City councilman enlisted to envision future of mass transit

March 16, 2010

King County Executive Dow Constantine appointed Issaquah Councilman Fred Butler to the new Regional Transit Task Force meant to advise county leaders on the future of Metro Transit services. Read more

Councilman enlisted to envision future of mass transit

February 27, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 27, 2010

King County Executive Dow Constantine appointed Issaquah City Councilman Fred Butler to the new Regional Transit Task Force meant to advise county leaders on the future of Metro Transit services.

The executive announced the appointment and 27 others Monday. The panel includes elected officials and representatives from business, labor, education and human service agencies, as well as Metro riders.

Constantine also appointed AtWork! Chief Development Officer Jane Kuechle to the group. The nonprofit organization operates a recycling facility in Issaquah. AtWork! helps people with disabilities learn marketable skills and find and maintain jobs.

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Residents donate tons of electronics to AtWork!

February 16, 2010

Christy Teel (left), AtWork! project manager, and crew supervisor Ted Stamper, stand with a pallet of discarded electronic equipment that is ready to be recycled. By Greg Farrar

Washingtonians recycled more than 38.5 million pounds of TVs, computers and monitors last year through the E-Cycle Washington program.

The program launched in January and became one of the first in the nation to collect unwanted TVs, computers and monitors for free recycling. Electronics manufacturers pay for the program, and the state Department of Ecology manages the effort.

Issaquah e-cyclers turned in old electronics at three disposal sites: Read more

Dollars tight for human services grants

November 11, 2008

Each year, the City Council considers grant funding for human services providers, and always there are hard choices to make. This year, it is even harder: 44 grant applications, totaling $359,490, were received by the Human Services Commission, but only $211,000 is available in the proposed 2009 city budget.

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