Northwest NEWS

March 29, 1999

Local News

BRIEFS

Children's commission needs members

   Interested young people are needed to help shape county programs and services that affect children and youth. Nominations are due by April 10. Two vacancies for youth under the age of 18 will become available June 1 for service on the Snohomish County Children's Commission. Youth representatives are appointed to one-year terms. Since last June, the youth commissioners have been Jessica Galuska of Everett and Jamie Hemingway of Bothell. The commission conducts public hearings on youth health and safety issues, conducts community forums, advises county government, acts as a resource center and advocates the interests of children. For more information or to receive a nomination form, call 425-388-3876.

Woodinville named 'Tree City' again

   WOODINVILLE--Woodinville was one of five Eastside cities to be named "Tree City USA" for 1999 by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

Teachers consider walkout

   BOTHELL--Teachers in the Northshore School District may be the next teachers' group to consider a one-day walkout to make their point about higher salaries to the Legislature. The Northshore Education Association's executive board has recommended that instead of attending school on Friday, April 16, teachers should take part in a rally in Olympia planned for that day, according to Penny Pfiester, president of NEA.

Mysterious illness causes evacuation

   BOTHELL--Firefighters were called to evacuate an AT&T Wireless ofice building on Monte Villa Parkway last week when 40 workers began complaining of severe nausea. Two were taken by ambulance to Evergreen Hospital; the other 38 were transported in a borrowed school bus. Investigators were unable to find the cause.

Welcome Wagon hosts coffee get-together

   The Welcome Wagon Club of the Eastside is having a coffee on Wednesday, April 7, starting at 10 a.m. Newcomers and old neighbors are invited to the fun and casual get-together. This monthly coffee is located at the Sammamish Valley Grange Building (immediately north of the Hollywood Schoolhouse), on Woodinville-Redmond Road. For more information, call Susan at 836-3251.