EFR celebrates 60th annual Fill the Boot to fund muscular dystrophy research

June 21, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. June 21, 2014

On June 13, Eastside Fire & Rescue, members of International Association of Fire Fighters Local No. 2878 and the Muscular Dystrophy Association celebrated their 60th annual Fill the Boot fundraiser.

Firefighters campaigned at intersections in Issaquah, Sammamish and North Bend, seeking donations from passing cars. Together, they raised $13,000 in a four-hour period.

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2014 Summer Living

June 20, 2014

Overlake Medical Center gets Standard & Poor’s ratings upgrade

June 20, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. June 20, 2014

For the sixth time, Overlake Medical Center earned a financial ratings increase, being upgraded from “A-” to “A” with a stable outlook from Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service.

According to the S&P report, the upgrade in Overlake’s rating is due in large part to the medical center’s successful completion of an electronic medical record conversion during the past year.

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King County Civil Rights Commission seeks new members

June 19, 2014

NEW — 1:25 p.m. June 19, 2014

King County Civil Rights Commission seeks new members

King County residents interested in public service and raising community awareness and involvement in civil rights issues are invited to apply for one of four open positions on the King County Civil Rights Commission.

The commission advises the county executive and King County Council about matters related to the county’s civil rights programs and other civil rights issues. If selected and confirmed by the council, commissioners serve three-year terms.

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Issaquah School District Graduations / June 2014

June 18, 2014

Let’s Go! June 19-25

June 18, 2014

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Get involved tonight in designing new Issaquah skate park

June 18, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. June 18, 2014

Now that the new skate park has a location, the city wants the public’s help on the design.

The Issaquah City Council unanimously approved Tibbetts Valley Park as the site for the new skate park in May. The next phase of the process will include two community discussions about what the park should feature.

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Public marijuana, open pot container laws could come to Issaquah

June 17, 2014

Sure, marijuana is legal now, but not for everyone at all times.

The Issaquah City Council Services & Safety Committee took steps in giving the Issaquah Police Department tools to enforce restrictions to recreational marijuana use June 2. The drug still remains illegal in many circumstances.

“We’d be adopting the state law that says it’s illegal to consume marijuana in view of the general public,” City Associate Planner Jason Rogers said about possible council action.

The same state law regulates the age of consumption to 21 and older, as well as criminalizes driving under the influence of marijuana.

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Local boy gets golden opportunity with McDonald’s trip to the World Cup

June 17, 2014

John Carroz took his 9-year-old son J.K. to get passport photos in early May.

“Are we going somewhere?” an inquisitive J.K. asked.

“Uh, no, it’s a Mother’s Day gift,” John responded, trying his best to hide a secret of epic proportions.

By Greg Farrar Sounders FC goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann (left), Eastside FC player J.K. Carroz, 9, and Ronald McDonald pose for publicity and family photos at local owner Alan Finkelstein’s Gilman Boulevard McDonald’s restaurant after the unveiling of a banner with the surprise travel prize for Carroz.

By Greg Farrar
Sounders FC goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann (left), Eastside FC player J.K. Carroz, 9, and Ronald McDonald pose for publicity and family photos at local owner Alan Finkelstein’s Gilman Boulevard McDonald’s restaurant after the unveiling of a banner with the surprise travel prize for Carroz.

The cat was finally let out of the bag June 11, when, in front of family, friends and Seattle Sounders FC goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann, J.K. learned he won a trip to the World Cup in Brazil courtesy of McDonald’s.

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Make Music Day takes over downtown June 21

June 17, 2014

Issaquah Make Music Day will help residents do just that.

The Downtown Issaquah Association will lead downtown merchants and all in attendance in a celebration of music June 21.

Front Street North will set the scene for more than 30 artists and musical performances. They will play from 4 p.m. until late into the night at 16 venues.

Issaquah Make Music Day will not exclude anyone who wishes to perform. The rest of the community can take part in making music of their own on the steps of City Hall at 6 p.m. There, a favorite of last year will return as the All Instrument Flash Mob, made up of musical members of the public, joins to perform “Louie, Louie.”

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