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Posted on: June 5, 2023

Former Mayor Keith Hansen Has Died

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Former Issaquah Mayor Keith M. Hansen died on May 28 at age 94. Hansen served as Mayor from 1970-1974. He lived in Issaquah most of his life, spending the last two years with family in Bellevue.

Mayor Hansen was quoted in a 2018 article about his service a...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

Community Survey: What We Learned

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Every other year, the City of Issaquah conducts a community survey to assess how residents view the city’s various services and overall performance. The survey is just one of the ways that we gather your feedback and hear your perspectives on wh...

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Hall of Fame: Meet our Community Awards Winners

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Mayor Mary Lou Pauly presented the 2023 Hall of Fame award during the Issaquah Community Awards celebration on May 25.

Over the years – and through their many contributions to Issaquah – members of the Hall of Fame have raised the bar w...

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

Bear Aware: Take Precautions to Prevent Conflicts


Issaquah is bear country. Throughout the Pacific Northwest, spring and summer are bear season. Recent reports of black bear activity serve as a reminder to take precautions to avoid bear encounters. Unsecured garbage containers, pet food and birdfeeders c...

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

New Buzz Podcast Episode: Tourism


On the latest episode of The Buzz, Autumn and Jen talk about new food options in town and interview Christy Garrard from Visit Issaquah.

Watch on YouTube or listen on Apple Podcasts, Amazon, iHeart, Spotify or TuneIn.

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Tips: Registering For Summer Swim Lessons


The City's hugely popular swim lesson classes at the Julius Boehm Pool have two summer registration windows coming up on May 26 and July 21.

Swim lessons tend to fill up faster than any other program our Parks team offer. 

Looking to register your ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2023

Pickleball Options in Issaquah are Growing


Today marks the one-year anniversary of pickleball becoming the official sport of Washington. While it may have been invented on Bainbridge Island, the Issaquah community has embraced the sport as its own. In 2021, the City incorporated six pickleball cou...

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