Former Issaquah soccer star named All-American

December 31, 2013

Kristin Maris, a former Issaquah High School soccer star, was named a second-team 2013 National Soccer Coaches Association of America/NCAA Division II Scholar All-American.

A behavioral neuroscience major and chemistry minor, Maris, a senior, maintains a 3.81 grade point average.

Earlier, she was named a second-team College Sports Information Directors of America Capital One Academic All-American, a first-team College Division District 8 Academic all-star and for the third straight year, a Great Northwest Athletic Conference academic all-star.

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Kyle Weber gets WSU scholarship

December 31, 2013

Kyle Weber, son of Tina and Paul Weber, of Issaquah, has received a $1,000 Mechanical and Materials Engineering Scholarship at Washington State University.

Weber graduated from Issaquah High School in 2010 and plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in December 2014.

 

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December 31, 2013

County offers weather alerts for Metro Transit

December 31, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 31, 2013

King County Metro Transit reminds riders to plan ahead for how they will get around in winter weather.

By signing up for Metro Transit alerts, riders can receive emails or text messages warning about known significant disruptions to Metro bus service. Riders also can preview specific snow routes and review online tips for winter travel.

When snowy, icy conditions affect travel, Metro buses will go to snow routing as necessary, depending on road conditions in a broad geographic area. All bus routes are assigned into one or more of seven geographic areas within King County. The service status of each area is color coded and displayed on an online snow map.

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The post-holidays slump takes over

December 30, 2013

NEW — 4:30 p.m. Dec. 30, 2013

Whether it was Christmas, Hanukah or any other December holiday that needs to be inserted here for my statement to be politically correct, you, my fellow mourner, are probably experiencing a post-holiday depression that is only too well-known.

Sampurna Basu  Skyline High School

Sampurna Basu
Skyline High School

Seniors, you are experiencing the final stretch of frenzied essay writing (BSing?) as you submit the last of your college applications. And in your head, you are directing some carefully selected words and phrases at certain classmates who have already been accepted to their dream school, and are now floating on the clouds of happiness that you can only dream about while waiting for decision day in March. But until then, wallowing in misery is a nice way to put it.

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Issaquah man dies from car collision injuries

December 30, 2013

NEW — 3:55 p.m. Dec. 30, 2013

Issaquah police responded to a two-vehicle collision in the 5500 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast Dec. 27.

The two vehicles were side by side when one vehicle attempted a lane change, hitting the other.

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Life Enrichment Options seeks executive director

December 30, 2013

NEW — 11:25 a.m. Dec. 30, 2013

Life Enrichment Options is seeking an executive director to helm the formerly all-volunteer organization.

The group’s board of directors decided it was time to add the position in an effort to create greater organizational structure and increase Life Enrichment Options’ ability to serve its clients.

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WAVE Foundation event raises $1,400 for domestic violence education and prevention

December 29, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 29, 2013

The WAVE Foundation (Women Against Violence Everywhere) Day of Shopping Event last month raised about $1,400.

Ten percent of all purchases at Look’s Unique Home Accents, Gifts and Cards that day went to the WAVE Foundation fundraiser.

Sharon Anderson, WAVE Foundation executive director, said the group has hosted a day-of-shopping event for more than a decade.

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EFR reminds drivers to celebrate the New Year safely

December 28, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 28, 2013

Eastside Fire & Rescue is reminding drivers to plan ahead for safe travels during New Year celebrations.

People are much more likely to drink and drive Jan. 1 than during any other major holiday, according the National Safety Council.

Alcohol interferes with a person’s coordination, driving skills and judgment. Drinking can cause people to lose control and become aggressive, which can also affect driving skills.

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Superstar astronomer returns home

December 26, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 26, 2013

Issaquah grad IDs most distant galaxy ever detected

 

By Christina Corrales-Toy Steven Finkelstein (left), a 1999 Issaquah High School graduate, signs Issaquah freshman Colin Robitaille’s shoe Dec. 18 after a talk about his record-breaking discovery of the most distant and oldest galaxy ever detected.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Steven Finkelstein (left), a 1999 Issaquah High School graduate, signs Issaquah freshman Colin Robitaille’s shoe Dec. 18 after a talk about his record-breaking discovery of the most distant and oldest galaxy ever detected.

Issaquah High School freshman Colin Robitaille took off his shoe and thrust it into the hands of guest speaker Steven Finkelstein.

“Here, sign it,” Robitaille said as he forked over a black Sharpie.

Finkelstein, a 1999 Issaquah graduate, doesn’t often get autograph requests, much less one on a shoe, but that’s not to say he shouldn’t have fans clamoring for his signature.

The University of Texas astronomy professor recently made history with his discovery of the most distant and oldest galaxy ever detected.

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