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February 28, 2014

Issaquah schools seek student art for calendars

February 28, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 28, 2014

Issaquah School District students are invited to submit their artwork for possible publication in the district’s 2014-15 student art calendar.

The calendar is distributed free of charge to every family and staff member in the district. All current students are eligible to submit up to three pieces.

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Let’s Go! Feb. 27 – March 5

February 26, 2014

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2014 Residents Guide — Living

February 26, 2014

Mayor states goals in first State of the City speech

February 25, 2014

Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler vowed to maintain momentum in his first State of the City speech.

By Greg Farrar Fred Butler is a member of the Issaquah City Council.

Fred Butler

 

Given during the Feb. 18 regular City Council meeting, the speech laid out what Butler hopes to achieve in the first year of his inaugural term.

“A community is made up of many elements,” he said. “We are blessed with an outstanding school district, an active and professional chamber of commerce, students who are involved, first-class medical facilities and a City Council dedication to regional involvement.”

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Semble brings together communities and investors through innovation

February 25, 2014

For nonprofits always on the lookout for funding, Semble bridges the gap between those communities and investors.

Chosen as one of the three Innovation in Issaquah award winners by the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, Semble has grown a lot since beginning in 2008.

By Peter Clark President Chris Walcott stands in the open offices of Semble. The Bellevue company that aims to match nonprofits’ needs with community investors was given an Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Innovation in Issaquah award.

By Peter Clark
President Chris Walcott stands in the open offices of Semble. The Bellevue company that aims to match nonprofits’ needs with community investors was given an Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Innovation in Issaquah award.

“This was birthed out of necessity,” President Chris Walcott said. “When there are communities around the nonprofits, there’s a community that would support that nonprofit. Our role is to help communities be intentional with their investments.”

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Stolen property to be released to owners

February 25, 2014

Police are hoping to identify the owners of hundreds of items of stolen property and reunite people with their goods.

The items were stolen by a prolific duo that burglarized homes between Mill Creek, Wash., and Tigard, Ore., between January 2012 and July 2013.

Sammamish Police arrested Krystal Sweetman, 27, of Puyallup, and Steven Tipton, 27, of Tacoma, last July.

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The car show must go on

February 25, 2014

Photos by Kathleen R. Merrill Nearly 3,000 cars and thousands of spectators came for the Feb. 23 Import Meet at Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, despite constant rain that was sometimes heavy. And it wasn’t just imports that showed up. Chevrolets (such as the red Corvette above), Fords and GMCs could be seen as well. Below, rear spoilers could be seen on the backs of many cars.

Photos by Kathleen R. Merrill
Nearly 3,000 cars and thousands of spectators came for the Feb. 23 Import Meet at Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, despite constant rain that was sometimes heavy. And it wasn’t just imports that showed up. Chevrolets (such as the red Corvette above), Fords and GMCs could be seen as well. Below, rear spoilers could be seen on the backs of many cars.

Teen poetry slam returns March 2

February 25, 2014

The Issaquah Youth Advisory Board’s fourth annual Issaquah Teen Poetry Slam is from 3-5 p.m. March 2 at the Issaquah Coffee Co., 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., in Gilman Village.

Previews of all entry materials and consent forms must be submitted by March 1.

Learn more by calling Cathy Jones at 837-3300.

Wrong-way, head-on collision injures two

February 25, 2014

Two men were injured in an early morning head-on collision on Interstate 90 Feb. 23.

The Washington State Patrol said a 2002 Volkswagen Passat was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of the highway, when a 2006 Lincoln Town Car struck it head on.

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