicles on display Tuesday at National Night Out.
An Issaquah police officer stands by as citiizens observe police vehicles on display Tuesday at National Night Out.
Seen through reflective glass

Stabbing suspect released

Last week’s fatal stabbing was not the first time that Tomasz Matczak’s girlfriend had wielded a knife against him, according to his claims in court documents.

  • Aug 8, 2008
Seen through reflective glass
Guide puppy Lana
Guide puppy Lana
Dawn Sanders' daughter

Eastside’s Kids Without Borders helps world’s children

When someone asks Kids Without Borders founder Son Michael Pham for help, he can’t refuse.

  • Aug 1, 2008
Dawn Sanders' daughter
Today Mora is a happy college student. “My story is like a Hallmark movie

Rehab to recovery: Family lobbies for drowsy driving laws

Exactly two years ago, Mora Shaw died.

  • Jul 18, 2008
Today Mora is a happy college student. “My story is like a Hallmark movie
Karelian bear dog Mishka barks at a bear during a hard release in the Cascade Mountains. Officer Bruce Richards is obscured by the door of the trap.

Wildlife service dogs are like ‘gold’ for officers

When a potentially injured bear was reported near the Klahanie Shopping Center in Issaquah recently, Fish and Wildlife officers responded within about 10 minutes.

  • Jul 18, 2008
Karelian bear dog Mishka barks at a bear during a hard release in the Cascade Mountains. Officer Bruce Richards is obscured by the door of the trap.
Karelian bear dog Mishka barks at a bear during a hard release in the Cascade Mountains. Officer Bruce Richards is obscured by the door of the trap.

Service dogs are like ‘gold’ for Washington state wildlife officers

When a potentially injured bear was reported near the Klahanie Shopping Center in Issaquah recently, Fish and Wildlife officers responded within about 10 minutes. A short 15 minutes after arriving, Officer Bruce Richards was able to give the all-clear. The bear had been in the greenbelt not far from the stores and daycare, but was no longer in the immediate area.

  • Jul 18, 2008
Karelian bear dog Mishka barks at a bear during a hard release in the Cascade Mountains. Officer Bruce Richards is obscured by the door of the trap.
Issaquah resident Mora Shaw
Issaquah resident Mora Shaw
Issaquah City Councilman and Eastside Fire and Rescue Board member David Kappler
Issaquah City Councilman and Eastside Fire and Rescue Board member David Kappler
Chief Lee Soptich (left) and Board of Directors Chair Ron Pedee listen to some of the ideas tossed around at the board meeting on Tuesday.
Chief Lee Soptich (left) and Board of Directors Chair Ron Pedee listen to some of the ideas tossed around at the board meeting on Tuesday.

‘Green My Ride Eastside’ comes to Issaquah

Alarming gas prices and painful levels of pollution are pushing people to explore eco-friendly modes of transportation. Issaquah’s Resource Conservation Office is making that easier by hosting Green My Ride Eastside, a fair showcasing alternative ways to get around. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Pickering Barn, as part of the Issaquah Farmers Market.

  • Jul 11, 2008