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Masked robber hits Woodinville Rite Aid

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

An armed robber wearing a mask made off with money from the Rite Aid on Woodinville-Duvall Road on the evening of Jan. 19, according to Woodinville Police.

Police said that according to witnesses, a man wearing a black mask entered the store, slammed a bag on the counter and pointed a handgun at the clerk. The suspect allegedly said, “Give me the money now, I’m not kidding.”

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Teachers’ pay, school districts’ special levies targets of study ordered in House education bill

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

OLYMPIA — Last Monday the Washington House of Representatives passed a bill 64-34 that would create a group to produce recommendations for retaining and fully compensating teachers, as required by the Supreme Court’s 2012 McCleary mandate.

Both 45th District Representatives, Rodger Goodman (D-Kirkland) and Larry Springer (D-Kirkland), voted in favor of the bill.

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One Night Count shows increase in homelessness

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Early on the morning of Jan. 29, under the guidance of the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness, over 1,000 volunteers spread out all over King County to witness and count the number of people living unsheltered for the annual One Night Count. All Home contracts with the Coalition to conduct this count. Volunteers estimate that 4,505 of our neighbors in King County were without shelter that night, a 19 percent increase over 2015.

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Public hearing about proposed land exchange at Saint Edward State Park

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is conducting a public hearing regarding a proposed land exchange involving the Saint Edward Seminary in Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore.

The public hearing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 in the Community Meeting Room at Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave. NE, Kenmore. (Directions: www.kenmorewa.gov/content/transportation-options)

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Learn about Seattle civil rights pioneer, Rev. Dr. Samuel B. McKinney

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

In honor of February being Black History Month, the Legacy Washington program, run by the Office of the Secretary of State, has launched a new profile on the Rev. Dr. Samuel B. McKinney, a Seattle civil rights pioneer and former pastor of Seattle’s Mount Zion Baptist Church. The profile, entitled “We’re Not in Heaven Yet,” can be found at www.sos.wa.gov/legacy/who-are-we/stories/samuel-mckinney.