Merry Christmas Issaquah helps new resident get on her feet

December 16, 2014

Shannon Winkler has called Issaquah home for only a few weeks, but already, she knows it’s a special place.

It’s a place filled with people and nonprofit organizations that take care of their own through good times and bad.

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City leaders say county may be softening stance on trail issues

December 16, 2014

While they all seemed to agree it is way too early to tell for sure, after meeting with King County leaders, city of Sammamish officials say there may yet be some give and take to be had as construction of the East Lake Sammamish Trail moves forward.

The trail is a major sore spot with numerous residents living near the pathway, which follows the old railroad route around the edge of Lake Sammamish.

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Squirreling away winter stores

December 16, 2014

By Terry Walker Terry Walker took this photo of a gray squirrel eating crab-apples in the snow Nov. 29 in his garden on Hepler Lane.

By Terry Walker
Terry Walker took this photo of a gray squirrel eating crab-apples in the snow Nov. 29 in his garden on Hepler Lane.

Survey seeks opinions about city issues

December 16, 2014

The city of Issaquah administration wants to know how you feel about the city you call home.

Beginning early this month and continuing until Jan. 10, the National Research Center, a private Colorado firm contracted to determine local opinions about Issaquah in general, has been contacting residents with a variety of questions.

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Sheriff honored as ‘Champion for Washington’s Children’

December 16, 2014

King County Sheriff John Urquhart recently received the Fight Crime: Invest in Kids “Champion for Washington’s Children” Award for his work on behalf of early learning.

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Sen. Mark Mullet launches state Electric Vehicle Caucus

December 16, 2014

Hoping to support the advancement of low-polluting, electric cars, 5th District Sen. Mark Mullet announced the creation of a bipartisan Electric Vehicle Caucus.

By Greg Farrar Mark Mullet, 5th District state senator representing Issaquah, gets in his electric Tesla Roadster parked at the state Capitol Building in Olympia, during the 2013 legislative session.

By Greg Farrar
Mark Mullet, 5th District state senator representing Issaquah, gets in his electric Tesla Roadster parked at the state Capitol Building in Olympia, during the 2013 legislative session.

According to the Senate Democratic Caucus, the electric car caucus will bring together Democrats and Republicans who believe the use of electric vehicles can strengthen Washington’s economy.

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Police blotter — week of Dec. 17, 2014

December 16, 2014

Malicious mail

At 10:32 a.m. Dec. 5, a resident in the 500 block of Mount Index Place Southwest reported someone caused $500 damage to a mailbox. Read more

Don’t forget to register for Selective Service

December 16, 2014

Every male living in the U.S. is required to register with Selective Service when he turns 18, or when he becomes a resident of this country.

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Blood donors needed to prevent critical shortage

December 16, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 16, 2014

Puget Sound Blood Center has issued an urgent appeal for people to donate blood this holiday season.

Although donations normally dip during holiday periods, the center is already experiencing critical shortages for some blood types.

There has been an acute shortage of platelets and O-negative red cells — the blood type that can be given to patients who have any other blood type. Although supplies of these components are especially low, donors of all blood types are needed between now and Jan. 5 to maintain a strong supply for patients in need throughout the holiday season.

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Send photos of what you love, or not, about Issaquah’s architecture by Jan. 1

December 15, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 15, 2014

The Issaquah History Museums is seeking digital images of Issaquah’s architecture.

The winter history program, “Issaquah’s Architecture,” at the Issaquah Depot Museum on Jan. 10, will showcase community members’ photos of Issaquah as seen through an architectural perspective.

Send photos of what you like and don’t like about architecture in Issaquah. Images of architectural features, details and streetscapes are welcome. Consider not just what is already historic, but what might be historic — something that might not be old but could be of significance or interesting to future Issaquahans.

Email JPEG images to volunteer@issaquahhistory.org by Jan. 1.

 

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