Tent City 4 will return in January

November 24, 2009

Homeless encampment last visited Community Church in 2007

Mark Tigues (right) hands a tarp from a moving van down to the Rev. Elizabeth Maupin during the construction of Tent City 4 at Community Church of Issaquah in August 2007. File

Mark Tigues (right) hands a tarp from a moving van down to Elizabeth Maupin during the construction of Tent City 4 at Community Church of Issaquah in August 2007. File

Tent City 4 will return in late January, when the homeless encampment sets up at Community Church of Issaquah.

Organizers announced a plan last week to welcome the encampment from Jan. 23 to April 23 on the Community Church property where the community settled in late 2007. The complex includes up to 100 homeless residents, and moves between Eastside churches. Residents leave the camp for work during the day. Applicants undergo sex offender and warrant checks.

Elizabeth Maupin, coordinator of the Issaquah Sammamish Interfaith Coalition, recalled how Issaquah welcomed the roving camp then — and predicted the community would do so again.

“We anticipate that even in these very difficult times, Tent City 4 will again find that Issaquah is a community of kind, generous people who want to reach out to those in dire straits,” she said.

Tent City 4 will come to Issaquah after a stint at a Bellevue church. Maupin said organizers would secure the necessary city permits in order to host the encampment at Community Church, 205 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W.

The church last hosted Tent City 4 from August to November 2007. When the city permit was issued then, staffers from most city departments had comments. Organizers were required to maintain the site and address security issues. Read more

William Marshall Brown

November 24, 2009

William Brown

William Brown

William Marshall Brown, of Issaquah, died in Issaquah Nov. 7, 2009. He was 86. Read more

Polystyrene ban will begin next October

November 24, 2009

Issaquah will become the first Eastside city to ban polystyrene food containers, when Styrofoam takeout boxes and plastic foam cups are outlawed next October. Businesses will be required to switch to compostable or recyclable — and pricier — containers and utensils by May 2011.

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Liberty needs triple OT to beat Lindbergh

November 24, 2009

In a back-and-forth defensive battle that took three overtimes to settle Nov. 20, the Liberty High School Patriots defeated the visiting Lindbergh Eagles 20-17 in the Class 3A quarterfinals. Read more

Roundabout opens, will be completed next month

November 24, 2009

The soon-to-be-completed roundabout at Southeast 43rd Way and East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast opened last week. Read more

County budget preserves public safety, Metro funds

November 24, 2009

Among the winners in the 2010 budget approved by the King County Council: Metro bus riders and domestic violence prevention programs. The losers include county-run animal shelters and the council and county executive, whose staffs will be trimmed to save money. Read more

Elmer Albert Peters

November 24, 2009

Elmer Peters

Elmer Peters

Elmer Albert Peters died peacefully and suddenly at his home in Sammamish on Nov. 17, 2009. He was 73. Read more

Christmas fund opens for 2009 contributions

November 24, 2009

christmas-giving-logo-colorMerry Christmas Issaquah has become known as “the fund that helps people help themselves.”

Merry Christmas Issaquah, the emergency-aid fund for families in the Issaquah School District, is now open for 2009 contributions. It is expected that it will take at least $50,000 to meet the requested needs in the coming year. Read more

Emmy Tanska/ Emily Wofford-Kyrilov

November 24, 2009

Emmy Tanska

Emmy Tanska

Emmy Tanska died Oct. 20, 2009 in Marysville, with her family by her side. She was 74. Read more

No. 1 in state

November 24, 2009

Skyline High School teammates mob each other with glee after winning the state 4A girls soccer championship by a shootout following a double overtime tie game against Issaquah, held Nov. 21 at Harry Lang Stadium in Lakewood. See the story on Page C1. By Greg FarrarSpartans celebrate soccer title Skyline High School teammates mob each other with glee after winning the state 4A girls soccer championship by a shootout following a double overtime tie game against Issaquah, held Nov. 21 at Harry Lang Stadium in Lakewood. See the story on Page C1. By Greg Farrar

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