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Voter-approved levies will increase investments in schools, public safety and transportation

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

King County Treasury began sending out the annual property tax bills on February 14. King County collects property taxes on behalf of the state, the county, cities and taxing districts (such as school and fire districts), and distributes the revenue to these local governments.

Voters have approved several property-tax increases that will make much-needed investments in child and youth development, public safety  and transportation, including more Sound Transit rail and bus service throughout much of King County. In some parts of King County, as much as 50 percent of the property tax bill is the result of voter-approved measures.

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UW Bothell announces Veterans Life Initiative

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

 University of Washington Bothell Chancellor Wolf Yeigh has announced the Veterans Life Initiative, a long-term commitment to help military veterans succeed as students.

The initiative expands on existing services and was announced Thursday as Yeigh signed a memorandum of understanding with Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs Director Lourdes E. “Alfie” Alvarado-Ramos. The memorandum continues UW Bothell’s six-year membership with Partners for Veteran Supportive Campuses, a statewide coalition of colleges.

About 250 UW Bothell students are eligible for veteran benefits.

As a Navy veteran who returned to school after four years of active duty and remained in the reserves through school, Yeigh understands the need to remove barriers, make veterans feel welcome and support their educational experience. An initiative task force of student veterans, faculty, staff and alumni will recommend programming and processes to be incorporated into UW Bothell’s Diversity Action Plan.

Love is in the Air!

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

This February, Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Woodinville is celebrating 27 years of making unforgettable matches!

Make a date for love and join the animal shelter for its 27th anniversary adoption event on Saturday, February 25 from 12-6 p.m. All adoptions will be $27, bettering your chances at finding that special someone.

Already have your one and only? Share that loving feeling with a homeless cat or dog by making a meaningful $27 donation today at www.homewardpet.org. Your support today will feed a litter of kittens for a week, provide a year’s worth of vaccinations for a cat, feed a large dog for a month, or pay for a microchip implantation and lifetime registration for a dog. Learn more about anniversary promotions at www.homewardpet.org.

Haggen invites customers to join them to support local schools

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Haggen announced it has donated more than $130,000 to 373 projects at 166 schools impacting 31,971 students through DonorsChoose.org since November 2015.

Now, the company is asking customers to join in their efforts and support classrooms on DonorsChoose.org at check stands from February 15 to February 28.

Haggen has pledged to match those donations up to $20,000.

Customers can purchase a paper apple for $1, $5, $10, or an amount they designate. The paper apple reads, “I helped support local schools!” and will be on display at each of Haggen’s 15 locations.

In March, store managers will begin with a total of $20,000 to fund projects at their neighborhood schools. The customer donations will be added to that amount allowing for more teachers to receive financial support to enrich their students’ educational experience.

Click here for a full report on Haggen’s giving on DonorsChoose.org.