LocalWater district fears well contamination from Issaquah
New: May 20, 2:59 p.m.
A dispute flared into the public eye May 6 as Issaquah officials and the Sammamish Plateau Water & Sewer District sparred over storm water pollution and Issaquah’s intentions to take over principal wells owned by the district.
Though the state Department of Ecology is unconvinced of health risks, the district, which provides water to the vast majority of Sammamish, launched a campaign to highlight its concerns. Read more »
SportsEastlake golfers battle for top two district finish
It was a tale of two birdies.
The first was made by Eastlake junior Jamie Midkiff on the 18th hole, where a crowd had formed to watch the final strokes of the KingCo 4A championships. The second was made an hour later by her teammate Maddie Nelson, in a playoff to break the tie for first place between the two teammates.
“I felt like a proud father, quite frankly. To have your girls perform so well under pressure is what this game is about,” said Pat Bangasser, coach of the Eastlake Wolves golf team. “We can all go out and play on the weekend and play a good round, but when the pressure is on, those girls really perform.” Read more »
SchoolsLake Washington District students settle in to new STEM school
New: May 18, 1:13 p.m.
For a physics teacher, even a popcorn movie can be a chance to cement a lesson.
And so it happened that students in Pete Saxby’s class, at the Lake Washington School District’s STEM school were watching the Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock movie “Speed.” Read more »
ElectionsIssaquah School Board member Marnie Maraldo seeks re-election
Issaquah School Board member Marnie Maraldo has announced that she will file for re-election this spring.
Maraldo, of Newcastle, occupies the District 2 seat, representing Newcastle and the southwest portion of the Issaquah school district. She was elected to the board at the end of 2009, taking over for longtime member Connie Fletcher.
Although Sammamish residents do not live in District 2, the race will still appear on their ballots in November. Read more »