January 22, 2013
Police said a suicidal woman fled from a therapist’s office in Issaquah on Jan. 18 and then crashed a vehicle in Snoqualmie.
Issaquah officers responded to a business in the 22500 block of Southeast 64th Place at 7:37 p.m. after the woman, a 31-year-old Klahanie resident, made suicidal threats to her therapist.
Once officers arrived, the woman did not cooperate with police and fled eastbound on Interstate 90. Police advised the Washington State Patrol and the Snoqualmie Police Department about the woman’s last known location.
January 21, 2013
NEW — 9:15 a.m. Jan. 21, 2013
Police said a suicidal woman fled from a therapist’s office in Issaquah and then crashed a vehicle in Snoqualmie.
Officers responded to the 22500 block of Southeast 64th Place at 7:37 p.m. Jan. 18 after the woman, a 31-year-old Klahanie resident, made suicidal threats to her therapist.
The woman did not cooperate with police and fled eastbound on Interstate 90. Police advised the Washington State Patrol and the Snoqualmie Police Department about the woman’s last known location.
Moments later, a Snoqualmie police officer saw the woman crash a vehicle at the Exit 27 off-ramp from Interstate 90. The vehicle came to a stop in a wooded area after hitting a guardrail and roadside electrical box.
January 15, 2013
The state Department of Transportation is evaluating potential impacts of tolling Interstate 90, and the public can learn more about the proposal at a series of meetings on the Eastside and in Seattle.
January 2, 2013
NEW — 10:30 p.m. Jan. 2, 2013
National Weather Service meteorologists issued a wind advisory late Wednesday for the Puget Sound lowlands, including Issaquah, and said residents can expect gusts up to 55 mph.
Forecasters in Seattle issued the advisory just after 9:30 p.m. Forecasters issue a wind advisory if the possibility exists for sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph and gusts of 45 to 57 mph. The advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday.
Residents should expect sustained winds up to 20 to 35 mph, and gusts up to 55 mph. The winds could cause difficult driving conditions along Interstate 90, particularly in the North Bend area and eastward toward Snoqualmie Pass.
Conditions could also cause smaller tree branches to drop and power outages.
January 1, 2013
The prospect of tolling on Interstate 90 received a cool reception from the City Council, as state officials consider the idea as a way to generate dollars for the state Route 520 bridge replacement project.
The state Department of Transportation is at work on a $4.1 billion project to replace the 49-year-old floating bridge across Lake Washington and overhaul the 12.8-mile corridor between Interstate 5 in Seattle and state Route 202 in Redmond. The floating bridge is scheduled to open in traffic by early 2015.
January 1, 2013
2013 goals are imperative for Issaquah
Our news staff and editorial board put their heads together each year to create a list of 2013 goals for the Issaquah area. Some are repeats from former years, but are still waiting to be accomplished.
January 1, 2013
Motorists should prepare for changes along West Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast near the Issaquah School District’s Sunset Elementary School, as crews start work on a $4.8 million project to add a trail for bicyclists and pedestrians.
The initial phase encompasses a section of roadway between Interstate 90, near the Issaquah-Bellevue line, to Southeast 34th Street in Bellevue.
Under a plan approved Nov. 5 by the Bellevue City Council, crews from Tacoma-based Active Construction plan to add a multipurpose trail separated from vehicle traffic by a landscaped buffer. Plans also call for crews to add pedestrian crossings along the north-south corridor.
December 26, 2012
NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 26, 2012
The state Department of Transportation delivered gifts to holiday travelers — tips to avoid travel-related headaches.
The agency offers numerous travel information tools for motorists headed out between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Travelers planning to hit state highways can find information on the Department of Transportation website about the times and places drivers can expect to experience holiday weekend delays, including U.S. 2, Interstate 90, and Interstate 5 at the Canadian border, and between Olympia and Tacoma.
December 25, 2012
Challenges — whether economic, political or social — defined the year.
December 25, 2012
Redevelopment plan calls for more than 7,000 residences
City leaders raised the building height limit to 125 feet in the business district and raised the stakes for redevelopment in the decades ahead.
The roadmap to redevelopment — a document called the Central Issaquah Plan — also creates a framework to add more than 7,000 residences on about 1,000 acres stretched along Interstate 90.
In a series of decisions reached Dec. 17 after years spent re-envisioning the business district, a relieved City Council adopted the Central Issaquah Plan, but delayed action on a key piece until at least April.
“It’s the right plan at the right time,” Councilman Fred Butler said. “It will not happen overnight, but when the time is right, we will be ready.”