October 20, 2009
Washington voters will decide between now and Nov. 3 whether to cap property taxes and add additional protections for county conservation land. Read more
July 21, 2009
Issaquah Highlands residents could someday fill up vehicles with gasoline or alternative fuels without leaving the hillside community. But they may find it difficult to grab a snack or late-night fill up at a highlands gas station. Read more
July 7, 2009
Voters could soon decide to protect sensitive land along Issaquah Creek, parts of Cougar and Squak mountains, and dozens of other natural areas throughout King County. Read more
May 12, 2009
Longtime environmental activist Ruth Kees died May 6. She was 84.
Kees was a longtime local advocate for preservation of open space and environmental protection. The city created the Ruth Kees Award for a Sustainable Community in her honor. The award recognizes others if they have “demonstrated outstanding commitment to protecting and preserving Issaquah’s natural resources for a sustainable community.”
Issaquah Alps Trails Club co-founder Harvey Manning was honored posthumously with the award May 4. Kees did not attend the ceremony.
Issaquah City Councilman David Kappler said Kees was an amazing person.
“All her work was with so much life and energy to make Issaquah a better place,” said Kappler, who had known Kees since the mid-1970s through his work with the trails club. Read more
October 7, 2008
As the November election approaches, voters have a multitude of candidates and issues to ponder. From a ballot proposal for a new fire station to the race for governor, the choices are clear and the outcomes will be important. Read more