MARBLEMOUNT — The search for a missing 10-year-old boy last seen July 7 as he kayaked down the Skagit River east of Marblemount has been called off.

SEDRO-WOOLLEY — A 52-year-old Sedro-Woolley man awaiting a second trial has instead pleaded guilty to the charge of vehicular homicide in relation to a 2015 crash.

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

PRINCIPAL HIRING: In its search for a new principal for Anacortes High School, the district will host a community forum with the top two candidates July 28 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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MOUNT VERNON — While all four Skagit County Superior Court judge positions are up for election this year, only one seat has competition.

Four days after a 10-year-old Chehalis boy went missing while kayaking on the Skagit River, the search for him is now focusing on the water.

Five candidates are vying for a position on the Skagit Public Utility District (PUD) Board of Commissioners, which oversees the largest water system in Skagit County.

A life vest presumed to belong to a boy reported missing on the Skagit River near Marblemount was found Thursday during the second day of searching, but authorities continued into the evening looking for 10-year-old Sage Adams.

SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Like other education institutions around the country, Cascades Job Corps College and Career Academy in Sedro-Woolley is trying to figure out how to best serve students during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The federal government announced Tuesday that in light of local concerns about public safety, plans to restore a greater grizzly bear population in the North Cascades have been scrapped.

MOUNT VERNON — On his second day of work late last week, Ismael Vivanco could have been behind his desk settling in, but instead the new Mount Vernon School District superintendent spent much his Thursday on a school bus going door-to-door to students’ homes, handing out bags of food, boxes …

With in-person instruction not possible because of COVID-19, the Skagit Valley College men's basketball coaches are trying something different for their upcoming basketball camp.

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

With longtime state Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, choosing not to run for re-election, the 10th Legislative District in the state House will have a new face come January.

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.

SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Part political protest and part family-friendly parade, about 100 vehicles and dozens of spectators took to the streets Saturday morning to celebrate the Fourth of July and speak out against what some described as governmental infringement on constitutional rights.

Inside LAVLE’s research and development building west of Burlington, Ben Gully held up a rectangular battery cell and explained how the company has built a system to make batteries safer and more compact for electric marine vessels.

Longtime U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett, is facing seven challengers for his seat representing Washington’s 2nd Congressional District.

MOUNT VERNON — Even with a light rain coming down Wednesday afternoon, customers browsed through the TNT Fireworks stand in the Haggen parking lot, glancing at the Dancing Devils and Lightning Flashes, the Super Snap Bangers and Magic Whips.

With various restrictions in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bloodworks Northwest needed a replacement for its usual mobile blood drive in Skagit County.