Real estate agent challenges his peers to contribute

July 23, 2015

Local real estate broker Karl Lindor is stepping up to the plate.

Lindor showed he cares about keeping a roof over families’ heads with a $500 donation to the Merry Christmas Issaquah in July fundraiser.

Now, he’s challenging his peers in the real estate community to match it, and show their dedication to helping Issaquah residents at their lowest.

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Merry Christmas Issaquah in July fund needs a boost

July 16, 2015

With just two weeks left in the month, the Merry Christmas Issaquah in July fundraising drive is well short of its ultimate goal.

The monetary goal of $25,000 goes a long way in ensuring Issaquah families keep a roof over their heads.

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It’s Christmas in July for Issaquah Community Services fundraiser

July 2, 2015

Issaquah Community Services comes to the aid of individuals and families when they need it most.

The nonprofit is there to intervene right before the power goes out, the eviction notice becomes real and the water is turned off.

ICS offers emergency financial aid to residents of the Issaquah School District in the form of utility payments, rent assistance and other miscellaneous contributions, depending on a client’s specific need.

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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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College News — graduates, honors, scholarships, spring break, dean’s lists

March 17, 2015

Seth Hartman receives ROTC scholarship to WSU

Seth Hartman, a 2014 graduate of Issaquah High School, has received an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship to attend Washington State University.

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Editorial — Time to set goals, resolutions for 2015

December 31, 2014

It’s the time of year when people make resolutions, to decide to do better, be better.

We at The Issaquah Press have decided to make some resolutions on behalf of the city and its residents. We hope you will adopt them and keep them.

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Friendly setting finds few feuds between mayoral candidates

October 22, 2013

Mayoral candidates City Council President Fred Butler and City Councilman Joe Forkner restated major themes in a largely agreeable forum Oct. 17.

In one-minute answers, both candidates stuck to their agendas, which remain fairly similar.

“When I retired form Seattle City Light as their chief engineer, I decided to devote myself to public service,” Butler said during his opening statements. “I believe in sustainability. All decisions need to take in the three legs of sustainability: people, planet and prosperity.”

By Greg Farrar Fred Butler (left) and Joe Forkner conclude their mayoral candidate forum Oct. 17 with a handshake and some laughter.

By Greg Farrar
Fred Butler (left) and Joe Forkner conclude their mayoral candidate forum Oct. 17 with a handshake and some laughter.

Forkner took the insider’s approach, citing his years of work within city government and as a board volunteer.

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Advisory board seeks members for affordable housing group

August 20, 2013

If you have something to say about affordable housing funding and programs in the region, here’s your chance to make your voice heard. Join A Regional Coalition for Housing’s Citizen Advisory Board.

The volunteer board consists of 12-15 residents and housing professionals that work with the staff of ARCH, a partnership of King County, the city of Issaquah and other East King County cities to preserve and increase the supply of housing for low- and moderate-income families. Together, they evaluate local housing funding proposals and increase awareness of housing issues on the Eastside.

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Citizen Advisory Board seeks members for affordable housing group

August 16, 2013

NEW – 6 a.m. Aug. 16, 2013

If you have something to say about affordable housing funding and programs in the region, here’s your chance to make your voice heard. Join A Regional Coalition for Housing’s Citizen Advisory Board.

The volunteer board consists of 12-15 residents and housing professionals that work with the staff of ARCH, a partnership of King County, the city of Issaquah and other East King County cities to preserve and increase the supply of housing for low- and moderate-income families. Together, they evaluate local housing funding proposals and increase awareness of housing issues on the Eastside.

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