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People reduced water use by 10 percent; officials ask for continued practice

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 30, 2015

Cascade Water Alliance commended its members and residents for contributing to the region’s collective reduction of its water use by 10 percent in the past two weeks, hitting the goal set by Everett, Seattle and Tacoma.

The regional water suppliers ask customers to continue their efforts to reduce water use to stretch water supplies until the rainy season. Updates on use will be issued every other week.

Cascade and its members — Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond, Tukwila, and the Sammamish Plateau and Skyway water and sewer districts — get their drinking water from the Seattle water supply. Historic low river levels, combined with record-setting hot and dry weather have significantly increased the demand for water.

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Sports

Inexperienced Patriots to rely on ‘grit’ in 2015

NEW — 2:48 p.m. Aug. 24, 2015

Just before the Liberty High School football team hit the locker rooms after a sun-soaked Aug. 21 practice, they gathered in an end zone and knelt on one knee.

“It’s time for ‘Spotlight on a Champion,’” Liberty coach Steve Valach announced. He asked for nominees and the players quickly identified a teammate. Once chosen, Valach ushered him to the front and put his arm around him.

By Christina Corrales-Toy A Nate Solly pass slips through the fingers of Liberty High School senior running back Max Batali at an Aug. 21 football practice at Liberty High School.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
A Nate Solly pass slips through the fingers of Liberty High School senior running back Max Batali at an Aug. 21 football practice at Liberty High School.

“What do you know about this guy that has nothing to do with football?” he asked his team. Read more »

Schools

Angels in wait: Issaquah High School program helps students in need

NEW — 3:25 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015

It can be unsettling for a high-school student who can’t afford functional clothing, prom attire or the fees to participate in certain classes, clubs and sports.

Issaquah High School began addressing those issues three years ago when its PTSA formed an Angel Program that collects a wide range of items and distributes them anonymously to students and families.

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People reduced water use by 10 percent; officials ask for continued practice

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 30, 2015 Cascade Water Alliance commended its members... Read »

Windy weather causing power outages

NEW — 11:45 a.m. Aug. 29, 2015 An August windstorm is already causing... Read »

PSE is upgrading transmission lines in Talus area

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 29, 2015 Puget Sound Energy will start work soon on... Read »

Walgreens hosts fundraiser for wildfire-fighting efforts

NEW — 2 p.m. Aug. 28, 2015 To help victims of the forest fires in the... Read »

Help raise money for disaster relief at spaghetti dinner Sept. 3

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 28, 2015 In light of the recent fires in Eastern Washington,... Read »

Klahanie annexation area ZIP code will remain the same

NEW — 5:38 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015 Although Klahanie proper and several adjacent... Read »

New noise protections kick in for unincorporated King County

NEW — 5:27 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015 New and improved noise guidelines for residents... Read »

Registration is open for citizen’s police academy

NEW — 5:25 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015 Starting in September, the Issaquah Police... Read »

Sammamish watershed receives Flood Control District grants

NEW — 5:19 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015 The King County Flood Control District... Read »

Vasa Park beach reopens; officials say water quality is safe for swimming and boating

NEW — 3:33 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015 Vasa Park beach on Lake Sammamish is again... Read »

State Route 18 will be closed near Tiger Mountain this weekend

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 27, 2015 Drivers who use state Route 18 near Tiger... Read »

Future transit plans include bringing light rail to Issaquah

NEW — 4:20 p.m. Aug. 26, 2015 Visiting city after city and holding numerous... Read »

Correction

Christine Cezar’s graduation notice was incorrect in the Aug. 20 issue. Cezar... Read »

School zone speed cameras to be turned back on Sept. 1

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 26, 2015 The speed cameras along Second Avenue Southeast... Read »

Remodeled Julius Boehm Pool reopens to public

NEW — 1:53 p.m. Aug. 25, 2015 By Greg FarrarYoungsters cavort in Julius... Read »

Food bank hosts charity breakfast

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 25, 2015 The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank presents... Read »

Power failure leads to overflow at county’s Sunset Pump Station

NEW — 5:20 p.m. Aug. 24, 2015 Crews with King County’s Wastewater Treatment... Read »

Corner Bakery Cafe to replace Issaquah Denny’s

NEW — 1:02 p.m. Aug. 24, 2015 After sitting vacant for nearly a year,... Read »

Issaquah safety traffic study moves forward

NEW — Noon Aug. 24, 2015 Already underway and involving more than 20... Read »

Hairstorm closes out Concerts on the Green season

NEW – 6 a.m. Aug. 24, 2015 The Concerts on the Green series comes to... Read »


Opinion

Editorial — Consider volunteering in the classroom

On Tuesday, Issaquah parents will whisk their children off to school, symbolically... Read »

Off The Press — Work with law officers, not against them

Let me ask you good readers a question — when did it become acceptable... Read »

To the Editor — Aug. 27, 2015

Police Police can grow their budget and save lives Police Chief Scott Behrbaum,... Read »

Home Country — The joys of memories great and small

Billy’s been a busy guy ever since he became the official town dog here.... Read »


Sports

Inexperienced Patriots to rely on ‘grit’ in 2015

NEW — 2:48 p.m. Aug. 24, 2015 Just before the Liberty High School football... Read »


Community

4Culture awards equipment grants

NEW — 5:15 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015 4Culture’s Cultural Equipment program... Read »

Snoqualmie hydroelectric museum hosts tours

NEW — 2:23 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015 The Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Museum... Read »

A car show thrice as nice

By Greg FarrarVisitors admire a 1955 Chevy Bel Air four-door wagon owned... Read »

Master gardener’s corner — Is it fall already?

NEW — 6:05 p.m. Aug. 25, 2015 Are we human beings the only ones who don’t... Read »

Junior Ranger Program comes to Lake Sammamish State Park

NEW — 3:21 p.m. Aug. 24, 2015 By Greg FarrarAlysa Adams, Lake Sammamish... Read »

Henry Carson Hughes

Henry Carson Hughes, son of Matthew and Susan Hughes, of Issaquah, was... Read »


Schools

Angels in wait: Issaquah High School program helps students in need

NEW — 3:25 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015 It can be unsettling for a high-school... Read »

School district embraces the new

NEW — Noon Aug. 26, 2015 As students head back to school Sept. 1, many... Read »

Three schools are failing federal standards

NEW — 5:55 p.m. Aug. 25, 2015 Parents from three Issaquah elementary... Read »


Arts & Entertainment

Amateur musicians enjoy intimate setting of Open Mic Night

NEW — 6:15 p.m. Aug. 25, 2015 Not everyone can walk on-stage before a... Read »

Ladies Musical Club’s Awards Tour coming to Sammamish

NEW — 6:13 p.m. Aug. 25, 2015 The Ladies Musical Club of Seattle is bringing... Read »

Berry bonanza bodes well for blueberry crumble

NEW — 6:08 p.m. Aug. 25, 2015 For as long as I can recall, I’ve been... Read »