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ANACORTES — The Anacortes Fire Department, Anacortes Police Department, Skagit County Sheriff's Office and Skagit County Emergency Medical Services came together Thursday to participate in a training session that simulated an active shooter in a church.

The following are criminal cases heard Thursday in Skagit County Superior Court:

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ANACORTES — The record books will show the Anacortes boys’ basketball team won its first game on its new court inside the school’s renovated gym.

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Instead of waiting in long lines at stores or fighting traffic, about 20 volunteered Friday to remove invasive blackberry plants and enjoy a nature walk at the Cumberland Creek Conservation Area, a 211-acre Skagit Land Trust property east of Day Creek.

With more hours of darkness, and more rain and fog that can obscure vision this time of year, area wildlife rehabilitation facilities are seeing an increase in owls being hit by vehicles.