Voters approve park bond, narrow contenders for November election

August 6, 2013

NEW — 8:30 p.m., Aug. 6, 2013

King County voters approved the park bond by a large margin and narrowed the field for the general election this November.
Votes will still be counted until the Aug. 20 certification, but as of the night of Aug. 6, the park bond passed with 68.9 percent of the vote.
For the owner of a $600,000 home, it will bring a tax increase from $79.86 per year to $112.62 per year, a 41 percent change. The levy will raise $60.7 million in 2014 which will be used for open space preservation, trail building and park improvements.

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Redmond all-stars send local girls home

July 9, 2013

By Christina Corrales-Toy Samantha Nemiroff slides safely into home, putting the Issaquah/Sammamish all stars up 1-0 in the first inning against Redmond on July 5. Redmond ultimately won, 9-8.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Samantha Nemiroff slides safely into home, putting the Issaquah/Sammamish all stars up 1-0 in the first inning against Redmond on July 5. Redmond ultimately won, 9-8.

Facing elimination, the Issaquah/Sammamish 9/10 all-star softball team came into their July 5 game against Redmond ready to battle.

The team, comprised of 9- and 10-year-olds from Sammamish and Issaquah little leagues, fell short, though, losing to Redmond, 9-8, in what was a thrilling, back-and-forth finish.

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