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1 killed in head-on crash on SR-530 near Arlington

ARLINGTON, Wash. -- A 58-year-old man was killed in a head-on crash along SR-530 Sunday night.A woman driving a Subaru Outback heading west crossed the center line about 4 miles west of Arlington and struck an eastbound Jeep Cherokee head-on, troopers said. The Cherokee rolled over and its driver wa

SEATTLEPI.COM - 2018-08-20 15:09:51

One fatality in four car accident on Highway 530 | 1170 KPUG-AM

After hitting the Jeep, troopers say Bergstrom hit two other vehicles, but neither Bergstrom nor the other drivers were hurt.

KPUG1170.COM - 2018-08-20 14:36:46

Sedro-Woolley woman killed in crash

State Patrol trooper Travis Shearer said Shannon M. Shipley, 58, was traveling west on Baker Lake Road about 4:30 p.m. when she left the roadway as it curved, scraping the guard rail on the right side of the road.

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2018-08-20 21:15:00

Mountlake Terrace man killed in SR530 crash Sunday night | MLTnews.com

The call came in at 9:20 p.m. on SR530 about four miles west of Arlington. According to a release by Washington State Patrol, a vehicle travelling westbound, driven by a 73-year-old woman from Arlington, crossed the center line and struck three vehicles travelling eastbound.

MLTNEWS.COM - 2018-08-20 17:40:20

Woman dies after crashing Vespa near Baker Lake | 790 KGMI

The State Patrol says Shannon M. Shipley was traveling on Baker Lake Road toward Highway 20 Saturday afternoon, but instead of turning, she continued straight and hit the guardrail.

KGMI - 2018-08-20 12:22:35

Mount Vernon High School eliminates ASB fees, makes games accessible

MOUNT VERNON — This school year, all Mount Vernon High School students — and some family members — will be able to attend home sporting events and other school functions for free.The Mount Vernon School District is eliminating the $35 fee for the Associated Student Body card, which gives students ac

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2018-08-20 13:00:00

Private Barrel Auction raises $251,000 for Washington State University wine program - Great Northwest Wine

Bidding heats up surrounding a lot by JM Cellars during the 2018 Private Barrel Auction on Thursday, Aug. 18 in Woodinville, Wash., at Novelty Hill/Januik. (Photo by Richard Duval Images)

GREATNORTHWESTWINE.COM - 2018-08-20 03:36:14

Get to Know: Deb Bell

Cats or dogs?“One cat, Buttercup. She came to us as a rescue called that. We don’t call her that; it’s usually ‘kitty’ or ‘cat.’”

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2018-08-20 17:00:00

Many plants can be poisonous to pets and livestock

This June 13, 2017, photo shows several stands of foxglove or digitalis growing wild on a parcel of roadside property near Langley, Wash. Although it produces beautiful blooms, foxglove can trigger irregular heart rates, seizures and breathing irregularity in dogs, cats, horses and a variety of othe

LONGVIEW DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-19 06:00:00

Does living around violence change a child's brain? | Genetic Literacy Project

Flinchingas a gunshot whizzes past your window. Covering your ears when a police car races down your street, sirens blaring. Walking past a drug deal on your block or a beating at your school.For kids living in picket-fence suburbia, these experiences might be rare. But for their peers in urban pove


News Files: Officials tour new high school in 1938

Before machines took over the heavy work of getting hay out of the fields, the crop was harvested by hand, like on the Iver Johnson farm (above) in Stanwood.Photo courtesy of Stanwood Area Historical Society


Letter: Disappointed in Friendship House neighbors

Your recent article about Friendship House ("Friendship House cuts meal service, cites pressure from neighbors," Aug. 15) reveals some critical facts about both the Mount Vernon business community and the attitude of some of the churches.I am very disappointed that even a pastor seems to choose busi


Letter: Downtown businesses not the bad guys

I am appalled at the picture painted by the article titled "Friendship House cuts meal service, cites pressure from neighbors" by Brandon Stone (Aug. 15).It made Jim Fikkert and the businesses of downtown Mount Vernon seem cold and callused to the world around us.If Brandon Stone actually knew these

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2018-08-19 12:00:00

1906 schoolhouse—plus a saloon and a chapel—listed for $695K

Whether you’re looking to open an event venue or just for some unique digs, here’s something for you: atwo-acre property in Silvana, a Snohomish County town with a population of 90 or so people, featuring a collection of vintage buildings, from a chapel to a saloon. But the centerpiece is really the


Skagit Regional Health to offer robotic-assisted surgery

MOUNT VERNON — Using two tiny mechanical claws, community members tested out Skagit Regional Health’s new robotic surgery system Monday by unwrapping Starburst candies and moving around mini-rubber rings.Skagit Regional Health will begin offering surgeries aided by the robotic system in September.It


Man pleads not guilty to raping 13-year-old girl

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Janicki Industries expands manufacturing capability

HAMILTON — Janicki Industries will expand its manufacturing capacity with a new 90,000-square-foot building next to its current facility in Hamilton.The expansion was prompted by an increase in requests for airplane parts, Marketing Director Steven Lynn said.“This is really an evolution for us,” he


Photo gallery: CASA dog wash, 8.18.18

Scenes from the 12th annual CASA Dog Wash on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at the Camano Animal Shelter Association on Camano Island. The fundraiser offered baths and manicures. All proceeds benefit the CASA local animal shelter. For more information, call 360-387-1902.

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2018-08-19 17:14:00

Mount Vernon bank robber found guilty

MOUNT VERNON — Joshua Castillo was found guilty in Skagit County Superior Court on Aug. 10 of first-degree robbery.The 36-year-old Vancouver man robbed the Skagit Bank branch at 1301 Memorial Highway in Mount Vernon of $800 on Nov. 22.According to court documents, Castillo entered the bank at 12:50


Letter: Teachers deserving of better pay

I have two school-age daughters who attend elementary school in the Mount Vernon School District, and we are all counting down the days until school resumes.In just three short weeks, my daughters will be with amazing teachers, administrators and support personnel caring for them, teaching them and