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117th Year, No. 42

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Pro-bond group holds 5-to-1 edge in campaign contributions

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Issaquah Creek’s North Fork flows by Sammamish Plateau Water’s Well No. 7 near East Lake Sammamish Parkway.


Eyes On Issaquah

Total contributions: $5,365

Total contributions: $1,014



RH2 Engineering Watts Properties Rowley Properties Daphne Ghan Stacy Goodman Paul Winterstein Fred Butler IAFF Local 2878 Jen Gray Cathy Allen Barb de Michele Mary Lou Pauly Tom Walker Essay Mentors Jeff Matson

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Bryan Weinstein Cory Christensen Charles Olson Dawn Weinstein Connie Marsh Robert Brock Susan Brock David Harris Toni Letendre Christopher Reh Nelson Enns Mary Lynch Eric Bentzen Janet Pinneo Althea Saldanha

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VOTE 2016

Amid the candidate yard signs lining the roadways in Issaquah this year, opposing bond campaigns are trying to sway voters. One group which supports the bond has received more than $5,000 in campaign contributions. Showing up on local ballots in November as “City of Issaquah, Proposition One, Traffic Improvement Bonds,” the $50 million transportation measure includes four projects the city says will reduce congestion, enhance safety and improve local streets. Eyes on Issaquah, a group opposing the bond, has collected $1,014 in campaign contributions, according to the state Public Disclosure Commission. The pro-transportation bond group, OneIssaquah, has raised $5,365. In July, Mayor Fred Butler appointed six residents to “yes” and “no” committees for the transportation bond, three for each side. The City Council approved the appointments Aug. 1.

Minute amounts of contaminant detected in water near production wells

By Lizz Giordano Water testing by Sammamish Plateau Water detected perfluorooctane sulfonate, commonly known as PFOS, in minute amounts in the North Fork of Issaquah Creek. Sammamish Plateau Water General Manager Jay Krauss, addressing the Sammamish City Council on Oct. 11, said even though the district doesn’t draw water from the creek, it was tested because of the proximity to the district’s wells. Sammamish Plateau Water and the City of Issaquah are both testing for perfluorinated chemicals

Two individuals contributed $20 each, one individual contributed $15 and four individuals contributed $10 each.

Mayor, city councilmembers among those giving to bond advocate OneIssaquah By Lizz Giordano

PFOS found in Issaquah Creek’s North Fork

KEY DATES Oct. 19 King County mails general election ballots Oct. 20 Ballot drop boxes open Oct. 31 In-person voter registration deadline for new voters Nov. 8 Election Day: Ballots must be postmarked by this date or deposited in drop box by 8 p.m.

Two members of the “yes” committee for the bond, Keith Watts and Barak Rosenbloom, are also part of the newly formed OneIssaquah group. OneIssaquah was launched to support the transportation bond, and after the election it plans to continue with a ”commitment to improving the quality of life in Issaquah through advocating for sensible, community-based, and doable solutions,” according to the group’s website. The biggest contribution OneIssaquah received as of Oct. 16 was from RH2 Engineering, which gave $2,000. According to its website, RH2 provides civil engineering, planning and environmental services to public and private agencies. The company has been involved in past Issaquah infrastructure projects, including a pedestrian bridge in the Highlands and wetland discharge monitoring. RH2 also received at least $293,000 from the city for a water and sewer

See PFOS, Page 8

Front Street Market’s new owner says changes are in store By Stuart Miller Now under new ownership, Front Street Market will keep its name but will see changes to the store and staff. The market reopened Oct. 7 under new owner Jimmy Kathawa, who moved from the Detroit metro area to Issaquah in September with his wife and children. Front Street Market will now be an IGA market, part of the Independent Grocers Alliance. IGA is an alliance that helps small family-owned markets

See BOND, Page 7

See MARKET, Page 2

Mullet-Magendanz race could decide control of state Senate VOTE 2016 This story is the final installment of a series profiling the races in the 5th Legislative District. Read previous coverage online at

WE ASKED, THEY ANSWERED We put 15 questions about local and state issues to state Senate candidates Mark Mullet and Chad Magendanz. Read their responses on Page 9.

By Lizz Giordano Republicans are seeking to preserve their one-seat majority in the state Senate, and the winner of the 5th District race this November could be the differencemaker. Aiming to help Republicans retain control of the chamber, state Rep. Chad Magendanz gave up his House seat to challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Mullet, who is considered vulner-

Chad Magendanz

Mark Mullet

able in the otherwise-Republicanleaning 5th District. “It’s important for the 5th District to have someone in the

majority to represent them,” Magendanz said. “If you have someone who can chair committees, who can drive the agenda versus responding to the agenda, it makes a big difference.” With 26 of the Senate’s 49 seats up for re-election this November, either party could end up in control of the chamber. Mullet eked out a victory in the August primary, winning 50.6 percent to Magendanz’s 49.2 percent. Money has poured into the race, with both candidates raising

more than twice as much as the 5th District House candidates, according to the state Public Disclosure Commission. Mullet, a small business owner, has raised almost $400,000, making him the leading Democratic fundraiser this year in state legislative races. Magendanz, a freelance software design consultant, has raised almost $350,000. See SENATE, Page 9 FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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Huzzahs all around for award-winning Press journalists


hat do you know? After years of trying, we finally found a decent reason to visit Wenatchee. Appleville USA was the site of this year’s edition of the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s awards dinner, where the state’s best weekly newspaper journalism is honored. The results of what’s known as the Better Newspaper Contest are announced after everyone decides between chicken and fish. When the dust settled, the smoke cleared and the final Bud Light was drained, your faithful servants here at The Issaquah Press had hauled in 16 journalism awards. Ten of those plaques, trophies and certificates won by the Press were first-place honors. No other newspaper in the Press’ competition category — the state’s largest-circulation weeklies — won as many first-place awards in the four journalism categories: news, photography, digital and special sections. Hey, Issaquah, do you see what the judges see? You’ve got a pretty great newspaper here. So who on our staff won what? Allow us to elaborate. Christina Corrales-Toy received first place in the best website category for issaquahpress. com. Although every member of our seven-person news staff contributes content for our site, Christina keeps things humming. Almost all of the short news-ofthe-day items you see on our website are produced by her. When our website is quieter than usual, it’s because Christina has

taken a well-deserved day off. First place in the lifestyle feature story category went to David Hayes, who wrote about a group of six local amateur writers who have been meeting for four years, sharing encouraging words and offering critiques as they work to improve their craft. Longtime Press photographer Greg Farrar brought home three awards. Greg’s photo of the distraught grandmother of Haochen Xu, the young boy who died after he was hit by a car while in a crosswalk on Newport Way Northwest, won first place in the spot news photo category. The image also won second place earlier this year in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest. There’s no joy winning anything as a result of someone else’s tragedy, of course. Our job as journalists, though, is to document what is happening around us, regardless of the circumstances. It requires composure and skill to keep working while a calamitous event is underway. That’s why journalism groups

Scott Stoddard /

This photo of the Issy Refs during an Issaquah-Skyline basketball game earlier this year was part of the portfolio that earned Issaquah Press editor Scott Stoddard the title of Photographer of the Year in the 2016 WNPA Better Newspaper Contest.

Greg Farrar /

Press photographer Greg Farrar won second place in the color portrait category for this image of mud-caked Taylor Whitt at Lake Sammamish State Park. honor spot news photography. Greg also crossed over to win a writing award: first place in the category of general interest columns. Off The Press is a weekly opinion column written on a rotating basis by members of

our news staff. Every four weeks, Greg’s version of Off The Press runs on our Opinion page. You’ll find his latest offering on Page 4 of this edition. Greg also claimed second place in the color portrait photo category for his image of 11-yearold Taylor Whitt coated in mud following the Mud Factor fun run at Lake Sammamish State Park. Our rabble-rousing hack of an editor, Scott Stoddard, has been insufferable since the results were announced. We’ll spare you the detailed write-up of what he won — this list will suffice: 4First place, Photographer of the Year 4First place, investigative reporting (shared with former Press reporter Tom Corrigan), for stories on the contamination

of Issaquah’s municipal water system. 4First place, editorial pages, which he edits every week. 4First place, general news photo, for his image of Tent City 4 resident Bobbi Ehly packing up her belongings at Lake Sammamish State Park. 4First place, color photo essay, for his photographs of winter sports enthusiasts enjoying the massive December snowfall at The Summit at Snoqualmie and Alpental. 4First place, online photo essay, for his photographs of Issaquah Police Department Officer Robert Hendrickson on a 12-hour patrol shift. 4Second place, News Writer of the Year 4Second place, front page design 4Second place, feature page design 4Second place, video, for his video of a Sammamish man who brought his 1926 Bentley to the Issaquah XXX Import Meet. 4Third place, video, for his video of waves crashing over the State Route 520 floating bridge. You might notice the Press has photographers winning awards for writing columns and editors winning awards for taking photographs. That speaks to the wellrounded group of devoted journalists putting their hearts and souls into this newspaper every week. There are no specialists in our newsroom — everyone must be accomplished at multiple disciplines. That’s why The Issaquah Press is, in our very biased opinion, the best weekly newspaper in the state. Send your deep thoughts to Twitter: @frontandsunset.


