Eastside Month of Concern kicks off Sept. 12

September 10, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 10, 2015

All around the Eastside, communities and local volunteers are gearing up for a monthlong food drive, the Eastside’s Month of Concern staged by the Emergency Feeding Program.

In Issaquah and Sammamish, as in many local cities, local mayors will get involved with a special Mayor’s Day of Concern Food Drive set for Sept. 19, according to Tim Larson, Sammamish communications director.

The kickoff event is set for 9 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, said Keith Madsen, pastor of the Community Church of Issaquah.

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Route 200 Freebee bus to change service area, extend to Highlands

June 3, 2015

On June 8, the Route 200 Freebee bus will be extended to the Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride via Southeast Black Nugget Road and Highlands Drive Northeast to improve rider demand and route performance.

Route200TransitMap 20150511The new routing means riders will have a connection between the Issaquah Transit Center, downtown and north Issaquah, and the Issaquah Highlands, King County Metro said in a news release.


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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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Student organizes charity drive for foster children

April 5, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. April 5, 2015

The public is invited to a clothing drive and fundraiser to benefit Treehouse, an organization that helps foster children.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 11-12 at Fred Meyer, 6100 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway in Issaquah.

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Firefighters hold annual food, clothing drive

November 26, 2014

Starting the morning of Nov. 28, Eastside Firefighters Benevolent Fund members will set up its fourth annual Food and Clothing Drive.

The Issaquah Fred Meyer and First Due Movers sponsor the three-day event. A 24-foot moving truck donated by First Due Movers will be located in the Fred Meyer parking lot. Firefighters and their families will collect food and clothes in an attempt to fill the truck.

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Costco proposed expansion causes growing concerns

September 23, 2014

Who will pay for a Costco expansion? That question has nearby business and property owners concerned.

Business and property owners have concerns about how proposed Costco growth might affect northern Issaquah, and about who pays for parts of the project.

In its Sept. 15 regular meeting, the Issaquah City Council held a public hearing regarding the draft agreement that has made its way through the Development Services Department in the past several months.

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Donate your change at Fred Meyer and QFC for fire relief efforts

July 23, 2014

NEW — 2 p.m. July 23, 2014

Fred Meyer and QFC stores will donate $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with the fire relief efforts in Washington.

And the change dropped in the coin collection boxes at check stands at all Washington Fred Meyer and QFC stores for the next week will also be donated to the Red Cross.

The Issaquah Fred Meyer is at 6100 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. There are two Issaquah QFC stores, at 1540 N.W. Gilman Blvd. and 4570 Klahanie Drive S.E.

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Fred Meyer, QFC raise $81,000 to Oso relief

July 8, 2014

Fred Meyer and QFC customers, along with The Kroger Co. Foundation, donated more than $81,000 in just three weeks to help with mudslide relief efforts in Oso through the Red Cross of Snohomish County.

From March 23 through April 12, Fred Meyer and QFC customers in the Puget Sound area dedicated donations in the stores’ cash register coin boxes or scan cards to the relief effort.

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City hosts job fair May 28

May 13, 2014

Job seekers are invited to meet with a slew of local employers at the city of Issaquah’s first job fair May 28.

Attendees can connect with hiring businesses such as Fred Meyer, Marshalls and Sports Authority. Experts will review job seekers’ résumés and offer advice.

Prospective employees can apply online with companies prior to the event, or complete online applications at the job fair.

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After Oso, fears of local landslides arise

April 8, 2014

After the devastating Oso mudslide March 22, long-held fears arose in Issaquah.

“It’s scary,” resident Philip Cherian said about the large hill steeply rising over Southeast Black Nugget Road, blocked from the roadway, Home Depot and Fred Meyer by a wall. “We live in the area and drive by there, and you can see water seeping through.”

Rapid earth movement at that site, and at others around town, has long been a concern for the city. Public Works Engineering Director Sheldon Lynne said the city has remained vigilant over the Southeast Black Nugget Road site, performing studies on the private property.

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