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Downtown Issaquah Association invites community to celebrate springtime

A Parklet Pilot program will begin on April 21, transforming parking stalls into public spaces.

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Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: Story of a police officer charged with murder | King County Local Dive

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
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Village Theatre prepares for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Opening night will take place on April 22, and the musical comedy will run until May 22.

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Left: Patti Cole-Tindall, middle: Charles Kimble, right: Reginald Moorman (Courtesy of King County)

Three final candidates identified for King County Sheriff as recruitment moves into the last phase

The county has announced public forums for community members to engage in the process.

Left: Patti Cole-Tindall, middle: Charles Kimble, right: Reginald Moorman (Courtesy of King County)
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Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park to host walk to end bladder cancer

The walk will take place on May 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Eastside Catholic School hosts first indoor performance since start of pandemic

The students will be performing “The Drowsy Chaperone” with opening night taking place on April 6.

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Body found in a creek in Confluence Park

At this time, the death is not considered suspicious.

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Eastside Fire & Rescue to host six open houses this month

Fire department is seeking community feedback while creating strategic plan.

Eastside Fire and Rescue (file photo).
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King County to audit eviction prevention and rental assistance payments made during pandemic

DCHS says they gave out a unprecedented $318.5 million in funds to thousands of households.

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County leaders move to explore publicly-manufactured concrete amid workers strike

The concrete workers strike has stopped projects across the region for months.

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Guardian One footage from January 2022 shows an Issaquah police officer attempting to remove suspect from stolen vehicle but gets run over in the process. Courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office Air Support

Breaking down Washington police reform from this year and last

Legislators passed a number of bills responding to concerns around policing. Let’s dig into them.

Guardian One footage from January 2022 shows an Issaquah police officer attempting to remove suspect from stolen vehicle but gets run over in the process. Courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office Air Support
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Cannabis stakeholders want cash out of the equation amid rash of robberies

State regulators say action from Congress is required for cannabis industry to use credit cards.

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Federal, state and local leaders talk about State Route 18 at a roundtable discussion March 23 at Snoqualmie City Hall. From left: Snoqualmie Mayor Katherine Ross, U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, State Rep. Bill Ramos, Eastside Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Ben Lane. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record

Local leaders celebrate funding milestone for State Route 18

Construction is expected to begin later this year on SR 18/I-90 interchange.

Federal, state and local leaders talk about State Route 18 at a roundtable discussion March 23 at Snoqualmie City Hall. From left: Snoqualmie Mayor Katherine Ross, U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, State Rep. Bill Ramos, Eastside Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Ben Lane. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record
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King County Local Dive podcast
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Eastside Fire & Rescue wants community input on strategic plans for future

The department will offer a survey and will host several open house meetings through April.

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A photo showing the development of salmon eggs. Courtesy of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery Facebook.

After a two-year pandemic closure, the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery reopens

This spring the hatchery will be releasing about 4 million small salmon.

A photo showing the development of salmon eggs. Courtesy of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery Facebook.
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Car prowl leads to law enforcement vehicles getting rammed

The defendant is facing charges of Assault in the Third Degree, among others.

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Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson (left) speaks with Paul Kramer at the signing of bills aimed at reducing gun violence Wednesday in Olympia. Kramer’s son Will was injured in a 2016 mass shooting in Mukilteo that left three people dead. (Washington State Attorney General)

Law signed banning sales of large capacity ammo magazines

Emotions swelled as Gov. Inslee signed a measure that limits capacity to 10 rounds. The new law takes effect July 1.

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson (left) speaks with Paul Kramer at the signing of bills aimed at reducing gun violence Wednesday in Olympia. Kramer’s son Will was injured in a 2016 mass shooting in Mukilteo that left three people dead. (Washington State Attorney General)
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Issaquah History Museums head towards a new vision

The organization will refrain from hiring a new Executive Director and instead form a task force.

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