Roll call

April 21, 2009

olympia-state-logo-200901001SSB 5042, which passed the House 97-0, provides small businesses with waivers from penalties for the failure to properly collect, post or retain data or records in accordance with state regulations. It previously passed the Senate 46-0, and is now before the Senate for concurrence with House amendments that limit the waiver to certain small businesses, including those that provide care to vulnerable adults or children. Read more

King County seeks landfill expansion here

April 21, 2009

A 20-ton transporter dumps its load at the 920-acre Cedar Hills Regional Landfill. Each year, the landfill accepts 1 million tons of garbage from most of King County, including Issaquah. File

A 20-ton transporter dumps its load at the 920-acre Cedar Hills Regional Landfill. Each year, the landfill accepts 1 million tons of garbage from most of King County, including Issaquah. File

As they consider proposals to expand the capacity of Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in south Issaquah, county officials want input from residents about the project.

King County Solid Waste Division Managing Engineer Shirley Jurgensen said the agency wants public comments and questions about issues related to the proposals. Comments will be accepted until May 1.

During the next step of the process, the Solid Waste Division will conduct an environmental review of landfill redevelopment options. Read more

Passage Point violates county codes

April 21, 2009

Judge rules in favor of residents hoping to prevent facility

A Snohomish County Superior Court judge ruled last week that the construction permits granted to the YWCA by King County officials violated county codes. Read more

Students walk to stock library shelves

April 21, 2009

 

Liberty High School students are hoping you’ll support their addiction to books. Read more

Brock O’Connor scholarship applications sought

April 21, 2009

Officials with the Brock O’Connor College Scholarship fund are accepting applications for 2009 scholarship awards.

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Do the Céilidh dance

April 21, 2009

Enough participants to form two ‘sets’ of dancers turn out for the first Scottish Céilidh dancing class last month at the Eagles Club on Front Street. It was organized by Issaquah resident Doug Browning. By Greg Farrar

Enough participants to form two ‘sets’ of dancers turn out for the first Scottish Céilidh dancing class last month at the Eagles Club on Front Street. It was organized by Issaquah resident Doug Browning. By Greg Farrar

As a longtime Issaquah resident, Doug Browning has seen the city grow into an arts destination. He’s even helped the DownTown Issaquah Association implement the Music on the Streets program.

But even with all of the locations to enjoy the arts, Browning noticed something was still missing, namely a place to kick up your heels.

“A lot of countries have folk dancing,” he said. “Before the days of MTV, people would gather on Friday or Saturday nights and have a dance. It was their primary form of entertainment.” Read more

Issaquah, Eastlake duel to 1-1 draw

April 21, 2009

Eastlake senior keeper Victor Kollar smothers the ball to stop an exciting attack on goal by Lucas Morais, Issaquah junior forward, during the first overtime period of their  soccer match. By Greg Farrar

Eastlake senior keeper Victor Kollar smothers the ball to stop an exciting attack on goal by Lucas Morais, Issaquah junior forward, during the first overtime period of their soccer match. By Greg Farrar

As Issaquah junior Junpei Tsuji drove up the field against the Eastlake Wolves in the 31st minute, he had the space and the time. He was more than 30 yards out, but why not take a shot?

That’s what went through the midfielder’s head before he surprised everyone April 17 with a perfectly lofted ball that cleared the outstretched hands of Eastlake goalkeeper Victor Kollar. The shot threaded through at center goal, just below the crossbar for the game’s first goal. 

“I just decided to rip it because I wanted to score a goal,” Tsuji said of his first goal of the season. “I’ve got the space, I’ve got the time, why not take the shot?” Read more

Interstate 90 joint repair plans / April 16, 2009

April 21, 2009

Issaquah Youth Lacrosse — Week 6 / April 21, 2009

April 21, 2009

Issaquah beer named best in show for second year in a row

April 21, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. April 21, 2009

Issaquah Smoked Frog scored a 94 and took home a gold medal in the Flavored Porter category for the second year in a row at the 15th annual World Beer Championships.

The medal marks the 34th award received by the Issaquah Brewery, and the sixth for Smoked Frog.

The World Beer Championships began in 1994 and are held annually in Chicago, where beers from around the world are judged.

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