LocalState asks Issaquah to annex Lake Sammamish State Park
NEW — 1:12 p.m. March 10, 2014
Lake Sammamish State Park might fall under city jurisdiction soon.
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Director Don Hoch asked in a March 4 letter that Issaquah officials consider authorizing filing an annexation petition toward the state park.
“For the past decade, State Parks has closely coordinated planning activities with the city because of the park’s influence on the city and the city’s significant influence on the park,” Washington State Parks Communications Director Virginia Painter said. “Our request seeking annexation of the park into the city builds on our shared recreation and conservation interests, and establishes the city as the park’s underlying regulatory and permitting jurisdiction.”
SportsIssaquah, Garfield high schools are working to ensure safe environment for tonight’s game after racially charged social media messages
NEW — 6:25 p.m. March 7, 2014
TACOMA — Issaquah and Garfield have been working together to ensure a safe environment when the schools face each other in tonight’s Class 4A boys semifinal basketball game.
The extra effort comes after racially charged messages appeared on social media following the schools’ matchup Feb. 21.
Garfield’s school resource officer reached out to the WIAA to inform it of the situation. The WIAA decided additional security for tonight’s game is not necessary. Issaquah will have more school administrators on site than usual to provide extra security.
SchoolsIssaquah schools seek student art for calendars
NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 28, 2014
Issaquah School District students are invited to submit their artwork for possible publication in the district’s 2014-15 student art calendar.
The calendar is distributed free of charge to every family and staff member in the district. All current students are eligible to submit up to three pieces.