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Issaquah will need a water treatment plant by mid-2020s, city says Paul Winterstein attended the committee meeting. Pauly was a substitute for By the mid-2020s, IsCouncilmember Bill Ramos. saquah will need a water Lynne called the agenda treatment plant in order to bill before councilmemblend water acquired from bers a “jump start.” If the regional supply to meet approved, the bill would growing demand, Public allocate $100,000 this year Works Engineering Director to begin a study evaluating Sheldon Lynne told memlong-term water treatment bers of the City Council at options for the city. An adthe Oct. 11 Infrastructure ditional $200,000 would Committee meeting. be needed next year to Lynne also said $300,000 continue the study and do would be needed for a study pre-design work for a new to evaluate long-term water water treatment plant. treatment options for the A treatment plant is city and for pre-design work needed to blend and introfor the water treatment duce chemicals to balance plant. the makeup of the two The City Council had water supplies. Accordasked for an agenda bill ing to the agenda bill, the to address issues with the regional supply will require drinking water supply, the fluoridation of the city’s including the contaminant water supply. perfluorooctane sulfonate, He said the money to commonly known as PFOS. execute a study and preThe chemical has been dedesign a water treatment tected in two city production plan was included in next wells, two monitoring wells year’s proposed budget, and in soil samples taken which Mayor Fred Butler at Eastside Fire & Rescue’s presented Oct. 3. Budget headquarters property on talks between councilmemNewport Way Northwest. bers and city staff members The city is currently leas- began Oct 12. ing a granular-activated Goodman suggested “for carbon treatment system budget purposes” to postfor Gilman Well No. 4. The pone the conversation about system scrubs PFOS from the long-term water study, the water before it enters saying this would allow for the municipal distribution a very full discussion during system, but Lynne said dur- budget deliberations with ing the meeting that is was the full council. only a temporary solution. If the bill passed, work City Council President on the long-term treatStacy Goodman, Deputy ment plan could begin in Council President Mary Lou late 2016, but if the council Pauly and Councilmember waits and includes the mon-

ey in the 2017 budget, work could begin in January. “I see the value of seeing the $300,000 all in one place, that would be in the 2017 budget,” Goodman said. “I’m not sure we lose anything by waiting a month to get started.” When asked, Lynne agreed, saying “that month you are talking about has all the holidays seasons in it, so the amount of work that is going to get done is going to be marginal at this point.” Councilmembers unanimously agreed to postpone the discussion until budget deliberations. PFOS has also been detected in Sammamish Plateau Well No. 8 and No. 7. Water entering distribution systems from production wells contains PFOS below the lifetime advisory level set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Saturday. A blustery, stormy Friday also led to the cancellation All three Issaquah of some homecoming festivSchool District high schools ities. Issaquah High’s color postponed their Oct. 15 run was called off, while homecoming dances due Skyline’s annual homecomto forecasts for a damaging ing parade was canceled Saturday windstorm. due to the weather. All three The windstorm never homecoming football games truly materialized and went on as usual. the Eastside went largely In Sammamish, the foreunaffected, but Issaquah, cast for high winds forced Liberty and Skyline officials the city to close all public stressed concerns about parks and fields through the student safety. weekend. With little storm “Student safety is our damage reported, most of first priority and given the the parks reopened to the weather forecast we do not public on Sunday. feel comfortable hosting an The closure also led to event that asks students to be changes in the Nightmare at out on the roads during the Beaver Lake schedule. The storm,” Issaquah High School haunted house experience wrote in an email to parents. was set to debut Oct. 14, The schools encouraged but it will now open to the students who made reserva- public on Thursday, Oct. 20. tions for dinner, transporta- Nightmare has also added tion and more to contact Thursdays to its schedule. those companies immediIt now runs for two ately and see if they would weeks: Oct. 20-23 and 27allow students to reschedule. 31. Shows run from 7-11 Issaquah’s homecoming p.m., except for Sundays, has been rescheduled to Thursdays and Halloween Nov. 19, while Liberty and when they go from 7-10 Skyline will hold theirs this p.m.

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Reject transportation bond and send a wake-up call to City Hall


ike lanes, sidewalks, medians and roundabouts. Sure, they’d be nice. But they’re not $50 million nice. The 25-year bond on the Nov. 8 ballot — the bond backed by the mayor, his administration and the City Council — has been a poorly planned endeavor from the get-go. Proposition 1’s supporters can’t even settle on what to call it. City Hall insists on labeling it a traffic improvement bond, while members of the City Council, cognizant of the fact the projects won’t do anything to relieve us of our road capacity shortIssaquah comings that have caused problems transportation for decades, refer to it as a transportation bond. bond The projects at Providence Point, Newport Way and Sunset Way are touted as “overdue.” But whose fault is that? Instead of forcing developers to pay for a bolstered infrastructure, the city is asking its taxpayers for a road construction bailout. We live in one of the most desirable locales in the greater Puget Sound area. The Issaquah Alps, our proximity to Interstate 90 and our well-regarded schools make our city picturesque, convenient and desirable. Stand at the corner of Front and Dogwood and take in the small-town scene, and then realize you are but a 17-mile drive from the heart of downtown Seattle. People will not stop wanting to move here simply because the traffic is a mess. And that’s why developers, not the citizens of Issaquah, need to pay for infrastructure improvements. If developers want the privelege of demolishing one 100-year-old single-family home and erecting 80, 100 or even 400 residences — continually chipping away at the small-town vibe we all cherish — they must pay fully for a more robust road system. If growth must be foisted on us, it’s incumbent on the city to ensure we see tangible benefits from it. Every bike lane, sidewalk, median and roundabout — those features that make up the meat of the bond — should be funded by those paving the way for the thousands of new residents who will be moving into the city. We believe the Providence Point project is worthy of support. It’s too bad, really, that voters don’t have the power of line-item veto. The other three projects, which do not address capacity and are mostly beautification efforts, must be rejected by voters, and Providence Point will unfortunately be collateral damage. We certainly have better ways to spend $50 million in increased property taxes. A vote against the bond is one of your few opportunities to raise your voice and tell the city no. Those who have been running the City of Issaquah dug themselves this hole. Instead of signing on taxpayers for a 25-year rescue, tell our city’s leaders they need to find another way out.

TO OUR READERS Last week, the Opinion pages of The Issaquah Press were named the best in the state among large-circulation weekly newspapers in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest. That honor would not have been possible without the active participation of our readers through their letters to the editor and guest columns. Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your loyalty and support. — Scott Stoddard, editor





Return Mullet to state Senate

t’s unfortunate Chad Magendanz over of the dangerous Interstate 90 5th District: intersection at State Route 18. That became one of the chess pieces money was part of a transportation Republicans decided to move Senate package Magendanz voted against. about the board as part of their With traffic such a critical issue in gambit to take full control of the our region, that vote is a dealbreaker for us. state Senate. Although we think highly of both candidates We believe Magendanz has a place in the in this race, we find the smear tactics indiLegislature, but not at the expense of Mark rectly funded by their party caucuses to be Mullet. absolutely repugnant. Mullet has represented the 5th District We would like to hear both candidates rewell. He has not been afraid to buck his pudiate the outrageous spending and shamefellow Democrats when necessary, and he less mud-slinging executed by their parties’ teamed with one of the Legislature’s more shell organizations. Is that too much to ask of conservative Republicans, Rep. Jay Rodne of supposed statesmen? Snoqualmie, to secure funding for a make-

Ritchie a better fit for district W

e were surprised when runs a small business making homes 5th District: more accessible for those with disRep. Jay Rodne sent an abilities, would bring a voice that’s email to our government House, reporter that read, in part, “I am Position 1 more mainstream to our district’s political landscape. neither seeking nor do I want the We approve of Ritchie’s advoendorsement of the Issaquah Press.” cacy for the middle class. He says he wouldn’t But perhaps we shouldn’t have been surconsider an income tax to help make up the prised. From his comments last year about education funding shortfall, but he’d consider Muslims, describing them as “barbarians,” to his belief that teachers aren’t worthy of collec- a capital gains tax as long as it doesn’t include revenue from home sales. tive bargaining, Rodne has a brash, unapoloVoters have a very clear choice in this race. getic style that we think is not representative of We favor Ritchie’s progressive values over the the evolving demographics of the 5th District. antagonistic tone put forth by Rodne. Jason Ritchie, an Issaquah resident who


Graves a worthy successor

he candidates pursuing the million different reasons.” 5th District: state House seat vacated by Darcy Burner, a Democrat who Chad Magendanz both live resides in Carnation, appears to us House, east of Issaquah, but one stands Position 2 to be more interested in the nationout as the best person to represent al political scene than local issues us. — particularly those issues imRepublican Paul Graves of Fall City earns portant to Issaquah. She has mounted three our endorsement thanks to his impassioned unsuccessful runs for U.S. House seats. support of teachers, his appreciation for the Graves’ fiscal philosophies put taxpayers infrastructure challenges we face in Issaquah first, making him a worthy successor to Maand his support of environmental causes. gendanz. It’s rare in this state to hear a Republican We believe Graves will embrace bipartisanpolitician criticize their party, but Graves does ship, but it’s left to be seen whether he will just that when it comes to the GOP’s bashing break from his party when it’s best for the of teachers, saying it’s “not a good idea for a 5th District and vote his beliefs. Let’s hope so.

Light rail proposal doesn’t add up L

ight rail in Issaquah. Althe transportation bond and ST3 — Sound should have those living paycheckthough on the surface it sounds outlandish, the idea Transit 3 to-paycheck extremely concerned. Also, the Issaquah line’s routing to has become a possibility. Bellevue is less than ideal, requiring Yet there’s a laundry list of things we dislike about the $54 billion Sound Transit an out-of-the-way transfer to reach Seattle. And the 25-year wait for trains to reach Is3 package. The cost, for one. We are particulary aghast saquah is much too long. Tacoma and Everett already enjoy Sounder commuter rail service at the added burden for seniors who no lonbut are in line for light rail connections many ger have the benefit of substantial bumps in years before Issaquah. income that would allow them to keep pace Go back to the drawing board, Sound with ST3 tax increases. In Issaquah, the possibility of being hit with a three-pronged hike Transit. This “good enough” plan isn’t good enough for us. in property taxes — the April school bond,

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Bond projects do nothing to alleviate city’s congestion

I ♥ Issaquah! Do you remember that bumper sticker? Or remember “A Special Place Where People Care?” Now our slogan should be “Pave, Pave, Everywhere!” Having lived in Issaquah over 70 years, I recall both slogans and I still love Issaquah. However, our quality of life has been severely diminished due to traffic congestion and unbridled development. Both Newport Way improvements should be covered by mitigation from development fees and not borne by the taxpayer. The developer mitigation fees for the Gateway’s 400 units, Atlas’ 343 units, proposed Inneswood Apartments’ 93 units and proposed Issaquah Apartments at Seventh and Juniper’s 110 units should shoulder those two road projects. While the Providence Point signaling (should be a roundabout, in my opinion) is necessary, it was promised with annexation in 2002! It’s reasonable to assume the tax revenues collected for 14 years from the annexation residents would be adequate to complete that project without a bond ask. The Sunset Way project is vague, so not enough detail to support a bond of this magnitude and length. Yes, we are fortunate to live in a beautiful fragile valley surrounded by the Issaquah Alps. The geography and Issaquah Creek both complicate transportation options. Harken back to Ruth Kees, a local environmental activist, who continuously warned that the diminishing pervious surface was threatening the aquifer. We were proud of our bountiful water aquifer, once sole-source, and saddened to learn of the current PFOS contamination of our wells. While I appreciate that the mayor and City Council have acknowledged our complaints and have attempted to arrive at solutions with the traffic bond and a temporary building permit moratorium, the current bond projects do nothing to alleviate congestion and the temporary moratorium doesn’t fully address our concerns about overdevelopment.

