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Traffic?#!@ Road Construction?#!@

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
As many of you know (if you've kept up to date on the Woodinville City Council stories we've published over the past year), there are a number of road construction projects within the City of Woodinville. 
These projects (unfortunately) impact traffic AND when there is traffic it definitely has an effect on everyone's mood!
 
The roundabout project on NE 171st has been a cause of some heartburn for a few local residents and we thought we should provide an update.
 
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Local Lifeguard Rescues Student at Lake Washington

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
IMG 0054Shawna Howard, graduate of Bothell High School and swim instructor at McMenamins Northshore Pool, was jet skiing with her Dad, Steve Howard, on Lake Washington on September 7th when a small boat outside of the UW Canoe facility called her over. There was a UW Korean exchange student in the water after their canoe overturned in the water. The second canoe had already taken in two of the students in their canoe and had no room for the remaining student who could not swim. Shawna effected a "Jet Ski" rescue until the UW rescue boat could arrive several minutes later.
Great job Shawna!

City Council votes for Jorge Meza to join the Planning Board

  • Written by David B. Clark
The Woodinville City Council met for the first time this month on Tuesday, September 11 following their summer recess. To begin, Mayor James Evans followed the Role Call and Flag Salute with a Special Presentation on the Remembrance of September 11, 2001. The Council and attendees joined Mayor Evans in a moment of silence as a video played depicting the names of the individuals who lost their lives during the attack on the World Trade Center on that harrowing and tragic day 17 years ago.
 
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Wills Clinic offers free legal help to low-income King County residents

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Volunteer attorneys from Microsoft are teaming with the Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) to help qualifying low-income residents of King County draft wills, power of attorney or advanced directives during a free clinic in Bellevue on Saturday, Sept. 29.
 
The clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a location in north Bellevue. Those interested should call (425) 747-7274 to determine eligibility and make an appointment; walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Interpretation services are available for non-English speaking callers.
 
A 2016 survey by Gallup found that only 44% of adults in the U.S. have left instructions for how they want their money and estate handled after their death -- and the number is much lower (31%) among low-income populations.

Overview of 2018 Washington Eastside ballot measures, special purpose district, and state measures

  • Written by David B. Clark
Ballot Measures for November 2018 general election

Cities
 
For the city of Bothell:
Proposition No. 1
Public Safety Levy Lid Lift
Vote: Yes or No
If approved, this proposition would increase public safety funding for new fire, police and traffic officers, mental health professionals and support staff, and other public safety expenses. The maximum 2019 levy rate would be $1.96/$1,000 of assessed value, or about $220 for a home valued at $500,000.
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