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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Fireworks Ban: Stay Safe on Independence Day

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Stay safe on the Fourth of July — and remember the City of Issaquah’s ban on the use and possession of all fireworks without a permit. The ban encompasses all fireworks — including sparklers, cones, fountains and Roman candles.

Adopted in 1993, the City’s ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Police Chief Schwan Confirmed by City Council


Following a nationwide recruitment and competitive interview process, Mayor Pauly selected Paula Schwan, formerly the Interim Chief, as the next Issaquah Police Chief. Chief Schwan was confirmed by City Council on June 21, 2022. 

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Construction: East Lake Sammamish Parkway

East Lake Samm Roundabout

Construction has begun on the East Lake Sammamish Parkway and SE 43rd Way Roundabout Revisions Project. The work will take approximately two months to complete.

Intersection Closures

The City will allow three, full-weekend closures of the intersection. The ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

2021 Water Quality Report

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We have met all water quality requirements. Our top priority is simple: Providing Issaquah residents the highest quality water possible.

We are consistently testing to ensure our water quality. Safety is our top priority – and Issaquah meets all standards ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Down Home 4th of July Celebration

Down Home 4th of July

It's back! The Downtown Issaquah Association and City of Issaquah are pleased to announce the 2022 Issaquah Down Home 4th of July celebration. Plan to attend this summertime tradition and celebration of all things Issaquah! All are invited. Join us and ce...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Rise in Lake Sammamish Kokanee Numbers

Salmon Swimming

A sharp increase — biologists observed over 2,000 returning from Lake Sammamish to spawn in tributary creeks — represents positive signs for the health of our native kokanee salmon population. Kokanee are one of the four genetically distinct salmon popula...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Time Capsule: What Would You Add?

Time Capsule

The City of Issaquah is celebrating its 130th birthday! As part of the ongoing celebrations, Issaquah will fill a time capsule and bury it later this summer for the community to open in 25 years.  

The question: What should be included in the time...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Mayor's State of the City

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Mayor Mary Lou Pauly has released her 2022 State of the City address.

Each year, we pause to reflect on what we’ve accomplished in the past 12 months, and share our plans for the future. This year, the timing is perfect, as we just celebrated the...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Spring/Summer Recreation Guide Released

Rec Guide

The Spring/Summer Recreation Guide is here and packed full of important dates and events.

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Issaquah Selected for 2022 LEED Leadership Program

LEED Building

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building rating system, have announced Issaquah as one of 15 cities that will commence certification in a national cohort supported by the LEED for Cities Local Government Leader...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Business Spotlight: Snapdoodle Toys & Games


Snapdoodle Toys & Games is a locally owned business with five locations on the Eastside, including one in the Issaquah Highlands. Selling toys for all ages, they expanded to Issaquah in 2019, finding a warm and welcoming community.

Thanks to the suppor...

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