Honor veterans at Memorial Day service

May 22, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 22, 2015

The community is invited to honor its veterans at a special Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. May 25.

(On Saturday, May 23, the VFW and Troop 709 will decorate veteran graves with flags and crosses at 9 a.m., rain or shine. The public is invited help.)

The Issaquah Veterans of Foreign Wars will again produce the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Issaquah’s Hillside Cemetery. The cemetery is between Mountain Park Boulevard and West Sunset Way — just west of and above Newport Way.

State Rep. Jay Rodne will be the guest speaker. Rodne has served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for the past 20 years.

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Reps. Rodne, Magendanz to hold local town hall

March 13, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. March 13, 2015

Fifth District state Reps. Jay Rodne, R-Snoqualmie, and Chad Magendanz, R-Issaquah, are holding three town hall meetings, in Maple Valley, Issaquah and North Bend, on March 14.

At the hour-long meetings attendees can ask questions, and the lawmakers will offer an update on the legislative session.

The Issaquah meeting is from 1-2 p.m. Issaquah Fire Department Station, 71 190 E. Sunset Way.

Get special presentation, tour at hatchery Sept. 19

September 16, 2014

The public is invited to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery for a special tour and presentation — “Salmon Recovery…We Can’t Do It Alone” — Sept. 19.

Learn about the impact on the Lake Sammamish watershed of human activity and ways individuals and policy makers can create an environment in which salmon can thrive. The Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery has invited those who make decisions within their respective jurisdictions that impact the watershed to this special presentation.

Speakers will include:

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King County certifies primary election results

September 2, 2014

King County certified the primary election results Aug. 19, setting the stage for the November general election.

Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert maintained his lead in the 8th Congressional District race, ending up with 36,305 votes or 58.96 percent. The Democratic challengers trailed with Jason Ritchie earning 19,665 or 31.94 percent and Keith Arnold receiving 5,489 or 8.91 percent.

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First primary numbers find incumbents out front

August 12, 2014

Incumbents led the pack as King County announced the latest tally of primary ballots Aug. 8.

Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert shot out to an early lead in the 8th Congressional District race, gaining 35,979 votes or 58.97 percent. The Democratic challengers trailed with Jason Ritchie earning 19,479 or 31.93 percent and Keith Arnold receiving 5,440 or 8.92 percent.

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Four candidates face off in 5th District primary

July 8, 2014

Voters will have four choices for state representative in the 5th Legislative District primary Aug. 5.

The two candidates who receive the most votes will run in the Nov. 4 general election.

Incumbent Republican Chad Magendanz will run again. He touts his expertise on educational issues and his willingness to reach across the aisle as reasons for residents to re-elect him.

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Jay Rodne hosts telephone town hall June 25

June 17, 2014

State Rep. Jay Rodne, R-Snoqualmie, invites constituents of the 5th Legislative District to take part in an hour-long telephone town hall 6:30 p.m. June 25.

Residents can participate by dialing 1-800-773-9429 toll free shortly before the town hall begins. At any time during the call, listeners can get in the queue to ask a question by pressing the star (*) key on their telephone keypads.

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Rep. Chad Magendanz will give higher education perspective to workforce discussion June 18

June 17, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. June 17, 2014

Fifth District Rep. Chad Magendanz will take part in a discussion on higher education June 18.

“Closing the Skills Gap: How Higher Education, Business and Policy Can Collaborate,” will draw a diverse set of experts to discuss actions that more effectively integrate the collaboration between businesses and higher education institutions.

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Local representatives missed few votes

June 3, 2014

For the first time in years, Washington Votes did not list local politicians at the top of its annual Missed Votes Report.

In the 2014 legislative session, Reps. Jay Rodne (R-5th, North Bend) and Chad Magendanz (R-5th, Issaquah) as well as Sen. Mark Mullet (D-5th, Issaquah) ranked low in the report.

Magendanz didn’t miss any votes and Mullet only missed two. Rodne missed the most out of local representation, with eight total.

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Chad Magendanz enters race for second term

May 20, 2014

Chad Magendanz

Chad Magendanz

Rep. Chad Magendanz (R-5th Issaquah) wants to continue putting education front and center.

After a busy freshman term in the state House, Magendanz said he has learned a lot and had a great time doing so. He kicked off his re-election campaign May 9 to seek another two years in the Legislature.

“I’m having a blast,” he said. “It’s very rewarding. It can be frustrating, but when you connect with people, it’s really rewarding.”

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