September 30, 2015
NEW — 4:32 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015
RE: Council committee puts the brakes on lowering speed limits of other streets.
@KellyLadyB — So we have to wait for another child to die BEFORE we make our roads safer??! Consider this my expression of #outrage
RE: Kaleidoscope School of Music celebrates 10th anniversary with open house
@KaleidoIssaquah — @issaquahpress, thanks for the mention. We are super excited to feature so much local talent. Read more
September 28, 2015
NEW — 3:11 p.m. Sept. 28, 2015
For Anthony Humay, more than three years of hard work is finally coming to fruition as he prepares to start the next phase of his company, Midzy, a website that bills itself as a “YouTube for polls.”
Humay, an Eastlake High School senior, founded Midzy when he was 13 and has designed most of the site himself. The website, which he calls a “social polling platform,” is now generating more than 10,000 hits per month, figures Humay hopes will push the business to new heights.
September 16, 2015
NEW — 6:44 p.m. Sept. 16, 2015
A 64-year-old man died in a crash on northbound Interstate 5 on Sept. 10 near Conway, Skagit County, according to trooper Mark Francis, of the Washington State Patrol.
The man, Joseph Gibbons, was from Issaquah, the State Patrol reported.
August 11, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 11, 2015
With “the best playground in the state” coming to Lake Sammamish State Park, volunteers are needed immediately to work on raising the remaining needed funds.
Meetings with a Washington State Parks development team have already begun with a targeted playground installation in late spring 2016. At that time, there will be a volunteer call to the community so people can work together to install the playground over five days.
However, organizers need to raise $250,000 to match the $750,000 the state has allocated to the effort.
Organizers are setting up a website for information and donations. Watch for it at www.playground4all.com. They will publicize the website on Twitter and on the Friends’ Facebook site, and ask that you share it with your friends when you see it. Read more
July 16, 2015
For whatever reason, the Issaquah City Council Position 4 seat to be vacated at year’s end by Joshua Schaer has attracted its fair share of attention.
In the Aug. 4 primary, voters will choose from among four candidates hoping to replace Schaer. Ballots for the primary were mailed July 15.
July 16, 2015
I received an intriguing bundle of postcards in the mail here at work the other day — all had images of “my” art exhibits from across the United States.
No, I’m not moonlighting as a modern artist on the East Coast. Rather, I share a more common name than I thought.
June 17, 2015
Our readership has surely noticed that local sports coverage hasn’t been the same since Bob Taylor left The Issaquah Press a few years ago.
Just like every other business, money dictates how we do things, and we’ve had to cut back on reporting staff and editorial space. It’s unfortunate, because the people and organizations who comprise our communities deserve better. I never knew Taylor, but from what I’ve heard, his work was greatly valued and proved irreplaceable after his retirement.
May 5, 2015
Newcastle resident Italene Gaddis had a dream.
The 90-year-old musician, author extraordinaire wanted to join Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show” and sing her mother a song.
May 5, 2015
Two Skyline High School football stars are headed to the National Football League.
While wide receiver Kasen Williams and quarterback Jake Heaps didn’t hear their names called during the NFL draft, both will reportedly get shots as undrafted free agents.
April 21, 2015
Coaches and players on opposing basketball teams knew how good Ty Gibson was, but the Issaquah High School senior might not have convinced any colleges of his talents until a virtuoso performance at the state tournament in March.
Over the course of three games, Gibson set a new tourney scoring record with 87 points. His last two games in an Issaquah uniform were superstar material — a career-high 42 points against Moses Lake, and 32 more against Kentwood as the Eagles clinched the fourth-place trophy.