LocalSalamanders get a little help from a Sammamish woman
New: Dec. 6, 11:24 a.m.
Salamanders, as it happens, are kind of dumb. When the little amphibians scurry across the road and hit the curb on the other side, they don’t know what to do. Luckily for them, Kate Poaster does.
For the past 10-12 years, Poaster has been walking the streets of Sammamish in the wee hours of the morning, picking up the salamanders and depositing them at the top of the curb during their twice-a-year migrations.
“Salamanders can’t climb straight up curbs,” Poaster said.
Yes, salamanders migrate.
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SchoolsChallenger elementary students help typhoon victims
After Kathy Stimpson’s fourth-grade students at Challenger Elementary School read a non-fiction story last month, they spent some time in reflection.
Then they put their thoughts into words and actions.
“We were reading about how Italians were emigrating to America, and we saw a picture of one of the reasons why,” student Sean Brainard said. “And it was because some of the Italians, all their homes were destroyed by an earthquake. That reminded us of the Philippines and what’s going on in the world right now.”
ElectionsKathleen Huckabay returns to City Council, many other races decided
New: Nov. 5, 9:07 p.m.
Former City Councilwoman Kathleen Huckabay will return to City Hall next year. After the first round of ballots were released Nov. 5, Huckabay led challenger Larry Wright by a 67-33 margin.
Huckabay served on the City Council from the city’s inception in 1999 to 2009. She retired from the City Council because of her workload in her job at Union Bank. She’s retiring from that job, and said she now thinks she will have sufficient time to devote to the city. Read more »