MARCH 3, 1997

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Two charged in Bothell murder

murder charges A woman who allegedly hired a construction worker to kill her ex-husband is being extradited from Arizona along with her alleged accomplice to face first-degree murder charges here in a real-life criminal case that has taken on fictional proportions.

City Council alters city's density calculations

density calculations Hoping to strike a balance between existing neighborhoods and future growth, the City Council voted 6-0-1 to approve new density calculations for the city which reduce the number of units allowed on most parcels by one-third.

City hires new public works administrator

public works administrator The city's new public services administrator began work last week with a long list of challenges and unfinished business ahead of him. "I've never been greeted so kindly," said Ron Cameron. "There's lots of opportunities here and the staff is great."

Tax referendum goes to voters

tax referendum Lawmakers voted to send a broad property tax cut to voters this fall, who will then decide whether to approve the $220 million measure vetoed two weeks ago by Gov. Gary Locke.

Senate fails to override Locke's veto of gay marriage ban

gay marriage ban While earlier Senate approval of the gay marriage ban showed seven Democrats siding with Republicans, when it came time to override Gov. Gary Locke's veto, the vote was strictly partisan, failing 26-20.

Roadside spraying begins

herbicide spraying The King County Road Services Division is scheduled to begin roadside herbicide spraying in unincorporated areas of King County on March 17.

Police beat: Head-on accident sends driver to hospital

Police beat A two-car head-on accident Friday on Woodinville's main street sent a 43-year-old Seattle man to the hospital with possible neck and upper body injuries.

Obituary: John R. Meyer

Obituary Woodinville resident John Meyer died Feb. 23.

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