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Two Injured in Crash on SR20 East of Coupeville
Island County, WA – The Washington State Patrol responded to a two vehicle crash on State Route 20 near Jacobs Road around 3:05 p.m. on December 14th, 2018. According to a press memo from the Washington State Patrol, 40-year old Jill Averill of Clinton was traveling Southbound on State Route 20 in a
News Files: Electricity had to be conserved in 1948
EARLY HISTORY: In 1868, Rasmus Settre and wife Ingeborg came to America then to Stanwood in 1885 at Cedarhome. The Depot Restaurant and candy stand were for sale in 1908, by Erick Johnson at East Stanwood.
Marysville Pilchuck High School placed in lockdown for ‘crowd control issues’ following fight
MARYSVILLE, Wash. — Crowd control measures were needed after a fight involving five students broke out Friday at Marysville Pilchuck High School. A number of police were called to the school after the fight broke out, Marysville School District Superintendent Jason Thompson said in a letter to famil
Power outages, trees down after strong winds overnight
After gusts of at least 40 mph in some areas of Puget Sound overnight, a few thousand customers are without power and trees are down in the South Sound Thursday morning. Winds north of Everett were some of the strongest as well as on the coast.
British Columbia will phase out fish farms to help wild salmon
British Columbia will phase out 17 commercial salmon farms off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island to aid in the migration and restoration of wild West Coast salmon runs, under an agreement between the B.C. government and Aboriginal First Nations.
Prep Basketball: Bulldog boys get big win on a big night
MOUNT VERNON — On a night where the Bulldogs honored legendary coach Mac Fraser, the newest group of Mount Vernon basketball players came up big. The Bulldogs were able to best Lake Stevens 63-62, improving to 2-0 in Western Conference 4A play and 4-3 overall with their third straight triumph.
Money to benefit low-income homebuyers
Skagit County has received $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to continue assisting low-income homebuyers through the Regional Home Ownership Assistance program.
There Are More Than 50 Historic Buildings In This Special Washington Town
Did you know Washington is home to one of only three Victorian Seaports listed on the National Register of Historic Places? Port Townsend is undeniably charming, and if you’re a history buff, you’ll love it — the entire downtown core is a designated National Historic District.
Island County Sheriff’s Office: Sneaking and peeking on Camano
Island Co. Sheriff’s deputies responded to these recent calls:. Someone in a white pickup was seen dumping yard waste on Triangle Cove, off Russell Road. A car hit in the middle of the road a bale of hay that fell off a truck at Camano Hill Road and Michael Way. The truck driver soon came and retrie
Island County passes $103 million budget
Island County Commissioners unanimously adopted the 2019 county budget totaling $103.8 million after a public hearing Monday, Dec. 3. “Other than some big capital projects, it’s basically a status quo budget,” Budget Director Elaine Marlow said.
Brawl at Marysville-Pilchuck High School sparks lockdown
MARYSVILLE, Wash. - A brawl involving multiple students forced Marysville Pilchuck High School into lockdown and sparked a large police response on Friday. The incident unfolded before noon when students began fighting inside the school. The lockdown went into effect as a crowd control measure, scho
Work begins on College Way widening project
MOUNT VERNON — Crews have begun preliminary work on a project to add two lanes to College Way under Interstate 5. The project will reduce bottlenecks through the underpass in what has become the highest-traffic region in Mount Vernon, said Esco Bell, city Public Works director.
Area briefly: Island County to discuss event regulations; several openings on government boards; and more
Island County Commissioners office held a public hearing at 10 a.m. today, Dec. 11, on the proposed events regulations for Island County. Comments on the draft regulations can be sent to CompPlan@co.island.wa.us. For the proposed changes to the ordinance, see bit.ly/2PmgOUu. For more information, vi
Do you know where Don Cordi is?
A box of photos of the Vietnam War have been found which are believed to belong to Don Cordi. Peter DeLorenzi is leading an effort to locate Cordi so the photographs can be returned to him. He used to live on San Juan Island and is believed to have been a wartime photographer in Vietnam.
Seattle’s SR 99 tunnel designed to withstand major earthquakes
Seattle's new State Route 99 tunnel is designed to hold up against most major earthquake threats the Pacific Northwest faces – including "The Big One." The new Highway 99 tunnel running under downtown Seattle is designed to last a century. Over the next 100 years there is little question it will hav
Despite left-leaning politics, Washington state has long been a hotbed for white supremacists
LYNNWOOD, Wash. -- A racially charged brawl at a Lynnwood tavern has left many in the Puget Sound region wondering why a group of self-proclaimed neo-Nazis from across the country chose a suburban neighborhood bar as the site of their alleged hate crime.
La Conner approves 2019 budget
LA CONNER — The La Conner Town Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a $5.8 million budget for 2019. Throughout budget discussions, town officials have said the biggest change from 2018 is less of a focus on capital improvement projects.
T-Bone keeps K-9 unit on the move
K-9 officer Scott Ray took a swig of his energy drink while driving through Anacortes checking license plates when he got a call from police in a different city — they needed a dope dog.
FBI investigating Lynnwood bar fight linked to Whidbey Island neo-Nazis
The people arrested over the weekend for allegedly assaulting two men at a Lynnwood tavern are self-professed members of a neo-Nazi group, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.
2018-2019 Prep Girls' Wrestling Preview
Returner: Clare Walters (jr., 130/135) Outlook: Lomsdalen likes what he has seen from Walters. "She's a returner from last season. She worked hard all offseason doing freestyle and going to camps," he said.