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Government shutdown likely to delay Skagit steelhead fishery  The Daily Herald

The catch-and-release fishery for steelhead on the Skagit and Sauk rivers was set to open Feb. 1.

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Skagit County overdose rule takes EMS providers by surprise  goskagit.com

Three of Skagit County's emergency medical services providers say they were caught unaware by a county plan to require them to report drug overdose data.

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Skagit Valley College celebrates new diversity center  goskagit.com

MOUNT VERNON — Skagit Valley College celebrated Monday the opening of its new diversity center, which President Tom Keegan called a symbol of the ...

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Skagit County to collect local overdose data  goskagit.com

MOUNT VERNON — The Skagit County Board of Commissioners approved Tuesday a plan to collect local data on overdoses.

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A look back: Skagit County's top stories of 2018  goskagit.com

Below are some of Skagit County's top stories of 2018: Northern State redevelopment reaches milestone. Efforts to redevelop the former Northern State Hospital ...

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Skagit County feeling impact of wind storm  goskagit.com

Roads remain closed and many are without power following Thursday's wind storm, which downed trees and power lines throughout Skagit County.

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Skagit County under wind warning  goskagit.com

A storm bringing strong winds is forecast to hit Skagit County tonight. The National Weather *Service* on Tuesday afternoon issued several advisories for the area, ...

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Fundraisers | Skagit  goskagit.com

New this week. HAVE A HEART FOR KIDS: The Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation will host a six-course Italian meal with wine and champagne at 6 p.m. ...

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Strong winds topple trees, cause power outages in Skagit County  goskagit.com

Updated at 2:30 p.m.. A wind storm Thursday is knocking down trees, poles and power lines throughout Skagit County. Wind speeds in some areas in Western ...

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Volunteers | Skagit | goskagit.com  goskagit.com

New this week. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: Skagit Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers who can assist in the construction of homes from 9 to 4 p.m. ...

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Skagit County kayak business seeing growth  goskagit.com

Shiny green, red and blue kayak decks lined the walls of Eddyline Kayaks' warehouse Wednesday, ready to be assembled into one of the company's 15 models.

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Skagit airport sustains damage in Sunday weather event  goskagit.com

BURLINGTON — Two hangars at Skagit Regional Airport remain unable to house aircraft after being damaged during severe weather Sunday.

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Workshops | Skagit  goskagit.com

Anacortes. ADULT ACTING CLASSES: Anacortes Community Theatre offers free acting classes for adults twice each month: 7 to 10:30 p.m. the first Tuesday ...

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New Skagit Valley Family YMCA gets set for January opening  goskagit.com

MOUNT VERNON — The new Skagit Valley Family YMCA is preparing to open in late January.

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Body of missing 2-year-old boy found in Skagit Bay  KOMO News

CONWAY, Wash. - The body of a 2-year-old Conway boy has been found three weeks after he went missing, Skagit County officials said. Two duck hunters ...

KOMO News
The birds of winter  Cascadia Weekly

By Amy Kepferle. Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Blue herons, bald eagles, cormorants, Harlequin ducks, Canada geese, Northern flickers and Anna's ...

Cascadia Weekly
As Reichardt retires, McDermott set to take over as Skagit County sheriff  goskagit.com

MOUNT VERNON — After more than 30 years with the Skagit County Sheriff's Office — eight as the county's top law enforcement official — Will Reichardt will ...

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Mother remembers 2-year-old boy who drowned in Skagit River  KOMO News

CONWAY, Wash. – The mother of a two-year-old boy who drowned in the Skagit River six weeks ago is remembering her son. Starr “Austin” Rogers White ...

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Study: Climate change impacting Skagit River salmon, eagles  goskagit.com

Climate change is impacting the Skagit River ecosystem and the salmon and eagles that congregate there each winter, according to a recent study.

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Goose hunting season restricted in Skagit County  KGMI

1-14-2019. OLYMPIA, Wash. — Hunters have two more days to hunt brant geese in Skagit County after the season was restricted the season to three days this ...

