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City staffers look for help handling Issaquah’s growing population

NEW — 6 a.m. July 31, 2015

Trying to keep up with seemingly ever-increasing development, the Issaquah City Council approved adding new employees to the Development Services Department and taking other steps to spread the workload.

The city will hire a new assistant planner and a new engineering technician, said Christopher Wright, project oversight manager for the development department.

Additionally, Issaquah will extend the contract of a temporary inspector and will allow additional hours for existing public works staff, Wright added.

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Sports

Skyline graduate earns All-America scholar honors

NEW — 6 a.m. July 31, 2015

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named Skyline High School’s Abbey Porter to its 2015 High School Girls Scholar All-America team.

Porter, a standout defender who graduated in June, helped Skyline place third at the Class 4A state tournament in 2014. She’s the first NSCAA All-American in Skyline history, and was the only Washington player among this year’s 46 selections.

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Schools

Skyline duo shows off its knack for crime-scene investigation

High-school students who are interested in having careers in business, marketing or finance often use the organization of DECA to build their skills and make connections.

Contributed Skyline High School students Sonia Grutzius (left) and Elliot Chinn sport their winning medals for the HOSA-Future Health Professionals competition.

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Skyline High School students Sonia Grutzius (left) and Elliot Chinn sport their winning medals for the HOSA-Future Health Professionals competition.

For students looking to become doctors, nurses or veterinarians, there’s also a national body that might be lesser known than DECA, but is just as vital at providing an educational outlet.

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Paving projects planned throughout Issaquah

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Police blotter — July 30, 2015

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Multiple closures required for Seafair Air Show practice, shows Thursday through Sunday

NEW — 8 p.m. July 29, 2105 As the U.S. Navy Blue Angels zoom above Lake... Read »

City sets date for Boehm Pool reopening

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Party with the police Aug. 4 at National Night Out

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Preservation group seeks to save Anderson farmhouse

NEW — 2 p.m. July 29, 2015 The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation... Read »

Magazine names Issaquah a top town for families

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Shakespeare on the Green presents ‘As You Like It’ tomorrow night

NEW — 6 a.m. July 29, 2015 As part of its summer outdoor performance... Read »

Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park call for volunteers for volleyball tournament

NEW — 6 p.m. July 28, 2015 Volunteers are being sought for the Association... Read »

Issaquah mayor says Newport Way Northwest speed limit may drop in September

NEW — 4:17 p.m. July 28, 2015 Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler said when the... Read »

Pro volleyball tour hits Lake Sammamish State Park

NEW — 3 p.m. July 28, 2015 The Association of Volleyball Professionals... Read »

Concerts on the Green goes country with Jessica Lynne tonight

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FISH seeks education coordinator

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Issaquah Farmers Market needs your vote

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Cascade Water Alliance announces water advisory

NEW — 11:35 a.m. July 27, 2015 Cascade Water Alliance is joining Seattle... Read »

Watch for Front Street lane closures July 28

NEW — 6 a.m. July 27, 2015 Drivers should prepare for what the city called... Read »

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Opinion

Editorial — Help children succeed with Tools 4 School

NEW — 11:13 a.m. July 29, 2015 Before you know it, summer will be over... Read »

Off The Press — In the summer of love a little rain must fall

NEW — 11:10 a.m. July 29, 2015 So, you think we’re having a dry summer?... Read »

Cartoon — July 30, 2015

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To the Editor — July 30, 2015

NEW — 11:08 a.m. July 29, 2015 Election Vote to re-elect Paul Winterstein... Read »

Home Country — The Olympic Games aren’t all they’re cracked up to be

NEW — 11:02 a.m. July 29, 2015 Whenever Delbert McLain — our chamber... Read »

Editorial — The Issaquah Press primary endorsements

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Off The Press — Does Caitlyn Jenner really deserve an award for courage?

There’s no question that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender... Read »

Cartoon — July 23, 2015

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To the Editor — July 23, 2015

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Home Country — You say weeds; I say treasures

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Sports

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NEW — 6 a.m. July 31, 2015 The National Soccer Coaches Association of... Read »

Color Me Rad 5K heads to Lake Sammamish State Park

New — 1:27 p.m. July 30, 2015 The Color Me Rad 5-kilometer run will be... Read »

Spartan players take charge of soccer team’s summer work

NEW — 6 a.m. July 30, 2015 To maintain its status as a perennial state... Read »

Lakeside Recovery wins American Legion baseball state title

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Lakeside zeroes in on American Legion baseball regionals

NEW — 6 a.m. July 29, 2015 Lakeside Recovery won its first three games... Read »

Issaquah Little League roundup

NEW — 6 p.m. July 28, 2015 The all-star baseball and softball seasons... Read »

Local lacrosse players named to USA Today all-state team

NEW — 4:52 p.m. July 28, 2015 Five local players were named to the 2015... Read »

ISC Gunners win semifinal, fall short in championship

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Bullets aim for national title

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Five athletes compete for Gliders at Junior Olympics track and field

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Community

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Local grad gives family Phi Beta Kappa trifecta

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Outracing challenges

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Schools

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Arts & Entertainment

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