Marnie Maraldo will seek re-election

May 14, 2013

Issaquah School Board member Marnie Maraldo has announced that she will file for re-election this spring.

Maraldo, of Newcastle, occupies the District 2 seat, representing Newcastle and the southwest portion of the school district. She was elected to the board at the end of 2009, taking over for longtime member Connie Fletcher.

Marnie Maraldo

Marnie Maraldo

The Newcastle mother of two looks forward to continuing the work of managing the district through a challenging fiscal period, if re-elected, she said in a statement.

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Leroy Hill won’t face felony charge

May 14, 2013

The King County Prosecutor’s Office announced May 8 it did not find sufficient cause to charge former Seattle Seahawk Leroy Hill with a felony after he was arrested in January on allegations of domestic violence.

Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Dan Donohoe said the case would now be referred to the city prosecutor in Issaquah for a decision on whether there will be a misdemeanor charge filed.

Hill played the past eight seasons with the Seahawks as a linebacker, but is now an unrestricted free agent and remains unsigned.

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City seeks Regional Growth Center title

May 14, 2013

To help the chances of receiving additional transportation funds from the Puget Sound Regional Council, the City Council has decided to apply for the title of Regional Growth Center.

The Puget Sound Regional Council provides transportation grants and support for four counties in the area. Regional Growth Centers have a heightened visibility when money is available for such projects.

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Mountains to Sound seeks federal title

May 14, 2013

A newly announced bipartisan bill that would designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust as a National Heritage Area might have a bumpy road to climb.

U.S. Congressman Dave Reichert held a press conference April 30 to announce his co-signage and support for House Bill 1785, which he introduced April 26. The bill, if passed, would give the title of National Heritage Area to the 1.5 million acres of land that stretches from the Yakima Basin to the Puget Sound.

“There is no other heritage designation in the state of Washington. This would be the first,” he said to a crowded room of leaders and greenway supporters at the King County Library Service Center in Issaquah. “I’m fortunate enough to have the opportunity to put my name on this legislation.”

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To the Editor

May 14, 2013

Support your paper

To the good people at The Issaquah Press

My heart was broken when I saw you were leaving Front Street, and again when I read you had been burgled soon after the move. You are and always have been such an amazing resource for this community. Your health and well-being are essential to the vitality of our community.

The Press is no ordinary local newspaper. It “gets” the community, linking local stories with national and international issues, revealing and enhancing their relevance. I find out what our local council and state Legislature are doing and how it might impact me.

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Editorial

May 14, 2013

Sign code revisions can build on success

The city sign code is as important to our feelings about Issaquah as the trees that line the streets. Signs are important to commerce, and help lead the way, but for the most part are visually pleasing, adding to the ambiance of the town.

That said, we’re glad to see the city of Issaquah taking the time to listen to business owners about possible revisions to the sign code ordinance.

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Skyline blanked in KingCo title match to Inglemoor, 4-0

May 14, 2013

By Greg Farrar Kaleb Strawn (left), Skyline High School senior midfielder, and Inglemoor senior midfielder Christian Nesselquist jockey for position for a potential header during the first period of their May 7 KingCo 4A championship match.

By Greg Farrar
Kaleb Strawn (left), Skyline High School senior midfielder, and Inglemoor senior midfielder Christian Nesselquist jockey for position for a potential header during the first period of their May 7 KingCo 4A championship match.

Skyline High School’s 11-game soccer winning streak came to an end May 7 at the KingCo 4A Championship game, where Inglemoor went 4-0 for the title.

“They have some really talented players over there,” said David Kim, a sophomore midfielder for the Skyline Spartans. “They challenged, and they beat us. It’s hard, but I feel like we’ve just got to compete more, and if we compete more, we’ll do really well in state, with that passion and heart.”

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Living legacy

May 14, 2013

End of scholarships will not diminish the impact of teacher Ruth Roy

Death came too soon for Issaquah teacher Ruth Roy. The same thing might be said for the scholarship program created in her memory.

By Greg Farrar The final Ruth Roy Scholarship recipients (from left) Gargi Panatula, of Grand Ridge Elementary, Shiven Raina, of Apollo (in tree), Eric Hong, of Grand Ridge, Anjali Goel, of Cascade Ridge, Monsi Pingili, of Beaver Lake Middle School, meet Rob Roy at the school district administration building. Alex Zhang, of Endeavour, was not available.

By Greg Farrar
The final Ruth Roy Scholarship recipients (from left) Gargi Panatula, of Grand Ridge Elementary, Shiven Raina, of Apollo (in tree), Eric Hong, of Grand Ridge, Anjali Goel, of Cascade Ridge, Monsi Pingili, of Beaver Lake Middle School, meet Rob Roy at the school district administration building. Alex Zhang, of Endeavour, was not available.

The final six grants from the Ruth Roy Scholarship program established to inspire gifted middle school students were presented in March. In all, 23 scholarships were awarded in the seven years the Ruth Roy Scholarship program was operated through the Issaquah Schools Foundation.

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Troopers, truckers team to look for unsafe drivers

May 14, 2013

Washington State Patrol troopers will be back out May 20-24 conducting an aggressive driving emphasis in King County. This time, troopers will have help from truckers to look for motorists who are driving unsafely around big trucks.

During the emphasis, troopers will team up with truck drivers and ride with them in their trucks. When a trooper spots a car speeding, cutting others off or driving aggressively around a truck, the trooper will radio ahead to fellow officers to stop the motorist.

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Off The Press

May 14, 2013

Hearts go out to a dad, daughter and family

It is a privilege to know Barry LeMond, a husband and father whose name most of you have probably never heard before.

He’s a compassionate man who I first met while he was helping a local family through a devastating tragedy. Now, he and his family are going through the same tragedy, and they can use your thoughts and prayers in the death of his daughter Kristy, a 24-year-old Issaquah High School graduate.

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

In January 2002, when Skyline High School student Josh Williams was killed in a snowboarding accident at Snoqualmie Pass, the LeMond family reached out to support their friends the Williams family, Phil and Debra and their two daughters.

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