Mourners remember McNugget

May 12, 2015

If there was any evidence that Issaquah is still a close-knit, small-town-feel community, despite the city’s constant growth and development, it was on display in a Staples parking lot May 8.

By Greg Farrar Local residents come for refreshments and conversation May 8 in a celebration of life near McNugget’s former home at the Your Espresso stand on Front Street as it becomes a shrine celebrating the independent and long-lived rooster.

By Greg Farrar
Local residents come for refreshments and conversation May 8 in a celebration of life near McNugget’s former home at the Your Espresso stand on Front Street as it becomes a shrine celebrating the independent and long-lived rooster.

Amidst national protests and global natural disasters, Issaquah residents gathered Friday to remember a dead rooster.

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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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The Issaquah Press Around the World

May 12, 2015

Contributed Bruce and Donna McDonald took their Issaquah Press on a 38-day cruise down the west coast of South America through the Darwin Channel, Cape Horn, The Palmer Archipelago, down the Danco Coast and on to the Antarctic Sound. Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and details to editor@isspress.com.

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Bruce and Donna McDonald took their Issaquah Press on a 38-day cruise down the west coast of South America through the Darwin Channel, Cape Horn, The Palmer Archipelago, down the Danco Coast and on to the Antarctic Sound. Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and details to editor@isspress.com.

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Editorial — People care about the little things

May 5, 2015

In the past 10 years at The Issaquah Press, one topic has received the most website comments, the most letters to the editor and the most phone calls.

The police shootout with a gunman at Clark Elementary School? Elections? Annexations? Plastic bag ban? Growth? Development? Traffic?

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Community mourns beloved rooster McNugget

May 5, 2015

Hearts are heavy and tears are flowing in Issaquah, where the community’s beloved resident rooster McNugget was killed April 28.

Shannon Taylor was walking home the evening of April 27 when she saw a dog run toward the Staples parking lot, where McNugget lived. Minutes later, the dog ran back, this time with the rooster in its mouth.

Taylor tried chasing after the dog, but wasn’t successful. Neighbors later found the rooster’s body and plan to respectfully bury it in an undisclosed location.

“It all just happened so fast,” Taylor said.

By Greg Farrar A sculpted image of a rooster from Bernard Garbuskuk, of Boehm’s Candies, stands as a permanent gift beside McNugget’s former home, which was transformed by mourners into a memorial at the Your Espresso stand in the 600 block of Front Street North.

By Greg Farrar
A sculpted image of a rooster from Bernard Garbuskuk, of Boehm’s Candies, stands as a permanent gift beside McNugget’s former home, which was transformed by mourners into a memorial at the Your Espresso stand in the 600 block of Front Street North.

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Send veterans photos, story ideas for Memorial Day section

May 5, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 5, 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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Memorial for McNugget is May 8

May 1, 2015

NEW — 1:15 p.m. May 1, 2015

By Michael Johnson Beloved resident rooster McNugget was killed in dog attack Tuesday night.

By Michael Johnson
Beloved resident rooster McNugget was killed in dog attack Tuesday night.

The official memorial for Issaquah icon McNugget is set for Friday, May 8. Read more

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Help The Issaquah Press remember McNugget

April 30, 2015

NEW — 6:50 p.m. April 30, 2015

By Michael Johnson Beloved resident rooster McNugget was killed in dog attack Tuesday night.

By Michael Johnson
Beloved resident rooster McNugget was killed in dog attack Tuesday night.

Help The Issaquah Press in remembering the city’s beloved unofficial mascot rooster McNugget. Read more

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Editorial — Tell customers about data breaches quickly

April 28, 2015

Premera’s decision to wait six weeks before notifying state authorities and customers about a major cyber attack on its system was inexcusable.

This is the same insurance giant that was warned by federal auditors last year that its network security procedures were inadequate. Customers entrusted Premera with their most personal information, from bank accounts and Social Security numbers to home addresses and medical records.

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To the Editor — April 29, 2015

April 28, 2015

Healthcare

Everyone should have basic medical care

“There’s something sick about healthcare,” by Tom Corrigan, in the April 15, 2015, edition of The Issaquah Press was both informative and inspirational to read.

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