Three-wheeled car is ready to go

March 6, 2009

Local  company’s  EMC3 Commuter vehicle gets 60 mpg

 Joner  takes the EMC Commuter for a spin along Newcastle Way. By Jim Feehan

Joner takes the EMC Commuter for a spin along Newcastle Way. By Jim Feehan

Could motorized tricycles be the mode of transportation for the 21st century commuter? Read more

Coal Creek project is in homestretch

March 6, 2009

Parkway to open in July in Newcastle, Renton 

The Coal Creek Parkway road construction project is about 80 percent complete, much to the delight of tens of thousands of motorists who use the thoroughfare daily.

The bridge should be complete by early June, and the entire project is still scheduled to open on time and under budget in mid-July. Read more

City Council approves new signs and logo

March 6, 2009

The City Council has moved to adopt new signs for Newcastle’s streets, parks and trails, as well as a new logo.

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City welcomes two new police officers

March 6, 2009

Two new officers have been hired to patrol the streets of Newcastle as two others moved on to neighboring law enforcement agencies.

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City Parks Department has busy year planned

March 6, 2009

Between a proposed sports park for southwest Newcastle, a series of sports camps this summer and a possible 5-kilometer fun run through the city, the Parks Department has a busy year in store.

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Cyclists weigh in on bike safety bill

March 6, 2009

Two avid bicyclists from Newcastle have some reservations about a bill in the Legislature that would require motorists to keep at least three feet away from bicyclists and pedestrians they are passing.

Jeffrey Lorsch, who has participated in several Seattle to Portland bicycle rides and last month’s Chilly Hilly ride on Bainbridge Island, said the 3-foot recommendation is already listed in the Washington state drivers guide. Read more

Letters to the editor

March 6, 2009

YMCA a safe haven for teens

You are already aware that in the Greater Seattle area, the YMCA does things like provide swimming lessons and child care. You may even know it can furnish a safe place for a teen in need of guidance. Read more

Editorial: Legislators need input on your budget priorities

March 6, 2009

The Legislature is about two-thirds of the way through its 105-day session with lawmakers grappling with a projected $8 billion budget shortfall, one of the most challenging state budgets ever.

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Sherril Huff wins elections chief race

March 6, 2009

Sherril Huff, the appointed incumbent, easily outdistanced a field of six candidates in the Feb. 3 race to fill the first-ever elected post of King County elections director.

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New Renton school board member discusses top issues

March 6, 2009

Pam Teal was sworn in Feb. 11 as the newest member of the Renton School Board. She fills the vacancy left by Marcie Maxwell, who won election to the state Legislature in November.

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