Metro to offer service between Issaquah Highlands, Snoqualmie

February 10, 2015

Beginning later this month, King County Metro will offer customized shuttle service to the Issaquah Highlands and Snoqualmie Valley.

The move is in keeping with an initiative started by King County Executive Dow Constantine to offer more transit options in King County, according to a press release.

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Public invited to hear leaders discuss future of the Eastside

February 10, 2015

NEW — 4 p.m. Feb. 10, 2015

Community members in formal and informal leadership positions throughout the region will gather at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue on Feb. 12 to explore ways to work together for a thriving Eastside future.

Registrants include a diverse set of stakeholders from the business, nonprofit and public sectors who care about and are actively involved in arts and culture, basic needs, education, environment, health and wellness, economy, and neighborhoods and community building.

The luncheon is open to the public. It is from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Meydenbauer Center, N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue.
Registration opens at 11:15 a.m. The $50 cost includes lunch. Register at www.leadershipeastside.com or at the door.

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Editorial: 1,200 backpacks needed for students

July 22, 2014

Let the back-to-school shopping begin!

Wow, everything from erasers to three colors of ink pens, from scissors to notebooks are on the list. Don’t forget a box of Kleenex for the classroom and an apple for the teacher.

If you’ve purchased a new backpack for your student and added in the supplies, your receipts probably add up to well more than $100. And you still have to get new shoes and pay for a yearbook and a PTA membership.

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Skyline targets pediatric cancer research

December 17, 2013

Teenagers are generally a competitive bunch, and Skyline High School tried to take advantage of that during its Winter Wonder Week fundraising campaign.

From Dec. 9-13, the school’s Associated Student Body leaders organized a series of fundraising activities to benefit the Ben Towne Foundation, a local organization that supports pediatric cancer research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

The ASB brought in donations through: an acoustic music night; a “Buff Puff” volleyball tournament that featured a match between the Skyline varsity squad and staff members; and a “Pack the Rack” basketball doubleheader against rival Issaquah, where students were encouraged to wear blue shirts in support of cancer research.

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