LocalTalus HOA rejects tree-removal appeal
NEW — 5:34 p.m. Sept. 29, 2014
Most, but not all, of the disputed trees in the Talus neighborhood will be removed.
A month after a contentious Talus Residential Association public hearing, the board decided Sept. 29 to cut down 10. Six homeowners originally petitioned for the removal of 16 trees that they said blocked their views of the landscape and lowered property values.
SportsIssaquah edges Liberty on the golf course
The Issaquah High School golf team emerged victorious in a preseason match against district foe Liberty; but it was a promising Patriot, not an Eagle, who earned the best score Sept. 17 at Renton’s Maplewood Golf Course.
Issaquah out-stroked Liberty, 181-189. Liberty sophomore Ben Graham was the match medalist, though, notching five birdies on the way to shooting a four-under par 32.
It’s been a successful few weeks for Graham. He won the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Athlete of the Week after accumulating 10 birdies in three matches. He’s the first Liberty athlete to receive the honor this school year.
SchoolsOfficials discuss controversial Common Core education
The Common Core State Standards, designed to create a consistent set of learning standards for K-12 students, are among the most contentious topics in public education these days.
Politicians, school administrators and public policy experts discussed various aspects of Common Core during a town hall-style meeting Sept. 15 at Pacific Cascade Middle School. About two dozen audience members participated and provided feedback to a seven-person speaking panel.