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King County's 2019-2020 Budget Adopted

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
The King County Council unanimously adopted the 2019-2020 county $11.7 billion dollar budget.
 
The budget's passage came after nearly two months of deliberation and review of the proposal delivered from the County Executive in September. The budget is headlined by an array of key measures:
 
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Fly From Paine Field in Everett

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Both Alaska Airlines and United Airlines are now selling tickets out of Paine Field's new passenger terminal! With 24 daily flights to destinations across the Western US, Snohomish County's Paine Field Airport (PAE) is even more connected to the world.

Washington Wine Foundation Offers International Learning Opportunity

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Bill Powers had an insatiable desire to find new practices to grow better winegrapes. To honor the late owner of Badger Mountain Winery, family and associates created the Bill Powers Sabbatical Fund to give professional employees of the Washington wine industry the opportunity to travel to a wine-producing region of the world and explore winegrape growing or winemaking practices that furthers their career and benefits the industry.

The Powers Sabbatical will award up to $5,000 to an individual each year. Recipients must be working in the Washington state grape or wine industry and have at least five years of experience in viticulture or enology. Applications are due Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
The Washington Wine Industry Foundation manages the fund as well as other scholarships and grants, while developing resources in support of a mission of crafting sustainable solutions to our industry's challenges by bringing together partners and facilitating funding.

Since 2002, the Foundation has awarded over $263,000 to 185 students for education in the grape and wine industry. The Foundation is a place where families can create tax-deductible funds in support of the Washington wine industry. For more information, please visit washingtonwinefoundation.org.

Public Invited to Comment on New WSDOT Multimodal 4-year Program of Transportation Projects

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Comments are now being accepted on a proposed four-year program of multimodal improvement projects to the state and local transportation system.
 
The Washington State Department of Transportation is asking for public review and comment on the draft 2019-2022 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). More than 1,500 statewide transportation improvement projects using $3.9 billion in federal funds are included in the 2019-22 STIP. Comments will be accepted through Thursday, Deccember 20.
 
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