Marilyn Batura Issaquah


Those who live outside Issaquah will benefit most from bond Taxes make the modern world work. I pay my taxes so I can have things like roads, sewers,

schools, the library and public transportation. I also recognize that my taxes are part of a giant pool of taxes that go to public resources that I may or may not use. Furthermore, I know that other’s taxes also go to the same giant pool to pay for public resources. The problem with the traffic improvement bond is that it is paid for by Issaquah residents but the actual benefits are to people outside of Issaquah. Other communities to the south need to have measures to help pay for traffic improvements in Issaquah. Residents of Issaquah who live outside the downtown corridors will see no benefits, while those of us who do live in those corridors will only see small safety and beautification improvements — not actual traffic improvements. The fact is we live in an area that is bordered by mountains which makes it very difficult to provide traffic solutions that can grow over time. Is it time to reconsider the bypass? Time to make changes to State Route 900? Regardless of the solution, the cost should not be passed on to those of us who live in Issaquah when the benefits are mostly to those who live outside of Issaquah.

John Birrell-Levine Issaquah


City isn’t trustworthy enough to entrust with our $50 million Trust is often the missing element in what the City of Issaquah does for us — or is it to us? Take the “process” for the removal of the street trees on Front Street. That had to be voted on quickly at a moment’s notice, because the work needed to be completed before Salmon Days. City Council President Stacy Goodman rightly commented to city staff in her deliberations that after the removal of the trees on Gilman Boulevard for the Atlas development, people would not like seeing more of their treasured street trees lost, especially on Front Street. To that, she was assured a future plan was coming. Staff said: How could they possibly pick or properly site any new trees without a new streetscape plan in place? So, with chain saws blazing, down went seven large street trees and in went wall-to-wall concrete in their place. The city said in the June 2 edition of The Issaquah Press: “The community will help determine the new streetscape plan beginning this fall and what will replace the trees.” In the July 7 edition of The

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Issaquah Press: According to Issaquah’s Economic Development Manager Andrea Synder, the city is delaying streetscaping so the community can help shape the plan. “Unfortunately, we can’t have the streetscape project done at the same time,” said Synder, “because it still hasn’t gone through the community process.” The mayor has only carried forward the budget for a streetscape plan in 2017, “for example, what benches, lighting and sidewalks should look like.” Missing something? You bet — no visible public process and zero mention of replacing the large Front Street trees with similarly sized trees. “Amazing” how the city removes the trees, fills every square inch with concrete and then talks about talking about the “streetscape” options. Checkmate. Amazing that we are yet again supposed to trust them. Their $50 million traffic bond is just more of the same. For a preview, just look at Front Street, consider the obvious hidden agenda, tally their broken promises, count the new trees and vote “NO!”

Cory Christensen Issaquah

The letter-writer is a member of the bond’s “no” committee selected by the mayor


Issaquah High football did the right thing by playing hard I would like to compliment the Issaquah High School football team for doing what they are supposed to do: Go out there and do the best they can. I am so disgusted with these teams that

are refusing to play Archbishop Murphy. I am proud that you guys went there and played your best. Playing a game where you are taking a hit at 73-0 is not fun, but you kept on fighting. In 1964, it happened to me. I remember talking with my team. “My God, is this a college team? These guys are twice our size.” We got hammered, also.

Tony Sanfilippo



An advocate for small business, Mullet deserves re-election As local citizens and small business owners, we want to share why we support Mark Mullet’s re-election to the state Senate for the 5th Legislative District. Last year, we contacted Sen. Mullet to discuss how “e-bikes” are not required to register as motorcycles, which was of interest since we make a small electric boat motor. We thought it fair to hope for a similar exemption for electric, low-powered small boats, but we know how hard it is to change a state law. Once we explained the situation, Sen. Mullet became our advocate and drafted SB 6120 to amend the existing state registration requirements. He and his staff helped us through the process, keeping us updated as it progressed, and let us know when to testify to the relevant committees. Last March, the bill passed, almost unanimously, and it updated the registration laws for most non-federal waters in our state. This is just one example of how hard Sen. Mullet works for our community and our small businesses. He has earned re-election to the Senate. We look forward to voting for him in November.

Joe and Linda Grez North Bend


Business community would benefit by electing Burner As a former mayor of Issaquah, I am heartened to see a candidate running to represent us in the Washington State Legislature who, as a small business owner herself, understands our local economy and the importance of creating jobs. Darcy Burner runs a small business in Carnation, so, unlike her opponent who is a corporate attorney, she doesn’t just talk small-business policy. She knows first hand what our local business people require and Darcy walks the walk by paying her employees above the minimum wage and by providing them sick leave. The jobs provided are the kinds of quality jobs

our district needs.I believe our business community will benefit greatly by sending Darcy Burner to Olympia to help fight for good jobs for the people of the 5th Legislative District. She’ll be getting my vote this November.

Ava Frisinger



We can adjust our schedules to make later bell times work Many people worry that later school start and end times will negatively impact kids involved with extracurricular activities and sports. Outside sports and activities are very important to many students and their families (including mine), but they are extracurricular. After all, a school’s first obligation is to provide its entire student population with an environment conducive to learning. My two middle school daughters are both involved in yearround premier/club sports (as well as orchestra, NJHS, volunteering, etc.) and I am confident that we will find a solution that enables them to pursue their passions outside of school. Schools start and end at very different times all over the country (and world).  Whether they dismiss at 2:15 p.m. or 3:15 p.m., schools manage to support athletics and other extracurricular activities. When communities change their school hours, the whole community adjusts accordingly. Despite all these concerns, most districts that have changed their start time have experienced few problems with regard to athletics. Practice times are rescheduled, and in some cases lights are installed so practice can run a little later. Match times are changed so that students do not have to leave class early. For Issaquah, now that many of our neighboring districts are also starting later, it should be easier to schedule matches. None of this even considers the potential benefits to athletes of getting enough sleep. A March 2011 Stanford University study found that athletes who sleep more perform better, and in October 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics cited another study showing that “(a)dolescent athletes who slept eight or more hours each night were 68 percent less likely to be injured than athletes who regularly slept less.” I am hopeful that Issaquah will follow in the footsteps of our neighboring districts and move our bell times later, and I’m confident that we can find creative solutions to overcome any challenges.

Allison May



As state park hits its stride, don’t forget Benson’s hard work


he opening of the new destination playground last weekend on Sunset Beach at Lake Sammamish State Park has joined the new boat launch, nature boardwalk and bathhouse building in a list of awesome new improvements that have begun to give it a new face over the last several years. If you haven’t been out there recently, perhaps because of the entry fee or Discover Pass that is now required, please get back out there to enjoy what’s going on. The coming years look exciting, too, and I’m as excited as you are to see new picnic areas, new beaches, new docks and other planned improvements. While celebrating the playground, it’s also a good time to begin our celebration of one of the longtime people who, through his career, has given the park a firm foundation on which to build its future, state park Cascade Foothills area manager and Issaquah resident Rich Benson. He plans on retiring in September next year and is gratified to be leaving on a high note. While he eventually became responsible for more than a halfdozen state parks between Stevens Pass and Squak Mountain, the 511-acre Lake Sammamish

park is where Benson came in 1979 after studying outdoor recreation and park management at Western Washington University. Greg “To me, It’s Farrar almost like Press photographer home,” he said. “I lived here in the park for 31 years, in the big farmhouse when my kids were little. I have fond memories of living in that place. I’d go out for walks with my wife on a regular basis. My kids would go out and we’d swim in the lake, four boys. They all really enjoyed the experience. The commute was 50 yards, maybe. There’d be some disadvantages, sometimes people would come up knocking on your door, stuff like that, but in a dayuse park it was no big deal.” Back in the day, this was out in the country, said Benson, with the Skyport, farms, no traffic or traffic lights and no shopping centers. “I’d have to run horses out of the park because they were running in the park because they stabled over at Pickering Barn. Neighbors beyond our group

camp had farm animals, and sometimes I’d have to chase their cows out of our group camp, things like that. Once the ’80s started coming, the city started changing quite a bit, pretty quickly.” The park fell behind. Benson worked on getting grants for improvements. “No large capital projects took place for quite some time, so our facilities got older and older, harder to maintain, less attractive, less up-to-date. Now we’re starting to catch up.” The new playground “should be very cool with kids from the area around here, and thanks to (Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park) for making that happen,” Benson said. “I’m not sure it would’ve gotten a whole lot of support if it was just us doing it. State parks has a lot of needs right now, we’re way behind in our maintenance backlog and to put a million dollars into a play structure is something that may not have been high on their priority list. “But we have a great Friends group and some wonderful legislative support that has made that happen, and we’re very grateful for that. The community will be very pleased when this opens. “We’ve always had a good staff

here, which is very rewarding to me,” said Benson. “I’ve grown to love the park.” The feeling of his staff is mutual. Rich Benson Longtime park ranger and current day-to-day manager Tor Bjorklund described Benson’s influence on the park and the park staff’s appreciation. “A major part of the boat launch was because of Rich. He made a presentation and scored No. 1 on a grant for the money to get the permitting started, get the planners and engineers to get the drawings done and get it on the board. It would never be without Rich. It would still be the old boat launch. “Rich treats everybody fairly,” said Bjorklund. “He doesn’t judge anybody. If there’s a complaint made against you, he defends you and he’ll get the facts before he makes judgments. With other managers, one would be presumed guilty when someone makes a complaint. Rich doesn’t jump to conclusions. “He never says no to anything, so if you have ideas and projects you think should be done, he’s

very supportive of it. Like the interpretive program, we have a lot of people that really like doing that and so he frees up resources and time for our interpretive program to become as big as it is now, and we were able to bring a seasonal person on. “The only other thing I can think of,” said Bjorklund, “when you’re the boss and stuff, the boss always has the nicest and newest car in the agency. Rich drives the worst beat-up little trucks that nobody else wants to drive. Like this little truck here, nobody wants to drive it because it shakes, but he loves that thing. He doesn’t want the new fancy car, he wants the little work truck. Even being the area manager he says, ‘I want to drive the work truck.’ He still has the mentality that if there’s a dirty bathroom, or litter, he’s going to stop and clean it, and he wants that truck to throw the debris in. That’s Rich.” Email Greg Farrar at Twitter : @GregFarrarIP Off The Press is a weekly column by members of The Issaquah Press news staff. The viewpoints expressed do not necessarily represent the editorial views of the newspaper.

