Connections News

About Connections: By Community, for Community

Connections News is a monthly community newspaper written mostly by volunteer-resident writers, edited and published by Issaquah Highlands Council. Connections helps Highlands Council fulfill its mission to develop a vibrant and caring community committed to service, diversity, stewardship and well-being.

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Highlands Council is always looking for volunteer contributing writers, photographers and graphic designers. For more information, contact Nina Milligan, Communications Manager, at

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NEW! Submit an Announcement for “Milestones”

See your announcements published in the new life “Milestones” section of Connections. We accept birth/adoption, graduation, marriage, obituary and culturally-recognized life milestone announcements for Issaquah Highlands residents only. See submission form and guidelines.

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Current Issue

January 2018 Connections Issaquah Highlands Traffic Safety

About the Cover

Twenty years ago, Issaquah Highlands’ first residents moved into their homes with land movers and home builders buzzing about. As we head into 2018, we’ll celebrate our twentieth anniversary as a community, and our community is busier than ever. More than 10,000 people now live in Issaquah Highlands; Even more work and/or play here. With future development, there will come more new neighbors.

With this hustle and bustle comes a surge of vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists, sharing our roads and sidewalks. This part of living “in community” is not always easy. By partnering with the City of Issaquah, we’re tackling driver and pedestrian safety by working to change driver and pedestrian behaviors. Find out more in our feature story, Drive with Care, Walk Aware, as well as in other stories this month.

Photo by Julie Clegg.

Advertising Information

Connections is printed and distributed monthly, free of charge, to every address in Issaquah Highlands (residences and businesses). We also distribute through local gathering spaces, such as coffee shops and the Metro Park and Ride. Circulation: Approximately 4,500

Display ad pricing: starting at $75/month.
(Discounts available for 3, 6 and 12 month contracts. Online advertising is also available.)

Issaquah Highlands Ad Packet 2018

Issaquah Highlands Ad Contract 2018

Issaquah Highlands Sponsorship-packet 2018

Issaquah Highlands Sponsor Contract 2018

Advertising Policies and Standards

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2018 Connections Editorial Calendar

January: Traffic and Safety – February: Development Update – March: Community Survey Results – April: Inclusion, IHCA Budget – May: Rock the Block, Block Parties  – June: Parks and Trails, Graduation Announcements – July: IHCA Annual Report – August: Highlands Day, Multi-Cultural 20th Anniversary – September: Clubs and Groups, Back to School – October: Emergency Preparedness, Halloween – November: Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Holiday Lightings – December:  Holidays in the Highlands

Connections Terms & Policies

Opinions expressed either by paid advertisers or editorial content do not necessarily reflect the views of Highlands Council or this newspaper.

Highlands Council reserves the right to accept or refuse submissions, and to edit content. We also reserve the right to refuse advertising or content that in our opinion does not reflect the standards of this paper.