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.
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.
April 7, 2015
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.
March 25, 2015
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
March 10, 2015
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.
March 3, 2015