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County enacts moratorium on new pot facilities

The County Commissioners have enacted a temporary moratorium on new recreational pot production and processing facilities in county residential areas after receiving complaints from some rural homeowners. 

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First Day Hike 2015

First Day Hike 2015

Are you ready for the fourth annual First Day Hike at Deception Pass?

Storm moves in


A snow shower moves in from the northwest in this photo shot from Washington Park on Saturday afternoon. Expect more tonight. (Bob Hodgman photo)

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Humidity: 82%
Wind: N at 0 mph
Thursday 43°F / 47°F Mostly cloudy
Friday 42°F / 46°F AM showers

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Skagit Vallley Herald

  • Anastasia Ruby, 6, shouts with delight as she swings past her sister Tanya, 5, on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Hillcrest Park in Mount Vernon.

  • LYMAN — The Town Council Tuesday unanimously passed a $418,364.61 budget for 2015, which is about $25,000 larger than in 2014.

  • MOUNT VERNON —A man convicted of sex crimes three times over a decade, starting in 1987, must remain confined on McNeil Island as a dangerous predator, a Skagit County judge ruled Tuesday.

  • EVERETT — A Snohomish County Superior Court judge on Tuesday denied the request of a Sedro-Woolley couple who sought to use their well water for residential use after a 2013 state Supreme Court ruling

  • Here is a small sampling of recent calls to law enforcement in the area:


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