Merry Christmas Issaquah helps replace losses

November 18, 2014

Cynthia Jackson lost all of her belongings when a pipe burst in her Bellevue home, flooding her bathroom and forcing the single mom to pick up the pieces.

The strife didn’t end there, though. A mold problem made her family sick, so she had no choice but to uproot her life from Bellevue to Issaquah.

“We had to abandon ship and leave everything behind, and I ended up in an apartment in Issaquah with nothing,” she said.

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Volunteers sought for holiday light-hanging party Nov. 22

November 18, 2014

Help light up downtown and some key spots around downtown (and get a free lunch) at the annual holiday light-hanging party beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 22.

The event, sponsored by the Downtown Issaquah Association, starts at the Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N.

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New Taco Time raises $2,500 for FISH

November 18, 2014

The new Issaquah Taco Time NW Restaurant recently presented a check for $2,500 to the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.

The money was raised during the grand opening of the new prototype restaurant. For the grand opening, Taco Time NW donated 50 percent of the day’s sales Aug. 20 to FISH.

Learn more about earthquakes Nov. 20

November 18, 2014

Sandi Doughton, science writer for The Seattle Times and author of “The Full Rip-9.0 The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest,” will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 about earthquakes, fault networks and tsunamis in the Seattle area.

Sandi Doughton

Sandi Doughton

The public is invited to the meeting in the Eagle Room at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way. Read more

Police & Fire

November 18, 2014

Legal troubles

At 1:41 p.m. Nov. 7, an officer responded to a citizen in the 100 block of East Sunset Way who had called 911 regarding issues he was having with his attorney. The officer advised he could request a new attorney and had to go through the court to handle the issue.

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Sammamish running store hosts fundraising Turkey Trot

November 18, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 22, 2014

Local runners and walkers can get their Thanksgiving festivities off to a healthy starts at the third annual Plateau Runner Turkey Trot.

Proceeds from the run benefit Eastlake High School’s Marty O’Connor Scholarship Fund for student athletes.

The 4-mile, family friendly run starts at 9 a.m. Nov. 29. The flat route begins and ends at Plateau Runner, the locally owned and operated specialty running store on the Sammamish Plateau.

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Issaquah lowers B & O tax increase, raises property taxes, as expected

November 18, 2014

NEW — 11:26 p.m. Nov. 18, 2014

Business leaders spoke up and the Issaquah City Council listened.

In a 5-2 vote, council members approved a 50 percent hike in the city’s business and occupation taxes. The increase was a major part of the overall $168.6 million 2015 budget adopted by the council at its regular meeting last night.

Initially, Mayor Fred Butler proposed a 150 percent increase in the B&O taxes over a two-year period. At a public hearing Nov. 3, representatives from the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and some of Issaquah’s biggest business, such as Darigold and Costco, said that was just too much.

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Wine Walk returns to Gilman Village on Nov. 20

November 18, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 18, 2014

The second annual Gilman Village Wine Walk is from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 20.

Enjoy the live music of the Dave Card Trio, snacks and local boutique wines poured in various tasting locations at Gilman Village retail shops. Tickets to this event are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the event.

New this year is a local author meet and greet at various merchant locations throughout the village. The Writers Cottage, home of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association is partnering with Barnes & Noble, which will sell signed copies of each author’s work.

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Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park elect new officers, still needs two

November 16, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 16, 2014

At the most recent Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park meeting of board members, the following officers were elected:

President — Chris Kovac

Treasurer — Jim Berry

Secretary — Barbara Gronseth

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Liberty wins 2A state swim title

November 15, 2014

NEW — 11:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 2014

By Christina Corrales-Toy The 2A state-champion Liberty swim team hoists the trophy at the King County Aquatic Center Nov. 15.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
The 2A state-champion Liberty swim team hoists the trophy at the King County Aquatic Center Nov. 15.

The Liberty High School swim team picked up the program’s first state title after a dominating performance at the 2A state championship finals Nov. 15. Read more

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