Battle of the Dems? Carlyle may challenge Kohl-Welles for 36th District seat

The 36th District Legislative seat could be battled over by two Democrats.

Last Friday Rep. Reuven Carlyle told Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, that he would be running against her this November’s election, saying that it’s nothing personal. Not official quite yet, Carlyle is taking the weekend to deliberate.

There have been predictions that the Carlyle vs. Kohl-Welles race would ultimately stride into the November election under the state’s “Top Two” primary system. 

The system has every candidate from every political party appear on the same “primary” ballot. No matter the party affiliation, the top two voter’s picks are the only candidates named on the November general election ballot.

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Ballard Homes Featured on the 2014 NW Green Home Tour

The fourth annual Northwest Green Home Tour will be held April 26, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presented by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild and Built Green, with generous support from Greenhome Solutions, the self-guided tour showcases local, sustainable, and green new homes, remodels, and energy retrofits in the Seattle area and beyond.

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Photo by Shane Harms
Firefighters moved all material that caught fire to the street. Residents sifted through the charred pyre of their possessions after the frenzied conflagration.

Fire scorches apartment in Ballard; leaves residents without a home

April 6 -- At approximately 9:30 a.m., over 12 units and at least 40 Seattle Fire Department personnel responded to a fire at the Telemark Apartment complex (2850 N.W. 56th St.) in Ballard.

By the time SFD arrived the inferno was blasting out from a second story window. According to Battalion Chief, Paul Atwater, firefighters had trouble finding the unit that was burning when they first entered the building. He said that the heat and smoke were "intense." Once they found the unit, they were able to knock the fire back before the flames spread to other apartment units.

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