Issaquah High School soccer blanks Roosevelt

September 24, 2010

NEW — 11:40 a.m. Sept. 24, 2010

Audrey Thomas scored a goal at the 48th minute Thursday as the Issaquah High School girls soccer team defeated visiting Roosevelt 1-0 in a 4A KingCo Conference game in Gary Moore Stadium.

Thomas was assisted on the goal by Rachel Wheeler. Goalkeeper Brooke Miller recorded the shutout.

The victory was the sixth straight for Issaquah, 6-1-0 overall and 2-0 in league action.

In other games, Eastlake scored four times in the second half to overcome Redmond 4-3; and it was Inglemoor 2, Garfield 1, and Woodinville 2, Ballard 1.

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Monthlong food drive kicks off at Issaquah grocers Saturday

September 24, 2010

NEW — 10 a.m. Sept. 24, 2010

Parishioners from several Issaquah churches kick off a monthlong food drive to benefit the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank at local grocers Saturday.

The push is part of the Eastside’s Month of Concern for the Hungry, a drive to encourage businesses, community leaders, faith-based organizations, hospitals, neighborhood associations and schools to host food drives and fundraisers.

Participants plan to distribute shopping lists to shoppers at four Issaquah stores to encourage them to pick up staple items for the food pantry. Shoppers then drop off the purchases at the store. The organizers collect and donate the food.

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Rollover crash causes traffic headaches on I-90

September 24, 2010

UPDATED — 8 a.m. Sept. 24, 2010

Rescuers pulled three people from a minivan near Issaquah early Friday morning, after a rollover crash wrecked the morning commute on eastbound Interstate 90.

Traffic on both eastbound and westbound I-90 remains snarled. On the eastbound side, two right lanes remain blocked.

King County Metro Transit said the crash impacted Routes 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 554, 555, 556, 983 and 890. The traffic has caused delays of up to 30 minutes.

The accident occurred at about 6 a.m. just outside Issaquah near West Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast. The occupants of the minivan suffered serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

King County budget forum comes to library Saturday

September 24, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 24, 2010

King County has launched a round of forums dedicated to the county budget crisis.

The program, part of the Countywide Community Forums, comes to the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday.

The month-long effort focuses on the county budget. Organizers hope the forum provides a simple and enjoyable way for people to learn about the topic, share ideas and submit a survey to the King County Council.

During the effort, citizens will be asked to share their views on the topic: “Citizen Priorities for Government in Challenging Economic Times.”

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Issaquah High School volleyball team spikes Bothell

September 23, 2010

NEW — 11:20 a.m. Sept. 23, 2010

Rachel Roeder had 17 kills and 10 digs, and Riley Sorenson 30 assists Wednesday as they led the Issaquah High School volleyball team to a 3-0 4A KingCo Conference victory against host Bothell. The victory was the second straight in league play for Issaquah, which is also 4-0 overall for the season.

Issaquah won the games 25-12, 25-18, 25-17.

Sarah Hanna had eight kills, Sam Rogers five kills and four aces, and Alexa Batiquin 12 digs for the Eagles.

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Damaged sprinkler causes Issaquah Middle School evacuation

September 23, 2010

UPDATED — 9:30 a.m. Sept. 23, 2010

Issaquah Middle School students briefly evacuated the school Thursday morning, after a damaged sprinkler triggered a fire alarm.

Sara Niegowksi, Issaquah School District spokeswoman, said a sprinkler in the gymnasium had been damaged after a ball struck the sprinkler. The sprinkler started leaking onto the floor and left a considerable amount of standing water on the floor. The damaged sprinkler caused the alarm to activate, and students evacuated as if in a fire drill.

Children returned to class after the brief evacuation.

Niegowksi said district facilities employees were headed to the school to determine the cause and the extent of the damage.

The district called in a restoration company to estimate the damage, due to the considerable amount of water on the floor.

Washington drivers rank among highest nationwide for buckling up

September 23, 2010

NEW — 8 a.m. Sept. 23, 2010

Washington drivers and passengers buckle up more often than almost anyone else in the United States.

The information comes from a survey released Tuesday by the state Traffic Safety Commission. The seat-belt use rate among Washington residents has climbed to 97.6 percent — among the highest in the nation.

The rate inched upward 1.2 percent from last year.

“These last few percentage points represent people who have simply not gotten the message about the value of seat belts,” Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste said in a news release. “It appears that enforcement is the only way to win their compliance, and we will not hesitate to use that tool.”

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County leaders promote volunteerism Friday on Day of Caring

September 23, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 23, 2010

King County Council members recognized volunteers and urged other people to become involved in community activities by declaring Friday as a Day of Caring.

The proclamation is in conjunction with the countywide Day of Caring organized by the United Way of King County. The efforts fit into a national effort to promote volunteerism and community service.

The council issued the proclamation Monday.

The goal of the program is to demonstrate the lasting changes of volunteering on just a single day.

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Council approves contract for next city administrator

September 22, 2010

UPDATED — 3:20 p.m. Sept. 22, 2010

City Council members praised Mayor Ava Frisinger’s choice for city administrator and approved the Wyoming, Ohio, city manager for the post Monday night.

The unanimous council decision marked the final step to hire Bob Harrison, 42, as Issaquah city administrator, the No. 2 official at City Hall.

Harrison is due to start Oct. 11. The next administrator stands to earn a $150,000 base salary, plus benefits. The city also offered the administrator $15,000 if he relocates to the Issaquah School District.

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Liberty High School Patriots torch Totems

September 22, 2010

NEW — 10 a.m. Sept. 22, 2010

The Liberty High School girls soccer team won its third straight 3A/2A KingCo Conference game Tuesday when the Patriots walloped visiting Sammamish 5-0.

Sara Duvall and Cassidy Nangle each scored two goals for the Patriots, who took over sole ownership of first place.

Liberty led 2-0 at halftime. Duvall scored an unassisted goal at the 17th minute and a minute later Cassidy, assisted by Mollie Cooke, scored.

Goalkeepers Macaire Ament and Jennifer Rucker shared the shutout.

In other action, Mercer Island knocked Interlake out of a first place tie with Liberty by beating the Saints 1-0; it was Juanita 3, Bellevue 0; and Lake Washington 1, Mount Si 0.

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