Katie Metzger

Bothell expresses concerns with Bus Rapid Transit plans

City doesn’t like Sound Transit’s interim solution for SR 522/I-405 connection.

State auditor offers suggestions for Bothell’s financial policies

Procurement and impact fees were called out in audit reports from 2017.

A compassionate response to homelessness

NUHSA hosts three-part series on the issue and its impact on communities.

Bothell buys time to preserve Shelton View Forest

Citizens encouraged the council to renew its commitment to preserving green space in the city.

Bothell City Hall. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Bothell council unanimously passes city budget

City faces financial challenges in meeting demand for, and cost of, services with current revenues.

Bothell City Hall. Katie Metzger/staff photo

New hotel breaks ground in Kenmore’s Saint Edward Park

The old seminary building in the park will be preserved and turned into a lodge, opening in 2020.

Bothell, Kenmore communities celebrate holiday season

Both cities had tree lighting ceremonies during the first weekend of December.

New art exhibit open at Bothell City Hall Gallery

Photographs by Eric Demattos will be on display from November to January.

Kenmore City Council adopts budget, with 3 percent property tax increase

The city is using banked capacity to fund programs and keep up with inflation.

Area legislators to focus on housing policy, funding in 2019 session

Sen. Guy Palumbo of the 1st Legislative District said there’s momentum on the issue in Olympia.

Construction on Northeast 188th Street to begin this spring

New sidewalks and bike lanes will connect Bothell High School to downtown.

In Kenmore, the SMP applies to Lake Washington, Sammamish River, and Swamp Creek and associated wetlands. Bothell’s SMP, which was last updated in 2013, also governs development next to the Sammamish River (pictured) and Swamp Creek, along with North Creek. Photo courtesy of Mark Hussein

Bothell, Kenmore look to protect shorelines

Shoreline master programs protect and restore valuable aquatic resources for future generations.

In Kenmore, the SMP applies to Lake Washington, Sammamish River, and Swamp Creek and associated wetlands. Bothell’s SMP, which was last updated in 2013, also governs development next to the Sammamish River (pictured) and Swamp Creek, along with North Creek. Photo courtesy of Mark Hussein

Bothell voters approve public safety ballot measures

As of election night on Nov. 6, both the levy and bond were passing.

The Northshore Fire Department’s Board of Commissioners discusses its compensation policy at its April 3 meeting in Kenmore. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Northshore Fire board of commissioners seeks applicants for open seat

Two board members resigned after a tumultuous summer.

The Northshore Fire Department’s Board of Commissioners discusses its compensation policy at its April 3 meeting in Kenmore. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Historic Saint Edward Seminary building gets city of Kenmore landmark designation

The rare example of the Late Romanesque Revival style was unanimously designated as a city landmark.

Kenmore council moves forward with boathouse at Rhododendron Park

City staff presented a two-bay option and a one-bay option for the boathouse to council.

Bothell, Kenmore look at preliminary budgets for next two years

Both are facing challenges with rising costs and insufficient revenues.

Bothell celebrates reopening of Beardslee Boulevard

The city hosted a ribbon cutting on Oct. 4.

Legislative candidates talk testing, taxes at Northshore voters’ forum

The focus was on education issues, including funding and preparing students for the future.

Bothell City Hall. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Bothell goes to voters for public safety investments

A levy and bond on the November ballot would increase police and fire funding.

Bothell City Hall. Katie Metzger/staff photo