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Arts & Culture

2 Stories
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Sister Cities Commission Welcomes Back Artist Hamid El Hadri for Salmon Days

City of Issaquah Featured Artist 

Hamid El Hadri
  • Author, composer, musician, entrepreneur, & sports lover 
  • Born in Chefchaouen, Morocco (Issaquah’s sister city) to an artistic/musical family 
  • Started in theater and p...
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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Sister Cities: Issaquah Wins International Innovation Award

The
City of Issaquah has won the Sister Cities International 2018 Innovation Awardfor Arts and Culture for a city with a population 25,000 – 100,000.

 

As part of an initiative led by Issaquah’s Arts Commission, the City of Is...

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Business

1 Story
Posted on: October 3, 2018

Startup 425 Workshops: Bringing Your Ideas to Reality

Have a great idea for a product or business? Not sure how to get started?

Join Startup 425, the King County Library System, and seasoned professionals from SCORE for a series of workshops focused on bringing your ideas to reality, from developi...

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City Hall

7 Stories
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Mayor Proposes 2019 Budget

Mayor Pauly presented the preliminary 2019 City budget to the Issaquah City Council on Oct. 15, 2018. Budget presentations and Council review sessions begin on Oct. 22. Final budget adoption is anticipated on Dec. 3. To learn more about...Read on... Read on...
Posted on: October 17, 2018

Coffee with the Mayor

Come join Mayor Mary Lou Pauly for some coffee and candid conversation at Yum-e Yogurt on Front Street. Stop by anytime between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.Read on...

Posted on: October 16, 2018

Election 2018: City Hall Ballot Drop Box Opens Oct. 18

Starting Oct. 18, voters can return their ballots at the King County Elections ballot drop box outside Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way. The ballot drop box will remain open 24 hours a day until 8 p.m. Nov. 6 — the date of the general elec...Read on...
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Green Direct: Issaquah to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Thanks to Puget Sound Energy’s Green Direct program, about 95 percent of Issaquah’s city facilities will receive electricity from renewable energy sources – both wind and solar – in Washington state by 2021. The Ci...Read on...
Posted on: September 5, 2018

City Council: Mayor's City Administrator Appointment Confirmed

Emily Moon

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, the Issaquah City Council confirmed Mayor Mary Lou Pauly’s appointment of Emily Moon as City Administrator. Ms. Moon had previously served the City as Interim City Administrator since January 2018 and as Deputy Cit...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2018

Volunteer: ARCH Citizens Advisory Board

ARCH — a public organization created by cities in East King County to assist member cities, including Issaquah, with developing and administering local affordable housing programs — is seeking volunteers for its Citizens Advisory Board...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2018

Issaquah Insider: City’s Communications Team Wins Savvy Award

The City of Issaquah’s Communications team has won a 2018 Silver Circle Savvy Award for the electronic newsletter the Issaquah Insider. 

In addition to this year’s award, the team has won numerous Savvy awards for continuing t...

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Community

5 Stories
Posted on: October 3, 2018

The Garage Seeks Youth Representatives

The Garage, A Teen Cafe is recruiting Issaquah School District-area high school students for the Teens 4 Teens student advisory committee. Teens 4 Teens will help develop the environment and possible programming for The Garage, which opened at its locat...Read on...
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Leadership Eastside Issaquah: Classes Start Nov. 2

Leadership Eastside Issaquah  Leadership Eastside is partnering with the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and the City of Issaquah to prepare Issaquah residents to take on larger civic responsibilities - i...Read on...
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Coexisting with Carnivores: Zoo Needs Issaquah Participants

Carnivores

Woodland Park Zoo is looking for
volunteers who are interested in being part of the Coexisting with Carnivores program. These volunteers will form teams that will work to help their neighborhoods coexist more easily with carnivores. Teams will decide what...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Mayor's Month of Concern for the Hungry

Do you want to help hungry people in our community?  On September 4th, the Mayor delivered a proclamation in support of the Mayor's Month of Concern for the Hungry. You can help support this campaign by participating in a Food Drive for...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Mayor's Month of Concern: Food Bank Donation Drop Off

Results are in for the Mayor’s Month of Concern for the Hungry Food Drive. City staff collected 712 pounds of food for the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank, a new donation record for staff. The donation was handed off on October 4th.

On Septem...Read on...


