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NSD hears from the City of Bothell Police Department

  • Written by David B. Clark

The Northshore School District met on Monday, October 8 for the first time this month.

Dr. Michelle Reid gave her superintendent report, noting that she has had several great visits to a number of schools in the district. Some schools in the district were getting geared up early for graduation. Many of the high school seniors were eager to learn some details concerning their graduations. Dr. Reid specified that each high school will have its own specified solid color gown separate from the others.
Next, representatives from the City of Bothell Police Department then provided a presentation on the Public Safety Proposition 1, a levy vote which will be voted on this November. As of October 10, 2018, there are 162 public safety professionals that are dedicated to serving the public through either their work with the police, the municipal court, or the emergency medical and fire teams. City of Bothell police explained the two public safety measures up for vote and what they mean regarding service levels and staffing, with the particulars on how it affects the Northshore School District.

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Cantwell V. Hutchison

  • Written by David B. Clark
On November 6, voters in Washington will elect one member to the U.S. Senate during the election. The incumbent senator, Maria Cantwell (D-), has held the Senate seat for 18 years. During the Primary election in August, Cantwell was up against 28 challengers when she received 929, 933 votes; a tremendous majority setting her at 54.7% of the voter totals. Washington utilizes a top-two primary system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election. Susan Hutchison (R-) gathered 24.3% of the vote to ensure that she will face Cantwell in the General election.
 
While Hutchison urges that voters desire a change after nearly two decades, Cantwell stresses her successes as to why she deserves your vote. Understanding where the two stand on frequently controversial issues can better help you cast your vote on November 6.
Second Amendment and Gun Control
 
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Taste of Northshore a Huge Success!

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The first annual Taste of Northshore event, benefitting the Northshore Senior Center, was a huge success, raising $50,000 for the important programs and services the senior center provides in our region.  Chefs from local restaurants Beardslee Public House, Jep’s Chef House (formerly Preservation Kitchen), Lombardi’s, Poquitos and Revolve Food & Wine each incorporated a “secret ingredient” into a dish of their choice, and guests were invited to vote on best presentation, best creative use of ingredient, best taste and best overall.  All of the food received rave reviews, and the following chefs/restaurants left with top honors:  Best Presentation—Lombardi’s, Best Use of Ingredient—Jep’s Chef House and Revolve Food & Wine (tie), Best Taste—Jep’s Chef House, Best Overall—Revolve Food & Wine.  Beverages were provided by Callan Cellars, JM Cellars, Damsel Cellars, Pomum Cellars, Lobo Hills Cellars and Woodinville Whiskey.  For more information on how to support Northshore Senior Center all year long, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Northshore educators ratify new contract for 2018-19 school year

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The Northshore School District and Northshore Education Association (NSEA) bargaining groups have reached a contract agreement for the 2018-19 school year.

The contract gives the 2,000 members of NSEA, both teachers and education support professionals, a 19.2 percent across the board wage increase for the 2018-19 school year. The starting salary for teachers in Northshore is now $60,000, and the top salary for teachers is $115,077, keeping the District among the highest paying districts in the state.

The agreement comes one month into the school year. “It was appropriate to renegotiate salaries given the McCleary decision and the fact that we deeply value all of our educators,” said Northshore Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid. “However, we all agreed that even more important was a smooth start to our school year with no disruptions for those who are central to our work – our students.”

“McCleary did not fix everything. Special Education costs, class sizes, mental health needs and capital construction cost supports for school districts are challenges that lie ahead,” said NSEA President Tim Brittell. “Working together we can tackle these and overcome these obstacles. This pay increase will change the lives of our educators. Some will now be able to find a suitable place to live within our District community. Others can now send their children to college or pay off their student debt. Most importantly, there is a renewed sense of pride and devotion in our school district.”

At the meeting on Monday evening, teachers voted unanimously to ratify the contract and education support professionals ratified their agreement with a 97% vote.  Both agreements will be sent forward to the School Board for final approval on October 22.

Board President Sandy Hayes applauded District and NSEA leadership. “The collaborative spirit throughout the bargaining process is a testament to everyone’s commitment to our students and Northshore’s continued work toward excellence in education.”

Police looking for additional victims

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Wright TedgyThe King County Sheriff’s Office is looking for additional victims of sexual assaults by 25 year old Tedgy Wright who is currently in custody at King County Jail.  Wright has been meeting women on social media and dating websites.  Three cases have been filed against Wright, one out of Auburn that occurred near 1800 BLK M ST NE, two from Skyway that occurred near the 5700 BLK S 129 ST.   Wright has been armed with a weapon in all incidents. 

Wright has the following charges filed by the King County Prosecutors Office.  Rape 1st, Rape 2nd, Robbery 1st, 2 counts of Assault 2nd, theft 2nd, and 3 counts of unlawful possession of a firearm. 

Police are urging additional victims to come forward to the Police to report any type of similar incidents.

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