Extra filing period scheduled to fill Fire Protection District 10 commissioner position

July 27, 2013

NEW – 6 a.m. July 27, 2013

King County Elections will hold a three-day candidate-filing period for a commissioner position at King County Fire Protection District No. 10.

The special filing period will begin at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 7 and end at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 9. Fire Protection District No. 10 covers areas around Issaquah, Carnation, Preston and Sammamish.

The new filing period follows the May filing period, in which no candidates stepped up. Candidates who file will appear on the Nov. 5 election ballot. There are no filing fees.

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Register by Monday to vote in August primary election

July 26, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. July 26, 2013

King County residents who are not currently registered to vote in Washington can register in person at the King County Elections office or the Voter Registration Annex. In order to vote in the August primary election, you must register by 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 29.

King County Elections is at 919 S.W. Grady Way, Renton. It is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

The Voter Registration Annex is in the King County Administration Building,  500 Fourth Ave., Room 311, Seattle. It is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and then 2-4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Voters must be citizens of the United States, a legal resident of Washington state, at least 18 years old by Election Day, not disqualified from voting due to a court order and not under Department of Corrections supervision for a Washington felony conviction.

Find out more by calling the King County Voter Hotline at 206-296-8683 or here.

Issaquah man arrested for leaving 3-month-old in hot car while he shopped

July 25, 2013

UPDATED — 10:17 a.m. July 25, 2013

A 31-year-old Issaquah man was arrested July 24 after leaving his 3-month-old son in the car while he shopped at a grocery store.

At about 7 p.m., in the 4500 block of Klahanie Drive Southeast, a woman heading into the QFC spotted a baby alone in a white Volvo, according to King County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West.

After informing store employees in the shopping center in an attempt to find the baby’s parent, the woman called 911.

“It just so happened that one of our sergeants was doing paperwork nearby,” West said, adding that he quickly broke out the driver’s side window with a hammer to free the child. “He didn’t even hesitate.”

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Providence Marianwood hosts car wash fundraiser

July 25, 2013

NEW – 6 a.m. July 25, 2013

Providence Marianwood is hosting a car wash from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27 to raise money to buy blanket warmers to keep frail residents comfortable during the winter.

A minimum suggested donation for each car wash is $10.

Free popcorn will be offered with each car wash.

Hot dog lunches, treats and beverages will also be available for sale.

Tickets are available in advance at the front desk at Marianwood, 3725 Providence Point Drive S.E. Call 391-2800.

Police arrest suspected liquor thieves

July 24, 2013

NEW — 12:45 p.m. July 24, 2013

Issaquah police apprehended two suspects thought to be behind a string of Eastside liquor store burglaries July 21.

Officers said they arrested a 39-year-old Seattle woman and an 18-year-old SeaTac man during a traffic stop as they attempted to flee from a recent theft in town.

Detective Diego Zanella said a helpful store employee called  police after recognizing the pair, who had targeted QFC and Safeway stores in Issaquah, Kirkland and Redmond.

“We had a bulletin out for their arrest,” he said, “and they were identified by the story employee.”

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‘Business not bullets’

July 23, 2013

Entrepreneurs seek to transform Afghan economy with flip-flops

By Christina Corrales-Toy Andy Sewrey, Combat Flip Flops president, wipes away the excess rubber from a sandal he created in the Issaquah garage where the company manufactures the shoes.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Andy Sewrey, Combat Flip Flops president, wipes away the excess rubber from a sandal he created in the Issaquah garage where the company manufactures the shoes.

Many have heard the adage, “Take the bull by the horns,” but very few, if any, have ever attempted to slip a pair of flip-flops on the horn.

That is until Issaquah resident Matthew “Griff” Griffin attended Spain’s Running of the Bulls in mid-July, and in a feat of daring recklessness, tried to place a pair of sandals on the horn of a charging bull.

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Teens honored for park drowning rescue

July 23, 2013

In August 2012, cousins Patrick Finigan, 16, and Ian Fursman, 15, became heroes when a trip to Lake Sammamish State Park turned into a rescue.

The boys started to notice trouble when a girl between the ages of 12 and 14 began to struggle in the water, calling for help. The girl’s friends swam back to shore to get someone to help their friend. Finigan swam out and pulled the drowning girl back to safety.

By Greg Farrar King County Sheriff John Urquhart reads commendations July 16 honoring Patrick Finigan (left), 16, of Orting, and his cousin Ian Fursman, 15, of Snoqualmie.

By Greg Farrar
King County Sheriff John Urquhart reads commendations July 16 honoring Patrick Finigan (left), 16, of Orting, and his cousin Ian Fursman, 15, of Snoqualmie.

Meanwhile, a 17-year-old boy had slipped under the water, so Finigan returned to the water and dove about 6 feet below the surface and pulled him up. Fursman assisted, helping his cousin pull the boy back to shore.

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Skateboarder wins silver at X-Games

July 23, 2013

David Gravette started coming to the Issaquah Skate Park in about 1999. From there, it took him 15 years of skateboarding to earn a silver medal at the Munich 2013 X-Games.

The contest was Real Street. Sixteen competing skateboarders each put together 60-second videos containing clips of their skateboarding, including tricks like grinding rails, nose grabs and flips. In addition to winning silver for the video itself, Gravette won the online competition for Fan Favorite with 66 percent of the vote.

Video by Carson Lee David Gravette masters an urban landscape obstacles in a scene from his Real Street X Games Munich video submission in June.

Video by Carson Lee
David Gravette masters an urban landscape obstacles in a scene from his Real Street X Games Munich video submission in June.

 

Austin Fischer, one of his skateboarding friends, said that in Gravette’s beginning months at the skate park, they didn’t talk much. Fischer remembers seeing Gravette around the park and being able to recognize his face. It was not until May 1, 2000, that both skateboarders received sponsorship from the skate shop Extremely Board. As two of a total of five picked, the two grew closer as they worked for their sponsor and improved their sport.

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