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2018 candidates for Washington’s 45th District

  • Written by David B. Clark
Washington’s 45th Legislative District will have three positions on the ballot this November: State Senator, Representative Position 1, and Representative Position 2. Woodinville sits centered in the 45th, with Sammamish to the south, Duvall out east, and Kirkland to the west. Last year, Manka Dhingra (D) defeated Jinyoung Lee Englund (R) giving the Democratic party the slight majority in the Washington State Senate with 25 to the Republican party’s 23.
 
One member of the Washington Senate (Tim Sheldon) is an Independent Democrat that caucuses with the Republicans.
 
Dhingra will seek reelection this November. Her opponent this year is Dale Fonk (R). Dhingra states on her campaign website, “To protect what we cherish here on the Eastside, we need new voices with experience and passion committed to leading with compassion and integrity.” Her success last year rode on her positions concerning stricter gun control, women’s reproductive health, and several regarding environmental concerns.
 
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Washington State Parks publishes first guide book

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Washington State Parks has published its first-ever comprehensive guide to Washington’s beautiful and diverse state parks. The Washington State Parks Guide is now available for purchase.

The guide features hundreds of beautiful full-color photos and descriptions of more than 120 Washington state parks, including park features, amenities and activities.

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Two-Thirds of Sunscreen Products Offer Poor Protection

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Last Tuesday, the Environmental Working Group released its 12th annual Guide to Sunscreens, rating the safety and efficacy of more than 1,000 sunscreens, moisturizers and lip balms that advertise sun protection. EWG researchers found that 67 percent of the products don’t work well or contain ingredients that could harm health.

“The majority of sunscreens available in the U.S. aren’t as good as most consumers think they are,” said Sonya Lunder, a senior research analyst at EWG.

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May’s rabid bat stats highest in 20 years

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Since May 1, four bats found in Washington have tested positive for rabies, the highest number identified in the state in the month of May since 1998. The Washington State Department of Health reminds people to call their local health department if they, a family member or a pet interacts with a bat.
 
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2018 Property Valuation Notices Are in the Mail: Values Continue to Rise Across King County

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
The King County Department of Assessments has begun the annual process of mailing property valuation notices to over 700,000 residential and business property owners.  Property values are rising between 10 and 15 percent in many areas of the county.
 
Specific value changes will vary based on the area, and the characteristics of the property. King County sets property values for residential property based on sales of comparable properties.
 
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