August 19, 2015
NEW — 3:31 p.m. Aug. 19, 2015
Issaquah 6-year-old dazzles with X-Games level skateboard skills
By Geoff Baker
Seattle Times staff reporter
Fox Rio Brunner has an Instagram account with 32,000 followers, while his parents screen calls from agents and would-be sponsors, all seeking business with a kid fresh out of kindergarten.
“I’ve never really been afraid when I’m on my skateboard,’’ Brunner says.
July 27, 2015
NEW — 5 p.m. July 27, 2015
The Issaquah Farmers Market is in the running to receive national recognition from American Farmland Trust, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to saving farmland for the next generation.
The community is encouraged to visit the market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through Sept. 26 and then endorse the market by visiting the website markets.farmland.org.
The American Farmland Trust’s seventh-annual Farmers Market Celebration calls on shoppers to help identify the best of America’s farmers markets. The organization asks market visitors to focus their evaluation on four special areas — Focus on Farmers, Healthy Food for All, Pillar of the Community and Champion for the Environment.
Visitors are also encouraged to post pictures and videos of Issaquah’s Farmers Market to Instagram using American Farmland Trust’s hashtag #OnMyFork and our market hashtag #FreshFromIssy.
June 25, 2015
The Seattle Seahawks signed former University of Washington and Skyline High School standout receiver Kasen Williams on June 12.
Williams impressed the Seahawks during May’s rookie mini-camp, in which he participated as a tryout player. Before that, he had signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals, but was waived after failing his physical, apparently due to concerns over a foot injury he suffered as a junior at the UW.
May 5, 2015
Two Skyline High School football stars are headed to the National Football League.
While wide receiver Kasen Williams and quarterback Jake Heaps didn’t hear their names called during the NFL draft, both will reportedly get shots as undrafted free agents.
April 7, 2015
About two-dozen students stood on the Issaquah High School stage and nervously peered out into the sea of empty seats April 1.
They suddenly burst into movement when, with the press of a button, music began to blare from the auditorium’s speakers — it was time to strike a pose.
One by one, the Issaquah students walked the tape-lined stage, a mock-runway of sorts, each stopping three times for full fashion-show effect. They weren’t perfect — some turned the wrong direction, while others failed to hold a pose long enough — but it didn’t matter, this was just practice.
September 22, 2014
NEW — Noon Sept. 22, 2014
National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 23, and election officials remind residents that now is a good time to be sure your voter registration is updated and encourage eligible citizens to register to vote.
In addition, King County Elections has launched an Instagram campaign to encourage voter registration in a new, fun way. Voters can take a “selfie” with a sign saying “I’m registered to vote, are you?”
Tag your photos #kceNVRD and @kcelections and your photo could be featured on its Instagram feed.
April 21, 2014
NEW — 4:55 p.m. April 21, 2014
For most of us, social media facilities are the holy grail of our entertainment. Pressing the refresh buttons on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest on our various smartphones, laptops and tablets is a concerning addiction that we are perfectly content to acknowledge and live with.
And most of the time, this characteristic of our generation is criticized by those who view us as young whippersnappers. However, are we really to blame for the antics of our peers on these social media that makes these facilities so engrossing in the first place? I would like to outline some basic profiles of the average social media users we all see every time we hit that refresh button.
February 4, 2014
Issaquah High School senior Robin Lustig wasn’t supposed to be on her phone, but she checked it anyway.
“I definitely had a slip-up,” she said. “I check my phone every five minutes, even if I know for a fact I don’t have any text messages or any missed calls. That’s what society is these days. You have to be updated constantly with what’s on Twitter, what’s on Instagram.”
Lustig and nearly 600 other students at Issaquah High School stopped using technology for three days beginning Jan. 13, as part of a technology timeout hosted by a documentary filmmaker. That meant no computers, cellphones or social media.