Voters approve park bond, narrow contenders for November election

August 6, 2013

NEW — 9:10 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. Read more

Two shows left in Concerts in the Park series

August 6, 2013

NEW — 1 p.m. Aug. 6, 2013

Geoffrey Castle will perform at Lake Boren Park Aug. 7.

Geoffrey Castle will perform at Lake Boren Park Aug. 7.

The city of Newcastle’s Concerts in the Park series continues Wednesday, Aug. 7 with a performance by Geoffrey Castle. Read more