Explosion at school damages toilet

January 19, 2009

An explosion at Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus triggered fire alarms, dispatched emergency crews and damaged a toilet in a second-story bathroom at the school.

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City seeks nominations for environmental award

January 19, 2009

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City officials are preparing to honor a local environmentalist and activist by accepting nominations for the 2009 Ruth Kees Environmental Award for a Sustainable Community.

Since its creation in 2003, the award has been handed out to individuals who have worked within the community to preserve Issaquah’s natural resources. Read more

City praised for its lines of communication during floods

January 19, 2009

Mayor Ava Frisinger gave the city high marks for communicating with the community during the flood. The city’s use of its Web site, reader boards, radio and cable access television station provided in many cases up-to-the minute information about Issaquah Creek, she said.

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Water and sewer seeks commissioner applicants

January 19, 2009

The Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District is seeking applications to fill Steve Stevlingson’s position as a commissioner.

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Off The Press

January 19, 2009

A Rogue Chipotle Ale may be something that sounds a bit odd to request during church, but a deeper well is just what members of the Our Savior Lutheran Church are looking for.

Chantelle Lusebrink Press Reporter

Chantelle Lusebrink Press Reporter

The Rev. Ryan Fletcher and more than 20 of his church’s community meet at the Issaquah Brew House at 8 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month to explore questions of faith and share experiences of life. Read more

To The Editor

January 19, 2009

Issaquah police

Department’s spike in traffic violations feels more like a revenue generator 

I believe that our local police department does an overall outstanding job in our community, but I have one beef with what I have been noticing in the past year. Read more

Press Editorial

January 19, 2009

Sherril Huff preferred for elections chief

By now, voters have received the first all-mail ballot used in a King County election, and are wondering who to vote for. The only election on the ballot that applies to Issaquah will decide which of six candidates will become the first-ever elected director of elections for the county. Read more

Public meetings

January 19, 2009

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State legislators talk about the state of education, funding

January 19, 2009

State Sen. Cheryl Pflug (R-Maple Valley) talks about education funding at the Snoqualmie Valley PTSA Council’s legislative roundtable.By Laura Geggel.State Sen. Cheryl Pflug (R-Maple Valley) talks about education funding at the Snoqualmie Valley PTSA Council’s legislative roundtable.By Laura Geggel.

Rep. Glenn Anderson and Sen. Cheryl Pflug, from the 5th District, answered questions about the state of education and its funding at a roundtable organized by the Snoqualmie Valley PTSA Council Jan. 9. 

Much of the conversation revolved around ideas presented by the Basic Education Finance Joint Task Force. The bipartisan task force has formulated a new model for financing basic education. The model, which calls for no new taxes, will be presented this legislative session. Read more

On a Cookie Mission

January 19, 2009

 

cookie-scout-giving-2009010Senior Girl Scout Troop 3802 members Allison Adams and Amelia Hoffman, both Liberty High School students, deliver platters of holiday cookies to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission Women and Children’s Shelter. The troop took orders from friends and family for nearly 20 platters of their home-baked cookies to be donated to the shelter. By Laura Adams

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