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RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS Inspections were performed Oct. 3-9 by Public Health, Seattle and King County. A food establishment inspection is only a snapshot of the operation during a limited time. Readers should look at more than one inspection (view inspection reports online at to get a better idea of the overall operation. Red violations: High-risk factors are improper practices or procedures identified as the most prevalent contributing factors of foodborne illness or injury. One red critical violation equals an unsatisfactory inspection. County environmental health specialists work with operators to make sure these violations are corrected before they leave the establishment. Blue violations: Low-risk factors are preventive measures to control the addition of pathogens, chemicals, and physical objects into foods. 435 or more red violation points require a reinspection within 14 days. 490 or more red violation points or 120 total violation points (red and blue) require closure of the establishment. AFC Sushi at QFC 1540 NW Gilman Blvd. Oct. 5: Routine inspection, 25 red, 0 blue Beaver Lake Middle School 25025 SE 32nd St. Oct. 6: Routine inspection, satisfactory, 0 red, 0 blue Cafe Chi, 80 SE Bush St. Oct. 3: Routine inspection, 30 red, 13 blue

Challenger Elementary School 25200 SE Klahanie Blvd. Oct. 6: Routine inspection, 5 red, 0 blue Clark Elementary School 500 2nd Ave. SE Oct. 5: Routine inspection, satisfactory, 0 red, 5 blue Endeavour Elementary School 26205 SE Issaquah-Fall City Road Oct. 7: Routine inspection, 25 red, 5 blue Fischer Meats 85 Front St. N. Oct. 5: Routine inspection, 10 red, 0 blue Gibson Ek High School 500 First Ave. SE Oct. 3: Routine inspection, 10 red, 5 blue Grand Ridge Elementary School 1739 NE Park Dr. Oct. 7: Routine inspection, satisfactory, 0 red, 5 blue QFC 1540 NW Gilman Blvd. Oct. 5: Routine inspection, satisfactory, 0 red, 5 blue QFC — Deli 1540 NW Gilman Blvd. Oct. 5: Routine inspection, 10 red, 5 blue QFC — Seafood 1540 NW Gilman Blvd. Oct. 5: Routine inspection, satisfactory, 0 red, 5 blue Sunset Elementary School 4229 180th Ave. SE Oct. 5: Routine inspection, satisfactory, 0 red, 0 blue

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Lillian D. McCarthy

Lillian D. McCarthy passed away on October 13, 2016, in Issaquah WA. She was predeceased by her husband C.J. on December 15, 2014. Lillian was also predeceased by her parents, John and Sinclair Darragh, and by her four brothers: John, Francis, Richard, and Kenneth Darragh. Lillian McCarthy Lillian and C.J. are survived by son Charlie (Luana), and their daughters Megan and Kristin; by daughter Liz (Scott) Tidyman, and their son Carson. Other survivors include many nieces, nephews, and close friends to whom Lillian was a trusted friend, teacher, listener, and maternal figure. Lillian was born in Hawthorne, New Jersey. Her unique interest and aptitude for piano were evident from the time she was five years old, and she had piano lessons from an early age. Lillian was graduated from Benedictine Academy in nearby Paterson, and from Georgian Court College (now University) in Lakewood, NJ. She was valedictorian of her high school and college classes. She was a music major, with piano as her first instrument, harp as her second instrument, and music education as the focus of her studies. Following graduation from college, Lillian was a high school music teacher, and also the organist at a Catholic parish. In 1955, Lillian married C.J. McCarthy and moved to Massachusetts. Lillian and C.J. had met in 1946 when Lillian served as maid of honor, and C.J. served as best man, at a wedding. During World War II, the bride at that wedding had been Lillian’s college roommate, and the groom had been C.J.’s roommate and fellow U.S. Navy blimp pilot. Upon that first meeting in 1946, Lillian and C.J. felt they had met “the one,” and love endured through the years during which C.J. attended college on the G.I. Bill, and began a business career that would enable him to support a wife and family. For 46 years they resided in Longmeadow, MA. In addition to raising her family, Lillian was active in the community, including service as President of the Carew Hill Girls Club, in Springfield, MA. Lillian and C.J. relocated to Issaquah, WA, in 2006. Arrangements are entrusted to Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory, (425) 392-6444. Friends and family are invited to view photos and share memories in an online guest book at Lillian supported local food banks wherever she lived, and she requested that in lieu of flowers, friends and family might make donations to their local food banks, or to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank (425) 392-4123,

James A. Green

James A. Green of Issaquah, loving husband to Kathleen, passed away Friday October 14, 2016. A funeral mass will be said at 11am, Monday, October 24 at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Friends are invited to view photos, get directions and share memories at flintofts. com. Flintoft’s Funeral Home, 425-3926444.

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John Barnard Goodman of Issaquah died on October 7, 2016. He was 93.  He was born on December 30, 1922 in Havre, Montana, the eldest of 4 children, to John and Marie Goodman.  In 1943, he married Kathleen Parker in Shelby, Montana.  After his service in the Navy, they settled in Great Falls, Montana.  In 1956 they moved their family to Seattle and in 1966 to Issaquah, Washington.  His wife, Kaye, of 66 years, his son Johnny, his brother Bill, and 2 sisters, Betty and Barbara preceded him in death.  He was the father of 14 children, seven of which survive today:  Paulette Myers of La Quinta, California; Anne Blake of Monroe; Barbara Goodman of Puyallup; Rosemary Perez of Redmond; Roger Goodman of Boise, Idaho; Georgia Hanna of Spanaway; and Joyce Lamb of Parksville, B.C., Canada; 21 grandchildren, 3 deceased, 31 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great grandchild.  He also leaves behind his sole sister-in-law, Helen Garbolski of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, and numerous nieces and nephews. John worked for the Great Northern, later, the Burlington Northern Railroad as a train dispatcher until his retirement.  Being an avid gardener living on 5 acres in Issaquah he fed his family and enthusiastically shared his garden bounty with relatives and friends, even growing dahlias for the church.  He loved to clam, crab, pick oysters, and fish. Other interests included camping, wine making, rock hounding, a good football game, and reading Louis L’Amour novels.  He was a busy man admired by young and old alike.  There will be a rosary Saturday, October 22, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Issaquah followed by a funeral Mass at 1 p.m. and a reception at the church.

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School Board votes to endorse city transportation bond By David Hayes

tax increase should the bond be approved by voters. The endorsement passed 4-0, with one abstention from board member Harlan Gallinger, who said he was uncomfortable voting for a taxing measure that affects an area where he does not live. President Suzanne Weaver addressed the issue of lending support to a measure that does not affect most of the school board.

The Issaquah School Board voted to endorse Proposition 1 on Oct. 12, saying the measure’s four proposed projects address much-needed traffic safety concerns. Only one member of the board lives within Issaquah’s city limits and would be subjected to the

“I’m sensitive to the fact that we’re talking about a bond that affects the citizens of Issaquah and only one of the five of us live within Issaquah and would end up paying for that bond,” Weaver said. “The questions I asked at the (Sept. 28) presentation were more on safety than relieving congestion. There are a lot of things causing congestion in Issaquah and I don’t

know how much these projects do to alleviate that. But from the standpoint of students walking back and forth, parents and buses getting out of IVE, bus routes coming down from Sunset, I feel there’s a lot of safety improvements that could be tackled from this bond.” The four projects being proposed under the $50 million bond would make improvements to East Sunset

Way, two sections of Newport Way and add signalization at the entrances of the Providence Point communities on Southeast 43rd Way. Lisa Callan, the only board member who lives within Issaquah’s city limits, said, “I think it all comes down to expected and necessary infrastructure to support safety.” Gallinger was all for safety improvements in

infrastructure, but was uncomfortable making a decision to support an Issaquah bond as a non-resident. “I fully support what the City of Issaquah is doing, and I think, regardless, one of the big issues is gridlock in our region and a second one is safety. I think they made it clear this one is about safety. My hesitation is I don’t live in Issaquah,” he said.

