April 16, 2011
NEW — 6 a.m. April 16, 2011
Teen climbs May Creek bridge
Police responded to the corner of Coal Creek Parkway and Southeast May Valley Road where a teenage boy was walking near the edge of the May Creek bridge just before 1 p.m. March 25. Passing motorists called 911 because they thought the boy was going to jump. The boy was upbeat and told police he had been suspended from Hazen High School that day. He said he was not allowed to call for a ride from school and was told to walk home. He said he was bored, so he walked along the edge of the bridge on his way home.
April 15, 2011
NEW — 6 a.m. April 15, 2011
Students entering the sixth grade in fall 2011 have two new immunization requirements.
- Varicella: The school must have the date of vaccine or the date when the student had the disease, also known as chickenpox, on file.
- Tdap: The school must have the date of the vaccine, and proof the student was at least 11 years old when he or she received it.
Washington allows exemption from these vaccines for medical, personal or religious reasons. Notify the school nurse about these vaccines to ease the transition to middle school.
April 14, 2011
NEW — 6 a.m. April 14, 2011
The Washington State Board of Education invites students to make films about the importance of math, science, technology or Career and Technical Education courses for its second annual video contest.
Each entry should be between 5 and 10 minutes and fall into the categories of documentary or creative (fiction or nonfiction). All entries will be placed on the State Board of Education’s YouTube Channel and will be used during its meetings and outreach sessions.
The first and second place prizes for each category are a $75 and $25 gift certificate, respectively.
Entries are due May 2. Learn more at www.sbe.wa.gov.
April 13, 2011
NEW — 10 a.m. April 13, 2011
Hazen High School, 1101 Hoquiam Ave. N.E., Renton, will host its first family night from 5:30-9 p.m. April 13. The evening will start with a taco bar dinner and games. A talent and pageant show will take place from 7-9 p.m., and it will include the crowning of Mr. and Mrs. Highlander. Tickets are $5.
April 12, 2011
NEW — 4:50 p.m. April 12, 2011
King County Assessor Lloyd Hara will speak at the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce luncheon at 11 a.m. April 13 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway Southeast.
Hara will discuss issues related to property assessments and valuations.
All are welcome to attend. Lunch costs $20. RSVP to email@example.com.
April 11, 2011
UPDATED — 4:10 p.m. April 13, 2011
Councilman Sonny Putter announced April 11 that he will not seek re-election this year, ending his 17-year stay on the City Council.
Putter was elected to the council in 1994, and he was re-elected in 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007. He also served as mayor from 2000-2001. Putter sits in Position 4 on the council.
Putter said he decided not to run for re-election based on the direction the council is taking the city.
“We’ve got a less collegial, more corrosive atmosphere on the City Council,” he said. “Going forward, I didn’t think I could make a difference.”