Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee (center) and Bothell Mayor Andy Rheaume (right) tour the area of downtown Bothell damaged by a July 22 fire on Aug. 10. Matt Phelps / Bothell Reporter

Inslee endorses Bothell’s bid for state grant

In the wake of a late-July fire in Bothell which destroyed a dozen businesses and damaged many more, Gov. Jay Inslee has endorsed the city's bid for a Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) grant to continue downtown development.

In the wake of a late-July fire in Bothell which destroyed a dozen businesses and damaged many more, Gov. Jay Inslee has endorsed the city’s bid for a Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) grant to continue downtown development.

In a letter written Aug. 11, Inslee asked Steve Gorchester, Executive Director of the TIB to approve grant investment to the city which would assist in transit-related projects, including creating public spaces, improving crosswalks and pedestrian walk ways and assist in traffic congestion relief.

Inslee toured city Aug. 10 and met with city leaders and state legislators to discuss the next steps for the city following the July 22 blaze which destroyed two historic buildings and damaged many more.

More in News

Greg McClellan of Kirkland completes his 48-hour long concept album after almost 20 years. Madison Miller/staff photo.
Kirkland man creates 48-hour long concept album

Greg McClellan finishes what may be the world’s longest album in dedication to his lifelong friend.

Bothell man pleads guilty to sex crimes involving 14-year-old

Defendant met and groomed victim online, traveled to California for sex and produced child porn.

Photo of Community Transit. Reporter file photo courtesy of Lizz Giordano, The Herald
Sound Transit to host local meetings on bus rapid transit

Sound Transit invites locals to attend SR 522/Northeast 145th Street corridor project meetings.

FEMA Region 10 Headquarters, Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) staff monitor flood activities in Washington and Oregon during heavy rains in November 2006 that flooded many Western Washington rivers, homes, communities and towns. Photo courtesy of Marvin Nauman, FEMA
FEMA encourages year-round disaster preparedness

National Preparedness Month, on the tail end of hurricane season, encourages locals to be mindful.

Police investigate the scene of the shooting. Photo courtesy of the city of Bothell
Bothell police investigate shooting

Police received a 911 call reporting a man with a gun shot wound. He’s still in critical condition.

Suspect steals iPad from stroller during wedding | Police blotter

The Bothell police blotter for Aug. 31 through Sept. 5.

Photos courtesy of Trooper Rick Johnson
Troopers seek hit and run suspect, call on public for help

The Washington State Patrol asked locals for any information to identify the vehicle and suspect.

The amended ordinance will allocate $135 million in lodging tax revenues for Safeco Field upkeep over the next two decades. Photo by Cacophony/Wikipedia Commons
King County Council approves $135 million public investment in Safeco Field

A council committee voted to advance a last-minute “compromise” plan to fund stadium maintenance.

Most Read