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Officials look to increase meager percentages of local affordable housing

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 2, 2015

Like the rest of the Eastside of the Seattle area, Issaquah ranks low in the proportion of housing available to people with lower income levels.

That was one of the messages delivered to the Issaquah City Council at a work session held July 13.

The Eastside has a low proportion — about 7 percent — of overall housing affordable by low- and very low-income households, according to information presented by Arthur Sullivan, program manager for A Regional Coalition for Housing, an areawide affordable housing organization.

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Sports

Issaquah hoops camp builds bridge between youth, prep program

NEW – 11:35 a.m. July 31, 2015

With temperatures soaring above 90 degrees this week, dozens of boys and girls stayed cool inside the Issaquah High School gymnasium during the program’s annual youth basketball camp. Read more »

Schools

Skyline duo shows off its knack for crime-scene investigation

High-school students who are interested in having careers in business, marketing or finance often use the organization of DECA to build their skills and make connections.

Contributed Skyline High School students Sonia Grutzius (left) and Elliot Chinn sport their winning medals for the HOSA-Future Health Professionals competition.

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Skyline High School students Sonia Grutzius (left) and Elliot Chinn sport their winning medals for the HOSA-Future Health Professionals competition.

For students looking to become doctors, nurses or veterinarians, there’s also a national body that might be lesser known than DECA, but is just as vital at providing an educational outlet.

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Officials look to increase meager percentages of local affordable housing

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 2, 2015 Like the rest of the Eastside of the Seattle... Read »

Local projects to benefit from state funding

NEW — Noon Aug. 1, 2015 The state budget passed earlier this month includes... Read »

Issaquah joins national Farmers Market Week —Aug. 2-8

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 1, 2015 Celebrate Farmers Market Week with a visit... Read »

Protect yourself and others from wildfires

NEW — 5:50 p.m. July 31, 2015 Our state is now experiencing the most... Read »

Crews battling brush fire near Preston

NEW — 12:38 p.m. July 31, 2015 Eastside Fire & Rescue crews are battling... Read »

City staffers look for help handling Issaquah’s growing population

NEW — 6 a.m. July 31, 2015 Trying to keep up with seemingly ever-increasing... Read »

Aegis breaks ground on region’s only Chinese-focused retirement community in nearby Newcastle

NEW — 9:15 p.m. July 30, 2015 History is one of Newcastle’s greatest... Read »

Paving projects planned throughout Issaquah

NEW — 2 p.m. July 30, 2015 The city has several paving projects planned. Work... Read »

Police blotter — July 30, 2015

NEW — 10 a.m. July 30, 2015 Vandalism At 9:04 a.m. July 16, an EFR firefighter... Read »

Gas Station Blues series welcomes Kevin Selfe and Allen Markel tonight

NEW — 6 a.m. July 30, 2015 The summer Gas Station Blues series continues... Read »

Multiple closures required for Seafair Air Show practice, shows Thursday through Sunday

NEW — 8 p.m. July 29, 2105 As the U.S. Navy Blue Angels zoom above Lake... Read »

City sets date for Boehm Pool reopening

NEW — 6 p.m. July 29, 2015 With the renovation on budget and on time,... Read »

Party with the police Aug. 4 at National Night Out

NEW — 4 p.m. July 29, 2015 The Issaquah Police Department is hosting... Read »

Preservation group seeks to save Anderson farmhouse

NEW — 2 p.m. July 29, 2015 The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation... Read »

Magazine names Issaquah a top town for families

NEW — 11:33 a.m. July 29, 2015 Issaquah has been named one of the Best... Read »

Shakespeare on the Green presents ‘As You Like It’ tomorrow night

NEW — 6 a.m. July 29, 2015 As part of its summer outdoor performance... Read »

Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park call for volunteers for volleyball tournament

NEW — 6 p.m. July 28, 2015 Volunteers are being sought for the Association... Read »

Issaquah mayor says Newport Way Northwest speed limit may drop in September

NEW — 4:17 p.m. July 28, 2015 Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler said when the... Read »

Pro volleyball tour hits Lake Sammamish State Park

NEW — 3 p.m. July 28, 2015 The Association of Volleyball Professionals... Read »

Concerts on the Green goes country with Jessica Lynne tonight

NEW — 6 a.m. July 28, 2015 The Concerts on the Green series continues... Read »


Opinion

Editorial — Help children succeed with Tools 4 School

NEW — 11:13 a.m. July 29, 2015 Before you know it, summer will be over... Read »

Off The Press — In the summer of love a little rain must fall

NEW — 11:10 a.m. July 29, 2015 So, you think we’re having a dry summer?... Read »

Cartoon — July 30, 2015

NEW — 11:08 a.m. July 29, 2015 Read » ... Read »

To the Editor — July 30, 2015

NEW — 11:08 a.m. July 29, 2015 Election Vote to re-elect Paul Winterstein... Read »

Home Country — The Olympic Games aren’t all they’re cracked up to be

NEW — 11:02 a.m. July 29, 2015 Whenever Delbert McLain — our chamber... Read »


Sports

Issaquah hoops camp builds bridge between youth, prep program

NEW – 11:35 a.m. July 31, 2015 With temperatures soaring above 90... Read »

Skyline graduate earns All-America scholar honors

NEW — 6 a.m. July 31, 2015 The National Soccer Coaches Association of... Read »

Color Me Rad 5K heads to Lake Sammamish State Park

New — 1:27 p.m. July 30, 2015 The Color Me Rad 5-kilometer run will be... Read »

Spartan players take charge of soccer team’s summer work

NEW — 6 a.m. July 30, 2015 To maintain its status as a perennial state... Read »

Lakeside Recovery wins American Legion baseball state title

NEW — 3:55 p.m. July 29, 2015 Lakeside Recovery scored the first seven... Read »

Lakeside zeroes in on American Legion baseball regionals

NEW — 6 a.m. July 29, 2015 Lakeside Recovery won its first three games... Read »

Issaquah Little League roundup

NEW — 6 p.m. July 28, 2015 The all-star baseball and softball seasons... Read »

Local lacrosse players named to USA Today all-state team

NEW — 4:52 p.m. July 28, 2015 Five local players were named to the 2015... Read »


Community

Fireworks fundraiser raises $21,000 for food bank

NEW — 8 p.m. July 31, 2015 The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank is in... Read »

State honors passing of former Issaquah vet

NEW — 6 p.m. July 31, 2015 The Washington State Department of Veterans... Read »

Skyline students earn scholarships from True Martial Arts studio

NEW — 5:18 p.m. July 29, 2015 True Martial Arts in Sammamish recently... Read »

Local grad gives family Phi Beta Kappa trifecta

NEW — 5:15 p.m. July 29, 2015 Read » ... Read »

Master gardener’s corner — Tomato weather is here

NEW — 10:50 a.m. July 29, 2105 If you have ever been jealous of gardeners... Read »

Indian classical music is pianist’s gift, passion

NEW — 10:45 a.m. July 29, 2015 Seated at the piano in the living room... Read »


Schools


Arts & Entertainment

A music career on cruise control

NEW — 11 a.m. July 29, 2015 Heather Sullivan has performed from Carnegie... Read »

Make wild rice salad your go-to summer dish

NEW — 10:55 a.m. July 29, 2015 Salads and summer are ubiquitous partners,... Read »