Washington state is in the throes of a drought that state officials are calling “unlike any we’ve ever experienced,” but the Puget Sound region, including Woodinville, has adequate water supply and won’t be affected by watering restrictions or higher water rates.
Change is in the air in Woodinville, with the City Council approving new street names in downtown and beginning negotiations to sell the old Woodinville schoolhouse. Also at last week’s meeting, the council struggled to decide on a moratorium that would temporarily block the construction of a dormitory for more than 1,000 students in Woodinville’s industrial district.
Woodinville’s planning commission is in the process of reviewing the application for a Hampton Inn with retail space and wine tasting rooms in the northern part of the city. The proposed hotel is located on Woodinville-Snohomish Road bordering Highway 522.
Inglemoor sophomore Ryan Cass’s film “Stand Up for Yourself” has been named the J. Michael Rima youth award winner of the 2015 3-Minute Masterpiece digital filmmaking contest, co-presented by the Seattle Times and Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). Cass’s film, a whiteboard-animated study on the theme of bullying, was chosen from among 100 entries and was one of 10 shown at a special screening at the SIFF Cinema Uptown Theatre in Seattle.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson last week joined with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general of all 49 states and the District of Columbia in a complaint charging four sham cancer charities and their operators with bilking consumers out of some $187 million. Of that, only $5 million, or 2.7 percent, was used for charitable purposes. From 2008-2012, the defendants told donors their money would help cancer patients — including children, and women suffering from breast cancer — but the overwhelming majority of donations benefited only the perpetrators, their families and friends and fundraisers.