Crime stats: Violence up, property crime down

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

Cry wolf, and it could cost you

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

Fines start today for speeders caught on camera

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.

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Speeders caught on camera face fines

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

Drunken-driving accidents increase over New Year’s holiday

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

Wet and windy Salmon Days

October 7, 2008

Better Sunday weather saves the day

 Salmon Days Festival visitors try to keep dry and keep their umbrellas intact Saturday as they brave the rain and gusty winds to visit crafts booths on Front Street North.By Greg Farrar

Salmon Days Festival visitors try to keep dry and keep their umbrellas intact Saturday as they brave the rain and gusty winds to visit crafts booths on Front Street North.By Greg Farrar

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.

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