Local News

County, city announce project to reduce flooding in Hollywood Hill area

flooding reduction The King County Surface Water Management Division and the City of Woodinville have announced they will begin construction this summer on a project aimed at reducing flooding and sedimentation in the Hollywood Hill area.

County working on flood damage repair

flood damage The King County Road Services Division is now estimating that the road damage caused by the recent flooding will total nearly $5 million. The county hopes to be reimbursed for more than half of this damage through federal and state grants.

City Council passes fire access ordinance, council procedures

City Council Following several months of discussion, the Woodinville City Council has approved 6-0 a "fire apparatus access road" ordinance, adding a new subsection to the existing building and construction code for the City of Woodinville.

State proposes increases in legal interstate speed limits

speed limits Washington drivers could experience slightly increased legal speed limits on the state's interstate freeways by early this spring under a proposal released recently.

Congressman visits with Mayor

Congressman visits Woodinville Mayor Bob Miller met with U.S. Rep. Rick White at City Hall last week to discuss ongoing issues and concerns the city faces regarding congressional decisions back in Washington, D.C.

Senate supplemental budget heavy on education funding

supplemental budget The Washington State Senate supplemental budget proposal passed last week includes a total of $192 million in education funding.

County Council committee looking at UPD ordinance

County Council The Blakely Ridge and proposed Northridge urban planned developments may soon be redefined as "fully contained communities," in an attempt to bring the developments into compliance with the state's Growth Management Act.

Presidential Primary Election process underway

Presidential Primary The King County Records and Elections Division has begun its processing of the 1996 Washington State Presidential Primary Election by mailing ballot application forms to over 150,000 ongoing absentee voters in King County.

New pump station in design stage

pump station The King County Water Pollution Control Division (formerly Metro) is designing a pump station and pipeline to be built in the Bothell-Woodinville area in 1997-98.

Sewer upgrade in the works for Wellington Golf Course

sewer upgrade A gravity sewer line serving the current and projected customers of the Maltby Industrial area and the Wellington Hills Golf Course is in the works.

Paintball gun recovered after theft from local store

local theft An $800 paintball gun and $79 in supplies, stolen from a Woodinville sporting goods store the week of Feb. 5, were recovered after the two juveniles involved in the case tried to purchase an additional part for the gun in Kenmore.