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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Update: Expanded Vaccination for Older Adults

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As of Jan. 18, 2020, all older adults in Washington state over the age of 65 are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. People 50 and older who live in multigenerational households are also eligible if they meet certain conditions. 

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Equity in Issaquah: Community Convenings

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The City of Issaquah’s Human Services Commission is hosting two virtual community convenings to discuss the role of residents in the City’s equity initiatives, and to brainstorm the creation of a new Board/Commission on equity.

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Buy a Mask, Help Others

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Thanks to the creativity of the Issaquah Recovery Task Force, we are now selling face masks adorned with local art. All proceeds from the sales will be donate to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.The City of Issaquah made a call for local artists earl...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Fitness Room and Track Open By Reservation

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We are happy to announce that the Fitness Room and Track at the Issaquah Community Center will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 8 a.m. on a reservation basis.

The Puget Sound Region is currently in Phase 1 for the COVID-19 pandemic Recovery Plan set by the Gov...

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Posted on: January 1, 2021

State Parks: Free Entrance Days in 2021

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The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle. The first free day of 2021 is New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

New Eastside Testing Location

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Starting this week, there will be a new option for convenient, free COVID-19 testing on the Eastside. A new site at Bellevue College will open on Tuesday, expanding efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 in east King County and along the I-90 corridor....

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Traffic Alert: Gilman Lane Closures

New Signal

Crews are working to build a new, four-way traffic signal at the intersection of Northwest Gilman Boulevard and Northwest Juniper Street.

Drivers should expect delays in both directions of Northwest Gilman Boulevard from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays starting Nov...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

City Council Approves 2021 Budget

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After listening to public feedback and deliberating this fall, the City Council adopted a 2021 budget for the City of Issaquah on Nov. 16 that funds key community priorities, demonstrates fiscal restraint and is mindful of the current pandemic. 

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Village Theatre Wins Theatre of the Decade

Winners were recently announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards, and Village Theatre, based in Issaquah, was awarded Theatre of the Decade for an Equity Theatre.

Village Theatre is a leading producer of musical theatre in the Pacific Nor...

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Arts & Culture
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Issaquah History Museum: Pandemic Memory Book

What might people in the future want to learn when they look back at the COVID-19 pandemic that we’re living through today? Will they want to see how we coped with public health guidelines and restrictions? How we adapted to changes in our day-t...

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Arts & Culture
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Call for Arts Grants Proposals

The City of Issaquah seeks proposals for arts and cultural projects and programs to benefit the Issaquah community in 2021.

The Issaquah Arts Grant Program provides support for arts and cultural programs that are accessible to Issaquah residents and visit...

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Arts & Culture
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Buy a Mask, Help Others

Thanks to the creativity of the Issaquah Recovery Task Force, we are now selling face masks adorned with local art. All proceeds from the sales will be donate to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.The City of Issaquah made a call for local artists earl...

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Arts & Culture
Posted on: November 18, 2020

East Lake Sammamish Trail Tunnel Mural

The Eastlake Sammamish Pedestrian and Bike Tunnel has undergone an artistic update with the addition of Devin Finley's "Northwest Paracosm". Read what the artist has to say about the new artwork.

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Meeting: Downtown Streetscape Concept Plan

Join us on Feb. 4 to learn more about plans to implement two exciting projects in the Downtown Streetscape Concept Plan

What is the City's Downtown Streetscape Plan?

Alder Festival Street concept includes lighting, street furniture and l...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

City Council Approves 2021 Budget

After listening to public feedback and deliberating this fall, the City Council adopted a 2021 budget for the City of Issaquah on Nov. 16 that funds key community priorities, demonstrates fiscal restraint and is mindful of the current pandemic. 

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Virtual Event: Community Awards Ceremony

Join us in celebrating all our local heroes at the 2021 Annual Issaquah Community Awards Ceremony, which will be virtual and free to attend this year! The event will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 28.

Each year the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce sponsors t...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Update: Expanded Vaccination for Older Adults

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As of Jan. 18, 2020, all older adults in Washington state over the age of 65 are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. People 50 and older who live in multigenerational households are also eligible if they meet certain conditions. 

Due to limi...

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Community
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Equity in Issaquah: Community Convenings

The City of Issaquah’s Human Services Commission is hosting two virtual community convenings to discuss the role of residents in the City’s equity initiatives, and to brainstorm the creation of a new Board/Commission on equity.

Followin...

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Community
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Community Assistance: Bilingual Volunteers

We Need Volunteers 

Are you bilingual? Do you feel you can use your languages to help others? Do you have time to help?