Home

6 Stories
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Mayor Proposes 2019 Budget

Mayor Pauly presented the preliminary 2019 City budget to the Issaquah City Council on Oct. 15, 2018. Budget presentations and Council review sessions begin on Oct. 22. Final budget adoption is anticipated on Dec. 3. To learn more about...Read on...
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Election 2018: City Hall Ballot Drop Box Opens Oct. 18

Starting Oct. 18, voters can return their ballots at the King County Elections ballot drop box outside Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way. The ballot drop box will remain open 24 hours a day until 8 p.m. Nov. 6 — the date of the general elec...Read on...
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Green Direct: Issaquah to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Thanks to Puget Sound Energy’s Green Direct program, about 95 percent of Issaquah’s city facilities will receive electricity from renewable energy sources – both wind and solar – in Washington state by 2021. The Ci...Read on...
Posted on: September 5, 2018

Council Confirms Mayor's City Administrator Appointment

Emily Moon On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, the Issaquah City Council confirmed Mayor Mary Lou Pauly’s appointment of Emily Moon as City Administrator. Ms. Moon had previously served the City as Interim City Administrator since January 2018 and as Deputy Cit...Read on...
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Community Center Closure: Sept. 4-Nov. 9

Update: September 19,2018
The community center
is moving along and on schedule. So far the plywood decking and the raw hardwood maple flooring have been installed. 
  • A reminder that Monday the 24th we will close off the track and weight room a...
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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Leadership Eastside Issaquah: Classes Start Nov. 2

Leadership Eastside Issaquah  Leadership Eastside is partnering with the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and the City of Issaquah to prepare Issaquah residents to take on larger civic responsibilities - i...Read on...

Newport Way Northwest

1 Story
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Traffic Alert: Newport Way Northwest

Starting Oct. 15, drivers can expect delays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for about two weeks as crews alternate one lane of traffic on Newport Way Northwest at the Riva Townhomes construction site near Northwest Oakcrest Drive Crews will be saw-cutting ...Read on...

Parks & Recreation

4 Stories
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Issaquah Parks and Recreation: Preschool Openings

Preschool PreK.jpg

The Issaquah Parks and Recreation Preschool has three of its upcoming five classes full but there are openings remaining within the 3-year old program.

Once classes are full, waitlists will be formed.

Issaquah Parks & Recreation Preschool s...Read on...
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Winter Youth Basketball Registration Dates Approaching

Our winter youth basketball league is geared toward providing an opportunity for the recreational basketball player to sharpen skills and broaden his or her knowledge of basketball with an emphasis on fun, learning and good sportsmanship. Age groups ra...Read on...
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Fall Recreation Guide Now Available

Our fall 2018 Recreation Guide is now available, and registration is open! We offer everything from fitness classes to basketball programs. Read on...

Posted on: January 2, 2018

Get Outside: Explore Washington State Parks for Free

Enjoy Washington's state parks for free throughout 2018.

Washington State Parks offers several "free days" when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. Following are the 2018 State Parks free days:

  • Jan. 1 — First Day H...
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Police

1 Story
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Pink Patch Project: Issaquah Police Department Promotional Patch Released

Issaquah_Pink Sasquatch.jpg The Issaquah Police Department (IPD) have released their annual promotional uniform patch as part of the Pink Patch Project. The patch can be purchased for $10 by visiting the police station (130 E Sunset Way) or at upcoming events including Salmon Days. ...Read on...

Senior Services

1 Story
Posted on: October 3, 2018

Senior Center: October Newsletter is Here!

The Issaquah Senior Center's October newsletter is here! The October calendar is packed full with tons of wonderful activities, workshops, trips and classes. Read on...

Sustainability

2 Stories
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Green Direct: Issaquah to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Thanks to Puget Sound Energy’s Green Direct program, about 95 percent of Issaquah’s city facilities will receive electricity from renewable energy sources – both wind and solar – in Washington state by 2021. The Ci...Read on...
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Keep Our Recycling Clean

Did you know that 60 percent of the recyclable materials collected in the U.S. go to China to be recycled into new products?  Historically, China accepted up to 5 percent non-recyclable contaminants (garbage or food waste) in bales of recyclable...
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Traffic Alerts

4 Stories
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Traffic Alert: Work Crews Along 2nd Ave SE and SE Evans St

Beginning Thursday 10/18/18, work crews will be installing new fiber optics on existing poles along 2nd Ave SE and SE Evans St. Flaggers will be on site to manage one way alternating traffic along the route. Work hours are 8:30am to 2:00pm and the work ...Read on...
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Traffic Alert: Issaquah-Fall City Road

Drivers should prepare for delays along Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road near 229th Avenue Southeast (and surrounding streets) as Comcast crews conduct work from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 18-22.

During the work, the right-hand, northbound lane of Sout...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2018

Traffic Alert: Newport Way Northwest

Starting Oct. 15, drivers can expect delays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for about two weeks as crews alternate one lane of traffic on Newport Way Northwest at the Riva Townhomes construction site near Northwest Oakcrest Drive Crews will be saw-cutting ...Read on...
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Traffic Alert: Section of 4th Pl SE to be Closed

Starting at 9:00 AM on October 8, 2018, 4th Pl SE will be closed to all through-traffic between SE Evans Ln and SE Evans St for approximately ten weeks.   This closure is part of a pilot process conducted by the City to determine if rerouting wi...Read on...