Tree damages elementary school portable classrooms

March 23, 2009

Cascade Ridge Elementary School students won’t be returning to their portable classroom soon, but they are still learning.

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To The Editor

March 23, 2009

Newspapers

Readers are lucky to still get community news in wake of national failures

Your paper will be more appreciated for local Sammamish/Issaquah news in the future. Losing the Eastside Journal, we lost so much local news. Read more

Off The Press

March 23, 2009

Bob Taylor Press Sports Editor

Bob Taylor Press Sports Editor

After never giving up, it’s good to be back

I’m not sure how pitcher Jon Lester felt when he toed the mound for the Boston Red Sox in 2007 after coming back from his successful victory over non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

But I can tell you that it feels great for me to be back on the job at The Issaquah Press.

For those of you who noticed my absence the past year, I did not win the lottery, retire and become a snowbird in Palm Springs.

No, I’ve just returned from the sidelines because of an ongoing battle with cancer, multiple myeloma to be exact.

I had an autologous stem cell transplant at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in August, and then I was sidelined for the next five months for recovery. For someone who has reported sports, especially at the high school level for 30 years, missing the fall and winter seasons were very difficult for me.

However, my doctors didn’t want me to attend prep events or church services, go to movie theaters or anyplace where there were big crowds, because of the possibility of catching viruses. The only plus was as an outpatient, I spent my recovery time at home and not in a hospital. Read more

Press Editorial

March 23, 2009

Relay for Life teams, volunteers wanted

It may seem a bit early to be thinking about camping in late spring, but not if it’s for Issaquah’s Relay for Life and there is a goal to raise a quarter-million dollars! Fifty-two teams — representing 336 people — are already formed and raising their share of proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society.

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Roll Call

March 23, 2009

2SSB 5945 creates the Washington Health Partnership Plan to provide comprehensive health coverage to all residents of the state. It passed the Senate by a vote of 28-19 and is before the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness.

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Public Meetings

March 23, 2009

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Local pioneers honored for Women’s History Month

March 23, 2009

In honor of Women’s History Month, we look back at some interesting women in city history. Read more

Patriot chefs win state tourney

March 23, 2009

A team from Liberty High School knows a thing or two about running a restaurant.

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Eagles build a better robot

March 23, 2009

Robotics team members Elyse Edwards (bottom), Carolyn Adkins and Janella Shu (top) demonstrate how the robot’s collection and shooting mechanism works. By Chantelle Lusebrink

Robotics team members Elyse Edwards (bottom), Carolyn Adkins and Janella Shu (top) demonstrate how the robot’s collection and shooting mechanism works. By Chantelle Lusebrink

Issaquah High School’s Robotics Society smashed the competition and will go to the national robotics tournament in Georgia April 16-18.  

The team won each of its seven matches at the FIRST — For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology — regional tournament in Portland March 5-7. 

Each year, teams across the nation are given a challenge to create a robot within six weeks. They start with a standard kit of parts and common rules, but have freedom to engineer, program and design their robot in the best way possible, according to the FIRST Web site. Read more

Women’s club care packages remind soldiers of home

March 23, 2009

Sandy Cobel (left) and Mara Page, with the Issaquah Women’s Club, assemble care packages to send women serving in the armed forces overseas. Contributed

Sandy Cobel (left) and Mara Page, with the Issaquah Women’s Club, assemble care packages to send women serving in the armed forces overseas. Contributed

“People back home don’t realize how much a simple thank you does for a soldier over here,” wrote Pfc. Candice Owens. “It’s the simple things that remind us of home.”

Owens is one of many Issaquah residents stationed overseas in the armed forces who received a care package last year, courtesy of the Issaquah Women’s Club. Like others, she wrote a letter in response to thank the club for its effort.

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