School district offers new online learning tool

May 22, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 22, 2015

The Issaquah School District invites parents and students to use its new resource for learning technology tools — Atomic Learning.

The district’s subscription includes nearly 50,000 step-by-step tutorials on common software, workshops and projects about topics from blogging to Internet safety.

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Climber shares tale of surviving Everest avalanche

May 20, 2015

Dennis Broadwell has been traveling to Nepal for more than 20 years, not only leading climbers up some of the world’s highest and most dangerous mountains, but giving back to one of the world’s poorest countries through humanitarian missions.

Now, Broadwell is starting his own fundraising effort in the wake of the April 25 earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people, and the resulting avalanche on Mount Everest, where he was stationed, which killed at least 19 climbers.

Contributed Dennis Broadwell stands at a climbing camp decorated with Tibetan prayer flags and a U.S. flag at a Tibetan rock cairn on a lower slope of Mount Everest on April 10, before the April 25 earthquake.

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Dennis Broadwell stands at a climbing camp decorated with Tibetan prayer flags and a U.S. flag at a Tibetan rock cairn on a lower slope of Mount Everest on April 10, before the April 25 earthquake.

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City plans next steps as annexation, initiative/referendum are certified

May 20, 2015

Now that the vote overwhelmingly in favor of the annexation of Klahanie and some surrounding neighborhoods has been finalized, the next step is Sammamish City Council action to formally request the annexation.

According to final numbers from King County elections, the annexation question passed 2,467 to 400, or 86 percent to 13.9 percent.

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Community center moves ahead with few glitches

May 20, 2015

The fact the $33.8 million Sammamish Community and Aquatic Center is being built on time and perhaps even a little under budget were probably two of the more notable bits of information to come up as the Sammamish City Council recently received an update on the progress of the project.

City of Sammamish Construction last month of the leisure pool at the Sammamish Community and Aquatic Center was going on at a brisk pace. The other will be a lap and diving pool.

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Construction last month of the leisure pool at the Sammamish Community and Aquatic Center was going on at a brisk pace. The other will be a lap and diving pool.

The total construction contract for the project is $28 million, said Jessi Bon, city parks and recreation director.

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Bartell helps Salvation Army support survivors of domestic violence

May 20, 2015

In support of survivors of domestic violence, Bartell Drugs is accepting donations for The Salvation Army’s Domestic Violence Programs through May 23.

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Police blotter

May 20, 2015

Thankfully, no injuries

Police said no one  was hurt when a car struck an 8-year-old boy on Trossachs Boulevard Southeast at the intersection of Southeast Belvedere Way at about 4:30 p.m. May 3. Reports did not readily offer any details and do not mention any arrests or tickets.

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Police looking for bank robbery suspect

May 20, 2015

UPDATED — 12:25 p.m. May 20, 2015

Contributed The Sammamish Police Department is looking for this suspect, who reportedly robbed the Pine Lake Bank of America this morning.

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The Sammamish Police Department is looking for this suspect, who reportedly robbed the Pine Lake Bank of America this morning.

The Sammamish Police Department is searching for a man who robbed the Pine Lake Bank of America earlier this morning. Read more

Candidate filing week sets up council races

May 20, 2015

NEW – 6 a.m. May 20, 2015

The race for three Sammamish City Council spots is on.

King County candidate filing week closed May 15, setting up races for all three term-expiring seats.

With just two challengers for each spot, a primary is unnecessary, but it does ensure voters will have choices come Election Day Nov. 4.

Sammamish City Councilwoman Nancy Whitten is the only incumbent who decided against filing for re-election.

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Restaurateur wins small business award

May 19, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 19, 2015

Mark Eggen, owner of the local restaurant chain Hop Jacks, was named Washington’s 2015 Entrepreneurial Success award winner at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s awards gala in Seattle on April 30.

Hop Jacks has nine locations in the state, including one in Klahanie, and has plans to expand. The chain was judged in multiple categories, including product innovation, services offered, responses to adversity and contributions to community-oriented projects.

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Annual Click it or Ticket campaign starts today, focuses on children

May 18, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 18, 2015

The state’s annual Click It or Ticket campaign is May 18-31.

During those dates, motorists in Washington can expect to see extra seat belt patrols, which will include an emphasis on children who are not properly restrained.

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