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Administration recommends lowering Newport Way Northwest limit to 30 mph, wants lower limits on three other streets

NEW — 4:54 p.m. Sept. 4, 2015

City administration seems ready to recommend lowering the speed limit on Newport Way Northwest from 40 mph to 30 mph between state Route 900 to the Lakemont interchange.

City officials have been analyzing Newport Way west of SR 900, as new development will soon change that corridor’s conditions and likely necessitate a lower speed limit, according to a city press release.

Newport Way Northwest has gotten plenty of attention, much of it negative, following the death of 4-year-old Haochen Xu in a late June traffic accident near the intersection of Newport Way Northwest and Northwest Oakcrest Drive. Residents and activists have been vocally pushing for a lower speed limit on the street, mostly hoping for 25 mph.

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Sports

Skyline moves another home game due to construction

NEW — 10:09 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015

The Skyline High School football team will have to move another home game due to construction on its new stadium stands.

The school announced Aug. 29 that the Spartans will play their Sept. 18 game against Mount Si at Eastlake High School.

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Schools

Skyline student earns youth writing award

NEW — 4:22 p.m. Sept. 4, 2015

Elaine Park, 16, a student at Skyline High School, earned a 2015 Youth Honor Award from Skipping Stones, a youth-centered multicultural magazine.

Park was one of 10 award recipients from the U.S., Singapore and Hong Kong, all between the ages of 13-17. The winners received a certificate, five multicultural and/or nature books, a subscription to Skipping Stones, and an invitation to join the magazine’s student review board.

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Administration recommends lowering Newport Way Northwest limit to 30 mph, wants lower limits on three other streets

NEW — 4:54 p.m. Sept. 4, 2015 City administration seems ready to recommend... Read »

Spiritwood fundraiser tops $2,600 for wildfire victims

NEW — 4:20 p.m. Sept. 4, 2015 In light of the recent fires in Eastern... Read »

Community center to close for Labor Day

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 4, 2015 The Issaquah Community Center will close at... Read »

HOAs back petition to delay development on Newport Way Northwest

NEW — 11 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015 As of mid-last week, 73 people had signed... Read »

Fantastic Fly-in takes off Sept. 12

NEW — 10:57 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015 Expect to see more than your average paraglider... Read »

Leo and Rose Finnegan are named Hometown Heroes

  NEW — 10:51 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015 As a child, Tim Finnegan longingly... Read »

Police blotter

NEW — 10:36 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015 Car break-ins At 10:03 a.m. Aug. 21,... Read »

Issaquah Singers is accepting new members, holding auditions Sept. 10

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015 After taking a summer hiatus, Issaquah Singers... Read »

Registration is now open for emergency preparedness training

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 2, 2015 Registration is now open for the fall session... Read »

County investigates E. coli outbreaks linked to Issaquah and Sammamish farmers markets

NEW — 12:07 p.m. Sept. 1, 2015 While a county health official would not... Read »

Washington State Patrol detectives seek witnesses to a felony hit-and-run collision

NEW — 10 a.m. Sept. 1, 2015 The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses... Read »

Nineteen of 157 recreational marijuana stores sold to minors; Issaquah store was not one of them

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 1, 2015 In the first complete round of compliance... Read »

Eastside Baby Corner hosts sixth annual Pants Party to help send local children back to school prepared

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 31, 2015 Eastside Baby Corner will hold its sixth annual... Read »

People reduced water use by 10 percent; officials ask for continued practice

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 30, 2015 Cascade Water Alliance commended its members... Read »

Windy weather causing power outages

NEW — 11:45 a.m. Aug. 29, 2015 An August windstorm is already causing... Read »

PSE is upgrading transmission lines in Talus area

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 29, 2015 Puget Sound Energy will start work soon on... Read »

Walgreens hosts fundraiser for wildfire-fighting efforts

NEW — 2 p.m. Aug. 28, 2015 To help victims of the forest fires in the... Read »


Opinion

Editorial — Too much testing in high schools should end

What is happening in Washington’s public high schools gives testing a... Read »

Off The Press — Your contest photos are an inspiration

Hi readers! Here is a heads-up to look forward to the work of some great... Read »

To the Editor — Sept. 3, 2015

Development Stand up for your city and get involved in decisions Like many... Read »

Home Country — A hot, dry summer needs some rain

There are a few universal truths in our lives: The sun comes up in the... Read »


Sports

Skyline moves another home game due to construction

NEW — 10:09 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015 The Skyline High School football team... Read »

Issaquah soccer has many new faces, same high expectations

NEW — 2:50 p.m., Aug. 31, 2015 Characterizing the changes for this year’s... Read »

Skyline soccer starts over on back line, still has scoring punch

NEW — 2:35 p.m., Aug. 31, 2015 The Skyline High School girls soccer team... Read »

Liberty swimmers hit the pool with quest to defend state title

NEW — 2:13 p.m. Aug. 31, 2015 If Liberty High School swimmer Ellie Hohensinner... Read »


Community

Teens send national ‘you matter’ suicide prevention message

NEW — 10:42 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015 According to the Washington State Department... Read »

Engagement — DeVere-Houghton

Rebecca DeVere, of Sammamish, and Jeffrey Houghton, also of Sammamish,... Read »

College News — graduates, scholarships, deans’ lists

Graduates The following students graduated Aug. 17 from the University... Read »


Schools

Skyline student earns youth writing award

NEW — 4:22 p.m. Sept. 4, 2015 Elaine Park, 16, a student at Skyline High... Read »

Issaquah School District students head back to class

NEW — 5:45 p.m. Sept. 1, 2015 By Greg FarrarJane Harris (right), the... Read »


Arts & Entertainment

Second Saturday Film Series returns Sept. 12

NEW — 5:27 p.m. Sept. 4, 2015 Issaquah’s Second Saturday Film Series... Read »

Trails club hosts photo contest, public vote is during Salmon Days

NEW — 4:39 p.m. Sept. 4, 2015 The Issaquah Alps Trails Club invites the... Read »

New musical comes full circle

NEW — 10:25 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015 After a decade in the works, Village Theatre... Read »

Tim Flood for Issaquah City Council fundraiser features comedian Justin Rupple

NEW — 10:22 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015 Justin Rupple – a native of Issaquah... Read »