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Former Sedro-Woolley boy to be on 'Ellen'  goskagit.com

Skagit County residents tuning into “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” today may notice a familiar face.

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Weekend Highlight: Follow eagles to the beautiful Skagit  The Seattle Times

Though bald eagles are a common sight even in our busy urban areas, the Skagit Eagle Festival provides a chance to see the majestic national birds in the ...

The Seattle Times
WA Fire Districts Waiting on CA Wildfire Aid  Firehouse.com

Some Skagit County fire chiefs are concerned they still haven't been reimbursed — as much as $75000 in some cases — for sending crews to California to ...

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Man struck, killed by train in Mount Vernon  goskagit.com

MOUNT VERNON — A 19-year-old man was struck and killed by a train early Monday near Cameron Way and West Fir Street.

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Community rallies around family after toddler drowns in Skagit River  KOMO News

SKAGIT COUNTY, Wash. —A Skagit County family is now planning a funeral for a toddler, instead of celebrating his Christmas birthday. The body of Starr ...

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Downed power lines cause delays on I-5 in Skagit County  Q13 News Seattle

SKAGIT COUNTY, Wash. -- A stretch of Interstate 5 has reopened after it was closed for several hours Thursday. The roadway was closed at Bow Hill Road just ...

Q13 News Seattle
Skagit County requires better reporting of opioid overdose data  KGMI

1-10-2019. MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Skagit County officials will begin collecting opioid overdose data to improve local treatment programs. Joanne Lynn with ...

KGMI
Changing climate, water flows impact bald eagles' feasts on the Skagit River  NW News Network

From mid-December to February, hundreds upon hundreds of bald eagles flock to the Skagit River in northwest Washington to feast on spawning salmon. It's.

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Electric maritime company comes to Anacortes  goskagit.com

ANACORTES — A new Anacortes company hopes to design and manufacture components for electric maritime vessels out of Skagit County.

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WDFW Restricts Brant Season in Skagit County, Highlights Opportunities in Other Counties  Newstalk KBKW

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced a restricted, three-day hunting season for brant geese in Skagit County today, while ...

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Police arrest suspect in Mount Vernon bank robbery  goskagit.com

MOUNT VERNON — Police have arrested a man accused of robbing a downtown Mount Vernon bank in late November.

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Skagit Community Foundation accepting grant applications  goskagit.com

The Skagit Community Foundation is seeking grant applications for 2019, according to a news release from the nonprofit.

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2019 Skagit Eagle Festival begins this week  goskagit.com

The annual Skagit Eagle Festival begins this weekend; the event draws visitors to Concrete, Rockport and Marblemount for a wide variety of eagle-related ...

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Business Briefly  goskagit.com

The Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce will hold a membership orientation for both new and current members from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at its offices, 301 ...

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Assessor: Skagit County elk damage could be $1.5 million  Capital Press

Skagit County, Wash., farmers may report roughly $1.5 million annually in elk damage by the time a yearlong survey is done, the county's assessor, Dave ...

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Skagit Valley Herald Sports Stories of the Year  goskagit.com

The La Conner volleyball team seems to be a powerhouse every year. In 2018, the Braves were more than that — they were champions, too.

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Body of missing 2-year-old boy recovered near Skagit Bay  MyNorthwest.com

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities say the body of a 2-year-old boy who disappeared in the Skagit River last month has been recovered about 4 miles ...

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Skagit Regional Health seeking applicants for board of commissioners  goskagit.com

Skagit Regional Health is seeking applicants for a vacant position on its board of commissioners.

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Conway family mourns loss of toddler swept away by Skagit River currents  The Bellingham Herald

Jessica White was walking alongside her son Austin as the 2-year-old rode a toy electric car near their Conway home near the Skagit River. She turned to say ...

