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BURLINGTON — The North Sound Walk to End Alzheimer’s was held Saturday at the Burlington Chamber of Commerce.

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Skagit County is participating this week in SepticSmart Week organized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and recognized by Gov. Jay Inslee to remind homeowners about the importance of maintaining residential wastewater processing systems.

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A roundup of cases heard in Skagit County Superior Court.

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A sampling of recent calls to local police and fire agencies.

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ANACORTES — Chris Sparks arrives on a gray September Saturday at what is known as the red cannery off 11th Street in Anacortes. He’s here to load up 3,000 pounds of live crab to deliver to Canada in the afternoon.

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Feelings about the region’s endangered Southern Resident orca whales continue to swing this year from excitement to worry.

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SEDRO-WOOLLEY — U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen visited the Sedro-Woolley School District on Wednesday to talk with Superintendent Miriam Mickelson about federal COVID-19 relief funds and a new federal grant benefitting the district.

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Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some districts are holding their school board meetings electronically, while others are holding them in a combination of in person and online. For information, visit district websites.

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The Democratic speaker of the Oregon House on Monday rescinded a deal she made with Republicans to share power as lawmakers redraw political boundaries and add an additional U.S. House seat for the state.

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CONCRETE — Amid developing an annual summer travel guide insert for the Concrete Herald, juggling other duties as the monthly newspaper’s owner-publisher/editor and responsibilities as the current mayor of Concrete the past week, Jason Miller was also occasionally scanning the candidate fili…

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A third candidate filed to run for mayor of Anacortes just before the conclusion of filing week for the 2021 election, and two candidates — including the incumbent — filed to run for mayor of Concrete hours before the deadline on Friday.

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Skagit County Planning Commissioner Mark Lundsten abruptly resigned Tuesday, citing a monthslong disagreement with the rest of the commission over whether he had a right to offer a minority opinion on a vote.

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ANACORTES — Chris Sparks arrives on a gray September Saturday at what is known as the red cannery off 11th Street in Anacortes. He’s here to load up 3,000 pounds of live crab to deliver to Canada in the afternoon.