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Volunteer to plant native trees

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

King County Parks wants to improve our lands for fish and wildlife, and you can make a difference by spending a day planting trees. Join us on Saturdays this winter to plant native trees and shrubs along the Snoqualmie River or in our forests at Taylor Mountain, Soaring Eagle or Squak Mountain.
Native trees and shrubs enhance the natural stream corridors and forests to improve habitat for wildlife while their roots help hold stream banks in place.

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NSD School Board agrees to later start times for high schools

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

After surveys of the community showed strong support for starting high schools later in the morning, all five members of the Northshore School District Board agreed that the district should move start times later.

The Board didn’t make a formal policy announcing its intention, but will have the opportunity at its next meeting to vote on a policy affirming the Board’s desire to implement a later start by 2017 at the latest.

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Bothell City Council adopts 2015-2016 biennial budget

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

At its Dec. 9, 2014 meeting, Bothell City Council adopted the 2015-2016 biennial budget. The total 2015-2016 City of Bothell budget is $219,519,285, which includes $87,481,520 of general fund expenditures. The general fund supports most of the City’s basic services, including community development, engineering, general administration, parks, planning, public safety (police and fire) and recreation. These municipal services are almost wholly funded by revenues from various taxes such as sales, property and utility taxes.

The 2015-2016 proposed biennial budget was first presented to Council on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Since then, there have been three public hearings regarding the budget proposal, utility tax rates and property and EMS tax levies. Council also held two study sessions to discuss and analyze the budget proposal with the various City departments. These meetings provided an opportunity for both Council deliberation and citizen input.

Adult son shoots and kills father

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

On Jan. 9 at 5:25 p.m. deputies were called to a residence east of Redmond in the 22000 block of NE 75th for a family disturbance. Callers described an argument between the 22-year-old son and his 51-year-old father. Before deputies arrived the caller advised that shots had been fired. An adult female and 11-year-old male were able to flee the home to safety.

Deputies arrived and directed the son and an 18-year-old female out of the house. Inside the house they found the father deceased from gunshot wounds. There was no one else inside the house and no one else was injured.
Major Crimes detectives responded and processed the scene. It is not known what the argument was about. The son was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of homicide.