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as PFOS contamination has spread across the Lower Issaquah Valley Aquifer. Over the summer, water from Sammamish Plateau’s Wells No. 7 and No. 8 were found to contain trace amounts of PFOS. The detection is at a level significantly below what the Environmental Protection Agency considers unsafe. PFOS has been detected in levels high above the EPA’s advisory level in Issaquah’s Gilman Well No. 4. Water from that well is run through a treatment system leased by the City The Issaquah Press traveled into the Andes with Mary Lorna and of Issaquah and is tested Walt Meade, who traveled to Peru’s famous Machu Picchu ruins on regularly. The most recent Sept. 27. Built by the Incas in the 15th century, Machu Picchu was test results show no detectabandoned in 1572 and remained a hidden secret until discovered able level of PFOS. by American archaeologist Hiram Bingham in 1911. Recently, PFOS has also been detected in Issaquah’s Where have you taken your hometown newspaper? Email your Gilman Well No. 5 at an photo and information to amount below the EPA’s advisory level. PFOS has also been found in soil samples taken from Eastside Fire & Rescue’s headquarters at 175 Newport Way Northwest. The Sammamish Plateau Water board and staff met with Sammamish city staff and the City Council By David Hayes is special to discuss water project ity issues regarding the manager containment. Krauss briefly After five years as execufor Live updated the council on the tive director of the DownNation/ district’s latest actions. A town Issaquah Association, Cirque councilmember confirmed Karen Donovan is stepping Du Soleil, to The Issaquah Press that down to concentrate on which the group was told PFOS other projects. gives was detected in Issaquah Karen Donovan “I’ve got a lot of mixed annual Creek’s North Fork. emotions,” Donovan said. perforKrauss called for trans“It’s been a great thing. mances at Marymoor Park parency from all agencies But I’ll still be involved at in Redmond. involved while the source of the volunteer level. With Donovan said the DIA PFCs is being located. everything I’ve learned over continued to grow under “People may have a the last five years, I can still her leadership, seeing its tendency to look out for be of value. So I’ll still be budget nearly triple and their unit of government around. They’ll not get rid enlisting hundreds of volinterest,” Krauss said. “But of me that easily.” unteers for its events like I’d like to believe the health Donovan made the anSpring Clean Up. But she’s and safety of the public is nouncement on the DIA most proud of the organiprimary in this case. Water website Oct. 3. She said the zation receiving national quality is primary.” DIA’s search for a replaceaccreditation from the Main Krauss said the district ment will run through Nov. Street Association about 10 has hired several experts 15, with the board of direc- months ago. and is proactively establishtors beginning interviews Because she still lives in ing a monitoring program immediately afterwards. the area and her kids attend and understanding treat“We’re very sad to see Issaquah schools, Donovan ment options in the event Karen go,” DIA President plans to stay involved in DIA treatment is required or Keith Watts wrote on the activities, only this time as a elected.” website. “She helped convolunteer. “Coordination between nect the downtown not only “I plan on being involved the district and Issaquah is to our local community, but in the design committee, for going to be key to unalso to the county and state one, maybe on the board derstand what the true in ways we never imagined.” at some point. I’d have to circumstances are,” Krauss Donovan will be continu- remove myself for a year, said. ing her work in concert then come back. I’ll do some PFOS is known to cause marketing for the Washconsulting for sure, whatliver damage and birth ington State Fair, a client of ever they need,” Donovan defects in lab animals. hers for the past 10 years. said. “I just won’t be there Research on its effects on Her most recent position day to day.” humans is still evolving.

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Candidate responses to these questions posed by The Issaquah Press were limited to 50 words or less. Responses that exceeded 50 words were edited for length.




Government should be fiscally responsible. What does that mean to you?

It means you go out of your way to not rely on extra taxes as the solution to your problems unless you have tried every other option possible. It means you budget government spending to match the revenues you have to work with.

It means government should be more efficient, not more expensive. During my time in the Legislature, I’ve led efforts to increase school funding by 36 percent and reduce college tuition, all without raising taxes. Our district has voted against tax increases repeatedly and I agree with the voters on this wholeheartedly.

What are the top two taxes you would consider implementing or raising to balance the state budget?

I believe we should be collecting sales tax for purchases online. As the owner of a pizza restaurant, I would be annoyed if a guy across the street did not have to charge sales tax. I also think out-ofstate people need to complete a form to receive a sales tax rebate.

Over the past four years we’ve proven that tax increases aren’t needed to prioritize education funding and balance the state budget. My levy reform plan is statewide revenue neutral, and I’ll oppose proposals to hold our kids hostage for a state income tax, capital gains tax or carbon tax.

What can the state do to spur job creation?

Invest in transportation infrastructure to make sure we are not stuck in traffic. Invest in K-12, higher education, and vocational training to make sure we have a work force that meets the demands of our local industries.

The key is education. We must provide our children the skills they need to thrive in today’s economy. This includes career and technical education in every high school and affordable access to higher education, which is why I championed efforts last year to reduce college tuition by 20 percent.

How can the public education system be improved, given the funding constraints?

We can continue to prioritize extra state revenues into K-12 education as we have been doing during my four years in office. We can specifically fund programs that have proven success rates, like Running Start for Issaquah and summer reading programs for my hometown of Tukwila.

During my tenure as Issaquah’s School Board president, our district achieved the highest rating for education investment — student achievement for dollar spent. With the lowest administrative overhead in King County, the best credit rating in the state and 10 consecutive clean state audits, we made every dollar count.

How can the state fulfill its “paramount duty” to fund education?

We need to embrace the importance of local school levies. I will never vote to have our local school levies sent to Eastern Washington. I would prefer to make these local levies permanent so they become reliable before agreeing to send our precious local dollars east of the mountains.

I am a leader on this issue, working on the governor’s bipartisan task forces to negotiate a solution. Seattle and other property-rich cities cannot continue to pay a much lower rate than suburban cities. Interestingly, my opponent has suggested we amend the constitution so state funding is no longer “paramount.”

What is the top transportation priority in the district? How do you plan to address the issue?

We need to fix the disaster that is Issaquah-Hobart Road. This is a twoprong approach of providing a better interchange at Highway 18 in Snoqualmie (which I worked to get funded in 2015) and finding partners in King County, Maple Valley and the State of Washington to widen Issaquah-Hobart road.

We need to reduce traffic congestion on our freeways and arterials by building lane capacity and upgrading interchanges. Additional tolls, lane restrictions, and cannibalizing highway construction funding for light rail will only make congestion worse.

How do you or will you foster bipartisanship in Olympia?

I spend a lot of time eating meals with Republicans, talking about real life issues like raising our children and not about national politics where we don’t agree. Drinking a pint of beer and talking about where somebody’s child plans to attend college reminds everybody of how much common ground we share.

My record proves I can collaborate with my counterparts across the aisle and get results — passing key laws on cybercrime, electric vehicles, teacher shortages, vision screening, truancy reform and education funding. And I’ve never received anything less than an outstanding rating from the Municipal League of King County.

When have you broken with your party and voted with the other side, and why?

I vote to represent our community, not a political party. I have opposed an income tax and capital gains tax for this reason. I have also broke from party leadership on issues around worker’s compensation insurance, low carbon fuel standards and charter schools.

There was tremendous pressure last year to support a $16 billion gas tax package with levy authority for Sound Transit. Our district opposed these taxes by 67 percent and I stood with my district and voted no. On social issues such as reproductive rights, I’ve also represented my district … not my party.

How will you maintain open communication with your constituents?

I share my cell phone with constituents to make sure they can always reach me. The number is 425-681-7785. If you have an issue with what is happening in Olympia, you can always reach me to share your concerns.

Constituents can contact me directly via email, social media or cell phone. For example, a rural homeowner contacted me with concerns about a King County septic tax proposal. Together, we convened a public meeting and forced King County to stop the tax and intrusive inspections that accompanied it. Mission accomplished!

What is your position on Sound Transit 3?

If Issaquah was not included, I told Sound Transit I would be a vocal “no” vote. I worked with Costco and Skip Rowley to get Issaquah included as part of the package, and I am keeping my word and voting “yes”. Building light rail will never get cheaper.

ST3 raises taxes ~$1,000 per year for a typical Eastside household to pay for light rail we won’t see until 2041 — a bad deal for our community. Issaquah doesn’t have the population density to support rail, nor do we want that density. We have better options than using 19th-century technology.

Do you agree or disagree with the Growth Management Act in its current form, and why?

We should adjust the Growth Management Act to create a waiver process so school districts could make an argument for building new schools outside of the Urban Growth Boundary. I find it ironic where my oldest two daughters attend middle school; we would not be allowed to build a school today.

I disagree with the way it is impacting our local community — forcing higher density into suburban communities that’s far beyond the level that local residents would favor. New rules for school siting have also quadrupled property acquisition costs and driven up local property taxes.

What is the top environmental concern in the 5th Legislative District and how do you plan to address the issue?

Unlike my opponent, I believe that manmade actions are causing global warming, and we need to take concrete steps at the local level to reduce our carbon footprint. I have always focused on solar panel and electric car incentives at the State level to help achieve this goal.

My focus has been on improving air and water quality. Currently, Washington state has the cheapest and greenest electricity in the nation, with 90 percent of our power being generated from zeroemission sources. I’ve passed landmark legislation to electrify the transportation sector, which represents the lion’s share of our toxic emissions.

How can state government help communities, such as Issaquah, better plan for future growth?

We should be providing more State dollars in matching grants to enable us to complete more local traffic projects. Many of the Issaquah traffic projects will benefit the whole East King County region, so the State should play a role in providing regional traffic dollars.

Issaquah’s proximity to I-90 makes it a chokepoint for regional commuter traffic from surrounding cities like Sammamish, Renton, Maple Valley and Black Diamond. We should form a Transportation Benefit District under RCW 36.73 to fund coordinated road improvement projects.

What is your position on the City of Issaquah Traffic Improvement Bond?

My preference would have been to create a transportation benefit district so we would have more partners in funding the improvements. I think the intentions are excellent, but the benefits extend well beyond the local Issaquah community, so I wish all those who benefited were sharing the financial burden.

I believe that the four proposed projects will help improve safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, but does not go far enough to address traffic congestion or parking. I would also like to see more specifics on the East Sunset Way changes, which have yet to be finalized.

What can the state do now and in the future to alleviate congestion at the dangerous I-90 and SR18 interchange?

I have spent the past four years working to solve this issue — we have $150 million to build a new flyover as a long-term solution. The short-term solution is a dedicated on-ramp to I-90, an extra lane on Highway 18 for the first mile and an extra lane at the freeway exit.

Thanks to Rep. Rodne, last year’s transportation package included $150 million for improvements to this dangerous intersection. The proposed project start date of 2023, however, needs to be advanced, and there are relatively inexpensive fixes that can be made to alleviate current traffic chokepoints while we wait.

