Northwest NEWS

March 15, 1999

Local News

Briefs

Smoke-free restaurants on the rise

   The percentage of smoke-free restaurants in King County is on a steady climb. Nearly 65 percent of 2,525 eating establishments in the county are smoke-free. In Woodinville, 22 out of 36 restaurants have gone smokeless. In Kenmore and Bothell, 43 of the 60 restaurants in those areas are smokeless. In the town of Duvall, with six restaurants, three of them prohibit lighting up. In Carnation, if you smoke, there's only one resturant out of five that allows it. In Seattle, 60 percent of 1,191 eateries have gotten rid of their ashtrays. In Redmond and Kirkland, with 186 restaurants, only 60 permit smoking.

1st District town hall meeting announced

   The public is invited to join State Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe, Rep. Al O'Brien, and Rep. Jeanne Edwards for a town hall meeting March 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at Bothell City Hall, 18305 101st Ave. NE. For details, call (360) 786-7600.

44th District town hall meetings

   State Sen. Jeanine Long, Rep. Dave Schmidt, and Rep. John Lovick, all of the 44th District, will hold town hall meetings March 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Snohomish at the Clearview Firehouse, 8010 180th St. SE, and again from 2 to 3:30 p.m at the Mill Creek City Council Chambers, 15728 Mill Creek Blvd. For details, call (360) 786-7516.

Pipeline workshop set

   Cascade Columbia Alliance invites the public to a Workshop for Effective Citizen Action on the Cross-Cascades Pipeline at Maltby Elementary library, 9700 212th St. SE in Snohomish, March 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. The workshop will present the facts about oil pipelines, help citizens get involved in the pipeline's expedited permitting process, and prepare for hearings before the Energy Facility Site and Evaluation Council and Army Corps of Engineers. For additional information, call (360) 794-9121 or (206) 728-1289.

Bandarra appointed to Utility Peer Review team

   Bob Bandarra, general manager of Woodinville Water District, has been appointed to the Utility Peer Review team known as QualServe, a program developed by the American Water Works Association to help its members achieve maximum performance. Bandarra's team will be travelling to either Florida or Ohio later this summer to conduct their first peer reviews.