Klahanie study released

New: July 30, 1:14 p.m.

City could net nearly $2 million, but money would be quickly spent

As expected, Klahanie residents will pay less in taxes, and the city of Sammamish will net more money if city annexes the unincorporated area.

Pete Butkus, a former Sammamish deputy city manager who now runs Butkus Consulting, presented his study of Klahanie to the City Council July 15.
Sammamish paid Butkus $26,500 for his work. In addition, it paid Issaquah $30,000 for access to information from that city’s study completed last year. Read more »


Eastlake, Skyline hoops programs moving forward with new leadership

The Skyline High School boys basketball program has reached the state tournament twice in its 17 seasons of existence, something Bill McIntyre will be looking to change as he takes over as head coach for the 2014-15 season. Read more »


3 vie for District Court judgeship

A trio of part-time judges is competing to fill an open seat on King County District Court. Judge Linda Jacke has announced her retirement in the Northeast Division, which serves a large swath of the eastside stretching from Lake Washington in the west to the county line in the east, and from Newcastle and areas south of North Bend in the south to the county line in the north. The district also includes the part of Bothell in Snohomish County.
Jacke’s courtroom is in Redmond, though there’s no guarantee the new judge would sit there. Read more »