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January 26, 1998

Local News

Northshore levies, bond up for vote

  Voters in the Northshore School District will decide next Tuesday whether or not to approve two levies and a bond that would collect $189.8 million over four years beginning in 1999.

Burglary suspects arrested in Woodinville

  Officer Graydon Matheson's curiosity was piqued when he saw the 1996 Dodge Intrepid parked by itself behind a real estate office at 1:30 a.m. last Wednesday morning.

'Putting a face on local government', Brocha lives up to promise

  Don Brocha sat on a couch with an empty chair beside him last Thursday afternoon and waited for the public to stop by City Hall and talk with him. In front of Brocha was a sign reading "The Mayor is in", something he'd whipped up at his job at Bothell's ATL where he's a software engineer.

Police beat

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Intersection work angers business owners

  While recent improvements to the intersection of N.E. 175th St. and 131st Ave. N.E. may have pleased motorists, businesses on that corner aren't pleased with a pair of long, low yellow concrete barriers blocking traffic that might have otherwise turned left into their shops. "They basically put a fence around me here," says Mark Gifford, owner of RJ Tires and Service.

Bothell economic future

  Building heights could be increased and parking built into structures downtown.

Merwin to be executive director

  Merwin has an extensive background with non-profit organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Drain field problems at station 35

  Lau's greatest concern with starting any long-term solution were the delays caused by the permitting process. He noted that pumping out the tank (into a truck) for removal is very expensive, and there were no fast, cheap or easy solutions.

Emergency information at service center

  Disaster planning information offers step-by-step family emergency preparedness planning booklets, emergency supplies' lists and vendors, detailed instructions on preparation for a disaster.


  Judy (Julianna) Krois-Patricelli

Bingo benefit needs prizes

  The Woodin Parent-Teacher Association is holding its first ever Bingo Fundraiser Feb. 4 at Woodinville High School. The PTA fills in where public funding cannot, in areas such as Emergency Preparedness, the D.A.R.E. program and scholarships.

YMCA programs

  The Northshore YMCA is now teaching and certifying students in SCUBA. Another new program at the Y is the Porpoise Club for pre-teens and teens.