Stuck truck clogs thoroughfare

August 25, 2009

A commercial truck and trailer was stuck on Southeast 56th Street at about 8:30 a.m. Aug. 17. Residents couldn’t leave the area until the truck and trailer were cleared about four hours later. By Del and Deloris Luse

A commercial truck and trailer was stuck on Southeast 56th Street at about 8:30 a.m. Aug. 17. Residents couldn’t leave the area until the truck and trailer were cleared about four hours later. By Del and Deloris Luse

A stuck double-axle truck and trailer caused delays Aug. 17 for residents living near Southeast 54th Street, an old thoroughfare connecting Northwest Newport Way and the Lakemont area.

Commercial trucks aren’t allowed on the roadway.

Residents Del and Deloris Luse, who live on Southeast 56th Street, said the driver of the truck tried to make it up the hill, but the trailer fell into a ditch going around one of the hairpin turns.

When she heard the commotion on the roadway, Deloris Luse said she went to see what was wrong.

“I heard the truck driver and another guy yelling at each other in panic-stricken voices,” she said. “So, I called the police. I didn’t want anyone to get hurt.”

Issaquah Public Works employees were called to put up a temporary barricade on the roadway near Cougar Mountain Zoo, said Joe Phillips, with Issaquah Police Department records. Read more

Rapid response

August 25, 2009

How do you think the proposed polystyrene ban will affect restaurants and consumers?

I hope that restaurants will see an increase in take-out business, because consumers only have to worry about busting their budgets and britches and not eroding the environment.

Curtis Repp, Issaquah Read more

The Editor

August 25, 2009

Highlands hospital

Overlake’s fight with Swedish illustrates the greed in the health care industry

It was incredibly upsetting to learn that Overlake Medical Center is continuing to fight Swedish Medical Center’s plans to build a hospital in the Issaquah Highlands by protesting Swedish’s certificate of need. Overlake’s actions over the years in fighting this hospital has been a waste of money, time and a denial of accessible hospital services to the citizens of Issaquah, Sammamish and the surrounding communities. Read more

Off The Press

August 25, 2009

Warren Kagarise Press Reporter

Warren Kagarise Press Reporter

Maybe the newspaper in front of you arrived at your doorstep, fashioned from ink and paper and delivered in a plastic bag. Perhaps you steered your browser to the Web counterpart, www.issaquahpress.com. Now, another option exists: The Issaquah Press has joined popular microblogging site Twitter. Follow us @issaquahpress.

Wait. What? Microblogging?

Let me explain how it works: Twitter users — tweeters — post updates, known as tweets, capped at 140 characters, or about the length of a text message. Each tweet is a condensed burst of information — a useful device, especially as news breaks and reporters gather information piece by piece.

Users follow other tweeters to build a network. As a user follows others, their tweets appear in his or her timeline. A conversation begins.

Like other news outlets worldwide, we utilize Twitter to speed information to our readers. Unlike other news providers, we strive to deliver hyperlocal content and news about regional issues that affect Issaquah residents. Since we first tweeted July 27, we’ve used the medium to chronicle a record heat wave, City Council decisions, ArtWalk and Concerts on the Green, the arrival of new businesses and the departures of others. Read more

Press Editorial

August 25, 2009

Time to scrap No Child Left Behind

It was a lovely idea. When No Child Left Behind was passed into law, the plan was simple — make sure every student in America gets a good education by holding school districts to ever-tougher standards. Read more

New Bengal tigers get names, go on display

August 25, 2009

Issaquah’s newest tiger additions have names and are on display for visitors at Cougar Mountain Zoo. Read more

City food bank needs school supplies

August 25, 2009

The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank is in desperate need of materials for back to school. Read more

Pick up free Issaquah bike maps

August 25, 2009

Cyclists pedaling through Issaquah will find it easier to discover the city’s bike paths and trails. A new, free bike map is available at bike stores and the Issaquah Visitor Information Center. Read more

Public meetings

August 25, 2009

Aug. 27

Civil Service Commission Read more

Canine Ice Cream Social

August 25, 2009

odhi, short for Bodacious Boo, enjoys a cup of sweet potato-and-molasses ice cream held by employee Stephanie Dutch, as her owner Kim Crane looks on Aug. 20 during All The Best Pet Care’s ice cream social, at the Meadows Shopping Center on Northwest Gilman Boulevard. About 70 pets enjoyed cups of either sweet potato-and-molasses, or peanut butter-and-honey ice cream. By Greg Farrar

Bodhi, short for Bodacious Boo, enjoys a cup of sweet potato-and-molasses ice cream held by employee Stephanie Dutch, as her owner Kim Crane looks on Aug. 20 during All The Best Pet Care’s ice cream social, at the Meadows Shopping Center on Northwest Gilman Boulevard. About 70 pets enjoyed cups of either sweet potato-and-molasses, or peanut butter-and-honey ice cream. By Greg Farrar

Humane Teen Club accepting applications for program
The Seattle Humane Society is now accepting applications for the Humane Teen Club, a program for volunteers ages 13-17 who are interested in and passionate about dogs, cats and critters. The members are chosen at the end of the summer and the program runs throughout the school year.
Humane Teen Club graduates, an important part of the Humane Society’s volunteer core, work at special events, assist with kennel operations, serve as counselors every summer at Animal Adventures Day Camp and help with many other programs.
The Humane Teen Club meets on the first Saturday of each month from October to June at the shelter in Bellevue, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way. Space is limited and applications are due Aug. 31. Learn more at www.seattlehumane.org or download an application.

Humane Teen Club accepting applications for program

The Seattle Humane Society is now accepting applications for the Humane Teen Club, a program for volunteers ages 13-17 who are interested in and passionate about dogs, cats and critters. The members are chosen at the end of the summer and the program runs throughout the school year. Read more

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