Editorial — Get ready for election season

April 14, 2015

If you’ve been thinking about taking on an important leadership role within the city of Issaquah, the time has come to take the next step. Candidates must file for election by May 15.

The terms for three Issaquah City Council positions are set to expire at the end of the year — council position No. 2 (Nina Milligan), council position No. 4 (Joshua Schaer) and council position No. 6 (Paul Winterstein).

Milligan and Schaer announced last week that they will not seek re-election.

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City hosts job fair on April 28

April 14, 2015

The city of Issaquah’s second job fair returns April 28.

The fair, for job seekers between the ages of 16 and 24, is from 2-5 p.m. at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W.

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Zoo celebrates tiger birthdays, Earth Day; city also has events planned

April 14, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day at Cougar Mountain Zoo’s Party for the Planet on April 18.

Special guests include the Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society, Mountains to Sound Greenway and many more. Activities include Tobias the Magician, face painting and Earth-friendly arts and crafts, as well as Earth Day-themed mini-lectures for the zoo animals. You can also get your portrait drawn by a caricaturist.

See a complete schedule of mini-lectures at http://bit.ly/1axnfe0.

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Join challenge to save water, win prizes

April 7, 2015

For the month of April, the city of Issaquah is participating in the fourth annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.

Take the My Water Pledge to start conserving water and help Issaquah win.

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Nominate someone for city’s Hall of Fame award

March 31, 2015

The city of Issaquah is seeking nominations of outstanding citizens for its Hall of Fame award.

Each spring, the mayor and City Council president select a person to honor for making a difference in the community.

Each nominee’s contribution to the community will be evaluated according to the following criteria: Read more

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Issaquah honored as Tree City USA

March 31, 2015

For the 23rd consecutive year, Issaquah has been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

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Businesses may apply for Golden Dumpster Award

March 25, 2015

Applications are now being accepted for the Golden Dumpster Award 2015, presented by the city of Issaquah and the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Recology CleanScapes.

The award recognizes businesses that have made significant achievements in the areas of waste reduction, recycling and tenant education.

Winners will be awarded in the following business categories: Read more

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Issaquah ranked 25th safest city in Washington

March 25, 2015

The research website ValuePenguin compiled a list of safest cities in Washington state and Issaquah was No. 25.

Sammamish was ranked safest at No. 1 and Snoqualmie was No. 3.

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City of Issaquah offers water conservation tips

March 23, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. March 23, 2015

City officials are encouraging residents to check their toilets for leaks.

The average American home may waste more than 10,000 gallons of water each year due to running toilets, dripping faucets and other household leaks, which can significantly raise your water and wastewater bills. Nationwide, household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually.

You can detect and fix a leaking toilet in five easy steps:

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City seeks big bucks as growth center

March 17, 2015

Local officials recently applied to have Issaquah designated a regional growth center, a move they believe will make the city eligible for considerably more in various grant dollars.

The regional growth center designation is a function of the Puget Sound Regional Council. The city’s application is currently under consideration by the Growth Management Policy Board, said Rick Olson, director of government affairs and communications for the Puget Sound Regional Council.

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