Here’s your chance to question the Issaquah school board candidates

March 2, 2013

Have a question for the five people vying to fill the empty school board seat? Now is your chance to ask it.

The five candidates will be interviewed in a public meeting at 6 p.m. March 6, at the district’s administration building, 565 N.W. Holly St., Issaquah.

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2013 Spring FreeTime! 2013

March 1, 2013

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Police arrest man for threatening to kill an officer

February 28, 2013

Issaquah police arrested a 44-year-old Issaquah man Wednesday for threatening to shoot and kill a police officer.

The arrest stemmed from an incident Feb. 24, when Issaquah police stopped the man for a minor traffic violation. The man became enraged and yelled at the officer, claiming he had a 9 mm handgun with him.

The officer handcuffed the man as a precaution, and discovered a loaded 9 mm handgun in his waistband. The man had a concealed pistol license, so his handgun was returned before he was released with a warning.

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Youth Poetry Slam set for Saturday

February 28, 2013

NEW — 12:00 p.m. Feb. 28, 2013

The third annual Issaquah Poetry Slam is from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Skyline High School Black Box Theater.

Hosted by the Issaquah Youth Advisory Board, the event offers teens from the Issaquah School District the chance to present their original poetry in front of their peers and a panel of judges.

The board hopes the event will help ignite a socially conscious spirit and activism in Issaquah’s youth, and said in a recent statement that a poetry slam is an excellent opportunity for teens to display their writing muscle.

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Bobby T. Dean

February 27, 2013

Bobby T. Dean, 73, of Sammamish, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in the arms of his loving companion and life partner of more than 21 years, Miriam Kriskovich, and surrounded by his children.

Bobby T. Dean

Bobby T. Dean

He was born April 23, 1939 in Chester, Va., the son of Dorothy and Elvin Dean. Bobby was a star high school basketball player and a lifelong sports enthusiast. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in business, Bob went on to work for Reynolds Metals Co. for 39 years, and then Commonwealth Aluminum and Kaiser for a total of 50 years in the industry.

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Let’s Go! Feb. 28 – March 6

February 27, 2013

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Meet The Mythbusters

February 27, 2013


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Meet the Mythbusters – Official Rules

February 26, 2013

Official Rules for “MEET THE MYTHBUSTERS” sweepstakes by the Issaquah Press.

Please read these rules before entering the Issaquah Press Inc MEET THE MYTHBUSTERS sweepstakes.  By submitting an entry, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and that you satisfy all eligibility requirements.


Open to legal residents of the state of Washington who are the older of 18 years of age. Not open to employees or independent contractors, or immediate family members (spouses, domestic partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren) or those living in the same household of employees or independent contractors of Sponsor, any entity involved in any aspect of the sweepstakes, advertising agencies, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advisors, or advertising/promotion agencies.


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Record Brain Freeze

February 26, 2013

Students build, eat ‘world’s largest’ ice cream sandwich

By Greg Farrar Freyana Kapadia, a Pacific Cascade seventh-grader, sprays ‘!MPACT’ with whipped cream on a giant ice cream sandwich the students assembled Feb. 21 at Beaver Lake Middle School.

By Greg Farrar
Freyana Kapadia, a Pacific Cascade seventh-grader, sprays ‘!MPACT’ with whipped cream on a giant ice cream sandwich the students assembled Feb. 21 at Beaver Lake Middle School.

Twenty-seven pounds of flour, 48 eggs, 9 pounds of white sugar, 9 pounds of brown sugar, 15 pounds of butter and about 10 gallons of vanilla ice cream — those are just some of the ingredients that went into making the state’s (unofficially) largest ice cream sandwich Feb. 21.

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I-90 tolling plan draws local concerns

February 26, 2013

The city of Issaquah may not have an official stance on Interstate 90 tolling yet, but some of its citizens do.

In a letter to the state’s Department of Transportation, Issaquah’s mayor and City Council wrote that the city would not say whether or not Interstate 90 should be tolled until after the DOT is done with an environmental assessment. However, the city does have ideas about what should happen if tolls go in.

By Greg Farrar Picket signs posted on the eastbound off-ramp shoulder of Interstate 90 at Front Street North proclaim an opposition group’s stand against tolls on the federal highway to pay for replacement of the state Route 520 Evergreen Point floating bridge across Lake Washington.

By Greg Farrar
Picket signs posted on the eastbound off-ramp shoulder of Interstate 90 at Front Street North proclaim an opposition group’s stand against tolls on the federal highway to pay for replacement of the state Route 520 Evergreen Point floating bridge across Lake Washington.

“There should be equity for all users of the I-90 corridor,” the letter read. “There should not be populations that are exempted from tolling, thereby receiving public benefit at no cost to them.”

“The city is in opposition to the tolling of off-ramps and on-ramps in the city of Issaquah, specifically exit 13, exit 15, exit 17 and exit 18. It would be inequitable to toll these ramps unless every ingress or egress from an interstate was tolled across the state.”

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