The Bellingham Herald
Skagit Valley Kidney Center changes hands  goskagit.com

MOUNT VERNON — The Skagit Valley Kidney Center is now officially operating under Fresenius Medical Care.

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Religion in the area  goskagit.com

The following churches will host services celebrating Christmas: n Allen Methodist Church, 16775 Allen West Road, Bow: Christmas Eve candlelight *service*, ...

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‘It was simply an accident’: Grieving Conway family gets both support, criticism after toddler is swept away by Skagit River  The Seattle Times

Hunters discovered the body of 2-year-old Starr Austin Rogers-White offshore in Skagit Bay on Dec. 20, three weeks after he went missing.

The Seattle Times
Outgoing elected officials celebrated, new ones sworn in  goskagit.com

MOUNT VERNON — Four elected officials with more than 115 years of collective experience in Skagit County were celebrated Friday ahead of their retirements.

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Body of missing 2-year-old Conway boy found, presumed drowned  The Seattle Times

The body of a 2-year-old boy who went missing from his home near Conway and the Skagit River last month was recovered Thursday, according to the Skagit ...

The Seattle Times
Cardinals roll in tournament | Sports | goskagit.com  goskagit.com

MOUNT VERNON — The Skagit Valley College women's basketball team hit more than half its shot from the field Saturday as it beat South Puget Sound in the ...

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Big Bend women's basketball cruises through Skagit Valley  iFIBER One News

MOUNT VERNON- Big Bend men's basketball may be done until conference play in January, but the women's team is hard at work in the Skagit Holiday ...

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Dec. 17 Christmas Fund donors  goskagit.com

The Skagit Valley Herald Christmas Fund provides toys, books and holiday meals to needy children and their families. The goal is to raise $75000.

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America's Finest clears review, can fish in U.S. waters  goskagit.com

ANACORTES — The fishing vessel America's Finest has been cleared to fish in U.S. waters following a Coast Guard review.

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Stretch of Skagit riverfront permanently protected for fish, wildlife  The Seattle Times

The 61 acres of habitat join an uninterrupted stretch of protected land used by salmon, elk, eagles and other wildlife.

The Seattle Times
SVC Roundup: Cardinal women snag road win over Bellevue  goskagit.com

BELLEVUE — The Skagit Valley College women's basketball team traveled south Saturday afternoon to get a win on the road.

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Dec. 28 Christmas Fund donors  goskagit.com

The Skagit Valley Herald Christmas Fund provides toys, books and holiday meals to needy children and their families. The goal is to raise $75000.

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A plethora of choices for New Year's Eve  goskagit.com

New Year's Eve is Monday, Dec. 31; here are many different ways to celebrate the arrival of 2019 on that day.

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Visit old-growth, islands on State Parks 'free days'  goskagit.com

From old-growth forests along the Skagit River to island views near Deception Pass, state parks in Skagit County have a lot to offer.

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Investigations begin over 911 failures  goskagit.com

U.S. officials and at least one state said Friday they have started investigations into a widespread CenturyLink internet outage that has disrupted 911 *service*, ...

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College Basketball: Blazers Earn Wins Over Skagit Valley, Umpqua  Centralia Chronicle

ROSEBURG, ORE. — Centralia lost their opener at the NWAC Crossover her on Friday, but was able to rebound over the weekend with wins over Skagit Valley ...

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Man gets 33 years in death of Mount Vernon man  goskagit.com

MOUNT VERNON — Alberto Flores Alaniz of Chehalis was sentenced to just over 33 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder for the ...

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First-time legislators prepare for session  goskagit.com

With the 2019 state legislative session starting Monday, Skagit County's three new representatives are preparing to make a difference.

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Still plenty to do outside, just prepare for conditions  goskagit.com

MOUNT VERNON — The start of the new year is a great time to hunt for waterfowl, fish for steelhead, and enjoy the annual spectacle of bald eagles, snow geese ...

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Three-day brant hunting season approved  goskagit.com

The Skagit County hunting season for brant geese will once again be short this year.

