Winterstein, Ramos top council vote getters in August primary

August 11, 2015

NEW — 6 p.m. Aug. 11, 2015

Incumbent City Council President Paul Winterstein has the largest number of votes of any candidate in the Aug. 4 council primary.

Hoping to earn a second term on the council, Winterstein will face challenger Christopher Reh for council Position 6.

Paul Winterstein

Paul Winterstein

Bill Ramos

Bill Ramos

For council Position 4, Bill Ramos came out on top of a crowded field of four candidates. Read more

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Editorial — The Issaquah Press primary endorsements

July 23, 2015

Local voters already should have received mail-in ballots for the upcoming primary election for the Issaquah City Council. Voters have two primary races to decide, with the top two vote getters in each race continuing to the general election in November.

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Joshua Schaer’s open council seat attracts plenty of attention

July 16, 2015

For whatever reason, the Issaquah City Council Position 4 seat to be vacated at year’s end by Joshua Schaer has attracted its fair share of attention.

In the Aug. 4 primary, voters will choose from among four candidates hoping to replace Schaer. Ballots for the primary were mailed July 15.

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Downtown Issaquah Association Director Karen Donovan named Citizen of the Year

June 3, 2015

Art Walks. Wine Walks. Holiday events. Concerts at the historic Shell station on Front Street.

By Greg Farrar Karen Donovan, executive director of the Downtown Issaquah Association, thanks and pays back her respects to the community as she was honored with the Citizen of the Year award from the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce.

By Greg Farrar
Karen Donovan, executive director of the Downtown Issaquah Association, thanks and pays back her respects to the community as she was honored with the Citizen of the Year award from the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce.

And one, new upcoming event on which she was not about to spill the beans ahead of time.

In her role as executive director of the Downtown Issaquah Association, organizing such happenings in the downtown area are some of the more visible parts of Karen Donovan’s job and her contributions to Issaquah.

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Another resident announces candidacy for City Council

May 5, 2015

A third resident has thrown her name into play for one of three expiring Issaquah City Council seats.

Jennifer Sutton, a commissioner on the Human Services Commission, has stated her intention to run for council Position 2.

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To the Editor — May 6, 2015

May 5, 2015

State park funding

Preserve new dock funding at Lake Sammamish State Park

Wonderful new docks in the Lake Sammamish State Park Master Plan won a $1 million Boating Facilities Grant but they will lose this without matching legislative funding. This is included in the governor’s and Senate budget proposals, but is not in the House budget.

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Two council members decide not to run in 2015

April 14, 2015

The makeup of the Issaquah City Council is about to change.

In the past week, Councilman Joshua Schaer and Councilwoman Nina Milligan have announced they won’t run for re-election come fall.

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Editorial — Volunteer now to help your city

January 20, 2015

The city of Issaquah needs volunteers for various boards and commissions.

The number needed is in parentheses, followed by a brief job description:

Arts Commission (three) — support and encourage visual and performing arts

Cable TV Commission (one) — regulate and oversee the operations of cable television in Issaquah.

Cemetery Board (two) — advise the mayor in connection with the management and control of the city-owned cemetery, including perpetual care, improvements and expansion. Read more

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Council approves annual appointments to city boards and commissions

May 27, 2014

Last year’s mayoral candidate Joe Forkner will go back to work for the city, joining 43 others appointed to various Issaquah governing bodies.

The City Council unanimously approved Mayor Fred Butler’s recommendations to appoint or reappoint a host of residents to most of the city’s 17 boards and commissions during its regular meeting April 21.

The annual appointments fill the vacancies expiring April 30. Most regular members serve four-year terms, while alternate members serve two-year terms.

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City seeks applicants for advisory boards, commissions

January 29, 2013

City leaders need civic-minded citizens to offer advice on important issues as municipal board and commission members.

The city needs applicants for openings on 12 boards and commissions. The groups advise the City Council on issues related to the arts, cable TV, development, parks and, in more specialized realms, city cemetery operations and sister-city relationships.

Meanwhile, officials need regular and alternate members for the 12 existing commissions. The applicants for board and commission posts do not need to reside in Issaquah.

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