Local man dies in motorcycle accident

July 23, 2015

A 65-year-old Issaquah man died July 16 when his motorcycle crashed in the 156th block of Issaquah-Hobart Road.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified him as Harold A. Stump. He died of head injuries.

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Local man dies in motorcycle accident

July 17, 2015

NEW — 5 p.m. July 17, 2015

A 65-year-old Issaquah man died in a single motorcycle accident in the 156th block of Issaquah-Hobart Road July 16.

The man’s identification has not been released yet, pending final notification of family by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Deputies responded at 8:20 p.m. to a report of the accident, according to Sgt. Stan Seo, King County Sheriff’s Office spokesman. Upon arrival, deputies found the man still alive next to his 2006 Harley-Davidson. However, even though they administered CPR, the man died at the scene.

The accident is under investigation by accident detectives, Seo said.

 

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Part of Tiger Mountain Road to close daily for culvert work June 8-12

June 7, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. June 7, 2015

A section of Tiger Mountain Road Southeast will close daily June 8-12 to allow crews to replace a culvert from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The closure will be between Issaquah-Hobart Road and Southeast 152nd Street. School bus traffic will be accommodated before 9 a.m. and after 2:30 p.m.

See a closure map at http://1.usa.gov/1BKAj7c.

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Project costs slashed, but Issaquah may still see state transportation dollars

May 27, 2015

While a final answer may not arrive until the end of next month, at least one local legislator is hoping he can bring home some dollars to ease congestion on Interstate 90.

The city was in line for about $126 million for road projects in the Senate version of the state’s latest budget, Mayor Fred Butler said in March.

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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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May Valley Road yet to rebuild one year after landslide

March 3, 2015

If you have driven May Valley Road anytime in the past year, you likely noticed the road is reduced to one lane between roughly 223rd Avenue Southeast and 229th Drive Southeast.

At the same time, you also may have noticed that while the south side of the road is blocked from traffic, there has been absolutely no sign of any construction work. Automated, solar-powered traffic signals allow vehicles to travel the effected stretch of road in alternating directions.

King County closed the south side of the road following a landslide that damaged that road in early 2014, said Rochelle Ogershok, a spokeswoman for the King County Road Services Division.

By Tom Corrigan Westbound cars last week on Southeast May Valley Road proceed on the one-lane restricted King County road after the automated traffic signal turns green.

By Tom Corrigan
Westbound cars last week on Southeast May Valley Road proceed on the one-lane restricted King County road after the automated traffic signal turns green.

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To the Editor — week of March 4, 2015

March 3, 2015

Traffic

Not having any money is the real issue

Ken Sessler has once again profounded about traffic and the Southeast Bypass. Ken, tell us something we don’t know about traffic in Issaquah.

The dearth of good north/south routes on the Eastside is historic in nature and if only we had a time machine to travel back in time to solve that problem back then, whenever “then” was.

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Editorial — Traffic mess needs a good solution, now

September 23, 2014

Something has got to be done about traffic in Issaquah.

When it takes longer to get across the city than it does to get from Issaquah to Seattle, that’s a traffic problem.

Front Street South/Issaquah-Hobart Road is a mess at the best of times. If there is an accident or construction along the road, you can count on sitting there upward of an hour to travel a few miles.

That’s ridiculous.

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To the Editor

September 23, 2014

Traffic

Can you share your secrets with us?

I was excited to read in The Press that adding 344 units on Gilman Boulevard won’t impact traffic. If someone has a secret way of doing this, could you please share it with we who have to use Issaquah-Hobart Road?

Cydne Papworth

Issaquah

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Issaquah-Hobart Road construction finished for now

August 12, 2014

After a spring and early summer of traffic snarls along Issaquah-Hobart Road, King County has finished construction.

For the past few months, crews have performed grinding on the road shoulders in preparation for repaving, which happened throughout June, according to the King County Department of Transportation website.

The county restricted the road to one lane and it caused a few backups, but county Department of Transportation Spokesman Jeff Switzer said the paving was overdue.

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