Sign up to be a census taker during once-in-a-decade count

February 9, 2010

U.S. Census Bureau officials need temporary employees to help count King County residents during the decennial tally. Read more

Washington state fails its own education test

February 9, 2010


Hall Monitor Ahren Stroming Liberty High School

Article IV of the state constitution begins with the following righteous preamble: “It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders.”

If that’s the rubric, then they haven’t earned a very good score.

For the 2007-2008 school year, the Issaquah School District received $8,405 per student from the state. The state average is nearly $900 per student more, putting us at a dismal 271st out of 295 Washington state school districts in revenue per pupil. If our school district was funded at the state average, we would get an additional $13.3 million. Read more

FBI investigates robbery at Mall Street bank

February 9, 2010

A man robbed The Bank of Washington branch along Northwest Mall Street on Feb. 4. Read more

Rep. Jay Rodne will host call-in ‘town hall’ meeting

February 9, 2010

Issaquah and other 5th Legislative District residents can join a call-in “town hall” meeting Feb. 10 with State Rep. Jay Rodne. Read more

Free film series invites solving the mystery of ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

February 9, 2010

A free film series continues Feb. 13 with “Murder on the Orient Express,” the 1974 big-screen adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie mystery. Read more

El Niño inspires winter gardening

February 9, 2010

It is very exciting to have a record-breaking January without frost, the first time that I can remember. Read more

Campaign urges residents to protect Puget Sound

February 9, 2010

Issaquah is one of more than 50 Washington cities and counties involved in a coalition to educate people about how storm water runoff can harm Puget Sound. Read more

Arts calendar

February 9, 2010

FEBRUARY

12th

Fridays in the Living Room with Greta with special guest Susan Pascal, 7:45-10 p.m. Bake’s Place, $15 Read more

Public meetings

February 9, 2010

Feb. 15

City offices will close in observance of Presidents Day. Read more

Home-court advantage goes to Wolves in 65-52 win over Eagles

February 9, 2010

Boys Basketball

At halftime, Eastlake High School boys basketball head coach Pat Bangasser reminded his team that it was playing in its home gym. The last-place Issaquah Eagles were leading 36-29 and was hitting shots under pressure. Read more

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