Crews inspect city storm drain pipelines

March 30, 2009

Crews began inspections of city storm drain pipes March 20 as part of an annual inspection of about 10,000 feet of pipeline. Using a specialized video camera, crews are scrutinizing the interiors of the pipes. The affected pipelines are located downtown between Northwest Dogwood Street and Sunset Way.

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‘Work wanted’ classified ads are free to unemployed

March 30, 2009

The Issaquah Press is now offering free “work wanted” classified ads for unemployed people and students seeking full- or part-time work. The ads will publish in the paper and on The Press’ Web site.

Ads will run for three weeks, up to 20 words per ad. Send yours to classifieds@isspress.com.

School district awards Golden Acorns

March 30, 2009

Kimberly Montague (left), Alison Meryweather, Robin Callahan and Ramona Lawrence, and Susan Evans (not pictured), received districtwide PTSA Council Golden Acorn Awards March 24. Contributed

Kimberly Montague (left), Alison Meryweather, Robin Callahan and Ramona Lawrence, and Susan Evans (not pictured), received districtwide PTSA Council Golden Acorn Awards March 24. Contributed

Seventy-five school volunteers and community members were recognized by Issaquah School District’s PTSA council at the annual Golden Acorn Awards at Liberty High School March 24. Read more

Indecisive water district cedes appointment to County Council

March 30, 2009

In five months, the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District has been unable to fill a vacancy on its board of commissioners. After much debate and two failed votes, the commission is likely to miss its chance to make the appointment, passing off the responsibility to the King County Council.

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Officials evaluate economic development effort

March 30, 2009

A decision to exempt certain developments from a city fee marked an important step toward making Issaquah more attractive to businesses, according to a report presented to the City Council last week.

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Carnation man wins conservation district seat

March 30, 2009

Preston Drew won the March 19 election for a King Conservation District Board of Supervisors seat, according to unofficial election results released March 24 by the district.

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Highland hi-stepping

March 30, 2009

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Ruthie and Dave Whittington enjoy learning some Scottish Ceilidh dancing March 26 during a class at the Issaquah Eagles Aerie No. 3054 on Front Street in downtown Issaquah. See a video of the event at  www.issaquahpress.com. By Greg Farrar

Thief faces more than five years in jail

March 30, 2009

Cookie, a 1-year-old Maltese, poses for the camera before heading home with her owner, Mark. File

Cookie, a 1-year-old Maltese, poses for the camera before heading home with her owner, Mark. File

Faraz Zolfagharkani, a 21-year-old Bellevue man, pleaded guilty to several charges in King County and Issaquah courts.

Those charges included second-degree vehicle prowling, second-degree malicious mischief, first-degree trafficking of stolen property, second-degree theft, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.

Zolfagharkani admitted to breaking into several vehicles in the Issaquah, Renton, Newcastle, Bellevue and Kirkland areas, stealing thousands of dollars in goods and causing several thousand dollars in damage to vehicles. Read more

Highlands resident will run for City Council

March 30, 2009

Mark Mullet

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Mark Mullet will seek a City Council seat, but the Issaquah Highlands resident said he would wait to decide which seat to pursue.
Mullet, 36, said he would announce which seat he will seek when the June 5 filing deadline draws near. Voters will cast ballots for four council members in November. The seats held by Council President Maureen McCarry, Councilwoman Eileen Barber, Councilman John Rittenhouse and Councilman David Kappler will be up for election. None of the council members have announced their intentions. Read more

Rapid Responders

March 30, 2009

We recently asked our Rapid Responders to tell us their favorite  April Fools’ gag. (If you hurry, you can probably still pull one of these off.)

I come from a very small town in New Zealand. One day, the radio told us that the Concorde was going to fly over at 10 a.m., so just about everyone went out to look. April Fools! Read more

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