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Toys, clothes and books streamed out of the Snoqualmie Valley One VOICE event last week, as gifts and supplies for area families in need. Donations of the same were coming back in almost as fast, along with pizzas and other donations to feed the army of volunteers who helped to put on the fourth annual event.
Community Events, December 2014
First they learned to walk on the slick surface. Then, after a few minutes, they were dancing, twirling, laughing and sometimes landing flat on their backs. So it goes when children start to skate.
A recent bill, the “Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act,” was signed into law this fall by President Obama. This bipartisan legislation includes bills from Rep. Dave Reichert, of the Valley’s 8th District, to prevent the sex trafficking of youth in foster care (H.R. 4058) and to ensure proper child support payments even when a parent lives abroad (H.R. 1896).
The Snoqualmie City Council voted 7-0 on Monday, Dec. 8, to support Snoqualmie Valley School District Proposition 1, a facilities improvement bond, which will be on the ballot for the Feb. 10 special election.
Recent enrollment projections, past elections and a 2012 court ruling all point to an upcoming shortage of space and teachers for Snoqualmie Valley schools. To be ready for at least part of the shortfall, school district staff are working on facilities plans that will need board approval by spring, and developing a streamlined teacher hiring process.