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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College News — graduates, scholar athletes, academic honors

May 20, 2015

Graduates

  • Emily Johnson, of Sammamish, earned a Bachelor of Arts in musical theater from the University of Northern Colorado, in Greeley, Colorado.
  • Courtney Elizabeth Buchkoski, of Sammamish, earned a Master of Arts from the graduate studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Off The Press — Our website is your visual time machine

May 20, 2015

One of the biggest changes out of many here at The Issaquah Press since your friendly staff photographer signed on 18 years ago has been in how we make and use the images in our newspaper and on our website.

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

What most may already know but gives me great pleasure to point out as a reminder is how many photo galleries you can browse through with the click of a mouse or the swipe of a finger at www.issaquahpress.com/category/photogallery and the other newspapers we publish — Sammamish Review, SnoValley Star and Newcastle News.

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To the Editor — May 21, 2015

May 20, 2015

Teachers

Strike doesn’t set a good example for students

When teachers go on strike, they doing so against state law (RCW 41.56.120). (Nothing contained in this chapter shall permit any public employee the right to strike or refuse to preform his or her official duties.)

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Committee approves $518 million school bond proposal

May 12, 2015

A committee of parents, principals and other educational leaders has approved a plan that would ask Issaquah School District voters for more than a half-billion dollars to build four new schools and modernize several others.

At a May 6 meeting, the district’s bond feasibility and development committee approved a package that would raise $518.5 million in voter-approved funds. The bond measure would likely appear on ballots in spring 2016.

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To the Editor — May 13, 2015

May 12, 2015

Student sleep

Help make school start times later

Issaquah has joined the national Start School Later movement, where health care professionals, sleep scientists, educators, economists, legislators, parents and students are united in their concern that early school start times for teenagers are a major factor contributing to the widespread sleep deprivation facing teens, and that this constitutes a significant public health concern.

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Senior signs

May 12, 2015

Contributed Daniella Jaramillo, Issaquah High School senior, signs her national letter of intent to play collegiate volleyball under full scholarship at St. John’s River State College in Palatka, Florida. Jaramillo played volleyball all four years, three on varsity, playing at the libero position.

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Daniella Jaramillo, Issaquah High School senior, signs her national letter of intent to play collegiate volleyball under full scholarship at St. John’s River State College in Palatka, Florida. Jaramillo played volleyball all four years, three on varsity, playing at the libero position.

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