New bridge connects Talus to Bear Ridge Trail

November 11, 2008

The finished Talus Bridge Trail bridge spans the west fork of Tibbetts Creek at an elevation of 550 feet. Contributed   

 

 

 

The finished Talus Bridge Trail bridge spans the west fork of Tibbetts Creek at an elevation of 550 feet. Contributed

It may not be the best month for hiking, but in January, a new trail will connect Talus to the Bear Ridge Trail on Cougar Mountain. Read more

Dollars tight for human services grants

November 11, 2008

Each year, the City Council considers grant funding for human services providers, and always there are hard choices to make. This year, it is even harder: 44 grant applications, totaling $359,490, were received by the Human Services Commission, but only $211,000 is available in the proposed 2009 city budget.

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Regulations will protect Issaquah’s drinking water

November 11, 2008

Issaquah residents can rest assured their water, which comes mainly from underwater wells located near downtown, is safe to drink. A plan to keep hazardous material from contaminating the aquifer, which began last year, is well under way.

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Voters pick Glenn Anderson by narrow margin

November 11, 2008

Other incumbents win easily, ballot issues also decided

Apart from momentous results in the race for U.S. president, the Nov. 4 election also delivered important decisions for regional races and issues. Read more

Parks, trails, gas station in land swap

November 11, 2008

If recent discussions are a reliable guide, Issaquah might be in line for new hiking and mountain biking trails — and a new gas station.

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City Council votes down property tax increase for 2009

November 11, 2008

In these tough economic times, the City Council feels your pain. On Nov. 3, council members decided to spare you more of it by declining to raise property taxes.

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City takes on global warming

November 11, 2008

Issaquah officials are gearing up to do battle with climate change.

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Student aims to give youths a forum for involvement

November 11, 2008

lex Severin sits at his home computer ready to add a new topic to his Web site the day after Election Day. Photo by Greg Farrar. Alex Severin sits at his home computer ready to add a new topic to his Web site the day after Election Day. Photo by Greg Farrar.

Alex Severin, a senior at Issaquah High School, anxiously waited for the polls to close Nov. 4. 

But simply watching the world change around him wasn’t good enough. 

Though the 17-year-old couldn’t vote in the election, he’s been more engaged than most — volunteering for local democratic campaigns, making last-minute calls to voters and intently following the news.

But he wanted to make more of an impact, especially among young voters. Read more

Middle school reviews gather information

November 11, 2008

New programs and ideas may be circulating in the halls of your child’s middle school soon.

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Trolley group faces another obstacle

November 11, 2008

Imagine having a pile of money, and no way to spend it.

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