Seafair finale: Seattle’s summer celebration, Seafair, comes to end today with the hydroplane finals at 4:45 p.m. Steve David in the Oh Boy! Oberto boat heads into the day with the lead in points. On shore and on the log boom, the crowd has been about half of previous years, say Seattle police and Seafair officials, with the non-appearance of the Blue Angels cited most often as the cause for the drop. But the Navy jets, sidelined by budget restraints, haven’t been missed by those who welcome the quieter Patriots Jet Team, filling in for the between-heats air shows. And who knows, with the sun out today, the crowd may show in abundance.
Speaking of sun: The forecast is for plenty of it today and for the rest of the week with temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s. The summer weather pattern should continue: morning clouds and patchy fog, then becoming mostly sunny and warmer.
Mark your ballot: There’s an election Tuesday, and you should have a mail-in ballot stuck away somewhere. It’s time to get it out, look at The Seattle Times election coverage and put that marked ballot in the mail before midnight Tuesday. The hottest race is probably the Seattle mayoral election with questions being raised about whether incumbent Mike McGinn can make it through a crowded primary. But there are many other elections on the ballot, probably for a government office near you. Be heard. Vote.
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