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A political action committee with a Sammamish mailing address, Working Families, has spent more than $400,000 in independent expenditures to oppose Mullet, printing mailers and buying advertising time. Since 2013, Working Families has raised $1.3 million, almost all of it coming from The Leadership Council, which is tied to the Senate Republican Caucus. In May, Issaquah developer Skip Rowley gave $50,000 to The Leadership Council, to which he has been donating since at least 2007. Almost $200,000 has been spent in independent expenditures opposing Magendanz, most of which came from the Seattlebased group Mainstream Voters of WA. Most of its funding comes from the Washington Democrats’ Harry Truman and Kennedy Funds. Both candidates say education will be a top priority for the Legislature during the next session, but they have very different proposals for bridging the education funding gap identified in the state Supreme Court’s McCleary decision. Magendanz proposes a levy reform plan that would reduce local property taxes while raising them at the state level. The plan restricts the use of local levies to pay for education and restores some or all of the statewide common schools levy. With this change, he said, the average property tax will remain the same. Mullet said local school levy votes are the best way to get money for education. “I refuse to vote for any bill that takes our local school levy, lowers it and raises the state levy,” Mullet said. “By definition, what that is going to do is redistribute our Issaquah Public School dollars to eastern Washington.” Magendanz said the courts have consistently said the use of local levies to fund education is unconstitutional. “The paramount duty is the state’s duty and if you have areas that can’t pass a local levy, that’s not equitable,” Magendanz said. He said his levy reform plan is fair, constitutional and stable. “Why, in a million years, would you take away a revenue source that everyone has already voted on and make our problem in Olympia 10 times harder to solve?” Mullet asked. “The current system is unreliable, but that doesn’t mean you flush local levies down the toilet. It means you make local levies reliable. The way you do that is make them permanent.” Mullet said he is not looking to raise property taxes or establish a capital gains

Most of the negative advertising attacking Chad Magendanz states it is “paid for by Mainstream Voters of WA,” an organization that has spent more than $182,000 on anti-Magendanz advertising since June. The mailing address for Mainstream Voters of WA is 119 1st Ave. S, Suite 320, in downtown Seattle. The address is home to Blue Wave Political Partners, a political campaign fundraising firm. Where does Mainstream Voters of WA get the money to pay for the negative mailers? Two Seattle-based contributors: The Kennedy Fund (the fundraising arm of the Senate Democratic Caucus) has given more than $300,000 as of Oct. 12 and the Harry Truman Fund (the fundraising arm of the House Democratic Campaign Committee) has kicked in $140,000. Both the Kennedy Fund and the Truman Fund receive most of their money from labor unions, including $310,000 from the Washington Education Association.

Many, if not all, of the negative advertising attacking Mark Mullet states it is “paid for by Working Families,” an organization that has spent more than $387,000 on anti-Mullet advertising since June. The mailing address for Working Families is a box at MailPost on 228th Avenue Northeast in Sammamish. Where does Working Families get the money to pay for the negative mailers? The group’s top contributor Olympia-based The Leadership Council, which is the fundraising arm of the Senate Republican Caucus. As of Oct. 12, the Leadership Council has given $600,000 to Working Families this election cycle. The top donors to The Leadership Council are the Republican State Leadership Committee (whose top funder is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) and an organization called Strat PAC, which is a group of debtcollection companies.

tax in the state. Instead, he says he is focusing on collecting an online sales tax to increase education funding. He predicts an extra billion dollars per budget cycle could be collected from an online sales tax. Mullet and Magendanz are split over their support of Sound Transit 3, a proposed $54 billion mass transit project that will expand light rail and other forms of public transportation across the Eastside, south to Tacoma and north to Everett. If voters approve the ST3 ballot measure, the light rail station in Issaquah won’t open until 2041. Magendanz said the project offers a low return on investment. Instead, to fix traffic congestion, he wants increased lane capacity through building additional lanes and modernizing interchanges. “I would much rather see us spend the money in other ways,” he said. “Bus rapid transit is very effective. We can expand that for a third of the cost and much faster than we can with light rail.” Mullet supports the expansion of light rail despite the long timeline, saying the challenge isn’t construction capacity, but funding. He said if ST3 passes, he will work to get the timeline shortened by trying to

secure federal support for the project. Both candidates also agree Issaquah’s $50 million transportation bond on the November ballot doesn’t do enough to address traffic congestion in the city. Mullet called the bond too expensive. “If I was going to spend $50 million, it would be on a partnership with the county, the state and Maple Valley to fix Issaquah-Hobart Road,” he said. “I would be investing in stuff that would majorly change the congestion relief in the city. It would not be sidewalks on Sunset or a light at Providence Point.” Magendanz said the projects will help improve safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians but do not go far enough to address traffic congestion or parking. He called the Sunset project the most important piece of the transportation bond but wanted more details. Ballots were mailed on Oct. 19 and must be postmarked no later than Election Day, Nov. 8, or returned to a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. that day. The closest location for Issaquah residents is located outside City Hall at 130 E. Sunset Way. For Klahanie residents, the closest ballot box is at Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. SE.

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LET’S GO! FRIDAY, OCT. 21 Toddler Time at the Community Center, ages 1-3, $2 per child, 8 a.m. to noon, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., 837-3300 Play & Learn: Chinese, ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-5430 Pizza & Picasso, ages 6-9 and 10 and older, $29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Museo Art Academy, 300 NE Gilman Blvd., museoart. com Boo Bash: Free Family Fun Night, all ages, featuring bounce houses and activities, 6:30-8:30 p.m., YMCA/Sammamish Community and Aquatic Center, 831 228th Ave. SE, RSVP to Nightmare At Beaver Lake, Family Scare 7-7:45 p.m. $12; Full Scare 8-11 p.m., $18, Beaver Lake Park, 2526 244th Ave. SE, Sammamish, tickets available at the gate or online at nightmareatbeaverlake. Halloween Party For Teens for middle and high school students presented by the Highlands Youth Advisory Board, featuring costumes, karaoke, food, games and more, 7-10 p.m., Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive, free, Harmonious Funk, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N., 391-1424 “Fearlessness and Directness: Schubert’s Unfinished Eighth Symphony,” Sammamish Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Meydenbauer Theatre, 11100 NE Sixth St., Bellevue, $20/adults, $15/ seniors and students, $10/children, purchase tickets at No Rules, ages 21 and older, $5 cover charge, 8-11 p.m., Pogacha, 120 NW Gilman Blvd., 392-5550 “Pump Boys and Dinettes” presented by Village Theatre, 8 p.m., Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., tickets $35-$70, 392-2202 or

SATURDAY, OCT. 22 Little St. Helens hike, moderate, 7 miles, 1,400-foot gain, 8:30 a.m., meet at 175 Rainier Blvd. S., 516-5200, Issaquah Goes Apples, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring walking tours, art experiences, Pokémon charging stations, seasonal photo ops, live music and farm fresh pop-up marketplace at the historic Shell station, 232 Front St. N., learn more at bit. ly/2egdWCH Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust’s annual Tree Planting Celebration, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Road, free, register to volunteer online at Tea Discovery, $25, 10 a.m., Experience Tea, 195 Front St. N., PT Cruisers Pumpkin Bash, 10 a.m., Triple XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 NE Gilman Blvd., 392-1266 Tip-A-Cop annual fundraiser, 100 percent of tips go to Special Olympics Washington, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m., Red Robin, 1085 Lake Drive, learn more at Hot Topics in Washington State: Are Our Bats in Danger?, ages 13 and older, free, 1-2 p.m., Lewis Creek Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. SE, 452-4195 Theater of Possibility, free inclusive event for students with special needs, 1-4 p.m., Sammamish Teen Center, 825 228th Ave. NE, Sammamish, register online at bit. ly/2ej6yXg “Pump Boys and Dinettes” presented


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Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., 837-3300 Young Toddler Story Time, for ages 12-24 months, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 3925430 Saffron Halloween, trick-or-treat at the Saffron Shopping Center with free treat bags and Halloween picture at RE/MAX Exemplary, 3-5 p.m., 22830 NE Eighth St., Suite 106, Sammamish Citizenship Classes, for adults, 4:30-6 p.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-5430 Council Budget Work Session, third budget review, 6 p.m., City Council Chambers, City Hall South, 135 E. Sunset Way Study Zone, homework and tutoring help for grades K-12, 6-8 p.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-5430 Tipsy Easel, $35 per participant, 6:308:30 p.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N., register by emailing brittany.thetipsyeasel@


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Children and their families came out in clear weather Oct. 16 to enjoy the new destination playground at Lake Sammamish State Park the day after its official opening to the public. Above, Lakemont resident Megan Latham, 5, rides the zipline as her mom Jenny looks on. A geodesic dome climbing net, a climbing mushroom, mountain and coal mine, musical chimes, swings, towers, slides, the zipline and an 8-foot-tall blue heron are among the attractions. The playground came to be thanks to Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park, local donors, volunteers and the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

by Village Theatre, 2 and 8 p.m., Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., tickets $35-$70, 392-2202 or Nightmare At Beaver Lake, Family Scare 7-7:45 p.m. $12; Full Scare 8-11 p.m., $18, Beaver Lake Park, 2526 244th Ave. SE, Sammamish, tickets available at the gate or online at nightmareatbeaverlake. Vino Bella 10th Anniversary Party, featuring Ventura Highway Revisted, 7:3011:30 p.m., 99 Front St. N., 391-1424 Ricky Venture Revue, $5 cover charge, 8-11 p.m., Pogacha, 120 NW Gilman Blvd., 392-5550 Fall Workshops at the Cottage: Memoir with William Kenover, Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon, $200/members, $300/nonmembers Writers’ Cottage, 317 NW Gilman Blvd.,

Nightmare At Beaver Lake, Family Scare 7-7:45 p.m. $12; Full Scare 8-10 p.m., $18, Beaver Lake Park, 2526 244th Ave. SE, Sammamish, tickets available at the gate or online at nightmareatbeaverlake.

MONDAY, OCT. 24 Toddler Time at the Community Center, ages 1-3, $2 per child, 8 a.m. to noon, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., 837-3300 Figure Drawing Open Studio: short pose 9:30-11:30 a.m.; long pose noon to 2 p.m., ages 18 and older, artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N., register at bit. ly/2dTqCnf Park Board meeting, 7 p.m., Trails House, 110 Bush St.

