King County communications upgrade passing voter muster

May 12, 2015

Issaquah voters in the April 28 special election had only one issue in front of them, Proposition 1, a King County property tax increase to help fund a $273 million replacement of the county’s emergency communication systems.

The latest election figures available before press time had the issue passing countywide, 191,385 to 101,184, or 65 percent to 34.5 percent. Results won’t be official until they are certified May 15.

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Pickering Barn hosts Kids Bike Rodeo on May 17

May 12, 2015

Recology CleanScapes, in partnership with the city, will host a Kids Bike Rodeo at Pickering Barn.

The rodeo will be from 9 a.m. to noon May 17 at 1730 10th Ave. N.W.

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Show your pride during National Police Week with free blue ribbon from city

May 10, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 10, 2015

Join the Issaquah Police Department in showing support for National Police Week by displaying a free blue ribbon on your vehicle’s antenna.

The ribbons honor the law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, as well as all of the men and women who serve and protect communities every day.

Issaquah police will give away free blue ribbons at the police department front counter, 130 E. Sunset Way, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 11-15, while supplies last.

National Police Week is May 11-17.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week.

Adventure Kids Playcare goes outdoors for Spring Festival

May 5, 2015

Five years ago, when Ed and Nicole Mecum opened Adventure Kids Playcare, they hosted a grand-opening festival to introduce themselves to the community.

But a funny thing happened.

“It was so much fun, we decided to have a festival day every year,” Ed Mecum said.

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Fire station hosts open house May 2

April 28, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. April 28, 2015

Go behind the scenes at a fire station, explore the inside of a fire truck cab and learn how to protect your home and family at Eastside Fire & Rescue’s free community open house May 2.

The open house is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 72, 1575 N.W. Maple Street.

Members of EFR, the Issaquah Police Department and other agencies will answer your questions. In addition, there will be giveaways and tips.

Issaquah Police Department promotes two

April 7, 2015

Two Issaquah Police Department employees were recently promoted.

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson joined the department in 1998. He was promoted to sergeant in June 2008 and to commander last month. He has worked as a detective and a field-training officer. He was also a member of the Major Crimes Task Force and the Special Operations Team.

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Police fingerprinting services change

March 31, 2015

The Issaquah Police Department’s fingerprinting services are now only available as part of concealed pistol license applications.

The change is part of an ongoing effort to optimize the performance of staff and functions within the department.

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Police arrest two burglary suspects; search continues for one more

March 18, 2015

NEW — 4:25 p.m. March 18, 2015

By Greg Farrar Issaquah police officers arrest one of three men suspected of burglary at the Langara Apartments earlier today. Police are still looking for one suspects.

By Greg Farrar
Issaquah police officers arrest one of three men suspected of burglary at the Langara Apartments earlier today. Police are still looking for one suspect.

Issaquah police arrested two men after a resident caught them attempting to burglarize her apartment Wednesday afternoon. Read more

Truck punches hole in I-90/Front Street overpass girder

March 17, 2015

A Recology CleanScapes truck hit the side of the eastbound Interstate 90 overpass over Front Street North on March 13.

The company hauls trash in parts of Issaquah.

The lift that slides a trash bin off the truck was in the up position, and it tore a large hole in the bridge girders. Crumbled concrete was strewn about and a large hole was gouged in the pavement from the overhead force that stopped the truck.

That force was so great that it bent the cab of the truck all the way forward and it slammed into the pavement.

By Kathleen R. Merrill A hydraulic crane pulls the lift of a Recology CleanScapes truck out of the overpass. The truck’s hydraulic lift was buried in the hole. The driver escaped unharmed, even though the cab of his truck bent down and slammed into the pavement from the force of the crash.

By Kathleen R. Merrill
A hydraulic crane pulls the lift of a Recology CleanScapes truck out of the overpass. The truck’s hydraulic lift was buried in the hole. The driver escaped unharmed, even though the cab of his truck bent down and slammed into the pavement from the force of the crash.

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Resource officer change creates friction at Issaquah High School

March 10, 2015

Issaquah police officer Karin Weihe has worked with Issaquah High School students for the better part of a decade, and her pending departure is a source of concern for some people at the school.

Karin Weihe

Karin Weihe

For Jody Mull, who had two daughters graduate from Issaquah and a third who is currently enrolled, the decision to replace Weihe isn’t right.

“It’s about what’s best for the adults and not about what’s best for the kids,” Mull said.

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