Governor will address Kiwanis, Rotary members Sept. 8

August 29, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 29, 2009

Gov. Chris Gregoire will address members of the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs of Issaquah at a Sept. 8 luncheon.

Gregoire, a second-term Democrat, will focus her talk on service, Kiwanis Club President Judy Rogers said.

The luncheon begins at noon at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S.

Lunch is $11, but there is no cost to see Gregoire’s speech.

R.S.V.P. to Rogers via e-mail at judylhr@nwlink.com or by phone at 271-8678. Checks can also be sent to P.O. Box 1111, Issaquah, WA 98027.

Make checks payable to the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah.

Issaquah woman faces jail time after injecting salon customers with counterfeit Botox

August 28, 2009

NEW — 12:05 p.m. Aug. 28, 2009

The proprietor of a Bellevue salon was arrested late Monday after federal authorities said she illegally injected customers with counterfeit cosmetic products.

The proprietor, Issaquah resident Xin “Faith” He, 46, illegally injected customers with counterfeit Botox, a prescription wrinkle remover, and prescription cosmetic filler Restylane, authorities said in a three-count indictment unsealed Tuesday. He could face up to the three years behind bars.

Authorities said He had been injecting patients at her Bellevue salon, Natural Beauty, since November 2004. Customers paid for misbranded drugs, the indictment states.

Agents searched the salon in April, where they discovered vials labeled with Chinese characters. Food and Drug Administration officials have approved no products similar to Botox and Restylane manufactured in China.

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Learn about FEMA flood grants at today’s meeting

August 27, 2009

NEW — 11:45 a.m. Aug. 27, 2009

City officials will apply for cash through the federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to help prevent future flood losses at commercial and residential buildings.

Officials will hold a pair of meetings about the program. The first is at 5 p.m. today in the Pickering Room at City Hall Northwest, 1775 12th Ave. N.W. The second meeting is at 7 p.m. Sept. 10, at the same location.

The proposed project includes elevating first floors of up to eight homes and flood-proofing three commercial buildings to prevent floodwaters from causing extensive damage to the buildings.

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First chinook of season arrives at salmon hatchery

August 26, 2009

NEW — 4:20 p.m. Aug. 26, 2009

Issaquah or bust: Issaquah Salmon Hatchery workers and Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery members spotted the first chinook of the season is Issaquah Creek.

Hatchery and FISH representatives saw the fish Monday; they described the chinook as a 25-pound hen.

The salmon disappeared from view for most of Tuesday. Hatchery visitors clambered across a bridge over Issaquah Creek, hoping to catch a glimpse of the trail-blazing fish.

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Drain covers law is saving lives

August 25, 2009

Come on in! New law is making area pools safer for swimmers

Come on in! New law is making area pools safer for swimmers

Issaquah pool operators are working on changes to make your swimming experience safer.

A federal law that was supposed to be implemented by December has pool operators rethinking safety and investing in new equipment. But the road to implementation has been anything but smooth.

The Virginia Graeme Baker Act was passed by Congress in December 2007 after the 2002 drowning of Virginia Graeme Baker, 7, granddaughter of former Secretary of State James Baker III.

The act is designed to prevent drowning caused by entrapment in pools and hot tubs.

Pool operators in the Issaquah area are hiring engineers to evaluate systems, purchasing drain covers that meet standards, and even tearing up pools and re-installing systems to ensure compliance. Read more

Park Pointe parcel heads to auction block

August 25, 2009

Housing developer defaults on loan

A parcel of land on the lower west slopes of Tiger Mountain known as Park Pointe development will be auctioned Nov. 6, county documents state. Read more

Issaquah Highlands to get movie theater; grocery store next

August 25, 2009

Theater giant Regal Entertainment Group will operate a long-planned movie theater in the Issaquah Highlands — and officials with highlands developer Port Blakely Communities said they hope the theater announcement is the first sign of a turnaround after a series of disappointing delays. Read more

Rollover snarls traffic

August 25, 2009

A flatbed trailer rolled over near the overpass at Interstate 90 and Front Street North at 5:47 p.m. Aug. 21, causing several hours of traffic delays for motorists. The name of the trucking company and an estimated loss was not known at press time.

A flatbed trailer rolled over near the overpass at Interstate 90 and Front Street North at 5:47 p.m. Aug. 21, causing several hours of traffic delays for motorists. The name of the trucking company and an estimated loss was not known at press time. By Kirk Painter

Development Commission gives OK to Marriott hotel

August 25, 2009

Development Commission gives OK to Marriott hotel Read more

Council approves key I-90 Undercrossing pact

August 25, 2009

After business leaders and residents voiced support for the Interstate 90 Undercrossing, the City Council set aside environmental concerns and voted Aug. 17 to approve a pact crucial to the development of the roadway. Read more

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