Editorial — Time to set goals, resolutions for 2015

December 31, 2014

It’s the time of year when people make resolutions, to decide to do better, be better.

We at The Issaquah Press have decided to make some resolutions on behalf of the city and its residents. We hope you will adopt them and keep them.

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Merry Christmas Issaquah fund is only about halfway to goal

December 24, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 24, 2014

With just two weeks left, the Merry Christmas Issaquah fund is almost halfway to its $100,000 goal.

That total is less that half of what will be needed to meet Issaquah Community Services’ client demands in 2015.

The people that the nonprofit supports are not residents looking for a handout; they are men and women who are simply looking to survive amidst a harrowing set of circumstances.

“We are getting families coming that are so desperate, they have completely exhausted everything,” said Lori Birrell, ICS board president.

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The Issaquah Press Around the World

December 23, 2014

Contributed Issaquah High School seniors Andy Co (left) and best friend J.B. Cohen took their favorite newspaper, The Issaquah Press, to the Army-Navy game in Baltimore, Maryland. Even the Academy mascots were excited about the Issaquah Press! Where have you taken your paper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

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Issaquah High School seniors Andy Co (left) and best friend J.B. Cohen took their favorite newspaper, The Issaquah Press, to the Army-Navy game in Baltimore, Maryland. Even the Academy mascots were excited about the Issaquah Press! Where have you taken your paper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

Merry Christmas Issaquah helps new resident get on her feet

December 16, 2014

Shannon Winkler has called Issaquah home for only a few weeks, but already, she knows it’s a special place.

It’s a place filled with people and nonprofit organizations that take care of their own through good times and bad.

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The Issaquah Press Around the World

December 16, 2014

Contributed Paul and Kelly Bernado and their oldest son Jacob took their Issaquah Press to Roatan, Honduras, earlier this year to build a home for a single mother and her three kids. (Check out Dwellings at www.dwellingsnow.com.) Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

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Paul and Kelly Bernado and their oldest son Jacob took their Issaquah Press to Roatan, Honduras, earlier this year to build a home for a single mother and her three kids. (Check out Dwellings at www.dwellingsnow.com.) Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

Merry Christmas Issaquah offers hope

December 13, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 13, 2014

Issaquah Community Services comes into a family’s life when they need it most.

The people that the nonprofit supports are not residents looking for a handout, they are men and women who are simply looking to survive amidst a harrowing set of circumstances.

“We are getting families coming that are so desperate, they have completely exhausted everything,” said Lori Birrell, ICS board president.

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The Issaquah Press Around the World

December 9, 2014

Contributed The Soboslai-Thackers took their Issaquah Press to the Coliseum in Rome, Italy, this past spring. Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

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The Soboslai-Thackers took their Issaquah Press to the Coliseum in Rome, Italy, this past spring. Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

Press columnist wins two book awards

December 9, 2014

Slim Randles, the columnist who writes “Home Country” for The Issaquah Press, won three regional book awards for the two books he wrote in 2014.

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Merry Christmas Issaquah helps residents at their lowest

December 3, 2014

The clients that come to Issaquah Community Services are often at one of the lowest points in their lives.

It’s the single mother struggling to find money for rent; it’s the family about to endure long nights without electricity or water; and it’s the job seeker that needs money for gas or bus fare just to make it to his or her interview.

“Helping nearly 500 families get by every single year is the sole reason why we exist,” said Lori Birrell, ICS board president.

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To the Editor — week of Nov. 26

November 25, 2014

Meals program

Rule change needed public transparency

On Nov. 18, The Issaquah Press carried an article by Tom Corrigan, about a new sign outside the Issaquah Community Hall, prohibiting outdoor eating of meals served in the hall. As a private citizen, I write this letter in support of Washington’s Open Public Meetings Act.

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