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UPDATED - TRAFFIC ALERT: I-5 closure in Skagit County  My Ferndale News

Trees downed by high winds are being blamed for closing both the northbound and southbound lanes of I-5 between the Bow Hill (236mp) and Chuckanut Drive ...

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Some still without power after storm  goskagit.com

Many remain without power days after a Thursday storm downed trees and power lines throughout Skagit County.

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Drone catches man hiding under dock after strangling girlfriend, Washington cops say  The Bellingham Herald

A man suspected of beating his girlfriend near the Swinomish Casino ran away, but was discovered hiding under a dock with the help of a police drone, ...

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After Hours: Snow geese arriving in the Skagit Valley  Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

Up to 55,000 snow geese will visit the Skagit Valley this winter, in one of the largest gatherings in the lower 48 states. EVERETT — Fields in the Skagit Valley are ...

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SVC Basketball: Cardinal women edge Everett at home  goskagit.com

MOUNT VERNON — A boost from the bench Wednesday helped the Skagit Valley College women's basketball team to a victory over Everett.

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Environmental lecture series set to begin  goskagit.com

The upcoming 14th annual Friends of Skagit Beaches lecture series in Anacortes will offer opportunities to hear about some of the most talked-about topics in ...

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MV police identify man suspected of bank robbery  goskagit.com

MOUNT VERNON — An arrest warrant has been issued for the man suspected of robbing a downtown Mount Vernon bank late last month.

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Letter: A sad lack of resources for the homeless  goskagit.com

This Thanksgiving eve, a friend stopped by my house around 10 p.m. She had picked up a gentleman experiencing homelessness and was hoping I could help ...

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B-E grad now chief engineer overseeing NASA missions  goskagit.com

As a child, Rob Manning gleaned all he could about the latest space exploration from books, magazines and newspapers.

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Ask the Undersheriff: Communication is key to success  goskagit.com

It seems like 2018 came and went in a blink of an eye, and now we're ushering in 2019 with excitement and new challenges.

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Ecology approves updated spill plan for Trans Mountain Pipeline  goskagit.com

The state Department of Ecology has approved an oil spill response plan from the Canadian government for the 69-mile spur of the Trans Mountain Pipeline that ...

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Friends of Skagit Beaches Lecture Series  Anacortes Now

Forage Fish in the Southern Salish Sea: Please join us for the first lecture of our annual Winter Lecture Series! Forage fish species a...

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First Day Hikes to celebrate a new year  goskagit.com

Celebrate the first day of the year with a First Day Hike at one of Washington's state parks. To celebrate 2019, the parks are welcoming the community to join ...

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Country Meadow Village donates to Hospice of the Northwest Foundation  goskagit.com

Country Meadow Village Executive Director Sandra Jensen and program director David Bricka presented a check for $2500 to Wendy Rohrbacher, executive ...

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The shutdown today: IRS recalls about 46,000 workers  goskagit.com

What's up with the partial government shutdown on Day 26: WHAT'S NEW. The Internal Revenue *Service* is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed ...

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Work being done to help beginning farmers expand  goskagit.com

Since 2015, Amy Frye and Jacob Slosberg have been gradually adding to the land they farm at Viva Farms.

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A first look at Skagit County election returns  goskagit.com

Here's a quick look at how voting is going in Skagit County based on the Tuesday night tally. After a second count for the night, 12517 ballots had been counted,

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Legislature more diverse than ever  KOMO News

The recent midterm elections really changed the face of the state House and Senate. It is being called the most diverse legislature yet. For the first time, tribal ...

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Ask the Master Gardener: Pollinators: Who they are and their importance  goskagit.com

Pollinators are more than bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. They are all of the animals that move pollen between flowers, including moths, wasps, flies, ...

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On Stage  goskagit.com

Thursday.10. SPEAKERS. Sip to the Spoken Word: 7 p.m., Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce/Main, Conway. 360-445-3000 or conwaymuse.com.

