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Edition Date: August 20, 2007
Ex-racers find new homes with help of local organization
by Deborah Stone
Staff Writer

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Moira Corrigan of Carnation finds homes for retired greyhounds.

There are no more greyhound race tracks in the Pacific Northwest.

The last one closed a few years ago in Portland. However, greyhound racing is still very much alive and legal in dozens of states across the country.

Numerous farms exist where these dogs are bred for speed and then brought to the tracks to race, usually when they’re 18 months old. Their use for racing is often very short because the lifestyle can be harsh on their bodies. When they get injured or cease to win, the dogs are retired. This normally occurs after just a few years in this environment.

 
 

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New mixed-use building is a first for Woodinville
by Deborah Stone
Staff Writer

ImageAn artist’s rendering of Woodinville’s new mixed-use building under construction across from City Hall.

The Arbors of Woodinville has been a labor of love for local builder Dave Maurer, owner of Playacom LLC.

Maurer set out to create Woodinville’s first mixed-use building with the intention of helping to change the face of the city’s downtown corridor. When completed, the 45-foot tall, five-story, 50,000 square-foot building will house retail, office and residential space.

“I had been looking to do something that was mixed-use because I see this type of construction as the future of Woodinville,” comments Maurer. “I came upon this lot across from City Hall that has unobstructed views of Mt. Rainier and I thought it would be the perfect site.”

 
 

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