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NSD meeting - CTE, HB 2390 & Tobacco Free Environment

  • Written by David B. Clark
An air of development and practical progression held many of the talking points during the Northshore School Board meeting on Monday, Feb. 12. The board was happy to announce that Washington state Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed February Career and Technical Education month. Career and Technical Education, also referred to as CTE, offers students the opportunity to gain academic and technical skills combined with meaningful experiences to steer them towards practical career paths. Northshore School District’s Career and College Readiness Director Damen Schuneman presented, sharing some of the data concerning the CTE. Schuneman was happy to announce that there are 5,046 Northshore students participating in CTE: 4,041 in high school and 1,005 middle schoolers eager to get the early jump into the working world. Schuneman went on to explain that there are six different career and technical programs in which students can participate. The three foundations the program stresses most are relevance, rigor, and connectivity. Schuneman continued by stating, “[CTE provides] great experiences outside of the classroom as well as academic rigor inside the classroom.” The instructors for these programs are largely industry experts that have first-hand success and experience in their fields. This simultaneously exemplifies their credentials while allowing students the ease of understanding steady progression at a pragmatic and achievable level. Governor Inslee concluded his proclamation with, “In Washington, I encourage all people in our state to become familiar with the services and benefits of
 
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2018 Legislative Day for WNPA

  • Written by David B. Clark
On Thursday, Feb. 8, Allied Daily Newspapers of Washington and Washington Newspaper Publishers Association held 2018 Legislative Day at the Capitol Campus, Olympia. The state’s capitol basked in a glimmer of winter sunshine as reporters, journalists, editors, and publishers filled Senate Hearing Room 4 at the Cherberg Building. The day was important to independent journalism and reporting because legislators must understand that the people behind the newspapers are government watchdogs. Newspapers are the best way for communities and local businesses to coexist; their synergy crucial for their successes.
 
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City Council meeting Tales of Heroism

  • Written by David B. Clark
When the Woodinville City Council met on Tuesday, Feb. 13 their standard list of Business Items, Reports, and Public Comments was supplemented by an offering of progressive justice and tales of heroism. Mayor Bernie Talmas and the rest of city council received a Special Presentation by Chief of Police Katie Larson. Chief Larson shared that on Jan. 12, 2018 deputy Jason Rich along with two other Woodinville officers were dispatched to investigate a reported suicide attempt. The reporting party had received a text from the victim stating that she had taken many pills in an attempt to kill herself. At some point the reporting party managed to get the victim on the phone only to fear she had lost consciousness. Woodinville Fire arrived to stand by while Deputy Rich made contact with the victim’s roommate whom had stated that she had not seen the victim in many hours. The officers were allowed to enter the residence to ensure the roommate’s safety. Upon their entering the apartment, they found the bathroom door locked and heard a disconcerting stream of water that sounded to be cascading to the ground, as if overflowing. With this information coupled with time ticking away, Rich made the decision to punch a hole in the door. He and one of his fellow deputies saw through the hole the victim curled into the fetal position completely submerged underwater in the bathtub; water spilling onto the floor. Rich immediately stopped the water and managed to pull the victim from the tub. Woodinville Fire then assisted with life saving measures. Because of Deputy Rich’s valor and quick thinking, he was presented the Lifesaving award.
 
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City of Woodinville 25th Anniversary Celebration

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The City of Woodinville will celebrate its 25th anniversary on March 31, 2018 (The city incorporated on March 31, 1993). The city will host two very exciting events in March to kick off its birthday celebration.

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Free Ramp for Families Struggling with Mobility

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS), through its Rampathon program, is now accepting applications for free wheelchair access ramps for families struggling with mobility within their home and from nonprofit organizations whose clients or residents struggle with mobility. We are looking to make our 25th year the biggest Rampathon event EVER!
 
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