Send veterans photos, story ideas for Memorial Day section

April 26, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. April 26, 2015

The Issaquah Press is proud to announce it will print its sixth annual veterans section — Lest We Forget — in the May 20 paper, in time for Memorial Day.

Veterans, we want your photos and information, whether you served in a war or during peacetime. If someone in your family was a veteran, but he or she has passed away, we still want to include him or her.

It is important for us to honor and remember all local veterans, living or deceased.

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Two council members decide not to run in 2015

April 14, 2015

The makeup of the Issaquah City Council is about to change.

In the past week, Councilman Joshua Schaer and Councilwoman Nina Milligan have announced they won’t run for re-election come fall.

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The Issaquah Press Around the World — Cuba

April 7, 2015

Contributed Eve’ Martinez-Petrut and Richard Petrut, of Issaquah, recently participated in an eight-day People to People tour of Cuba traveling with a group of jazz enthusiasts. Along with a copy of The Issaquah Press, they are pictured arriving for dinner at Café del Oriente, Plaza de San Francisco, in downtown Havana. Transportation was provided by one of Cuba’s 42,000-plus antique cars. The restored 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air has been repowered with a Mercedes Benz 5-cylinder diesel engine and matching transmission. Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo to editor@isspress.com.

Contributed
Eve’ Martinez-Petrut and Richard Petrut, of Issaquah, recently participated in an eight-day People to People tour of Cuba traveling with a group of jazz enthusiasts. Along with a copy of The Issaquah Press, they are pictured arriving for dinner at Café del Oriente, Plaza de San Francisco, in downtown Havana. Transportation was provided by one of Cuba’s 42,000-plus antique cars. The restored 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air has been repowered with a Mercedes Benz 5-cylinder diesel engine and matching transmission. Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo to editor@isspress.com.

State’s first Karelian bear dog is retiring

March 31, 2015

Mishka, the first Karelian bear dog used to help with bears and other potentially dangerous wildlife in Washington state, is retiring after 12 years of service.

Mishka was enlisted for duty by a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist in 2003 to help resolve tense situations with bears, cougars and other wildlife.

By Rocky Spencer Mishka tracks and trees a bear in North Bend in 2005. The bear was tranquilized, tagged and released in the Cascades.

By Rocky Spencer
Mishka tracks and trees a bear in North Bend in 2005. The bear was tranquilized, tagged and released in the Cascades.

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To the Editor

March 25, 2015

Editorial

People don’t have time to keep an eye on legislators

In recent Press issues, citizens have complained about various City Council decisions. In Issaquah, the city cut the arborist position; in Sammamish, it is the trail construction. You fire off an editorial blaming the victims, the tax-paying citizens, for not attending  council meetings where these issues are discussed and decided.

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Corrections

March 25, 2015

In the article “Officials sound off on space crunch” in the March 18 edition of The Issaquah Press, Issaquah City Administrator Bob Harrison was incorrectly identified.

In the article “Resource officer change creates friction at Issaquah High Schools,” in the March 11 edition, Issaquah City Councilman Tola Marts was incorrectly identified.

Issaquah schools seek student art for calendar

March 24, 2015

NEW — 3:35 p.m. March 24, 2015

Issaquah School District students are invited to submit their artwork for possible publication in the district’s 2015-2016 student art calendar.

The calendar is distributed free of charge to every family and staff member in the district. All current students are eligible to submit up to three pieces.

Art should be submitted in a high-resolution digital format through email attachments, and can be sent to Melissa Johnson at JohnsonM@issaquah.wednet.edu with the words “Art Calendar” in the subject line.

Be sure to include the student’s name, grade, school, and teacher, as well as parent name and email in your message. Make sure your digital pictures are taken straight on (eye level, not crooked) and without flash/lighting irregularities.  Read more

Off The Press — Local residents are doing great things, here and away

March 17, 2015

I spend a lot of time thinking about local people and things, and I’d like to point out some of them here.

Kathleen Merrill Press managing editor

Kathleen Merrill
Press managing editor

Kudos to the parents of young Maddie Sprague, Jeannie and Colin Sprague who met Maddie when she was only a couple of weeks old. Although they knew about her health problems — she had open-heart surgery the day she was born — they adopted her anyway.

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To the Editor — week of March 11, 2015

March 10, 2015

Community center

City is keeping people from use with high prices

I have lived on the Sammamish Plateau since 1978 in unincorporated King County. I pay taxes to the Issaquah School District. I shop and dine daily in Issaquah and by doing so, pay sales taxes to Issaquah.

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The Issaquah Press Around the World

March 3, 2015

Contributed ‘We were thrilled to carry The Issaquah Press with us on our trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. We reached the summit, called Uhuru Peak (19,341 feet) on Feb. 9,’ Jane and Steve Schwartz said. ‘The “Around the World” section is one of our favorites in the paper and we would be so honored if our picture was included!’ Where have you taken your paper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

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‘We were thrilled to carry The Issaquah Press with us on our trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. We reached the summit, called Uhuru Peak (19,341 feet) on Feb. 9,’ Jane and Steve Schwartz said. ‘The “Around the World” section is one of our favorites in the paper and we would be so honored if our picture was included!’ Where have you taken your paper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

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