Investigators said the fire that destroyed the Ames Lake home of Eighth Congressional District candidate Darcy Burner was caused by a malfunctioning electrical device, according to Sgt. John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff’s Office.
School Board member Mike Winkler announced on Wednesday that he is resigning from the Issaquah School Board effective Sept. 10, 2008.
Winkler said in a press release that he wants to spend more time with his family.
Drivers should plan for delays this weekend on State Route 900 – Sunset Highway – east of Interstate 405 in Renton.
Crews working for Washington state Department of Transportation will close lanes on the highway to hook up new drainage pipes to a catch basin.
For Tiger Mountain Community High School student Victoria Krantz, graduation was history in the making.
Krantz was the first in her family to ever graduate high school.
“It feels pretty good,” Krantz said. “My parents are really proud of me.”
Krantz began attending Tiger Mountain during her freshman year, after falling behind in her classes at Liberty High School.
The blustering winds and swirling snow may have forced the small group to turn back from the summit, but nothing will stop them from reaching their goal of raising money for kids.
“It got a little bit brisk,” climb leader and Issaquah resident Tom Varga said. “Brisk” meant winds of up to 40-50 miles per hour. “We decided to play it safe,” he added.
Varga and his group of five other climbers were forced to turn back at 12,600 feet up on Mount Rainier after the weather got too bad on June 19.
The group of climbers were raising money for a charity group called CFOS Foundation, a grant giving organization created by company Varga works at, CFO Selections financial consulting group based out of Bellevue.
Chris Bohner, a 2002 graduate of Eastlake High School, received his Air Force Pilot wings April 11 as a graduate of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Strength Team, a professional stunt group, performed for free admission June 22-25 at Eastridge Christian Assembly. They combined their impressive feats with an inspirational, faith-driven message.