Local

Council adopts Costco agreement

Move paves way for headquarters expansion

The nation’s second largest retailer is free to expand its headquarters, and it will continue to happen here in Issaquah.

The Issaquah City Council unanimously approved a 30-year development agreement with Costco Oct. 13, giving the company flexibility to add an additional 1.5 million square feet to its international headquarters housed in Pickering Place.

“It’s really a very, very big deal for Issaquah and for Costco,” Issaquah City Councilman Joshua Schaer said at the Oct. 13 meeting. “It ensures that, for years to come, when people around the country and around the world speak of Costco it will be in connection with the words ‘An Issaquah, Washington-based corporation.’”

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Sports

Bothell Cougars humble Skyline Spartans, 56-0

If there were any doubts about Bothell’s ability to win a big football game on the road, the Cougars destroyed those theories in the opening minute of their Oct. 17 game at Skyline High School.

By Greg Farrar Sam McPherson (20), Bothell High School senior running back, gets a block from a teammate on Skyline junior defensive back Danny Sinatro, and scored from 13 yards out for the Cougars’ third touchdown of the game.

By Greg Farrar
Sam McPherson (20), Bothell High School senior running back, gets a block from a teammate on Skyline junior defensive back Danny Sinatro, and scored from 13 yards out for the Cougars’ third touchdown of the game.

Bothell, the top-ranked team in Class 4A, scored on its first two plays from scrimmage and went on to thoroughly dominate the Skyline Spartans, 56-0, clinching the KingCo Conference title in the process.

“We couldn’t ask for anything better — score on the first play, score on the second play of offense,” said senior Sam McPherson, the Cougars’ star running back and defensive back.

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Schools

Seahawks honor teacher
By Greg Farrar Melissa Norman (holding check), a ninth-year special education teacher at Maywood Middle School, was surprised in front of her students and honored by the Seattle Seahawks and Bellevue-based Symetra Financial Corporation in September as a ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom,’ one of just 16 K-12 teachers across the Puget Sound area chosen during the 2014 National Football League regular season. Norman received a $1,000 donation for classroom books and supplies, tickets to a Seahawks home game including a pre-game visit on the field, and a jersey and football. With Norman were (from left) Jane Harris, assistant principal; Jason Morse, principal; Shaun Angell, Seahawks corporate partnership manager; and Candace Bailey, Symetra customer service representative.

By Greg Farrar
Melissa Norman (holding check), a ninth-year special education teacher at Maywood Middle School, was surprised in front of her students and honored by the Seattle Seahawks and Bellevue-based Symetra Financial Corporation in September as a ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom,’ one of just 16 K-12 teachers across the Puget Sound area chosen during the 2014 National Football League regular season. Norman received a $1,000 donation for classroom books and supplies, tickets to a Seahawks home game including a pre-game visit on the field, and a jersey and football. With Norman were (from left) Jane Harris, assistant principal; Jason Morse, principal; Shaun Angell, Seahawks corporate partnership manager; and Candace Bailey, Symetra customer service representative.




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Business community raises concerns about new B&O tax

Eastside Baby Corner names new board members

Fern Life Center welcomes new provider

Issaquah dentist Ajay Dhankhar wins award

Captain’s Cleaners receives county aid for service upgrade

Issaquah angus ranch named to top 10

Jeff Nadeau joins Ancient Arts Bodywork

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Highlands Halloween festival has new name and night

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