Windy weather causing power outages

August 29, 2015

NEW — 11:45 a.m. Aug. 29, 2015

An August windstorm is already causing scattered power outages across the area.

Puget Sound Energy reports about 200 people in Issaquah are without power as of 11 a.m. Saturday.

The utility offers up-to-date outage information, including restoration estimates, on its outage map here. Customers can also get the most up-to-date outage information, or report an outage, by downloading the myPSE app for smartphones here.

Do not call 911 if your power is out, unless your safety is at risk. Report the outage to PSE online, or by calling 1-888-225-5773. Read more

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PSE is upgrading transmission lines in Talus area

August 29, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 29, 2015

Puget Sound Energy will start work soon on Cougar Mountain electrical lines from Talus to the corner of Newport Way Northwest and state Route 900.

Crews will install new distribution wires and upgrade the existing transmission system. The work is meant to improve the reliability of the electric service and reduce the risk of power outages in the area.

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Walgreens hosts fundraiser for wildfire-fighting efforts

August 28, 2015

NEW — 2 p.m. Aug. 28, 2015

To help victims of the forest fires in the Pacific Northwest, and aid recovery efforts in the region, shoppers at Walgreens through Sept. 8 can make donations to the American Red Cross in increments of $1, $5 or $10.

Donations will go to the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from these disasters.

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

August 28, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 28, 2015

In light of the recent fires in Eastern Washington, Village Concepts’ retirement and assisted living communities throughout Washington state are coming together to show their support for the cause through their Village Concepts Cares program.

To raise money for the victims, Spiritwood at Pine Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care, 3607 228th Ave. S.E., will host a spaghetti dinner from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 3.

Donations are greatly appreciated and will be accepted in the form of checks or cash. All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross.

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Klahanie annexation area ZIP code will remain the same

August 27, 2015

NEW — 5:38 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015

Although Klahanie proper and several adjacent neighborhoods are about to leap from unincorporated King County into the city of Sammamish, residents there will make the transition without having to change their addresses.

Their homes will stay on the same foundations, the street names will remain the same, and even the ZIP code — 98029 — won’t change.

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New noise protections kick in for unincorporated King County

August 27, 2015

NEW — 5:27 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015

New and improved noise guidelines for residents living in unincorporated King County are in effect.

Twelve separate county noise code chapters were consolidated into one, so residents can find the regulations easily, according to a news release. The new regulations shift the enforcement focus for neighborhood noise from solely technical decibel limits to public disturbance provisions.

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Registration is open for citizen’s police academy

August 27, 2015

NEW — 5:25 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015

Starting in September, the Issaquah Police Department will hold a free 10-week Citizens’ Police Academy for adults 21 and older who live or work in Issaquah.

Meet the men and women who serve and protect the community every day, ride along with a police officer and become a more informed citizen.

Each course of the Citizens’ Police Academy will be taught by Issaquah officers. In addition to hands-on demonstrations, the interactive courses will cover: Read more

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Sammamish watershed receives Flood Control District grants

August 27, 2015

NEW — 5:19 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015

The King County Flood Control District approved nearly $4.5 million in grant funding July 13 for a range of projects aimed at improving water quality, protecting and restoring habitat and supporting salmon recovery efforts in four King County watersheds.

The Flood District board of supervisors actions will boost the efforts of the Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed — known as Water Resource Inventory Area 8 — by providing $1.8 million Cooperative Watershed Management Grant funds.

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

August 27, 2015

NEW — 3:33 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015

Vasa Park beach on Lake Sammamish is again open for swimming and boating after being closed Monday in response to a sewage overflow from King County’s Sunset Pump Station. Laboratory tests conducted over several days confirmed water quality is safe for recreation.

On Aug. 27, Public Health – Seattle & King County approved the reopening of Vasa Park beach, which was temporarily closed following a brief sewage overflow from the Sunset Pump Station on Monday afternoon.

King County’s Sunset Pump Station is at 3730 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway.

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State Route 18 will be closed near Tiger Mountain this weekend

August 27, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 27, 2015

Drivers who use state Route 18 near Tiger Mountain State Forest should prepare for full closures and detours from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29 and from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30.

Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close both directions of SR 18 between Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast and Interstate 90 for paving, guardrail and tree removal work.

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