SUNDAY, OCT. 23 CCC Road hike, easy, 4 miles, 800-foot gain, 9 a.m., meet at 175 Rainier Blvd. S., 516-5200, Matcha & Green Teas of Japan, China & Korea, 10-11:30 a.m., $25, Experience Tea, 195 Front St. N., register at bit. ly/2e7Em9g “Pump Boys and Dinettes” presented by Village Theatre, 2 p.m., Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., tickets $35-$70, 392-2202 or

TUESDAY, OCT. 25 Toddler Time at the Community Center, ages 1-3, $2 per child, 8 a.m. to noon, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., 837-3300 Issaquah Alps Area Dog hike, easy, 4-6 miles, 10 a.m., meet at 175 Rainier Blvd. S., 481-2341, Senior Trip: Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $25, meet at the Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd., register online at Play & Learn: Chinese, ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-5430 Puppets Please Marionettes, all ages, 11 a.m. to noon, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 313-7558 Veterans & Human Services Community Conversation, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive Teen Open House, homework and tutoring help for teens, 3-5 p.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-5430 The Issaquah Library Board meeting has been canceled One-on-One Computer Help, for adults, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-5430 Human Services Commission meeting, 6:30 p.m., Eagle Room, City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way Rovin’ Fiddlers, 7-9 p.m., Issaquah Highlands Fire Station, 1280 NE Park Drive, Evening Figure Drawing Open Studio, ages 18 and older, 7-9:30 p.m., artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N., register at bit. ly/2dTqCnf

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26 Toddler Time at the Community Center, ages 1-3, $2 per child, 8 a.m. to noon,

Toddler Time at the Community Center, ages 1-3, $2 per child, 8 a.m. to noon, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., 837-3300 Spanish Story Time, ages 3 and older, 10-11 a.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-5430 Stan’s Overlook hike, easy, 4 miles, 1,000-foot gain, 2 p.m., meet at Snoqualmie Ridge Starbucks, 7730 Center Blvd. SE, Snoqualmie, 894-7790, Blown Glass Mini Class: Ghosts, ages 5 and older, $45, 3 p.m., Art by Fire, 195 Front St. N., 996-8867 Teen Open House, homework and tutoring help for teens, 3-5 p.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-5430 Mixed Media Nicho Workshop, for tweens and teens, 4-5:30 p.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, register at bit. ly/2e06AV2 Civil Service Commission meeting, 4:30 p.m., Baxter Room, City Hall Northwest, 1775 12th Ave. NW One-on-One Computer Help, for adults, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-5430 Council Services & Safety Committee special meeting, 5:30 p.m., Eagle Room, City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way Cable TV Commission meeting, 6 p.m., Coho Room, City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way Talk Time Class, for adults, 6:30-8 p.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 3925430 Planning Policy Commission meeting, 6:30 p.m., City Council Chambers, City Hall South, 135 E. Sunset Way History Pub Crawl, 7-9 p.m., $50, meet at the Issaquah Depot Museum at 6:45 at 78 First Ave. NE, 391-1112 Nightmare At Beaver Lake, Family Scare 7-7:45 p.m. $12; Full Scare 8-10 p.m., $18, Beaver Lake Park, 2526 244th Ave. SE, Sammamish, tickets available at the gate or online at nightmareatbeaverlake.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 16-9117 2016 Amendment to the King County Comprehensive Plan Proposed Substitute Ordinances 2016-0155.2 and 2016-0159.2 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Metropolitan King County Council (Council) will hold a public hearing in the Council Chambers on the 10th Floor of the King County Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA, on Monday, November 28, 2016, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The purpose of this public hearing is to consider adoption of Proposed Substitute Ordinances (PSO) 2016-0155.2 and 2016-0159.2 (hereinafter “subject legislation”) adopting amendments to the 2012 King County Comprehensive Plan, and as amended in 2014, (KCCP) and the 2016 Real Property Asset Management Plan (RAMP). Public Hearing King County encourages public comment at the November 28 public hearing. Testimony is limited to two minutes per individual speaker or five minutes for an individual speaking on behalf of a group in attendance at the meeting. If you wish to submit written materials for the Councilmembers’ review, please provide 15 copies to the Council Clerk. Testimony sign-up will begin at 1:00 pm. November 28 in the lobby outside the Council Chambers. Comments can also be submitted at any time by emailing or clicking on the “submit online testimony” button on the Council’s KCCP webpage: http://www. If you prefer to call, mail, or fax your comments to Councilmembers, please call the Council office at (206) 477-1000 for addresses and/or numbers. For More Information The complete text of the subject legislation is available in the Council Clerk’s office, Room 1200, King County Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA. Complete public review copies will also be available at the following locations: • • (Type in the Ordinance Number, 2016-0155 or 2016-0159) For background information on the proposed 2016 Amendments to the KCCP, please visit the Council’s 2016 Comprehensive Plan Update website at council/2016compplan.aspx. Summary Proposed amendments to the KCCP and RAMP were transmitted by the King County Executive on March 1, 2016 and reviewed by the Council’s Transportation, Economy and Environment (TREE) Committee. The TREE Committee completed its review on September 20, 2016 and reported out to the full Council striking amendments to the subject legislation, with a “do pass” recommendation. Proposed 2016 KCCP policy amendments, contained in Attachment A to PSO 2016-0155.2, as reported out of the TREE Committee, would affect the following chapters in the KCCP: Introduction; Regional Planning Growth Management Planning; Urban Communities; Rural Areas and Natural Resource Lands; Housing and Human Services; Environment; Shorelines; Parks, Open Space and Cultural Resources; Transportation; Services, Facilities and Utilities; Economic Development; Community Service Area Planning; Implementation, Amendments and Evaluation; and the Glossary. Proposed amendments to the land use map and/or zoning atlas are contained in Attachment B to PSO 2016-0155.2. Also proposed are: updates to the Technical Appendices (Attachments D through I to PSO 2016-0155.2); adoption of the Skyway West Hill Action Plan (Attachment J to PSO 2016-0155.2); and an amendment to the Vashon

Town Plan (Attachment K to PSO 2016-0155.2). Proposed changes to the development code are also included in PSO 2016-0155.2. Proposed RAMP amendments, as reported out of the TREE Committee, would affect the update requirements and schedule for the RAMP and would decouple future RAMPs from the KCCP. The 2016 RAMP, contained in Attachment A to PSO 2016-0159.2 as reported out of the TREE Committee, would also amend the following sections in the RAMP: Facility Management Policies; Policy Implementation Strategies; and Space Use and Planning. Final Consideration In addition to the proposed amendments contained in the subject legislation, and as amended in committee, Councilmembers may offer additional amendments for consideration by the Council. As a result, persons interested in any of the issues raised in the subject legislation should make their views known at the public hearing on November 28, 2016. Amendments that may be considered for adoption by the Council on December 5 or thereafter include, but are not necessarily limited to: • any amendment contained in the Executive’s proposed versions of the subject legislation (either in the Public Review Draft or as transmitted); • any amendment to the subject legislation passed out committee; • any amendment offered or discussed during the review of the subject legislation in committee; • any matter preserved for consideration by the Council by a member during the committee meetings; • any amendment regarding the Growth Management Planning Council’s (GMPC) recommendations to move the Urban Growth Area (UGA) boundary in the County’s comprehensive plan updating process; and • any other proposed amendment that is within the scope of the alternatives and has been available for public comment. A copy of Proposed Substitute Ordinances 2016-0155.2 and 2016-0159.2 will be mailed upon request to the Clerk of the Council, Room 1200, King County Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, telephone 206-477-1020. They are available on the Internet at: •|&Search=2016-0155, and •|&Search=2016-0159, or • Dated at Seattle, Washington, this 20th day of October 2016. METROPOLITAN KING COUNTY COUNCIL KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON Melani Pedroza Acting Clerk of the Council





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The Ramen Bushi-Do restaurant in Issaquah features a tonkotsu (pork) miso ramen, broth flavored with five types of cooked miso for distinctive flavor, house-made medium thick noodles, house-made pork chashu, seasoned soft-boiled egg, sweet corn and scallions broccolette. Photos by Greg Farrar /


The team behind popular Dough Zone makes foray into ramen By Christina Corrales-Toy

The soul of the kitchen at new Issaquah restaurant Ramen Bushi-Do is never hidden from the public. Passersby at the inconspicuous spot on 221st Place Southeast east of Costco can see chef Nancy Xia work her magic through streetside windows. Watch as she maneuvers ingredients through a state-of-the-art machine that yields what the restaurant hopes is the best noodles on the Eastside. The owners behind the popular dumpling restaurant Dough Zone are making the foray into the ramen industry, championing a philosophy of freshness and traditional methods as they opened their first Issaquah eatery

in June. Before Ramen Bushi-Do opened, Xia spent more than two years learning about ramen, following the traditional teachings of expert Kaoru Fujii, who runs schools in Japan and Singapore. The result is what Vickie Ji, the restaurant’s marketing specialist, calls a unique ramen experience. Everything is made in-house and fresh everyday. “The whole philosophy here is we make our own noodles from scratch everyday, there is no frozen process,” Ji said. “That makes a big difference. Even if you make your own noodle and freeze it, and you boil it, it tastes totally different.” The restaurant serves a variety of noodles that require almostscientific matching with homemade broths and sauces to get the full effect, Ji said. The thick, springy whole-wheat noodles, for example, are best used as dipping ramen, served with a bubbling sauce in the Tsukemen

Vickie Ji, the restaurant’s marketing specialist, describes Ramen Bushi-Do’s philosophy as perfection in food and service in a unique ramen experience. dish, which comes in curry or fish flavors. Medium-thick noodles work well with the signature miso ramen, which combines five LAURA D.ePROOF.SR.CMYK. types of cooked miso, giving the 43.17858.THU.1020.6X6.LAM

ramen a distinctive soybean flavor. The restaurant’s broths, which include tonkotsu (pork) and chicken, require two hours of preparation and eight hours of cooking, Ji said. While freshness is the buzzword at Ramen-Bushi Do, the eatery also stresses health. The dishes contain lower sodium than most ramen places, Ji said. “The public already has an idea of how ramen should taste, so the challenge that we’re facing is how we tell people our story and let them know that ramen can be healthy too,” she said. The owners have always had an eye on the Issaquah area, Ji said. They first pegged the Ramen Bushi-Do location for the next Dough Zone, but it wasn’t big enough. Ramen Bushi-Do is where the owners are focusing most of their energy these days, but they know the community is anxiously awaiting news about the fourth Dough Zone location coming to

IF YOU GO Ramen Bushi-Do 5625 221st Place SE, Suite 120 Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4:30-9 p.m. Issaquah, Ji said. A large banner hangs in a corner of the Meadows Shopping Center, teasing its arrival at 1580 NW Gilman Blvd. The restaurant will fill the spot most recently occupied by Szechuan Chef, which has since closed. Ji could not give an exact opening date for the new Dough Zone, but stressed that it was close. “We’re all practicing the back kitchen, the front desk service, everyone is in training,” she said. “We know people are so waiting for it and we don’t want to disappoint anyone.”

