September 22, 2015
NEW — 4:31 p.m. Sept. 22, 2015
Our natural environment plays a huge part in our lives in the Northwest. We love the indoor/outdoor connections and livability during most of the year. The reliability of the plants, the seasons and the views in most neighborhoods has created a basis for our thinking and our lifestyle.
I was at Sammamish City Hall the other day, and the planners were talking about concerns over our native plants. They and many of us are wondering if our natives are going to be able to survive the summer droughts that are coming earlier every year.
July 14, 2015
NEW — 2:20 p.m. July 14, 2015
King County Elections will mail ballots July 15 for the Aug. 4 primary election.
Voters’ pamphlets are mailed separately and may arrive on a different day than ballots. Voters may also check MyVoterGuide online for a customized voters’ pamphlet.
Voters should read and follow directions on their ballots, sign the return envelope, and get ballots back before the Aug. 4 election day deadline. Mailed ballots need a first-class stamp; postage is now 49 cents. Voters also have 24 locations to return ballots without a stamp by 8 p.m. Aug. 4, including permanent drop-box locations, scheduled ballot drop-off vans and Accessible Voting Centers.
In Issaquah, you can drop off ballots 24 hours a day at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, from July 16 to Aug. 4. In Sammamish, a drop van will be at City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1 and 3 and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.
March 3, 2015
July 17, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. July 17, 2014
King County Elections has mailed ballots for the Aug. 5 primary election. Voters’ pamphlets are mailed separately and may arrive on a different day than ballots.
Voters may also get a customized voters’ pamphlet online.
There are a total of 119 candidates and 52 offices on the ballot, ranging from U.S. Representative to Washington state legislators, King County prosecuting attorney and district court judges.
Voters do not need to make a selection in every race for votes to count. Voters may leave a race blank or “write in” the name of a candidate for a race on the ballot. They shouldn’t write “none of the above” or a frivolous name; that increases processing costs.
August 20, 2013
Skyline grad uses art to pay it forward
Karan Sunil’s infatuation with art began at an early age, and he’s developed his gifts to the point where one of the most prestigious schools in the country wants him to study there.
Sunil, who graduated from Skyline High School in June, will soon be headed to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he plans to work toward an art production career in film or television.
“I don’t know yet whether that’s animation, whether that’s storyboarding or character design,” he said. “That’s something I’ll have to discover and figure out.”