Voters to decide dollars for juvenile justice center

July 23, 2012

NEW — 3:20 p.m. July 23, 2012

King County voters could decide next month to increase the property tax rate in order to prepare the criminal justice system for the decades ahead.

The ballot measure Proposition 1 asks voters to approve a $200 million property tax levy to fund a replacement for the aging Youth Services Center, a juvenile detention facility in Seattle.

“We have a fairly good court system. We have a good prosecution office. We have good sheriff’s deputies. But this facility is the leak in the pipeline,” King County Councilman Reagan Dunn said in a July 13 interview. “For criminal justice to work effectively — especially with the increase in crime we’re seeing right now — all aspects of that pipeline need to be operating effectively.”

Dunn is Newcastle’s representative on the council.

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Newcastle hosts candidates for governor, attorney general

October 18, 2011

NEW — 10:15 a.m., Oct. 18, 2011 

The Eastside Candidate Forum will offer an opportunity for the community to meet the regional candidates for the Washington offices of governor and attorney general.

The free event will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22 in the St. Andrew’s Ballroom at The Golf Club at Newcastle.

Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee, candidates for governor, along with Reagan Dunn and Bob Ferguson, candidates for attorney general, will all speak at the forum.

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