Press Editorial

February 9, 2010

Yes, Tent City 4 can use your help

There is no doubt that the people of Issaquah care. Read more

Issaquah tops Eastlake 67-61

February 9, 2010

Girls Basketball

The Issaquah High School girls basketball team held off Eastlake 67-61 Feb. 5 at Eastlake High School to move back into a first-place tie in the 4A KingCo Conference Crest Division. Read more

Hawk sees better daze

February 9, 2010

A red-tailed hawk is dazed and confused, but not injured, after hitting the kitchen window at the Byrkett residence in Preston last month. After getting over its headache, the bird flew off, a little bit wiser than before. By Norma Byrkett

Countywide task force to envision future of transit

February 9, 2010

Transit riders, elected officials and representatives from business, labor, education, human services and other organizations will envision future mass transit options in King County. Read more

Denton H. Merrell

February 9, 2010

Denton Merrell

Denton H. Merrell died peacefully at home in Cle Elum on Feb. 2, 2010. He was 70. Read more

Librarian pens second steamy novel, ‘Promise Me’

February 9, 2010

Deborah Schneider, author of 'Promise Me', sits beside her favorite statue in Issaquah, that of late City Clerk Linda Ruehle, on the corner of Rainier Boulevard and East Sunset Way. By Greg Farrar

Upon meeting Deborah Schneider, you wouldn’t expect her to be the author of a steamy romance novel. But you would be wrong.

And if you thought steamy romance novel summed up either her first or her second and most recent book, “Promise Me,” you’d be wrong again.

She had shopped “Promise Me” around years ago, but no one wanted it until she sent it to small publisher The Wild Rose Press, which is owned by women. They wanted to buy the book, but asked for it to be sexier, Schneider said.

“I didn’t think I could, but I guess I did,” she said during a recent interview, blushing at the mention of the racy scenes. “You never know what you can do until someone asks you to do it.” Read more

To The Editor

February 9, 2010

Tent City 4

Thank you for showing a glimpse of the lives of real people and their difficulties

I cannot thank you enough for your excellent articles on the presence of Tent City 4 in Issaquah.

Your portrayal of the real people who make up that community, the difficulties they face and the enormous effort it takes to overcome “houselessness” in today’s collapsing economy goes a long way to overcome the prejudice and ignorance that comprises much of the public speech these days about our sisters and brothers on the streets.

As one of many who were privileged to help move our new neighbors in, I saw a glimpse of how much work it takes to survive in the wet, cold and limited privacy of a tent community. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting a few of the residents so far in our weekly Thursday lunch at the Community Hall, and invite any of our neighbors, housed or not, to join us at the table (from noon – 1 p.m.) to get to know some of the Tent City folks.

May their stories give us the strength and courage to organize ourselves to provide safe, healthy, warm housing for all.

Wes Howard-Brook

Issaquah Read more

College News

February 9, 2010

Issaquah resident earns scholarships from WWU Read more

Sports calendar

February 9, 2010

Adult Sports

Issaquah Alps Trail Club

Feb.. 11, Cougar Mountain loop, Wilderness Peak, Shy Bear Pass and Deceiver, 7.5 miles, 2,250 gain. Call 785-8469.

Cascade Bicycle Club

Feb. 11, 6:45 p.m., Eastside Tours, 20-30 miles, from Marymoor Park’s east parking lot. Call 392-1347.


Issaquah Parks has open gym for volleyball on Mondays from 6-9 p.m. at the community center.


4Tennis and friends – Issaquah Parks program for people 50 years and up at Tibbetts Valley Tennis Courts. Daily sessions from 9 a.m.-noon. Call 369-8332. Read more

Community calendar

February 9, 2010


Dancin’ Dads ’n’ Daughters Father-Daughter Valentine Dance, for girls in grades one through five with their dads, is from 7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Cost is $16 per couple. Cookies and punch will be provided. Photo packages will be available. Pre-registration only. Call 837-3300. file

The public is invited to a Trout Unlimited meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Issaquah Brew House, 35 W. Sunset Way. Hans Berge, King County Fisheries biologist, will give a presentation about the results and findings of the 2009 Kokanee Tagging Project. He will also talk about upcoming efforts to perpetuate the unique, wild, native Lake Sammamish Kokanee winter run.
The Sammamish Plateau Republicans will caucus at 10 a.m. Feb. 13 at Discovery Elementary School, 2300 228th Ave. S.E., and at Collin Hall, on the Providence Point campus, 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E. Delegates from each precinct will be elected to attend the 5th District Caucus and the King County Convention later this spring. Various views on the GOP platform will also be discussed. For more locations for the 5th District caucuses, go to and look for the caucus finder. Enter your precinct and find your caucus location.

Storybook Farm Animal Sanctuary is looking for volunteers to plan and coordinate fundraising events to help build a sanctuary. A volunteer meeting is from 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the meeting room at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Read more

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