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BURLINGTON — Rosemary, spearmint and lavender may be common plants, but they also have the ability to spark interest and sensory experiences in seniors with cognitive impairment.

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Skagit County is set to start a $3.5 million improvement project on a stretch of Josh Wilson Road between Jensen Lane and Avon Allen Road.

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Here’s a sampling of recent calls to local police and fire agencies:

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A 32-year-old Whatcom County man was sentenced Thursday to 6 1/2 years in prison after previously pleading guilty to vehicular homicide.

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A 22-year-old Mount Vernon woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge of conspiring to distribute fentanyl.

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Since Snake River sockeye salmon were listed as an endangered species 30 years ago, 13 other fish populations throughout the Pacific Northwest have joined them on the threatened and endangered lists under the federal Endangered Species Act.

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The relicensing process for the three dams along the Skagit River continues to spark debate on whether fish ever used habitat upstream of the dams before they were built.

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FARM BUREAU SCHOLARSHIP: The Skagit County Farm Bureau is offering a scholarship to promote agricultural education and/or an associated agricultural field of study. The scholarship is a minimum of $1,000. Applications are due April 1. Applications are available at all high school counseling …

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Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all districts are holding their school board meetings electronically. Therefore, all districts ask that public comment be delivered electronically or dropped off at district offices. For information, visit district websites.

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SEATTLE, Jan. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Manon Cox will assume the role of CEO and Dr. Gary Grohmann the role of Chief Regulatory Officer, while retaining their positions on the Board of Directors, along with existing member Michael Bernard, JD, Chief Tax Officer for Vertex, Inc.

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man charged with being part of the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol posted on Facebook that he was “Feelin cute” and “might start a revolution later” on the morning of the violent siege, according to court documents.

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SEATTLE (AP) — While the state struggles to bolster its vaccination distribution efforts, the Washington Department of Health on Tuesday began reporting its most updated vaccination numbers on its online COVID-19 data dashboard.

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SEATTLE, Jan. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Impel NeuroPharma, a late-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the company's 5O5(b)(2) New Drug Application (NDA) for INP104 for the acute treatment of migraine headaches with or without aura in adults. INP104 is dihydroergotamine mesylate (DHE) delivered directly into the vascular-rich upper nasal space using Impel's proprietary Precision Olfactory Delivery (POD®) technology. If approved, INP104 will be marketed under the trade name, TRUDHESA(TM), in the U.S. and will become the first and only therapy to utilize the POD technology, a novel delivery system that specifically targets the vascular-rich upper nasal space.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.

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In the race for a seat on the Skagit Public Utility District board, Andrew Miller has a solid lead over opponent Ken Goodwin after tonight's initial vote count.

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PPP loan program accepting applications

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MOUNT VERNON — The Skagit Valley Food Co-op will permanently close its restaurant, Third Street Café, at the end of the month, citing challenges with COVID-19 restrictions.