Blake Peterson

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                                The parks department is responsible for about 400 acres’ worth of parks in Bothell.

Parks department: Bothell almost completely pesticide, herbicide-free

The department updated the council on chemical use at a recent council meeting.

Blake Peterson/staff photo
                                The parks department is responsible for about 400 acres’ worth of parks in Bothell.

Kenmore approves ARCH work program, budget

The city council unanimously approved both at its Dec. 9 meeting.

One of the vans in King County Metro’s Community Connections project. Photo courtesy of city of Kirkland

New carpooling program for Kenmore and Kirkland solidifies

The rideshare pilot is part of King County Metro’s Community Connections project.

One of the vans in King County Metro’s Community Connections project. Photo courtesy of city of Kirkland
NSD buses. File photo

Bothell increases school impact fees

Fees benefit the Northshore School District.

NSD buses. File photo
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                                Exterior of Bothell City Hall.

Bothell officials address Parr Creek channel flooding

The city council approved an agreement aiming to prevent flooding at its Nov. 19 meeting.

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                                Exterior of Bothell City Hall.
By passing the ordinance, Bothell joins 35 other jurisdictions in Washington that have approved a similar ban, including the cities of Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Kirkland and Everett. File photo

Single-use plastic carryout bags to be banned in Bothell starting April 2020

Plastic bags that don’t have accessible alternatives are exempt.

By passing the ordinance, Bothell joins 35 other jurisdictions in Washington that have approved a similar ban, including the cities of Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Kirkland and Everett. File photo
The gym annex of Saint Edward Seminary’s building. Reporter file photo

Kenmore withdraws from grant agreement

The grant amounted to $750,000.

The gym annex of Saint Edward Seminary’s building. Reporter file photo

Bothell council updated on Canyon Park Subarea Plan progress

The project seeks to further develop the area’s business park and retail/service activity centers.

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                                I-976, results in $30 car tabs.

Bridge remodel, Juanita Drive improvements, other Kenmore capital projects jeopardized by I-976

The city’s operating and capital budgets have question marks on them following the passage of I-976.

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                                I-976, results in $30 car tabs.
Photo courtesy of Wade Heninger
                                Dancers Rafe Dahlinger and Nina Nemtchinov as characters Cavalier and Big Clara, respectively.

A spirited, sweeping adaptation of ‘The Nutcracker’

Emerald Ballet Theatre is once again bringing “The Nutcracker” to the Northshore Performing Arts Center.

Photo courtesy of Wade Heninger
                                Dancers Rafe Dahlinger and Nina Nemtchinov as characters Cavalier and Big Clara, respectively.
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                                Executive director Debbie Farrar at a 2017 event.

‘People here really care about what they do’: Getting to know Northshore Youth and Family Services

The nonprofit was formed in 1971 and has been making a difference in Bothell ever since.

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                                Executive director Debbie Farrar at a 2017 event.

‘I live in a world of imagination’: Kenmore’s Castle brings Celtic Christmas revelry to Kirkland

The annual event — by now a tradition for many Washington cities — returns to the Kirkland Performance Center in December.

Kenmore solidifies task force charter for financial sustainability plan

The task force is intended to assist the city in addressing a probable operating budget deficit.

Exterior of Fire Station 42. Evan Pappas/staff photo

Bothell Fire Stations 42, 45 move closer to remodel

The city recently approved a design-build agreement.

Exterior of Fire Station 42. Evan Pappas/staff photo

Bothell, Kenmore police departments awarded grant alongside other Eastside cities

The North Sound RADAR Navigator program received $80,000 for mental health professional services.

Construction on new Park at Bothell Landing Bridge beginning soon

Talks on the project started in 2015.

Image courtesy of Maria Anderson
                                A flier for the Dine-n-Dialogueevent.

UW Bothell’s Dine-N-Dialogue event to celebrate veterans

The event is being put on by the Social Justice Organizers group.

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                                A flier for the Dine-n-Dialogueevent.

Kenmore approves 2020 state legislative agenda

The 2020 legislative session is set for Jan. 13.

Exterior of Kenmore City Hall. Photo courtesy of city of Kenmore

Kenmore updated on proposed regional homelessness authority

The council ultimately didn’t support or oppose the prospective jurisdiction.

Exterior of Kenmore City Hall. Photo courtesy of city of Kenmore