Harold ‘Dwain’ Lee

February 16, 2010

Harold Lee

Harold “Dwain” Lee, of Issaquah, died Jan. 9, 2010, in Issaquah. He was 95. Read more

Senior prom

February 16, 2010

Do the hokey pokey Virginia Burdick (above), 91, is all smiles in the center of a dance circle Feb. 11 at Áegis Inn of Issaquah, during Senior Prom 2010, sponsored by the Youth Activities Board from the Issaquah Community Center. By Greg Farrar

City Council considers fee rollback for downtown businesses

February 16, 2010

City Council members could extend a break to merchants who open businesses in downtown Issaquah. Read more

Arts Calendar

February 16, 2010

FEBRUARY

19th

Fridays in the Living Room with Greta with special guest Stephanie Porter, 7:45-10 p.m. Bake’s Place, 4135 Providence Point Dr. S.E., $15, 391-3335 Read more

School, library levies lead in election results

February 16, 2010

Dr. Steve Rasmussen, Issaquah School District superintendent, shares a high-five with Sara Niegowski, district executive director of communications, the moment after election night returns are posted showing a wide margin of passage for three levy issues. By Greg Farrar

Celebration was in the air as Issaquah School District officials gathered to welcome election results Feb. 9.

The celebration continued Feb. 12 with the results released at 3:25 p.m. showing district ballot measures leading with 65 percent for a maintenance and operations levy, 64 percent for a transportation levy and 65 percent for a technology and repairs levy.

Once the election is certified, taxpayers will pay $4.81 for every $1,000 of assessed property for the levies and the remainder of the 2006 bond.

Levy supporters gathered on election night to await early results. As the numbers appeared on the King County Elections Web site just after 8 p.m. Feb. 9, sighs of relief, high fives and victory cries erupted from partygoers.

Superintendent Steve Rasmussen thanked voters for their support.

“This campaign was a community effort and took an army of volunteers stepping up because they know it is the right thing to do for our community,” he said. “Schools are the cornerstones for thriving and wonderful communities to live in. I think this bodes well for our community because they know the value and importance of education.”

The levy measures will supplement the district budget with more than $214 million by 2014. Read more

Off the Press

February 16, 2010

Being those who protect and serve

Tim Pfarr Press reporter

By picking up the phone and dialing three simple numbers, help is on its way whenever we need it. At any hour. On any day. But what is it like to be the one on the other end of that call? What is it like to put your life in danger for a complete stranger?

It is incredibly rewarding, as Issaquah Police Officer Laura Asbell will tell you.

“I feel like I’m genuinely helping people,” she said.

She is now going on her third year with the department. Read more

Public meetings

February 16, 2010

Feb. 22

Council Major Planning & Growth Committee Read more

Freshmen fundraiser changing lives, one T-shirt at a time

February 16, 2010

Rache Strand (center) celebrates as she and Jane McNicoll take T-shirt orders (featuring the design below) during lunch to raise money from fellow Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus students for the Central Asia Institute. By Greg Farrar

Students at the Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus are changing the lives of their peers with education worldwide, one shirt at a time.

For $12 each, the students are selling shirts that will send a student in Afghanistan or Pakistan to school for a year through the Central Asia Institute.

“We’re learning every day, and sometimes we take that for granted,” student Anais Gentilhomme said. “We want to help others learn.”

Read more

Help ‘Raise the Dough’ for Seattle Children’s

February 16, 2010

Hope on the Hill Guild for Seattle Children’s is organizing its first fundraiser Feb. 23 at Zeeks Pizza in the Issaquah Highlands. Twenty percent of the net profit made during business hours (11 a.m. – 10 p.m.) will go toward supporting uncompensated care, so all children receive medical treatment, regardless of their ability to pay. Read more

College News

February 16, 2010

Local students make WWU honor roll

The following students were named to Western Washington University’s 2009 fall quarter honor roll. Read more

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