Issaquah City planners are making progress on a new tree preservation code, but public opinion of the plan remains lukewarm.
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.
An 18-year-old Sammamish woman was arrested at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday for the investigation of driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after Washington State Patrol and Issaquah Police Department responded to a one-car collision on the 1700 block of Northwest Maple Street.
Nine newborn ducklings have been reunited with their mama duck after a narrow escape from a stormwater drain, all thanks to the efforts of three local kids.
Jacoba Smith, 12, her brother Kooper, 13, and their neighbor, Anders Gellè, 12, were walking home from the school bus last week in the Trossachs neighborhood. They heard a “peeping” sound coming from a grate in the street, and looked inside to see several ducklings down inside.
Phil Pitruzello, an 84-year-old retired professor from New York University, helped a man who couldn’t get out of bed.
As a volunteer for the Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Pitruzello listens to the concerns and complaints of people in adult care facilities to help make sure they’re getting the treatment they deserve.
Life Enrichment Options, or LEO, announced the winners of this year’s Employers of the Year at the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week.
Winners this year included Sherm’s BBQ Bistro for the small business, Providence Marianwood for the medium-sized business and the Fred Meyer in Issaquah for the large business.
“When you’re driving you need to be driving,” WSP Chief John R. Batiste said in a press release. “We’d prefer that drivers didn’t talk on their cell phones at all. But if you must, please stay safe by using a headset or speaker-phone.”
A Sammamish man and five other people were indicted by a federal grand jury in Seattle last week for conspiracy and wire fraud in connection with an estimated $8.5 million mortgage fraud scheme conducted in 2004 and 2005.