If voting is your thing, and I hope it is, today is the day most of us have long been awaiting. Mail-in balloting is the means of voting here in Skagit County, so if you haven’t already done so, mark your ballot and get it to the post office or a ballot drop-box (behind the […]
The lone presidential yard sign in the neighborhood turned out to reflect the sentiments of the majority of voters in the U.S., Skagit County and Anacortes. President-elect Barack Obama received 52 percent of the vote nationally; 57 percent in Washington State and 55 percent in Skagit County. Governor Chris Gregoire was re-elected, as was Skagit […]
A mail-in ballot election meant no trip to the polls today, so rain and eastern Skagit County flooding were not a concern in terms of voter turnout. Water is running higher than usual in Anacortes, as evidenced by this photo of Ace of Hearts Creek near 41st and “H” Avenue, but it is our neighbors […]
Skagit County commissioner candidate Sharon Dillon (red vest, right) found herself between a rock and a hard place Sunday in Anacortes. If she chose this corner she would be sharing space with street activists whose signs indicate support for President George Bush, military troops and the Republican Party in general. On the other side of […]
Just a few hours remain in the day for those hoping to cast ballots on Election Day 2005. This photograph was taken inside the lobby of the City Library, where voters dropped off their mail ballots. Many candidates and supporters will watch election returns Tuesday night from the Gere-a-Deli restaurant in downtown Anacortes.
Just moments after receiving the first election returns from the county courthouse Tuesday night, Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell (left) is corralled for an interview by KLKI radio station owner Bill Berry. With a 67 percent lead, it’s likely Maxwell will be serving a fourth four-year term. An election night gala was hosted by Gere-a-Deli restaurant. […]