Stacy Goodman, City Council appointee, launches campaign

April 12, 2011

Stacy Goodman

Stacy Goodman, a former journalist and attorney appointed to the City Council last month, announced plans April 8 to run for the seat in the November election.

“In just a short time, I see so many issues important to Issaquah and the region where I can represent people and make a difference,” she said in a statement.

Goodman, a past reporter and editor for The Issaquah Press, joined the council after a monthslong search to select a successor to Councilwoman Maureen McCarry.

Because Goodman joined the council a little more than a year into McCarry’s unfilled term, she is running to serve until December 2013, rather than a regular, four-year term.

The novice candidate settled in the Issaquah area in 1989, and moved to Issaquah Highlands in 2006. Before attending law school and joining Issaquah firm Carson & Noel, Goodman covered Issaquah City Hall as a reporter, and later editor, for nine years.

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Customers can receive rebate on ‘green’ showerheads

April 12, 2011

NEW — 8 a.m. April 12, 2011

Puget Sound Energy and Cascade Water Alliance teamed up to offer instant rebates on high-efficiency showerheads.

PSE customers can receive a $10 instant rebate off several WaterSense showerhead models. The after-rebate price to customers ranges from 95 cents and $27, depending on the model.

WaterSense showerheads use no more than 2 gallons of water per minute; standard showerheads use 2.5 gpm or more.

Customers can receive the rebated showerhead by ordering online or printing a coupon to redeem for qualifying models at participating Lowe’s stores through May 15.

In order to qualify, customers must live in a single-family property or attached housing of four units or less, and use PSE electricity or natural gas to heat water. The rebate is limited to two showerheads per household.

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Stacy Goodman, City Council appointee, launches campaign

April 8, 2011

NEW — 5 p.m. April 8, 2011

Stacy Goodman, a former journalist and attorney appointed to the City Council last month, announced plans Friday to run for the seat in the November election.

“In just a short time, I see so many issues important to Issaquah and the region where I can represent people and make a difference,” she said in a statement.

Goodman, a past reporter and editor for The Issaquah Press, joined the council after a monthslong search to select a successor to former Councilwoman Maureen McCarry.

Because Goodman joined the council a little more than a year into the unfilled term, she is running to serve until December 2013, rather than a regular, four-year term.

The novice candidate settled in the Issaquah area in 1989, and moved to Issaquah Highlands in 2006. Before attending law school and joining Issaquah firm Carson & Noel, Goodman covered Issaquah City Hall as a reporter, and later editor, for nine years.

“I know this community well, and I know it from many viewpoints,” she said in the statement. “I’ve experienced life in Issaquah as a resident, a parent raising children, a volunteer, a journalist and now as a business owner. Of course I’ve seen it change over the past 22 years, but change can present us with some exciting opportunities as we shape the future of Issaquah.”

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Check the mailbox for a toilet leak kit

March 15, 2011

The average home can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water each year due to running toilets, dripping faucets and other household leaks. The results: wasted water and pricier water bills.

In order to stop the drips, Cascade Water Alliance plans to send toilet leak detection mailers to more than 100,000 residences in Issaquah and King County for Fix A Leak Week from March 14-20.

The mailers include dye strips and simple instructions to check toilets for leaks. Learn more about toilet-leak fixes and other conservation programs at the alliance website, www.cascadewater.org.

Since 2004, the alliance has offered conservation programs to help reduce water use and save money.

Customers can receive rebates for installing WaterSense toilets and clothes washers, as well as rain shut-off devices for irrigation systems.

The alliance also provides irrigation system audits, efficient showerhead and aerator installations at apartment complexes, and upgrades to dishwashers and other fixtures at restaurants.

The regional alliance includes the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District, Issaquah and Bellevue, plus other Eastside and South King County cities and water districts. The agency serves about 400,000 residents and 22,000 businesses.

Cascade Water Alliance mails leak detection kits to customers

March 3, 2011

NEW — 6 a.m. March 3, 2011

The average home can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water each year due to running toilets, dripping faucets and other household leaks. The results: wasted water and pricier water bills.

In fact, leaking toilets can waste more than 200 gallons of water per day.

In order to stop the drips, Cascade Water Alliance plans to send toilet leak detection mailers to more than 100,000 residences in Issaquah and King County for Fix A Leak Week from March 14-20.

The mailers include dye strips and simple instructions to check toilets for leaks. Learn more about toilet-leak fixes and other conservation programs at the alliance website.

Since 2004, the alliance has offered conservation programs to help reduce water use and save money.

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Nisqually earthquake anniversary jolts memories

February 22, 2011

Issaquah is more prepared now than during 2001 roller

Then-Skyline High School senior Sean Edwards (left) and then-4-year-old sister Quinn leaned over to look inside the cracked asphalt Feb. 28, 2001, as dad Maury looks along a crack in the 1400 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast. File

The ground started to shake as Bret Heath stood upstairs at the old municipal public works office — the steel-frame and metal-clad structure used nowadays as the parks department maintenance facility — and in seconds, the building rolled, like a ship tossed on ocean swells.

“I remember thinking, ‘I wonder if this building is going to hold together,’” the longtime Public Works Operations and emergency management director said.

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Cascade Water Alliance seals deal for future Issaquah water supply

January 25, 2011

The state Department of Ecology and Cascade Water Alliance sealed a deal last month for a water-rights package to secure a future drinking water source for Issaquah residents.

The rights grant the alliance the authority to use Lake Tapps in Pierce County as a long-term drinking water source. Issaquah is a member of the alliance.

The rights allow the alliance to store water in the Lake Tapps Reservoir, divert water from the White River into the lake to supply water for the water supply project and withdraw water from Lake Tapps for municipal water supply purposes. The project as proposed could take 50 years to develop.

Under the agreement, Cascade has the authority to use up to 48 million gallons of lake water per day for public use.

Department of Ecology officials presented the documents to alliance board members Dec. 15.

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City Council re-elects John Traeger, Fred Butler for leadership posts

December 28, 2010

City Council members decided Dec. 20 not to change the top spots on the board for 2011.

The council re-elected John Traeger as council president and Fred Butler as deputy council president in unanimous decisions during the final meeting of the year. Read more

Cascade Water Alliance seals deal for future Issaquah water supply

December 16, 2010

NEW — 1 p.m. Dec. 16, 2010

The state Department of Ecology and Cascade Water Alliance sealed a deal Wednesday for a water-rights package to secure a future drinking water source for Issaquah residents.

The rights grant the alliance the authority to use Lake Tapps in Pierce County as a long-term drinking water source.

The rights allow the alliance to store water in the Lake Tapps Reservoir, divert water from the White River into the lake to supply water for the Water Supply Project and withdraw water from Lake Tapps for municipal water supply purposes. The project as proposed could take 50 years to develop.

Under the agreement, Cascade has the authority to use up to 48 million gallons of lake water per day for public use.

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Cascade Water Alliance offers conservation message — and freebies

December 4, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 4, 2010

Learn how to conserve water — and pick up free high-efficiency shower heads and aerators — as the Cascade WaterSense Road Show comes to Issaquah.

The award-winning conservation program arrives at PCC Natural Market, 1810 12th Ave. N.W., from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

In October, the federal Environmental Protection Agency named the alliance as the WaterSense Promotional Partner of the Year for the program.

The alliance joined retailers and plumbers to promote water efficiency and rebated more than 3,000 WaterSense-labeled toilets for households and businesses. WaterSense is a labeling system used to denote water-efficient products.

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