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MOUNT VERNON — Ballots for the Feb. 12 special election are being mailed today, and voters in the Burlington-Edison, Concrete, La Conner and Mount Vernon school districts will decide on measures related to school funding.

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A 20-year-old Burlington man is facing six drug-related charges after an investigation found he was allegedly selling cocaine.

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

Following a standing-room only presentation in December, state forester Kevin Zobrist is again slated to speak about the emerging issue of dead and dying trees.

The slender green leaves of eelgrass that sway in the waters of Padilla, Samish and Skagit bays are widely recognized as key habitat for species including salmon, crab and great blue herons. 

SCHOOL BOARD VACANCY: The Mount Vernon School District is looking to fill an opening on its school board.

n The Anacortes School Board will meet at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in the district board room, 2200 M Ave. or 360-503-1211.

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WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — Banner Corp. (BANR) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $37.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

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Here's a quick look at how voting is going in Skagit County based on the Tuesday night tally. After a second count for the night, 12,517 ballots had been counted, and the next count is set to occur Wednesday afternoon.

Whether or not Americans like the direction the country is headed under current leadership, a majority tend to agree that the partisan divide is growing.