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Saturday, January 31, 2015 -- 6:00 am
City planner wins award
Sammamish Review - NEW -- 6 a.m. Jan. 31, 2015 Sammamish Associate Planner Robin Proebsting received the Barbara Grace Award at the American Planning Association Conference0 (Washington state chapter) in Spokane. "Robin is very deserving," City Manager Ben Yazici said in the city newsletter. "She has a terrific work ethic, excellent professional skills and a great way with people." […] Read more...
Friday, January 30, 2015 -- 6:00 am
New recycling program begins for fluorescent lights
Sammamish Review - NEW -- 6 a.m. Jan. 30, 2015 Washington residents can now recycle fluorescent lights and other mercury-containing lights for free at 130 sites throughout the state, with more being added in the months ahead. LightRecycle Washington collection sites will take traditional fluorescent tubes (including straight, curved and circular), the twisty compact fluorescent lights and high-intensity-discharge […] Read more...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 -- 4:00 pm
SCAM ALERT from the King County Sheriff's Office
City of Sammamish News - There have been many fraudulent calls that are allegedly coming from the Sheriff's Department saying there is a warrant out for your arrest for not showing up for Jury Duty or nonpayment of back taxes. This is a SCAM! The Sheriff's office does not solicit for funds over the phone under any circumstances. Criminals are now able to use false or "spoofed" numbers to make it appear that the call is coming from a Sheriff's Office phone number, or from the Courts. If someone contacts you and tells you there's a warrant out for your arrest because you missed jury duty or that you owe back taxes, this is a scam! Discontinue the call and contact the King County Sheriff if you have any questions about the legitimacy of such a call. The caller says that they are from the King County Sheriff's Department (or from the Courts of King County) stating that because you missed jury duty there is a warrant for their arrest. This is a scam! They will tell you to pay hundreds of dollars to avoid being arrested. They use high pressure tactics and get you panicked by the way they talk to you. They are very professional sounding. Once they get you to agree to pay the money, they tell you to purchase a cash card (or have a card reloaded) from one of the well known stores (Walmart, Target, etc.). The caller will have you call them back with the special pin number on the card or keep you on the phone during the entire transaction. Within seconds these funds have been transferred into their account. They will then tell you to go down to the King County Courthouse and sign up for jury duty and that King County will reimburse you with a cashier's check for the amount you paid them. The King County Sheriff's Department or the Courts will never call you for money on a warrant or tell you in advance they are coming to arrest you. If you are a victim of this scam: You may file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission at http://www.fcc.gov/complaints. If you received a false call and actually sent/confirmed funds and wish to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission you can do so at http://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/Information#crnt&panel1-1 For more information on the topic: US Courts Link: http://www.uscourts.gov/FederalCourts/JuryService/JurorScams.aspx Read more...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Blood donors needed to prevent critical shortage
Sammamish Review - NEW -- 6 a.m. Jan. 29, 2015 The Puget Sound Blood Center has extended its urgent appeal for people to donate blood after a significant decline in the blood supply following the holiday season. While donations normally dip during holiday periods, the PSBC is facing critical shortages for some blood types. There is an acute […] Read more...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 -- 4:00 pm
LWSD Long Term Facilities Planning Task Force Online Open House
City of Sammamish News - This open house is an ongoing opportunity for you to be part of the conversation about addressing overcrowding and aging schools. Learn more by visiting the Lake Washington District online open house website. Read more...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 -- 4:00 pm
New Eastside Pet Adoption Center
City of Sammamish News - Looking for a new "Best Friend"? King County Animal Control has a new adoption center located inside the Kirkland Petco located at 12040 NE 85th Street. They are op daily 1-6 pm. There you can adopt a pet, volunteer, donate or purchase licenses. For more information go to kingcounty.gov/pets Read more...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 -- 6:01 pm
Garfield Bulldogs stifle Eastside Catholic in matchup of basketball heavyweights
Sammamish Review - The Eastside Catholic Crusaders aren't used to anyone pushing them around on their home court, but the Garfield Bulldogs showed why they're one of the top-ranked programs in the country when they visited Sammamish Jan. 23. Garfield got standout performances from sophomore guards Jaylen Nowell and Jashaun Agosto, and held off every challenge Eastside Catholic […] Read more...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 -- 6:01 pm
Editorial -- Task force needs a more youthful voice
