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Reporters David Ashton and Rita Leonard have several great stories in the current issue of The Bee:
reports on the March 3 community budget forum at the Mt. Scott Community Center. Nick spoke at that meeting, asking citizens "to help us do the hard work of figuring out where we cut our budgets."
- Nike recently donated more than 4,000 jerseys to Parks' Saturday Youth Basketball League, Ashton writes in "Lane Middle School students accept gift of uniforms." Nick attended a special ceremony at Lane Middle School to accept the donation. Said Lane student Maddy, "It's really cool that we get these brand-new jerseys."
- The City is looking at steep budget cuts again in this year's budget process. In "Neighbors react to potential closure of Brooklyn Park summer program," reporter Rita Leonard writes about the Brooklyn neighborhood's strong support of its summer program.
- Tonight, an Oaks Bottom Habitat Enhancement Project Open House will be held at SMILE Station. The project, a joint venture of Parks and the Bureau of Environmental Services, will enhance 75 acres of wetland habitat in the southern portion of the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.