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Boy missing in Skagit River  goskagit.com

A 2-year-old boy who was playing on an electric vehicle is missing after he may have driven the vehicle into the Skagit River.

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Horror film features Skagit County scenes  goskagit.com

On a chilly, rainy November night on Fir island, the dreary weather was just what Nick Thompson needed.

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Sedro-Woolley School District starting pre-kindergarten program  goskagit.com

SEDRO-WOOLLEY — In Tanya Rolf's kindergarten class at Mary Purcell Elementary School, students are using red and white blocks to practice their counting ...

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Tuning Up  goskagit.com

Thursday.10. Steve Meyer: 7 p.m., Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce/Main, Conway. 360-445-3000 or conwaymuse.com. Danny's Dead & Friends, Chandler Trey ...

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Senators consider former lobbyist as EPA's permanent chief  goskagit.com

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler's past lobbying work for coal companies and other industries regulated ...

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Skagit Horticulture appoints Scott Crownover as president and CEO  Nursery Management

Skagit Horticulture has announced the appointment of Scott Crownover to the role of president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately.

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Putting Skagit County farms on the map  goskagit.com

A new online resource aims to connect consumers to local agriculture through an interactive map.

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Kenyan president says all gunmen killed at hotel complex  goskagit.com

NAIROBI,Kenya (AP) — Kenya's security forces have killed the Islamic extremist gunmen whose assault on a luxury hotel and shopping complex took 14 ...

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Skagit County passes 2019 budget  goskagit.com

MOUNT VERNON — The Skagit County Board of Commissioners passed the county's 2019 budget Monday, adding resources to several offices related to public ...

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No talks scheduled as LA teacher strike enters day 3  goskagit.com

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles school administrators urged the union to resume bargaining as tens of thousands of teachers planned to walk picket lines ...

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The shutdown today: Democrats decline White House invite  goskagit.com

What's up with the partial government shutdown on Day 25:

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Trump's AG pick vows not to target marijuana businesses  goskagit.com

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to become the next attorney general said Tuesday that he would "not go after" marijuana companies in ...

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10 Pacific Northwest events worth traveling to in 2019  OregonLive

With so many vibrant cities and traditional small towns, there's no shortage of interesting events around the Pacific Northwest every year. But which among them ...

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Another 6,700 Skagit County ballots counted  goskagit.com

The Skagit County Elections Department counted about 6700 ballots Friday as it makes its way toward certifying the general election.

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Skagit County under flood watch  goskagit.com

Skagit and several neighboring counties are under a flood watch, according to the National Weather *Service*.

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Explaining the border 'backstop' that halted Brexit deal  goskagit.com

LONDON (AP) — Much of the stated opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union centered on the "backstop." The provision ...

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Perkins, Urban face off for Skagit County auditor  goskagit.com

Sandy Perkins and Mike Urban are vying to replace Jeanne Youngquist as Skagit County auditor.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand jumps into 2020 presidential race  goskagit.com

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entered the growing field of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders Tuesday, telling television host Stephen ...

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The Latest: US criticizes Iran's attempted satellite launch  goskagit.com

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on Iran's failed satellite launch into orbit on Tuesday (all times local):

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The Latest: Charter school teachers join Los Angeles strike  goskagit.com

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local):

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Familiar names seek to replace Ranker in Olympia  The Bellingham Herald

Democratic Party officials at the state and local level are working to fill a suddenly empty Senate seat in the 40th District after Kevin Ranker resigned in the wake ...

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Skagit may refer to:Skagit peoples, Native American groups in the U.S. state of WashingtonUpper Skagit, one of the two Skagit peoplesLower Skagit, one of the two Skagit peoplesSkagit language, or Lushootseed, the traditional language of the Skagit peoplesSkagit BaySkagit County, WashingtonSkagit RiverSkagit River Hydroelectric ProjectSkagit Valley