Skagit County resident Mark Brinn applied for a business license with the Liquor and Cannabis Board in November 2013 on the first day it was legal. The tier-III marijuana producer and processor received his license nearly a year later and has been operating ever since.
CONCRETE — One of the most hotly contested races this year is for a Town Council position in Concrete.
BURLINGTON — Two candidates are challenging incumbent William (Bill) Shuler for Port of Skagit District 3 Commissioner in the 2015 election.
Today, July 12
MOUNT VERNON — About 50 Skagit County residents filled the pews of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Thursday for a public forum on local and national immigration policy that included U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene and Mount Vernon Mayor Jill Boudreau.
With a possible July 1 shutdown of state government services looming, Skagit County Public Health and Community Services Director Jennifer Johnson says the Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program will continue to serve clients.
MOUNT VERNON — What started out as a neighborhood dispute over a special-use permit for the home-based business of two Skagit County music teachers has become a hot issue between music teachers, their students and those who live in the Mount Vernon neighborhood.
MOUNT VERNON — State Department of Social and Health Services workers took to the streets Thursday in Mount Vernon to raise public awareness and urge the state Legislature to approve a budget by June 30 — one that includes pay raises for public employees.
Friday, June 19
Several music teachers expressed concern to the Skagit Valley Herald on Friday about the reach of a recent decision by Skagit County Hearing Examiner Wick Dufford that restricts the hours of operation and number of students for two Mount Vernon music teachers.
BURLINGTON — A temporary automatic aid agreement between the Burlington Fire Department and Fire District 6 is set to expire Wednesday.
Saturday, May 30
MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Mayor Jill Boudreau announced Monday that she will be run for reelection in November.
It’s candidate filing week in Skagit County, which is the only week for those interested in running for public office to file with the Skagit County Auditor’s Office.
ANACORTES — Brad Adams, one of three Anacortes City Council members up for re-election, is the first to announce his intent to run in November.
MOUNT VERNON — To the tune of “You are my sunshine,” educators from Mount Vernon and Conway school districts on Friday had a message for legislators in Olympia: “Please fund McCleary, now don’t be dreary, our hearts grow wearier each day.”
Saturday, April 18
BURLINGTON — Mayor Steve Sexton announced Wednesday that he will seek re-election this year.
In about a month’s time, drivers along Burlington Boulevard may notice some positive changes in the amount of time they spend in the car.
Members of the Burlington City Council voted Thursday to even out the two-tiered pay structure for council members.
Monday, March 30
OLYMPIA — A bill to split the Seattle Public Schools into two separate districts died quietly Wednesday when a legislative cutoff deadline passed.
The state Senate Wednesday approved a bill that could allow permit-exempt well access to hundreds of Skagit County landowners, despite opposition from several Washington native American tribes, including the Swinomish Tribe.
OLYMPIA — The Washington Senate wants the state Department of Commerce to begin looking for potential manufacturing sites for small modular reactors.
Officials from Skagit County Fire District 6 and the city of Burlington have tentatively reached an agreement that would see the two form a long-term partnership that would again see city fire units responding to areas of District 6 that it can not get to as quickly as the city can.
MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation Director Larry Otos has been placed on administrative leave, Mayor Jill Boudreau said Friday.
OLYMPIA — The state Department of Health would have to provide information on childhood vaccinations for couples expecting a child, under a bill sponsored by Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville.
OLYMPIA — One day after the Senate stopped action on a minority representation bill, the Washington House passed the measure, mostly along party lines.
OLYMPIA — The state would overhaul its wolf-management measures and goals under a bill that the Washington Senate passed 39-9 Wednesday. The bill now goes to the House.
Attempts to improve oil transportation safety measures are continuing at state and federal levels, while an Anacortes refinery is seeking to appeal Skagit County’s request for a thorough environmental review for a proposed rail offloading facility.
BURLINGTON — While discussions between Fire District 6 and the city of Burlington regarding a possible “virtual” regional fire authority are in the works, Mayor Steve Sexton on Monday expressed confusion about the situation, saying he never received a recent offer the district says it made t…
OLYMPIA — The Washington House unanimously passed a “revenge-porn” bill Monday that would allow a victim to seek damages in civil court for posting intimate images without a person’s consent.
OLYMPIA — The Senate Rules Committee green-lighted an 11-bill transportation package on Thursday, which can now show up for full floor votes as a group or individually.
OLYMPIA — As the debates increase over transporting oil by rail, Sen. Mike Baumgartner wants the state to study a potential east-west oil pipeline.
OLYMPIA — Split along party lines on a 9-7 vote, the House Finance Committee recommended Wednesday that the full House pass an oil train safety bill.
OLYMPIA — Two questions popped up Tuesday at a Washington House committee hearing on an oil train safety bill. No one could answer them.
OLYMPIA — Parts of a long-delayed Washington Senate transportation package will likely show up on the chamber’s floor in a few days.
OLYMPIA — Using an unmanned aerial vehicle — a drone — to plan or commit a crime could add one year to a person’s prison sentence.
OLYMPIA — The big question this coming week is whether something will happen: Will the Washington Senate leadership put a transportation package to a vote?
OLYMPIA — Washington’s state government will raise roughly $140 million more than expected in 2015-2017 revenue, which means … not really much for the Legislature’s decisions about the state budget.