Northwest NEWS

July 22, 2002


Apple Farm Village

*Around seven years ago three historic Woodinville homes braced for their imminent demise destruction by wrecking ball.

Permit center maintains high rating

*The City's permit center has received a rating of two for effectiveness in building code regulation and enforcement by the Washington Surveying and Ratings Bureau (WSRB), maintaining its high score since WSRB's last review in 1995.

Lower arsenic limits for new wells in Snohomish County

* By unanimous vote at their July 8 meeting, Snohomish County's local Board of Health lowered the acceptable limit of arsenic in private drinking water wells.

Attorney General's office warns of new tobacco product disguised as candy

* Attorney General Christine Gregoire recently warned that a new tobacco product made to look like candy could lure young people into nicotine addiction, and she urged the federal government to regulate the product's marketing and sales.

Local company receives SCORE award

* North Sound Industries, a Woodinville company specializing in installation, reconfiguration and relocation of business office furniture is the most recent recipient of the SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives Association) Hero Award.