In other items: Issaquah High School evacuated, searched after bomb threat; Mercer Island School Board to outline goals at community forum; and open house scheduled to welcome Bothell city manager.

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The final route for Bellevue’s new Seafair marathon has been announced, and early registration is under way.

The marathon to benefit cancer research at Virginia Mason, will be held July 10 and will wind 26.2 miles through Bellevue. A half marathon, 5K and half-marathon walk also will take place.

The races will begin and end at Bellevue’s Downtown Park. Route highlights include four lakefront miles along West Lake Sammamish Parkway. The route will cut through downtown, head east toward Lake Sammamish, south toward Interstate 90 and back to downtown.

For complete event information, including the course map, volunteer information and registration, visit


High school evacuated, searched after bomb threat

Everyone at Issaquah High School was evacuated and sent home yesterday after a staff member found a hand-written bomb threat in a restroom.

Police searched the school with bomb-sniffing dogs and found no evidence of explosives, Issaquah School District officials said.

The school’s 1,500 students were dismissed for the day at about 10:50 a.m., immediately after the note was found. All school activities for the day, including a rehearsal for the school musical and a boys basketball game against Interlake High School, were canceled.

School was scheduled to resume today.

Mercer Island

School Board to outline goals at community forum

Residents of the Mercer Island School District are invited to a community forum tonight to learn about goals the School Board has drafted for students in the district.

The forum is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. at Islander Middle School.

For more information on the forum, go to Islander Middle School is at 8225 SE 72nd St.


Open house scheduled to welcome city manager

The city of Bothell will hold an open house to welcome new city manager Bob Stowe from 5 to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Police Station Community Room, 1850 101st Ave. N.E., Bothell. Light refreshments will be served.

Stowe will speak at 5:30 p.m. The city manager holds the top managerial position in Bothell city government.

The Bothell City Council hired Stowe away from Mill Creek in November. He started work yesterday and his annual salary will be $135,000.