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Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - Page updated at 12:00 AM


Eastside Digest

Tent City asks to come back


Tent City wants to return to Woodinville.

The Woodinville Northshore United Church of Christ and SHARE/WHEEL, a homeless-advocacy organization, have asked that Tent City 4 be allowed to return to the city beginning May 13.

The organizations have asked the city to again allow the use of about six acres that had been used as a Tent City site in 2004. The vacant park land is north of the city's central business district.

The City Council is to discuss the request at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 17301 133rd Ave. N.E.

Tent City's present 90-day permit to stay at a Bellevue church site expires in the middle of May and the Tent City organizations cannot relocate to another Bellevue location until May 2007.

The mobile Tent City encampments have been located in various Eastside sites over several years and last left the Woodinville property in November 2004.


Police seek tips in pedstrian's death

It has been more than six months, and Issaquah police still don't know who killed Uta Michl.

To help solve the hit-and-run, the department has raised a billboard-sized sign seeking the public's help in finding clues about the death.

The sign is at Highlands Drive Northwest and Southeast Black Nugget Road. It gives details of the investigation and asks anyone with information to contact police at 911 or 425-837-3200.

The department specifically wants anyone who may have hit something along Highlands Drive or while turning onto or off of Southeast 59th Street about 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 to come forward. It's possible a driver may not have realized he or she had struck a person, notes the department.

Michl, 55, who was visiting from Austria, was struck in the 5900 block of Highlands Drive Northwest by a vehicle that left the scene.

She had returned from riding a bus to Seattle and was walking about five blocks to a friend's condominium. She was found unconscious by a passer-by and later died at Harborview Medical Center.

Seattle Times Eastside bureau

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