City may ask voters to help fund $308 million in traffic solutions

June 17, 2015

Issaquah voters could be asked to approve funding for transportation projects throughout the city as early as February 2016.

During an eight-hour retreat held June 6, the Issaquah City Council came up with a final list of eight goals, including one dubbed, “Transportation Funding Strategy.”

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Chamber names Kathy McCorry new director

June 17, 2015

As of her first appearance before the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce membership at their monthly luncheon June 11, new chamber Executive Director Kathy McCorry had been on the job all of four days.

Kathy McCorry

Kathy McCorry

Reached at the chamber offices June 15, McCorry had to answer using another staffer’s phone. The one in her office wasn’t working yet.

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Register now for summer gymnastic camps

June 17, 2015

The Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department is offering signups now for its summer gymnastics camps, presented with Jet’s Gymnastics Express.

The camps help children learn gymnastics in a fun, playful environment while improving coordination and athletic ability.

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Corrections

June 17, 2015

In the story “Goo in Tibbetts Creek is deicer, not hazardous,” in the June 4 Press, the first name of Issaquah Sewer/Stormwater Operations Manager Harvey Walker was incorrect.

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Police blotter — June 18, 2015

June 17, 2015

Case all wrapped up

At 8:42 a.m. June 5, an officer responded to a report of a subject face down on the trail adjacent to Highlands Drive. After checking the area, the officer located the subject, wrapped in bubble-wrap and sleeping on cardboard. The subject moved on and took his cardboard and bubble-wrap with him.

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Learn about summer meals and snacks for kids resources

June 17, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. June 17, 2015

The Washington State Summer Meals Program feeds children and teens 18 and younger.

Sites are at places such as schools, parks and community centers.

Call the Family Food Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE, both toll free, or go to www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks for more resources for Washington families.

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School district offers new school survey; take it by Friday

June 16, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. June 16, 2015

The Issaquah School District is in the process of planning the opening of its new, noncomprehensive choice high school in fall 2016.

Officials are seeking input from students, parents, staff and community members to inform the district’s work as it develops the new school’s core values, educational program and physical design.

To develop this input, the district is offering an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/38XLGZK. The survey will close Friday, June 19.

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Issaquah named one of the state’s top suburbs for millennials

June 15, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. June 15, 2015

Issaquah has been ranked the second best suburb for millennials in the state of Washington, according to the website Niche.com.

Niche.com provides reviews and insight from everyday experts, to help people choose a neighborhood, college or K-12 school in a more transparent process.

Under its Local category, Niche.com studied each city’s job opportunities, access to bars, restaurants and affordable housing for millennials, residents ages 25-34.

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Help shape future look of King County’s new 730-acre Cougar/Squak Corridor Park

June 14, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. June 14, 2015

Learn about Cougar/Squak Corridor Park, hear draft recommendations for park uses and amenities, and share your ideas about the park’s future at a June 17 public meeting, sponsored by King County Parks.

Set from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Eagle Room at Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, the meeting will include information from King County Parks Division representatives about the 730-acre park and draft recommendations about uses, according to a county news release. At a community meeting in May, participants generated ideas for uses and amenities in the park, and the draft recommendations reflect that input.

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Explore Issaquah’s dark, dangerous mining past on history museums’ hike

June 13, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. June 13, 2015

Issaquah History Museums explores a dark and dangerous mining past on a “Grand Ridge Mine History Hike” June 20.

The Issaquah History Museums will give 20 people the chance to explore the daily commute of miners who worked in Issaquah’s longest-lasting coal mining operation as early as 1888.

The 3-mile adventure from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 20 will be well worth the wear on sturdy walking shoes.

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