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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Future transit plans include bringing light rail to Issaquah

August 26, 2015

NEW — 4:20 p.m. Aug. 26, 2015

Visiting city after city and holding numerous public meetings, King County Metro and Sound Transit officials are working on long-range plans that might spell out the backbone of local mass transit through 2040.

In the case of Sound Transit, the planning process dubbed ST3 likely will lead the agency to placing a funding question on the ballot in November 2016.

Perhaps most noticeably for Eastsiders, Sound Transit’s plan might well include long-discussed light rail service to Issaquah, rail service that easily could impact other local communities, such as Sammamish.

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Correction

August 26, 2015

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

Cezar graduated May 28 with a Ph.D. in bioengineering from Harvard University.

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

August 26, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 26, 2015

The speed cameras along Second Avenue Southeast will be reactivated Sept. 1.

The cameras operate from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. during school days. The cameras monitor both directions of traffic along Second Avenue near Clark Elementary, Issaquah High, Issaquah Middle and Tiger Mountain Community High schools.

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Remodeled Julius Boehm Pool reopens to public

August 25, 2015

NEW — 1:53 p.m. Aug. 25, 2015

By Greg Farrar Youngsters cavort in Julius Boehm Pool Aug. 25 for the first time at the grand reopening of the remodeled facility. Click the photo for more pictures from the celebration.

By Greg Farrar
Youngsters cavort in Julius Boehm Pool Aug. 25 for the first time at the grand reopening of the remodeled facility. Click the photo for more pictures from the celebration.

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