Skyline soccer team wins first state title

November 25, 2008

The Skyline girls’ soccer team is Washington state Class 4A champions after beating Woodinville 2-0 in the title game Nov. 22 at Harry Lang Stadium in Lakewood.

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Cyclists question Newport trails decision

November 25, 2008

 

By Dona Mokin

By Dona Mokin

In many ways, the planned walking and cycling path along Northwest Newport Way is a dream come true for car-free travelers. Its dedicated right of way will provide a place for cyclists and walkers to move without fear of other vehicles. 

 

Or so it is thought. Design of the path is about 50 percent finished, but some of Issaquah’s bicycle riders and commuters are worrying about details that they say could make the route more dangerous, not less.

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Timeline extended on Park Pointe land swap

November 25, 2008

When the Park Pointe Transfer of Development Rights to Issaquah Highlands proposal was first announced in September, Issaquah City Council action was expected by Dec. 1.

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Christmas fund opens for 2008 contributions

November 25, 2008

 Merry Christmas Issaquah, the emergency-aid fund for families in the Issaquah School District, is now open for 2008 contributions. It is expected that it will take more than $50,000 to meet the requested needs in the coming year.
Last year, a record $49,595 was donated by readers of The Issaquah Press. The fund was started in 1980 with about $1,000 in donations. In the 28 years since, more than $500,000 has been donated.

Merry Christmas Issaquah is the only fund drive that supports the efforts of Issaquah Church and Community Services, a nonprofit agency run by volunteers. One hundred percent of donations goes directly to families in need, thanks to the work of volunteers. Read more

Two Issaquah gas stations are on state cleanup list

November 25, 2008

The state Department of Ecology and Shell Oil Co. have signed an agreement to clean up contamination at 83 current and former gas stations in Western Washington.

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Food bank seeks sponsors for needy families

November 25, 2008

The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank needs more sponsors this holiday season to provide families in need with Thanksgiving meals and Christmas gifts.

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City, school district anticipate better planning for new school

November 25, 2008

Staff members from the city of Sammamish and the Issaquah School District say the district’s new elementary school should open on time in fall 2010. Read more

Community meetings scheduled regarding YWCA housing facility

November 25, 2008

Building permits for remodeling may have been approved by King County for the new YWCA facility near Cedar Grove Road, but local residents have not withdrawn their lawsuit.

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City budget gets 2 percent trim

November 25, 2008

The city’s 2009 budget is nearly ready for adoption, after the City Council found ways to cut $2.2 million from the administration’s $111.7 million proposal.

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Volunteers sought for program that aids juvenile offenders

November 25, 2008

Often referred to as the legal system’s best kept secret, Community Accountability Boards, made up of trained community members, handle nearly 3,000 diverted juvenile cases a year. Read more

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