Two cases of a new, highly-contagious variant of COVID-19 have been identified in Skagit County, Skagit County Public Health said in a news release Thursday.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington is on track to fully reopen its economy by June 30, and a full reopening could happen even sooner if 70% or more of residents ages 16 and older have gotten at least one dose of vaccine by then, Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday.

The didgwálič Wellness Center in Anacortes is offering a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Friday with 1,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine available.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic moved sports seasons, canceled seasons and caused new regulations, several groups of Anacortes athletes have been pushing to keep playing, and have been finding success.