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Washington Vets FREE Legal Will Clinic - October 7

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

FREE Legal Will Clinic on Saturday October 7th, 2017, in Seattle at Code Fellows in Seattle Center (across from the Space Needle).

FREE fully executed legal estate planning documents - will, healthcare directive, power of attorney for healthcare, power of attorney for finance. Experienced, competent attorneys are lined up to provide these documents without charge - only one day a year.  Sponsored by Code Fellows and Microsoft.

Up to 100 veterans can benefit but they must register online in advance: www.wavetswillclinic.com (preferably by Sept 30).

Foundation Acknowledges Community Donations: $237K to Support Students, Teachers, and Schools

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

As the school year begins, Northshore Schools Foundation Executive Director Carmin Dalziel addressed the Northshore School District School Board, detailing the level of grassroots support for our students and schools. In her annual presentation, Dalziel acknowledged the $237K of value received by Northshore students as a result of the Backpacks for Kids campaign, M.I.L.K. Money campaign, and other fundraising efforts.

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Washington activists speak about solutions to the school to prison pipeline

  • Written by Tim Gruver

For millions of young students across the country, the school-to-prison pipeline is more than a metaphor. In academic circles, the term describes the impact that American schools’ zero tolerance policies have on juvenile incarceration.

On September 16, local Washington activists will gather at Bothell’s IUOE Hall at 120th Avenue NE to discuss the complexities of the phenomenon and brainstorm solutions.

Jackie McGourty, a representative for the 1st District Democrats, spoke about the event.  “We’ve called on people who are involved with social justice within the broader community for learning how prevalent the school to prison pipeline is,” McGourty said. “We want to speak more about what putting children at risk means and helping them when they’re getting out of the criminal justice system.”

High-quality early learning programs during a child’s formative years have positive short and long-term impacts on kindergarten readiness, success in school, high-school graduation, and reduced involvement in crime.

Every school year, Washington sees at least 43,000 student suspensions and expulsions that carries a high price in the long term. A student who does not graduate high school can accrue an average of $127,000 in unemployment, welfare, food stamps, and prison time.
Funneling of students out of school and into the streets and the juvenile correction system perpetuates the school to prison pipeline, depriving youth of opportunities for education and future employment.

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King County Council accepts donation of portable “Life Savers”

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

When treating someone who has suffered a heart attack, minutes are vital. The Metropolitan King County Council unanimously approved the donation of instruments that can play a role in saving the life of people  suffering from cardiac arrest: automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

Since 2012, Public Health has been working with the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) to improve emergency medical and public safety services by equipping    Sheriff's    Deputies' vehicles with AEDs. In conjunction with training on how to use the AEDs, in their first year of having AEDs available,  KCSO Deputies and Dispatchers used the equipment, as well as their cardio pulmonary resuscitation skills, successfully on at least three occasions.

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Tip leads to large scale marijuana operation

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

A tip received last March led  investigators to a house in Newcastle. The tip sparked an investigation that  resulted  in the discovery of dozens of large scale residential marijuana grow operations throughout King County.

Last week detectives from the King County Sheriff’s Office  served search warrants on 27 locations in King County. Five people were arrested for multiple charges including  the Manufacturing   of Marijuana.

Sheriff’s Office detectives also seized five houses that they believe were purchased with the proceeds from marijuana sales.

 Locations of the warrants and ages and hometowns of the arrested suspects will be released at a later date.