With a majority of its members new this year, the Port of Anacortes Commission is bringing new ideas to the table to support economic development and job creation, which is the port’s primary mission, Port Executive Director Dan Worra told the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce at his annual Stat…

Anacortes voters are approving a proposed sales tax increase for city road repairs and improvements, according to the most recent vote count from last week’s election.

Island Hospital is planning for more employees, some renovations and other changes next year to help make patient flow easier for everyone involved.

A majority of Skagit County voters are rejecting the idea of creating a new county government structure, voting in the November general election against a measure to form a group to look into potential changes.

Anacortes resident Hollie Brand saw that a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Lynden was the victim of a burglary, resulting in months of accumulated donations stolen in one night, so she decided to resume charity work she used to do a decade ago.

A Subaru was towed from the scene of an accident mid-morning Friday, Nov. 9, at the intersection of 32nd Street and Commercial Avenue. The Subaru was in the roundabout at that intersection when a 76-year-old woman drove north into the roundabout with her Lexus into the side of the Subaru cau…



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Anacortes sophomore Lauren McClintock took home a sixth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke finals at Saturday’s Class 2A state championship swim meet.

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