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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Parks officials look to link Eastside with an interlocking trails system

March 6, 2009

In the not too distant future it might be possible to take trails linking several Eastside communities. 

Renton and Bellevue parks officials updated representatives of Newcastle Trails about trails and park projects of interest to Newcastle residents at the Feb. 9 annual meeting of Newcastle Trails. Read more

Mural is tribute to surviving cancer

March 6, 2009

It all started with a Kleenex box.

The type with the swirling colors coiling into elaborate shapes: flowers, leaves, the countryside.

One day Newcastle resident Joe Dowell, 60, found one that particularly interested him, and the color of that lavender box wouldn’t leave his brain, even after a piece of it was removed. Read more

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