Levy gives Bothell voters the chance to fund parks and public spaces

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

In November, Bothell will vote on a levy that could provide $42 million for parks and public spaces, such as improving the Park at Bothell Landing, expanding the North Creek Forest and making gathering places out of Main Street and the Multiway Boulevard.

If the levy passes, the owners of a home worth $300,000 would pay an extra $9.68 per month in taxes. (Owners of homes with a higher assessed value would pay more; owners of homes with a lower assessed value would pay less.) Over time, as assessed valuation increases throughout Bothell, the cost to individual taxpayers would decrease.


Charges filed in Duvall shooting

  • Written by Lisa Allen

Duvall police officer recovering

Duvall Police Sgt. Lori Batiot, the city’s community police resource supervisor, was in Maryland attending a course at the FEMA Emergency Management Institute when she got the urgent middle-of-the-night message: “One of our officers has been shot.”

“When I got the message,” she said, “well, the first questions are ‘who and how bad?’ I jumped on the first plane to come home.”


Local kids’ science entertainer arrested for trying to have sex with teenager

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

A Woodinville man who worked as a kids’ science entertainer in King and Snohomish counties was arrested last week for trying to pay a 14-year-old girl — who turned out to be an undercover police officer — for sex.

Frederick Samuel Tarbox, 41, was charged with attempted commercial sexual abuse of a minor. He was arrested Sept. 14 by Seattle Police, booked into the King County Jail on Sept. 15 and bonded out on $50,000 bail on Sept. 16.


King County to consider body cameras for police

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Police departments around the country and here in Washington state are experimenting with officer-worn digital cameras, commonly referred to as body cameras. King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove introduced legislation earlier this month calling for a pilot project in the King County Sheriff’s Office.


Help put a stop to domestic violence by protecting victims

  • Written by by Det. Amy Jarboe King County Sheriff’s Office/Woodinville Police Department

Domestic violence has an impact on the women, children and men in our community each and every day. Eighty-five percent of victims are women, and boys who witness domestic violence in the home are twice as likely to abuse future partners or their own children.

One in 12 women and one in 45 men have been stalked in their lifetime. Almost one-third of female homicide victims nationwide were killed by an intimate partner. In 2012, 53 victims in the state of Washington died as a result of domestic violence.