To the Editor — June 4, 2015

June 3, 2015

Thank you

Many people made Relay for Life a success

On May 9, our community took to the track at Issaquah High School for Issaquah’s 2015 Relay For Life. For 20 hours, we celebrated cancer survivors, remembered those no longer with us and learned about how we can continue to fight back against cancer. This year’s Relay For Life was an outstanding event, made possible by everyone involved.

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Route 200 Freebee bus to change service area, extend to Highlands

June 3, 2015

On June 8, the Route 200 Freebee bus will be extended to the Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride via Southeast Black Nugget Road and Highlands Drive Northeast to improve rider demand and route performance.

Route200TransitMap 20150511The new routing means riders will have a connection between the Issaquah Transit Center, downtown and north Issaquah, and the Issaquah Highlands, King County Metro said in a news release.

 

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City names Waste Free Wednesday Challenge winners

June 3, 2015

To celebrate Earth Day, the city joined the Issaquah School District to issue a Waste Free Wednesday Challenge to every school in the district.

The winning schools are Apollo Elementary, Issaquah Middle and Issaquah High schools.

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Council approves plan for new middle school

June 3, 2015

In a unanimous decision May 18, the Issaquah City Council approved the Issaquah School District’s master site plan and site development permit for the new middle school.

The new campus will be built on the current site of Clark Elementary School along Second Avenue Southeast.

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State Track and Field Championships

June 2, 2015

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The Beat — Speed limits are not suggestions

May 27, 2015

It is an unfortunate tendency of many drivers to regard speed limit signs as suggestions.

Mathew Duff Issaquah High School

Mathew Duff
Issaquah High School

Whether they are trying to keep up with the flow of traffic, enjoy the thrilling adrenaline of velocity or are simply running late, drivers — especially teens — often pursue speeds in excess of the posted limit. We have a perception that of all the various dangerous driving habits, speeding is “not that bad.”

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The Beat — Hot List

May 27, 2015

Movie: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’  

Beat ListAvengers 20150500The highly anticipated sequel to Marvel’s “The Avengers” that was released in May 2012 came to theaters everywhere May 1. This second installment to Marvel’s most successful series follows the superheroes as they battle an evil lord when he is summoned from the Ultron program. Additionally, there is the development of each character’s individual story. It is well done, with very few scenes that are lacking in plot, and the movie is constantly entertaining.

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Puget Sound Gunners’ home opener is tonight

May 23, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 23, 2015

Puget Sound Gunners FC will return to Issaquah for the second straight season.

The Issaquah-based Premier Development League soccer squad hosts its home opener against Lane United FC at 7 p.m. May 23 at Issaquah High School.

The team features players from across the country, including athletes from major universities. There are players with local roots, too, including Issaquah High School student Ian Lambert and Liberty High School graduate Colton Ronk.

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Issaquah repeats as state lacrosse champion

May 20, 2015

Issaquah High School repeated as the girls state lacrosse champion May 15, downing Bainbridge, 11-8, at Eastside Catholic School.

Issaquah held Bainbridge to just three shots in the first half, and then got stellar goaltending from sophomore Katie Earll down the stretch to preserve its undefeated season and extended its winning streak to 28 games.

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Scholarships

May 20, 2015

Students receive $1,000 scholarships

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