Mayor’s 2009 budget includes 22 percent surplus

October 7, 2008

Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger took the wraps off of her proposed 2009 budget Oct. 6 before the City Council, saying it balances expenditures and revenues, maintains the current surplus and sustains quality of service — all in a climate of economic uncertainty. Read more

Gilman poplars to be replaced

October 7, 2008

The city plans to remove 22 aging poplar trees on the northwest corner of Front Street North and Northeast Gilman Boulevard this month, and replace them with ginkgo and dogwood trees. Read more

Head lice return to schools

October 7, 2008

A half-dozen schools in the Issaquah School District have issued warnings about head lice.

“While this is definitely a serious issue, it’s common and not one that should be overly anxiety-inducing for parents,” said Sara Niegowski, district communications director. “With good prevention and treatment, lice are manageable.” Read more

Two strong candidates, including incumbent, vie for lands commissioner

October 7, 2008

As the November election approaches, voters have a multitude of candidates and issues to ponder. From a ballot proposal for a new fire station to the race for governor, the choices are clear and the outcomes will be important. Read more

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