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Sex offender residing in Bothell skips on curfew

arrest warrant An active warrant has been issued for the arrest of William Frank Earls (a.k.a. "Budd"), a convicted sex offender who recently moved to the area Earls failed to return to his home before curfew on Saturday, Mar. 2.

Police issue another sex offender alert

alert issued King County Police have issued a Level Three community release on James D. Hemmingsen, a 23-year-old sex offender who has recently been released from prison.

City holds gold coins found by Boy Scout during community cleanup

gold coins What began as part of a community cleanup project has brought the eyes of the nation to the Bothell City Council's doorstep.

Bothell man dies in shootout

shootout death Michael Richard Heaney, 48, of Bothell, died early Mar. 7 at Harborview Medical Center after a shootout the night before with Snohomish County police in the 20400 block of Bothell-Everett Highway.

Noxious odor evacuates two rooms at Woodin Elementary

school evacuated Several students and faculty members complained of itchy skin, nausea, headaches, sore throats, and dizziness at Woodin Elementary School on Mar. 6 after a large science thermometer was accidentally knocked off of a wall.

Residents worried about traffic on narrow street

traffic worries Steve and Lori Overland have been spending more time at City Council meetings lately because their other option would be court. The Overlands' house used to be near the end of a dead end road, 149th Ave. NE, where traffic wasn't a big issue.

Task force recommends new city department for permits

permitting process A new department focused solely on the permitting process is one of the recommendations the permit processing improvement task force presented to the Woodinville City Council last week.

Legislature passes budget, adjourns

supplemental budget The Washington State Legislature adopted a 1996 supplemental budget of $17.6 billion Thursday, the final day of the 60-day session.

State speed limits increase

speed limits Legal speed limits will be increased on more than 700 miles of interstate highways in Washington beginning this week. The new speed limits increase maximum legal speeds on most of the state's interstates by five miles per hour.

News from the Metro/King County Council

County Council The "Saga of the Seahawks" continues. We are still preparing our own court case and many noted lawyers and legal scholars from around the country believe we can win.

Woodinville Heights Park takes shape

new park After months of unfriendly weather, construction of the Woodinville Heights Neighborhood Park is finally underway. It's expected to be completed within the next few months.

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