September 22, 2009
The number of violent crimes reported in Issaquah reached a four-year high in 2008, but the number of property crimes recorded last year fell to the lowest level during the same period. Read more
June 23, 2009
Officials consider false alarm ordinance
Home and business owners who cry wolf could face fines under a false alarm ordinance being considered by city officials. The proposed legislation would require alarm users to pay to register the devices as part of the effort to cut the number of false alarms. Read more
April 16, 2009
NEW — 8 a.m. April 16, 2009
Drivers could be fined $124 for speeding near four schools — even if no police officers are present. Officers began to issue citations today for speeders caught by traffic cameras that overlook a busy Second Avenue school zone.
Issaquah Police Department Patrol Cmdr. Scott Behrbaum said the cameras proved to be an effective deterrent to speeders during a test period. He said traffic began to slow down after the cameras were activated.
April 13, 2009
Drivers could be fined $124 for speeding near four schools — even if no police officers are present. Officers will begin to issue citations this week for speeders caught by traffic cameras that overlook a busy Second Avenue zone near the four schools. Read more
December 29, 2008
The Christmas and New Year’s holiday period is the deadliest time of year for drunken-driving accidents, according to recent federal safety data.
In its nationwide study of drunken-driving deaths between 2001 and 2005, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found a daily average of 36. But that jumps to 45 around Christmas, and to 54 during the New Year’s holiday. Read more
October 7, 2008
Better Sunday weather saves the day
A heavy downpour and blustery weather put a damper on attendance Saturday at this year’s Salmon Day festival, but the skies cleared up Sunday, much to the delight of organizers.