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Students bring TED talks to Northshore school

  • Written by Bill Lewis

Northshore School District students  organized their own version of TED Talks, the series of short, insightful presentations on a variety  of subjects that have attracted an online audience numbering in the millions, at the new North Creek High School in Bothell, June 14.

About 200 attended the program, which included presentations from students, school administrators and professionals on the theme “Why Not?,” or the development of unconventional ideas that might lead to unexpectedly beneficial results. The  event  was the brainchild of Deepthi Chandra, a freshman at Northshore Junior High who organized the presentations and musical  entertainment, and obtained licensing from the non-profit TED organization, which authorizes    independently  organized events known as TEDx Talks.

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Woodinville Fire & Rescue welcomes new firefighters

  • Written by Woodinville Fire and Rescue

Having completed a 13-week fire academy and five-week Emergency Medical Technician class, Woodinville’s newest firefighters were sworn in at the June 6 Board of Fire Commissioners meeting. Firefighters Emily Parker, David Farrar and Aleni Vaiese took the oath of service and received their firefighter’s badge.

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Property values increase in Woodinville, but at slower rate than neighboring cities

  • Written by Bill Lewis

Residential property values in the Woodinville area are up about nine percent from a year ago, according to new valuations from the King County Assessor’s office.

Valuation notices were mailed to Woodinville residents this month, as part of the yearly assessment of approximately 700,000 residential, commercial and industrial properties in the county.

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Missing Monroe Man Found Deceased Near Skykomish River

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

SULTAN, Wash. – The Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit located a 37 year-old Monroe man after he was reported missing by his family on Wednesday.  The man was found deceased after being spotted by SnoHawk1 this afternoon on an island in the Skykomish River, where he had been camping and canoeing.  His death is not considered suspicious at this time, but cause and manner are pending from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.

The man left on Friday, putting  in  on  the  Skykomish River near Sultan, and setting up camp on the island.  When he didn't return home as planned, family members called the Sheriff's Office.

At time of press the identification of the deceased was not available.