Issaquah police investigate stranger who approached student

September 23, 2014

NEW — 11:49 a.m. Sept. 23, 2014

Issaquah police are investigating an incident where a stranger reportedly approached an Issaquah Middle School student this morning on Newport Way.

“The incident happened as the student was walking to school on Newport Way at 7:30 a.m.,” Issaquah Middle School Principal Seth Adams wrote in an email to parents. “A white male described as 50-60 years old, thin, balding with greying hair, marks on his forehead and cheeks, no glasses or facial hair, and driving a newer black Lincoln stopped on the road next to the student.

“It was reported he leaned over, opened the passenger door and said, ‘Get in the car.’ The student did exactly the right thing. She said no, ran away and notified her family.”

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Art by Heart comes to Salmon Days

September 23, 2014

Art by Heart, a nonprofit organization founded by three ninth-graders at Skyline High School, interacts with children with different abilities while spreading awareness about such conditions to the community.

Art by Heart will bring awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder by partnering with the Autism Society of Washington at the Salmon Days Festival Oct. 4-5.

Join these teens at Art By Heart booth No. 653 in the Field of Fun area from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. In addition to learning and spreading awareness about autism, there will be face-painting, drawing, quizzes and a raffle.

Learn more here.


King County Elections debuts Instagram campaign for National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 23

September 22, 2014

NEW — Noon Sept. 22, 2014

National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 23, and election officials remind residents that now is a good time to be sure your voter registration is updated and encourage eligible citizens to register to vote.

In addition, King County Elections has launched an Instagram campaign to encourage voter registration in a new, fun way. Voters can take a “selfie” with a sign saying “I’m registered to vote, are you?”

Tag your photos #kceNVRD and @kcelections and your photo could be featured on its Instagram feed.

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Check out the salmon at several locations

September 22, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 22, 2014

Spot the Spawners in the Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed this fall.

Salmon are returning to streams and rivers around Puget Sound. Watch for these natural beauties at the viewing sites around the watersheds as they make their seasonal journey. Local viewpoints include:

Lake Sammamish State Park — 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road, through October. Learn more here.  

Issaquah Creek — Self-guided tours along the creek, culminating at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, 125 W. Sunset Way, through Nov. 16. Learn more here.

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Calling all zombies for downtown walk

September 21, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 21, 2014

The fifth annual Issaquah Zombie Walk returns to downtown Issaquah from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 18.

Zombies of all ages are invited to rise up and meet at the Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N., to creep through downtown and finish with a flash-mob dance performance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” on the steps of City Hall.

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Drive Electric Week car show on Sunday features fast, rare cars

September 20, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 20, 2014

More than 60 electric vehicles from the Northwest, including the world’s fastest street-legal all-electric car, will gather Sept. 21 in Issaquah at a car show celebrating National Drive Electric Week.

Among the new, rare and vintage conversion vehicles on display will be the first Fiat 500e in Washington as well as White Zombie, a 1972 Datsun that accelerates from 0-60 mph in less than 2 seconds, which owner/builder John Wayland is bringing from Portland.

The show is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd.

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Comment on proposed transportation projects

September 20, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 20, 2014

The Puget Sound Regional Council is seeking public comment on two local projects:

  • East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast — $2,456,161
  • East Lake Sammamish Trail, South Sammamish Segment A Construction — $750,000

Learn more here

Projects recommended for funding in East King County are among hundreds of transportation improvements, including bridge repairs, new light rail extensions, bus service, pavement preservation and sidewalks, that will be underway through 2018 around the Puget Sound region.

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Issaquah girls soccer team takes on nation’s No. 1 team Saturday

September 19, 2014

NEW — Noon Sept. 19, 2014

Clearly, Tom Bunnell like challenges.

The Issaquah High School girls soccer coach has put the biggest challenge he possibly could in front of his three-time state champion program.

The Eagles, ranked No. 4 in Class 4A in Washington state, plays the match of a lifetime at 4 p.m. Saturday when they travel to face the nation’s top-ranked team, Mario Carrillo, of Santa Rosa, Calif.

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Volunteers needed for food drive

September 19, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 19, 2014

The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank needs volunteers for its Month of Concern Food Drive.

Volunteers are needed from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays Sept. 21 and 28 and Oct. 12 to help take in and pick up donations, and then organize and put away the donations at the food bank.

If you’re interested, email


Buy or sell at unique auto and car fair this weekend

September 18, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 18, 2014

The Northwest Auto and Boat Fair is bringing the “for sale by owner” concept to a whole different level with its first event.

Watercraft and vehicle sellers can reach hundreds of potential buyers without much hassle when they drop off their goods at Bellevue College this weekend.

Sellers can bring watercraft, cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs or ATVs from 4-9 p.m. Friday, or anytime during the event.

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