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At 3:54 p.m. Oct. 10, someone brought in to the police station an unopened box of baking soda that was mailed to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. The name on the envelope was from Snohomish. The post office was called and the package was tracked, showing it shipped from the Seattle area. The envelope and baking soda were destroyed.

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4At 6:09 p.m. Oct. 7, someone stole $57.98 in alcohol from the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard. 4Someone stole $50 in dog food at 7:09 p.m. Oct. 8 from the 2500 block of Northeast Mulberry Walk. 4A 27-year-old Seattle woman was arrested for shoplifting and trespassed from a business in the 100 block of Front Street South at 2:31 p.m. Oct. 10. 4An 18-year-old Issaquah man was arrested for stealing $34.93 in merchandise from the 1800 block of 12th Avenue Northwest.

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SPORTS Skyline, Liberty earn lopsided wins FOOTBALL ROUNDUP By Neil Pierson The Spartans racked up a 42-0 lead at halftime, kicking in a running clock for the entire second half, and routed the Vikings 48-0 in Sammamish. Tyler Schnebele and Isaiah Shim had short touchdown runs for Skyline (6-1 overall, 5-0 KingCo 4A) in the first period. Quarterback Drew Kistner ran for two scores and passed for a third, a 29-yard connection to Bradley Kim, in the second quarter. An Evan Alexander interception set up a 1-yard TD for Eddie Rosemont, and Prescott Wong’s 3-yard TD in the third quarter capped the scoring. Skyline collides with Woodinville at 7 p.m. Thursday with the KingCo title on the line.

Liberty 48, Ballard 0 The Patriots rolled to their seventh straight win to start the season, capitalizing on four Ballard turnovers for the victory in Renton. Liberty ran for 282 yards as a team. Dulin Hayden carries six times for 45 yards and two touchdowns. Reily Larson also had a pair of short TD runs, with Austin Regis and Noah Wright each scoring once. Torey Anderson returned the opening kickoff of the second half for an 86-yard TD. Liberty’s defense dominated, holding the Beavers to 140 total yards and 2 for 11 on third-down conversions. Davan Hwang and Caleb Carr each had interceptions. Liberty goes for 8-0 when it visits Sammamish at 7 p.m. Friday.

Bothell 42, Issaquah 21 Bothell’s Daniel Johnson returned the opening kickoff for a 90-yard TD, an ominous sign of things to come at Gary Moore Stadium in Issaquah. The Eagles (1-6 overall, 1-4 KingCo 4A) drew within a score in the second quarter when Joe Nelson’s 45-yard catch set up a 2-yard TD run from Anthony Stephens-Kirkman. And a 72-yard scoring pass from Lucas Senatore to Nelson got them within 28-14 in the third. But Bothell and quarterback Jacob Sirmon proved to be too much. Sirmon hooked up with DaVicious Wilson on scoring passes of 26, 12 and 60 yards, and with Ryder Locknane on a 72-yarder. The Cougars also returned an interception for a touchdown, making a late scoring pass from Jade Griffiths to Drew Feldman a consolation for Issaquah. The Eagles travel to Eastlake at 7 p.m. Friday.


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Score remains unsettled between Eagles and Spartans GIRLS SOCCER ISSAQUAH 0 SKYLINE 0 By Neil Pierson Picture two elite boxers standing toe to toe in the ring, each throwing uppercuts and repeatedly dodging the opponents’ knockout blows. It’s an apt metaphor for what has transpired between the Issaquah and Skyline girls soccer teams in two meetings this season. Eighty minutes of regulation play and 10 minutes of overtime weren’t enough to declare a winner on Oct. 11 in Sammamish as the Eagles and Spartans played to a 0-0 tie. It was the same result the teams settled for when they met Sept. 15 in Issaquah and the two scoreless ties represent their only blemishes in Class 4A KingCo Conference matches, as they share first place at 8-0-2, 26 points. “We both have very successful seasons so far and both defenses have been so good. It’s just kind of a stalemate,” said Skyline junior goalkeeper Anna Smith, who made five saves for her eighth shutout of the season. “I just thought it was a really typical Skyline-Issaquah game,” said Issaquah senior defender Kaylene Pang. “It wasn’t the best soccer – just a bunch of grit, scrap and whatever team wanted it more. And I think a tie is a good result for both teams.” The programs are on track to play again in the Oct. 31 KingCo championship match. The top two regular-season teams play for an automatic state berth, and the Spartans and Eagles are four

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Issaquah forward Mariah VanHalm (from left), defender Kennie Beighle, goalkeeper Nerea Arrazola, forward Tori Wheeler and Skyline midfielder Cameron Tingey scramble in the final moments in front of the Eagles’ net during their Oct. 11 scoreless tie. points clear of third-place Woodinville with four matches to go. Neither team created a clearcut scoring chance on Tuesday, though Smith and Issaquah’s Narea Arrazola were kept on their toes in front of their respective nets. In the 20th minute, Issaquah forward Mariah Van Halm trickled a 20-yard shot past the right post and in the 29th, Smith was forced to punch away a dangerous corner kick from Sean Eaton. Skyline’s Ava Giovanola found fellow defender Mariah Alexan-

der on a 37th-minute free kick, but Alexander’s header skimmed wide of goal. Van Halm had two more good looks in the second half but couldn’t keep her shots on frame as Issaquah repeatedly sent the ball into the box on free kicks and long throws from Siarfo Abekah. “We’re just really dominant in the air, so we try to get all of our service into the box because we have really good headers up there,” Pang said. Skyline’s best chances of the

second half came shortly after the break through junior forward Julia Mitchell. She had a shot blocked from the middle of the box and, moments later, saw her corner kick speared away by a leaping Arrazola. In the end, it seemed both teams were anxious to hear the final whistle and leave with one point. “I feel like both teams have just put 100 percent into it on both sides and it’s just a good matchup,” Smith said. “Nobody can score.”

Issaquah’s Chao wins KingCo 4A singles title BOYS TENNIS By Neil Pierson

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Issaquah sophomore Derek Chao prepares to return a volley to Newport senior Payton Namba during Chao’s 6-1, 6-2 victory in the singles final of the Class 4A KingCo tennis championships Oct. 11 at Skyline High.

Two seasons after Jackson Suh won the Class 4A state singles title, the Issaquah boys tennis program may have its next star in place. Sophomore Derek Chao, who went undefeated during the regular season, mowed down four more opponents at last week’s KingCo Conference tournament at Skyline High School. After winning the KingCo title and qualifying for next May’s state tournament in Richland, Chao humbly deferred credit to his support system, which includes his parents and private

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coach Gordon O’Reilly, a former University of Washington assistant. “I came into this tournament knowing that I would do pretty well because I was undefeated in the regular season,” he said, “so I wasn’t really worried about anyone in the tournament.” Chao, the No. 1 seed, didn’t lose a set in winning the KingCo crown. He beat Newport players Chaitanya Koli (6-1, 6-0) and Ben Holmes (6-2, 6-0) on Oct. 11, then cruised past Woodinville’s Justin Sim (6-2, 6-0) in the Oct. 11 semifinals. His opponent in the Oct. 11 championship match, Newport’s Payton Namba, was a state doubles champion last season.


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Issaquah says it regrets scheduling Archbishop Murphy By Christina Corrales-Toy

or more, won their first three games by a combined score of 170-0. The Archbishop Murphy Issaquah trailed 73-0 at football team that put up 73 halftime in the game pitting points in a season-opening the Class 4A Eagles against win over Issaquah is maka squad considered the best ing national headlines. Class 2A team in the state. The school has played In an emailed response just two games following to The Issaquah Press Oct. that Sept. 2 matchup, with 12, Issaquah head football five opponents opting to for- coach Buddy Bland said the feit, citing safety concerns Eagles won’t be scheduling due to Archbishop Murphy’s a game against a private significant size advantage. school anytime soon. The Wildcats, who have “We were well aware that seven players on their rosArchbishop Murphy had at ter who weigh 245 pounds least two Division I pros-

pect players,” Bland wrote. “Unfortunately, because it was the first game of the season, we were blindsided by the number of other high caliber athletes that were on their team. I believe that that was one of the most talented teams that I’ve seen in my many years of coaching high school football. “Had we played them week 2 or later, we certainly would have worked to be better prepared, however, we would not have forfeited the game. After that experience, I can tell you

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that I will never allow our program to willingly play another private school again.” L. Michelle, the Issaquah School District’s executive director of communications, expressed similar concerns. “In hindsight, had we known that Archbishop Murphy High School’s football team would be the type of dominant powerhouse that it has proven to be, we would not have scheduled the game,” Michelle said in an email. She said there were no


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ers and three doubles teams to the postseason. Abdul-Muueez Baig and Jonathon Oh finished 1-1, beating Bothell (6-2, 6-2) and losing to Eastlake (7-6, 6-4). Richard Jia and Spencer Lofink lost their opening match to Bothell (6-1, 6-3), while Arin Tykodi and Jason Woo lost their opener to Eastlake (6-3, 2-6, 6-2). In singles, Issaquah’s Gabriel Bacerdo lost to Skyline’s Tyler Chang (6-3, 6-4). Sarausad beat Eastlake’s Colin James (6-0, 6-0) but was eliminated by Bothell’s Andrew Schueller (6-4, 7-5).

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