To The Editor

May 5, 2009

Choking game

Condolences to the Tork family for their loss; thanks for raising public awareness Read more

Renton City Council meets with Issaquah School Board

May 5, 2009

The Issaquah School Board and Renton City Council met April 27 to discuss events and upcoming projects, which affect both jurisdictions. Read more

Connie Fletcher won’t seek another school board term

May 5, 2009

Connie Fletcher

Connie Fletcher

After serving16 years as a member of the Issaquah School Board, Connie Fletcher said she will not run for another term.

Her seat is open in the Nov. 3 election. Her term ends after certification of the election.

Board member Chad Magendanz, appointed in October, said he would seek election to his position. Read more

Off The Press

May 5, 2009

Even mothers who are gone are not forgotten

Bob Taylor Press sports editor

Bob Taylor Press sports editor

During my time on this planet, I have had some great mothers. There was Hilda, who gave birth to me and raised me during the pre-adult years. She left me with some outstanding values. Proud of her Finnish heritage, she instilled in me a love for my ancestors and relatives in the Scandinavian part of the world. Read more

Need to find a preschool?

May 5, 2009

Issaquah School District officials are hoping you’ll turn to them.

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Issaquah awarded for sustainability efforts

May 5, 2009

Less than a week after city officials pocketed a King County award for environmental leadership, Issaquah received a national honor for its sustainability efforts. City officials announced the award April 27. Read more

Press Editorial

May 5, 2009

Expansion of landfill not acceptable

King County wants to extend the life of its regional landfill — located just three miles south of Issaquah city limits and within the Issaquah School District — for another three to 13 years. There is a better way. Read more

City could cap campaign donations

May 5, 2009

City Council candidates could be forced to dig deeper for donations if a new cap on campaign contributions is enacted. Read more

Council discusses transportation, luring businesses at retreat

May 5, 2009

Hunkered in a conference room for a rare weekend session, City Council members committed themselves to improve transportation, plan for future development and make it easier for new businesses to open in Issaquah. Read more

Teen gets ready to fly the friendly skies

May 5, 2009

Chris Gregg high above the state in one of four flights he’s completed with an instructor and his mother, Lynne Gregg. By Lynne Gregg

Chris Gregg high above the state in one of four flights he’s completed with an instructor and his mother, Lynne Gregg. By Lynne Gregg

At age 4, a toy F-14 fighter jet given to him by his father sent Chris Gregg’s dreams into the blue. He’s been soaring to new heights ever since. 

Now 13, he has logged more than 1,500 hours behind flight simulators and four hours behind the yolk of an actual plane. 

“It’s just amazingly beautiful,” he said. “Just seeing the beauty of it and the feel of it makes me want to go back and back.”

Sitting in his room, Chris, an Issaquah Middle School student, has access to hundreds of planes he can test on his personal computer. 

“I’ve flown fighter jets, dreamliners and commercial aircraft. Then, there’s the ones that are designed like soda cans,” he said, laughing. Read more

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