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Public input sought on Skagit Wildlife Area plan

The state Department of Fish & Wildlife is preparing to update the management plan for the 17,000-acre Skagit Wildlife Area and is seek… Read more

Lake McMurray family cleans up headstones

BURLINGTON — Those passing by local cemeteries over the course of a day in early March may have caught a glimpse of three men cleaning head… Read more

Area teen's environmental documentaries to be shown

An Orcas Island teenager is highlighting the world’s environmental challenges — as well as solutions — in a series of short documentary fil… Read more

Court Report

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

Skagit STEM Network puts on event for local girls

MOUNT VERNON — The future was female Thursday at the Skagit STEM Network’s second annual Spotlight on Women in STEM. Read more


2019 Prep Boys' Golf Preview

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Prep Roundup: MV softball team overcomes Stanwood and weather

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Bulldogs not only battled the Stanwood Spartans in a nonconference softball game Friday, but Mother Nature … Read more


Letter: U.S. needs to focus on Americans

Go to any store in the country, buy any item made of plastic and chances are 90 percent that item will say on it "Product of China." Read more

Letter: School districts hoping for higher taxes

Recent articles have reported on the need for some county school districts to cut their general fund budgets. This was entirely predictable… Read more

Does Monsanto's Roundup cause cancer? The law says yes, the science says maybe

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Read more