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New affordable housing units planned for next year

Low-income families in Anacortes should soon have an option for affordable housing. A proposed four-story, 19-unit complex would be made up of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Tenants would need to qualify as low income (meaning their annual income is less than 50 percent the median i

GOANACORTES.COM - 2017-09-20 13:00:00

High school renovation project continues on budget, on time

Phase one of the construction project was Rice Field. Phase two, which is about a third of the way done now, is the new building on the old War Memorial Field. Up next is phase three, demolition and renovation of the existing building.Contributed / Doug Seward Clear weather and good planning came to

GOANACORTES.COM - 2017-09-20 13:00:00

Seahawk swimmers heading in right direction, coach says

Lauren McClintock took first place for Anacortes in the 100-yard backstroke Thursday, with a time of 1 minute, 8.79 seconds. Back-to-back wins against top teams mean the Anacortes Seahawks girls swim and dive team is looking at a very positive season, coach Leslie Mix said. "We are on track to be le

GOANACORTES.COM - 2017-09-20 13:00:00

Motorcycles to fill streets for Oyster Run

The 2017 Oyster Run takes to the downtown streets on Sunday with thousands of motorcycles, music and the Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Stunt and Drill Team. Motorcycles are going to come roaring into town Sunday for the 36th annual Oyster Run. Bikes, bikers, entertainment and vendors will fill Commerc

GOANACORTES.COM - 2017-09-20 13:00:00

Candidates for port offer varied visions

The six candidates running in three contested races for the Port of Anacortes Commission come from backgrounds in finance, real estate, tourism and port operations. A Sept. 12 forum hosted by the Fidalgo Democrats highlighted the candidates' priorities and how they might accomplish them. Commissione

GOANACORTES.COM - 2017-09-20 13:00:00

Service for Funk is Saturday at First Baptist

A memorial service for Wallie Funk will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Anacortes, 2717 J Ave. Funk was former owner of the Anacortes American and Whidbey News-Times in Oak Harbor. He helped start the Anacortes Community Theatre, Whidbey Playhouse and Anacortes Arts Festival. He

GOANACORTES.COM - 2017-09-20 13:00:00

ACT musical breathes new life into classic movie plot

Writer, comedian and filmmaker Mel Brooks is one of Mike Jenkins' personal heroes, so when it was time for the 17-year Anacortes Community Theater veteran to take director's chair for the first time, choice of show soon became pretty clear. Jenkins will direct "Young Frankenstein," the musical writt

GOANACORTES.COM - 2017-09-20 13:00:00

Local group hears about campaign for carbon tax

BURLINGTON - A group of Skagit County residents met Monday to discuss their vision for a clean energy future. Indivisible Skagit hosted a campaign kickoff at the Burlington Public Library for the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy, which aims to get a carbon tax initiative on the state's 2018 ballot

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2017-09-20 14:00:00

Swimmers from different high schools can just get along

MARYSVILLE - Even though her team has members from three high schools, they still get along swimmingly. Coach Jaci Legore-Hodgins insists on it. "We're community ambassadors. We bring both together," Legore-Hodgins said. "We have three coaches, two teams and one family." "We're all a community. Jaci

MARYSVILLEGLOBE.COM - 2017-09-20 08:30:00

Oak Harbor burglary leads to streaking suspects

A man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly broke into a vacant home and partied with other people there last month, according to police. An officer who interrupted the goings-on observed an unusual scene as a group of people, including at least one naked woman, ran from the home, the police

SOUTH WHIDBEY HERALD - 2017-09-20 13:00:00

Focus: Church donates school supplies

School supplies were donated recently to Stanwood Elementary School Principal Barbara Marsh by Daniel Sailer, pastor of the Stanwood United Methodist Church congregation, which held a school supplies drive.Submitted photo Stanwood United Methodist Church made sure students-in-need got off to a good

SCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 15:00:00

Volunteers are prepared to guide your Medicare decisions

Snohomish County SHIBA Volunteer Medicare Open Enrollment time runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. This is the time you can make changes to the Prescription Drug Plans (PDP) and the Medicare Advantage (MA) plans that will start in January. Companies will be sending you all kinds of information in the mail

HERALDNET - 2017-09-20 08:30:00

Opportunities: Volunteers needed for Thanksgiving; host an exchange student

Lend a hand to warm a heart as a volunteer for the Thanksgiving Food Basket Giveaway on Nov. 18 at the Stanwood Camano Food Bank. Help give food to deserving families and share the joy with others. No special skills required; training will be provided for check-in, carts, boxes, stock, food tables o

SCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 13:15:00

Health Roundup: Opioid safety, donate blood, classes & trainings set

Trained CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace when professional responders are not immediately available. In a significant disaster, many residents could be on their own for a month or more. Camano Preparedness Group and Island County Department of Emergency Management i

SCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 12:15:00

La Conner's new after-school club off to a strong start

LA CONNER - Maicy Bowles' face lights up when she talks about how she spends her time after school. It's not yet 4 p.m., but the La Conner Elementary School second-grader has completed her homework, had a snack and with about 50 schoolmates has gone outside to soak up the remainder of the summer sun

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2017-09-18 13:00:00

Police: Man killed after being struck by train in Flagstaff

Authorities say a pedestrian has been killed in Flagstaff after getting struck by a train. Flagstaff police say the accident occurred early Monday. They say a man in his 40s was walking on the sidewalk of San Francisco Street just after midnight. There are no crossing arms for southbound walkers and

OLYMPIAN - 2017-09-18 20:15:00

Burlington real estate agent takes part in Harvey relief effort

Burlington real estate agent Dominic Pettruzzelli (center in green) and others involved in the relief effort in Houston pose for a photo in front of a house. Cleanup is underway at a home in Houston that was damaged by floodwaters. BURLINGTON - Real estate agent Dominic Pettruzzelli packed heavy las

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2017-09-19 14:00:00

New book explores 75 years of NAS Whidbey history

William Stein spent about 18 months researching and writing a book about Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News-Times During WWII, trainees moved through Naval Air Station Whidbey Island like gusts of wind blowing off the ocean. "The guys came through here, came and

WHIDBEYNEWSTIMES.COM - 2017-09-19 08:30:00

After 75 years, Navy base an integral part of Whidbey

Seventy-five years ago, in the midst of World War II, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island was commissioned on the steps of building 12. The following year, the Ault Field base was named in honor of war hero, Cmdr. William B. Ault. Since that time, thousands of Navy personnel - including many more genui

WHIDBEYNEWSTIMES.COM - 2017-09-19 08:30:00

Hospital water 'perfectly safe for all' says CEO

WhidbeyHealth's top administrator says its hospital water is safe to drink and that there is no need to conduct further testing for possible contaminants. "The water at the hospital is perfectly safe for all our patients and employees, and I drink it daily," WhidbeyHealth CEO Geri Forbes said. In re

WHIDBEYNEWSTIMES.COM - 2017-09-19 08:30:00