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A2 WEDNESDAY~ OCTOBER 7~ 2009 THE ISSAQUAH PRESS i By Warren Kagarise neighbors are interested in poll- County executive races, as well as Issaquah Press reporter tics. Launching a lecture series several ballot measures. seemed like the logical next step. Issaquah voters will elect the Issaquah Highlands residents Milligan, a member of the city first highlands representative to will host Mayor Ava Frisinger next Urban Village Development the City Council next month. Mark week during the first of a series of Commission, said she looked for- Mullet is running unopposed for planned lectures to bring together ward to hearing about the inner the seat held by outgoing constituents and elected officials, workings of government from Councilman John Rittenhouse. The event, presented by the Frisinger. In future lectures, Highlands resident Nathan Issaquah Highlands Government Milligan said she hopes to spot- eerea is also vying for a council Affairs Committee Event Group, hght county, state and federal offi- seat. Perea and opponent Tola will feature a lecture about gov- cials. Marts seek to succeed outgoing ernment by Frisinger and a ques- The purpose of the first event is Councilman David Kappler. tion-and-answer session. The threefold, she said. In addition to Frisinger is running unopposed series -- "We The People: How educating residents about the for a fourth term. Our Government Works" -- was political process, the Government Milligan said enthusiasm for the launched to provide in-depth Affairs Committee hopes to attract lecture series is high. She recalled information about budgets, legis- new members and foster relation- hearing from nei,ghbors who told lation, taxes and government ships among community mem-her, "You bet we re coming, and processes, hers. we're bringing our kids. Nina Milligan, a highlands resi- The highlands event comes just dent and member of the shy of three weeks of the deadline Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Government Affairs Committee, for ballots. Voters will decide City wkagarise@isspress.com. Commentat said many of her friends and Council, school board and King www.issaquahpress.com. C "1 l g'l "11 h "d ounc1 , e isators Wl S are ; 1 eas By Warren Kagarise week to discuss policy priorities in IFYOU GO Issaquah Press reporter Issaquah and Olympia. City officials will host members City Council special meeting City Council members and local of local legislative delegations Oct. , Oct. 14, 6 p.m. social, legislators will break bread next 14 at Tibbetts Creek Manor. The 6:30 p.m. dinner evening event includes a 6:30 p.m. dinner for elected officials. Tibbetts Creek Manor 750 lIth Ave. N.W. Fami/y & Residents are welcome to attend (.b Jlmic the event, but meals will be pro- vided only for official guests. Dr. I~)~6~ t(..I~e, DDS, PS ~iii!ii!iiii!i!iii!!!!~!i! ........ Seating will be provided for mem- bers of the public. Deputy City Clerk Randy Reed organized the event. He described the dinner as a chance for council members and lawmakers to dis- cuss issues facing the city, region and state in a less-formal setting. When the groups met last year, Councilman John Rittenhouse said, questions about regional transportation dominated the dis- cussion. He said the impact of the economic slowdown and cuts in government services would be a priority at the next meeting. "It gives the council a sense of what our legislators are thinking and what their priorities are," Rittenhouse said. In addition to council members, legislators from the 5th, 41st and 48th districts will attend the dinner meeting. Reed said the majority of the council and the legislative dele- gation would attend. Councilman Joshua Schaer and State Sen. Cheryl Pflug, a Maple Valley Republican who represents Issaquah, have prior commitments. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or wkagarise@isspress, com. Comment at www. issaquahpress, com. Free Intro Lesson Family Discounts Recitals Festivals Ftm Lessons Convenient Scheduling I Experienced Teachers www.virtuosomusic.com 425-201-2000 SS s 20 S , S The Issaquah Press has been I recognized for its community spry- [ I I ] ice with a second place award in the Washington Newspaper ....... ,S ...... Publishers Associations Better Newspaper Contest at its 122nd annual convention Oct. 2. -'" The Community Service Award [S8O. family ll was for efforts by The Press to rally the community to feed the hungry, loses everything[ I The Press initially did a com- P, III I ] in house fire [[ prehensive story in fall 2008 deep in it about empty shelves at the thelssaquah Food Bank,with then kept --- " story going publicity of ...... many groups who startedfood drives to meet an urgent need. cial sections/lifestyle category. The Press staffswept the educa- tion-reporting category with first, second and third place honors. Sammamish Review, a sister publication of The Press, took the state's highest honor in community journalism earning first place in general excellence. Overall, there were more than 2,300 entries from 80 publications. The Press and the Review both compete among the 28 largest cir- culation community newspapers in Washington. Food bmk t fil needs donalions ........ m m...,..ae BY GREG FARRAR This photo of Skyllne's Jake Knecht and Issaquah's Ross Zuhl in the state 4A football championship won first prize for sports action photogra- phy. Above fight, the page A1 from Dec. 24, 2008, won first place in front page design. WNPA BELIER NEWSPAPER CONIEST WINNERS 2nd Community Service - Rallying to feed the hungry News staff 1st Special Sections/Festivals - 2008 Salmon Days Guide All staff 2ridSpecial Sections/Lifestyle - Issaquah Uving Magazine All staff 3rd Special Sections/Cover design - Parents Guide Dona Mokin 1st Education Reporting - Enrollment by cultures, colors 2rid Education Reporting - Reversing lunch Chantelle Lusebrink and recess Chantelle Lusebrink 3rd Education Reporting - School pet policy . David Hayes, Kathleen R. Merrill 2ridBreaking News - Dognapped Cookie returned David Hayes 2nd Environmental Reporting-Urban beavers Jon Savelle 2nd Business Reporting - Spicy idea/BaconSalt David Hayes 2ridPersonality Profile - Home plate maestro Bob Taylor 3rd Personality Profile - Wounded warriorsJim Feehan 2nd Lifestyle Feature -Train show James Spung 3rd Ufestyle Feature - We live in a salad Jon Savelle 3rd Investigative Reporting - Contaminated school land Chantelle Lusebrink 1st Front Page Design - Dec. 24, 2008 Debbie Berto, David Hayes 2nd Sports Page Design - Dec. 3, 2008 Kathleen R. Merrill, David Hayes 3rd Feature Page Design - A moment in time David Hayes 1st Sports Action Photo - Friendliest rivalry ever Greg Farrar 2ridPhoto Essay - Salmon Days 2008 Greg Farrar Police know identity of man woman outside the Spiritwood at Officers searched the surround- who robbed elderly woman Pine Lake facility, 3607 228th Ave. ing area, but were unable to locate S.E., at 11:30 a.m. the suspect. Issaquah Police know the identi- After a brief conversation with "We know who it is and we're ty of a man who robbed an 89- the woman, the suspect grabbed trying to locate him at this time," year-old woman near a northher hand and tried to a pull a ring Behrbanm said. He described the Issaquah retirement community from her finger. When he failed to strong-arm robbery as "an isolated Sept. 27, Patrol Cmdr. Scott remove the ring, he yanked a gold incident." Behrbanm said last week. bracelet from her wrist. He then Report information about the Police said a man wearing afled into a wooded area near the crime to Issaquah Police at 837- bright-colored shirt spoke to a retirement community. 3200.