Two elementary schools get new principals

March 9, 2009

The Issaquah School District’s planned elementary 15 (above), which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2010, will be built in the 28000 block of Southeast 20th Street as part of The Park at Pine Lake development. Issaquah School District

The Issaquah School District’s planned elementary 15 (above), which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2010, will be built in the 28000 block of Southeast 20th Street as part of The Park at Pine Lake development. Issaquah School District

As the Issaquah Valley Elementary School community says hello to a new principal, Challenger Elementary School students bid farewell to Principal Robin Earl.

On March 3, district officials announced they hired Diane Holt to be principal at Issaquah Valley.

The school’s former principal, Jennelle Hawthorne, announced her resignation last June. Read more

EFR officials to consider its own mission, values

March 9, 2009

Fire Chief Lee Soptich would like to consider the identity and purpose of regional fire agency Eastside Fire & Rescue.

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South Cove man runs but can’t hide from police

March 9, 2009

A South Cove man caught driving with a suspended license led Issaquah police on an early morning chase March 4. Officers arrested the 43-year-old man at his home about two hours after he fled from patrol cars.

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ISF director to stay another year

March 9, 2009

Robin Callahan

Robin Callahan

ISF director to stay another year Read more

Chandler Balkman speaks at Harborview fundraiser

March 9, 2009

Chandler Balkman shares the story of his accident, medical travails and recovery at the 17th annual UW Medicine Salute to Harborview Gala as his parents Susan (left) and Steve look on. By Bryce Covey/Team Photogenic © 2009

Chandler Balkman shares the story of his accident, medical travails and recovery at the 17th annual UW Medicine Salute to Harborview Gala as his parents Susan (left) and Steve look on. By Bryce Covey/Team Photogenic © 2009

To a crowded house at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Chandler Balkman recounted his amazing story at the 17th annual UW Medicine Salute to Harborview Gala.

 
The people sitting before him were the same doctors, nurses and hospital employees who helped make the moment possible. 

On Aug. 3, 2006, Balkman, 16 at the time, and his father Steve went for a swim in Lake Sammamish. As they began to swim back from a buoy, Chandler was accidentally hit by the family boat, driven by his then 19-year-old sister Jessica. 

His entire right leg past the hip had to be amputated and he endured countless surgeries, including a pelvic realignment and reconstructive surgeries to other areas where he was hit by the boat’s propeller. Read more

To The Editor

March 9, 2009

Garbage service

Waste Management shouldn’t cancel pickups with minimal snowfall 

We are constantly reminded of the wildlife in and around Issaquah. New trashcans installed by the city are bear proof. Residents are encouraged to keep garbage inside until the morning of trash day. All of the provisions are intended to keep animals from becoming regular inhabitants of populated areas. Read more

Off the Press

March 9, 2009

EFR firefighters step up to fight cancer

Chantelle Lusebrink Press reporter

Winded, Eastside Fire & Rescue Capt. Craig Hooper pealed off his bunker gear and gulped in air on the 73rd floor of the Columbia Center in Seattle March 8.

His first thought upon hitting the last of 1,311 stairs?

“Thank God, I’m done,” he said.

It is the fourth year Hooper, who is also the union president for local 2878, has participated in Scott Firefighter Stairclimb, a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The event challenges firefighters to climb 69 of the tower’s floors in full firefighting gear, which can weigh more than 60 pounds.

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Press Editorial

March 9, 2009

Homeless at churches need regulations, too

When Tent City 4 came to Issaquah for three months in the summer/fall of 2007, it was first viewed with skepticism and concern. By the time the camp at Community Baptist Church opened, the city and community were solidly in support. In hindsight, it was a wonderful way for Issaquah to open its heart and roll out the welcome mat to the men and women who had nowhere else to sleep but in their tents under the blue tarps. Read more

Public Meetings

March 9, 2009

 

March 12

Planning Policy Commission Read more

Roll Call

March 9, 2009

 

ESHB 1018 – Modifying when a special election may be held passed the House 67 to 29. This bill changes the dates on which a county may hold special elections. Read more

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