We are looking for community members with bilingual language skills, who can help in a variety of non-profit organizations in ou...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Now Updated: Development Report

Learn more about construction projects in Issaquah, including a school update in Providence Point; an expansion of Costco’s headquarters; middle school update in Talus; and more in our development report.

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Development
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Code Series Transition on Feb. 1, 2021

The Community Planning and Development (CPD) Department is transitioning to use of the 2018 Code Series on Feb. 1, 2021 for Building and Fire codes. 

Applications for permits must be accepted (submitted and deemed sufficient for review by staff) b...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Traffic Alert: Gilman Lane Closures

New Signal

Crews are working to build a new, four-way traffic signal at the intersection of Northwest Gilman Boulevard and Northwest Juniper Street.

Drivers should expect delays in both directions of Northwest Gilman Boulevard from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays starting Nov...

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Neighborhoods: Central Issaquah
Posted on: November 18, 2020

East Lake Sammamish Trail Tunnel Mural

The Eastlake Sammamish Pedestrian and Bike Tunnel has undergone an artistic update with the addition of Devin Finley's "Northwest Paracosm". Read what the artist has to say about the new artwork.

Click to see more detail

Artist: Devin Finley, Defi...

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Neighborhoods: Central Issaquah

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Olde Town: Virtual Neighborhood Meeting

Join us for a virtual neighborhood meeting for Olde Town residents at 6 p.m. Feb. 2! Register here to receive information on how to join via computer or phone.

The meeting will include:

  • Introductions from Mayor Mary Lou Pauly
  • Updates on the City's C...
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Neighborhoods: Olde Town
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Upcoming Meetings: Olde Town Architectural Standards

The City of Issaquah is proposing the adoption of new Olde Town Architectural Standards that – if approved by the City Council early in 2021 – would apply to properties located in our Single Family – Duplex zoning district in Olde Town (see the gold shade...

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Neighborhoods: Olde Town

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Middle School Project: Sidewalk Detour

The sidewalk on the east side of Falcon Way Northwest near Northwest Talus Drive will be closed starting Jan. 19 for about three weeks while crews install new sidewalk, curb and gutter in the area as part of the middle school project. No impacts are expec...

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Neighborhoods: Talus

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Fitness Room and Track Re-Open By Reservation

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We are happy to announce that the Fitness Room and Track at the Issaquah Community Center will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 8 a.m. on a reservation basis.

The Puget Sound Region is currently in Phase 1 for the COVID-19 pandemic Recovery Plan set by the Gov...

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Parks & Community Services
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Preschool Open House and Registration Dates

Preschool

Open Houses

This is your opportunity to tour a classroom, meet teachers, and ask questions! Join us on either Jan. 15 or Jan. 29 by reservation.

Appointments can be made at both sites, Memorial Park Center & the Issaquah Community Center. Feel free to ...

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Parks & Community Services
Posted on: September 22, 2020

State Parks: Free Entrance Days in 2021

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The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle. The first free day of 2021 is New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.

St...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Senior Center: January Newsletter is Here!

The January Newsletter is here! We have tons of virtual resources, events and classes. Be sure to check out the lunch menu to see what is being offered to go daily!

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Commercial Recycling: Start 2021 Fresh

Start the new year with a refreshed effort to recycle or compost at your business. In the first six months of 2021, the City of Issaquah is offering extra recycling support to businesses. At no cost your business can receive technical assistance, recyclin...

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Sustainability
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Plastic Bags: New Statewide Ban Starts Feb. 1, 2021

While the City of Issaquah has had a ban on single-use plastic bags since 2014, the State Legislature has passed its own statewide bag ban in 2020.

This means that starting on Feb. 1, 2021, the Citywide plastic bag ban will be replaced with the state ban, ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Traffic Alert: Gilman Lane Closures

New Signal

Crews are working to build a new, four-way traffic signal at the intersection of Northwest Gilman Boulevard and Northwest Juniper Street.

Drivers should expect delays in both directions of Northwest Gilman Boulevard from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays starting No...

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

Traffic Alert: Issaquah-Fall City Road Capital Project

The City of Sammamish is undertaking a project that will
impact traffic along Issaquah-Fall City Rd adjacent to the Klahanie neighborhood. 

The project will be widening the roadway between 242nd Ave SE and Klahanie Dr SE from two to five lanes. ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

New Orca Card Pass Program for Transit

Transit allows communities and individuals to access the opportunities needed to thrive. That’s why King County Metro and Sound Transit have partnered to create a new, subsidized annual pass program, allowing qualifying riders to travel on our s...

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