Sammamish Review - Not all anniversaries are worthy of celebration but some should be remembered for the impact on our world, our social conscious and our neighborhood. One coming up is Feb. 12 -- the day the body of a newborn baby girl was found near North Bend. First responders and detectives named her Baby Kimball. A caring […] Read more...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 -- 6:01 pm
Drainage issues fuel residents' lawsuit against city
Sammamish Review - From his home on 214th Avenue Southeast, Robert Morrison claims he has seen about 200 homes go up on the Sammamish plateau in the last five years or so. And while he doesn't say he wants to stop progress, Morrison does say there are problems being created by all those still-new homes, not to mention […] Read more...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 -- 6:00 pm
Letters to the Editor
Sammamish Review - Serious problems need smarter solutions It is disappointing to see the Sammamish City Council and police chief advocating "policing for profit" as a primary option to address underage drinking and parking violation issues. Judging from a proposed 350 percent-plus increase in parking fines, you'd think this must be a rampant problem, yet there was hardly […] Read more...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 -- 6:00 pm
Issaquah schools use visiting mentor to improve reading, writing skills
Sammamish Review - There are a lot of statistics for Issaquah School District educators to ponder as they work to improve reading and writing skills in their classrooms. National research shows children are increasingly less interested in reading - particularly after age 13 - and that aversions to deep, sustained reading sessions are impacting their ability to succeed […] Read more...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 -- 6:00 pm
Comp plan review moves from Planning Commission to council
Sammamish Review - Including a general recommendation on tree preservation, the Sammamish Planning Commission is nearly at the end of the long process of studying the city's comprehensive plan. Commissioners and other city officials held an open house and a public hearing on their planning efforts last week. About 30 people showed up for the Jan. 20 open […] Read more...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 -- 6:00 pm
Ashley Blanton's late heroics vault EC girls to win
Sammamish Review - As a seventh-grader, Ashley Blanton had the opportunity to win a game at the free-throw line and didn't get the job done. She got a shot at redemption Jan. 23, and this time, she didn't let the opportunity slip away. The Eastside Catholic senior guard hit two free throws with 8.3 seconds left, helping the […] Read more...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 -- 6:00 pm
Question of the Week -- 2015 state legislative session
Sammamish Review - With the 2015 state legislative session underway, what do you think the most important issue is? Education funding? Transportation projects? Email your answers to editor@isspress.com. The responses will be published in future issues. Read more...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 -- 6:00 pm
Charity Circle has students smiling about wide range of volunteer work
Sammamish Review - Teenagers might have some negative stereotypes about volunteer work, but the leaders of a Sammamish organization are trying to dispel the notion that unpaid labor is dreary and challenging. Mission accomplished, if the scene at Charity Circle's Jan. 14 meeting was an accurate reflection of the group's ideals. Inside the Sammamish City Council chambers, more […] Read more...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 -- 6:00 pm
New blog hopes to reach teens who struggle to cope with mental health, drug issues
Sammamish Review - With topics ranging from managing panic attacks to managing eating disorders, a new blog site for Issaquah- and Sammamish-area students already is covering a lot of ground. "'Mindfulness'" should have been the 2014 Word of the Year, because I'm seeing it everywhere. There's even a new magazine called 'Mindful,' available on newsstands..." In that blog […] Read more...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 -- 4:00 pm
New Eastside Pet Adoption Center
City of Sammamish News - Now open inside the Kirkland Petco. Read more...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 -- 3:34 pm
Build It Sammamish Lego Event
Sammamish Review - Full story available at Sammamish Review Read more...
Monday, January 26, 2015 -- 4:00 pm
Survey: How do you feel about your cable service and your garbage/recycling service?
City of Sammamish News - As part of its ongoing outreach efforts, the city of Sammamish is conducting an online survey to find out how city residents feel about their cable service and their garbage/recycling service. To take part in this anonymous survey, just click on the link below. Thank you for helping the city stay in touch! Read more...
Sunday, January 25, 2015 -- 8:16 pm
Bill would strengthen law to avoid seclusion or restraint of special-ed students in schools
Seattle Times - ... Monday, as HB 1240 gets a hearing before the House Education Committee. Joining Stuber will be a couple from Sammamish who have filed a complaint against the Lake Washington School District for excessive seclusion of their 14-year-old son, who has ... Read more...




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