FEBRUARY 24, 1997
Locke vetoes same-sex marriage ban
Gov. Gary Locke has vetoed the bill which would have prohibited same-sex marriages in Washington State, saying it was "divisive and unnecessary" and was clearly designed to promote discrimination.
Dredging proposed to lessen flooding severity
With more than $2.5 billion in unallocated FEMA disaster relief up for grabs between 40 states, Sen. Slade Gorton joined local representatives in assessing flooding problems in the Snoqualmie Valley last week.
Fire district to adopt new finance policy
Responding to a State Auditor's report that identified areas of concern, the Woodinville Fire Board adopted new finance policies last week which they hope will prevent future problems.
Emergency Center says 'no' to 311
The Federal Communications Commission has reserved 311 nationwide as an access code for non-emergency police and other government services. King County Emergency Operations Center reported that it is not intending to implement a 311 system at this time.
Fire district still looking for citizen advisors
The Woodinville Fire District is still looking for Citizen Advisory Council members to provide a link between the fire district, commissioners, and the community, serving as sounding board and educator, and working with the public and other agencies.
Northshore & Lower Snoqualmie Weather Report