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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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City Hall

3 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 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...


Community

4 Stories
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Veterans Day Services in Issaquah

Veterans Day in Issaquah will see two events take place to honor veterans.  Starting at 9:30 a.m. there will be an event at Blakely Hall in the Issaquah Highlands. This is the 4th Annual Issaquah Highlands Veterans Day, a family-friendl...Read on...
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Historic Shell Holiday Shop

The Downtown Issaquah Association is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Historic Shell Holiday Shop.  Each year a Historic Shell is transformed into a cozy, warm, pop-up shop displaying practical, fun and imaginative gifts made by talented local...Read on... Additional Info...
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: 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...


Development

1 Story
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Approved: Costco Headquarters Expansion

The City of Issaquah recently approved a land-use application for Costco Wholesale to expand its international headquarters with a nine-story, 600,000-square-foot building, as well as a 10-story parking garage.  Construction is expected to begin...Read on...

Home

6 Stories
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Approved: Costco Headquarters Expansion

The City of Issaquah recently approved a land-use application for Costco Wholesale to expand its international headquarters with a nine-story, 600,000-square-foot building, as well as a 10-story parking garage.  Construction is expected to begin...Read on...
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Five Acres Added to State Park

More than five acres was recently added to Lake Sammamish State Park, thanks to a land donation by Issaquah-based Lakeside Industries.  The land, which is located east of the park, includes nearly 1,200 linear feet along the eastern bank of Issa...Read on...
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

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: 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...

Parks & Recreation

4 Stories
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Five Acres Added to State Park

More than five acres was recently added to Lake Sammamish State Park, thanks to a land donation by Issaquah-based Lakeside Industries.  The land, which is located east of the park, includes nearly 1,200 linear feet along the eastern bank of Issa...Read on...
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Issaquah Parks and Recreation: Preschool Openings

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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: 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

2 Stories
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Police Arrest Man on Mountain Park Boulevard

Issaquah Police safely arrested a 41-year-old man from an apartment building at 201 Mountain Park Boulevard at 5:42 a.m. Oct. 31 who had been battling a mental health crisis, and was throwing objects from the unit.  During the past two weeks, bo...Read on...
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

2 Stories
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Senior Center: November Newsletter is Here!

The Issaquah Senior Center's November newsletter is here!  The November calendar is packed full with tons of wonderful activities, workshops, trips and classes.  Be sure to remember that the Senior Center is closed on Monday, November ...Read on...
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Veterans Day Events in Issaquah

Veterans Day in Issaquah will see two events take place to honor veterans.  Starting at 9:30 a.m. there will be an event at Blakely Hall in the Issaquah Highlands. This is the 4th Annual Issaquah Highlands Veterans Day, a family-friendly...Read on...

Sustainability

4 Stories
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Composting: What to do With Pumpkins After Halloween

With Halloween behind us, many will be looking for how to deal with that soggy jack-o-lantern.  King County officials are urging you to please put those past-their-prime pumpkins in the compost or yard-waste bin. The average household in King C...Read on...
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Sound Transit Route Changes: Submit Comments Online

As
Sound Transit considers some changes to its transit service, it wants to hearfrom you!

 

Twice
a year, the agency changes its service to respond to changing conditionsand better serve its riders.

 

ST Express bus service will ...

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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

2 Stories
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Traffic Alert: Issaquah Turkey Trot

The Issaquah Turkey Trot is a fun & casual run, walk, or trot Thanksgiving morning in downtown Issaquah. The purpose is to come together as a community during the Thanksgiving holiday and help those in need. The Start/Fini...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...

Transportation

1 Story
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Sound Transit Route Changes: Submit Comments Online

As
Sound Transit considers some changes to its transit service, it wants to hearfrom you!

 

Twice
a year, the agency changes its service to respond to changing conditionsand better serve its riders.

 

ST Express bus service will ...

Read on...