September 22, 2015
Every day, a woman, man or child is raped. And every day, people go free for such crimes.
It’s hard enough for people to come forward after a sexual assault. We don’t know how many don’t out of fear of retaliation or because they decide they don’t want the stigma attached to such victims.
But for those who do come forward, imagine how they feel when evidence of the crime is tossed into a system full of backlogs, where it can degrade, get lost or not get tested at all.
May 12, 2015
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.
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.
May 5, 2015
State park funding
Preserve new dock funding at Lake Sammamish State Park
Wonderful new docks in the Lake Sammamish State Park Master Plan won a $1 million Boating Facilities Grant but they will lose this without matching legislative funding. This is included in the governor’s and Senate budget proposals, but is not in the House budget.
April 28, 2015
Washington state high school juniors and seniors with an interest in law enforcement as a career will have an opportunity to spend a week this summer learning about the roles and job opportunities within law enforcement.
April 8, 2014
Book details a life in the Washington State Patrol
If Jack Webb was ever to jump off the silver screen of “Dragnet” and plop down in front of an old Selectric typewriter to chronicle his adventures into a memoir, it might look and sound a lot like what’s in the pages of John Young’s “Super Trooper.”
After nearly 30 years within the ranks of the Washington State Patrol, the 74-year-old Olympia native, now living in the Issaquah Highlands, found himself sharing tales of his exploits from the earlier years on the force at family or friendly gatherings. Such as this anecdote:
“The only other time I was truly scared, I thought I had stopped Patty Hearst and her crew,” he said in a recent interview, recalling the newspaper heiress who was kidnapped and eventually joined her captors in a bank heist.
August 13, 2013
King County law enforcement is putting extra officers on the road between Aug. 16 and Sept. 2 for the annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
The national campaign, put on by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, aims to keep roads safe during the last few weeks of summer from people driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
Despite the fact that voters in the state of Washington voted to legalize marijuana use for adults 21 and older, it is still illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana.