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Police Blotter, August 13-18, 2017

An Anacortes Police Department Auxiliary Patrol car used by volunteers was ‘crushed’ when it was struck by an errant motorist.

Summer Entertainment

  • Polecat @ Riverwalk Thu. Aug 24, 2017 6:00 pm Formed in Bellingham, Washington in Spring 2010,  Polecat has traveled all over Northwest U.S., performing over 400 shows in four years. Their unique instrumentation enables them to seamlessly blend genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, reggae, and world music into their sound. ...
  • Chris Eger Band at Seafarers Fri. Aug 25, 2017 6:00 pm Very few musicians are said to be extraordinary examples of excellence in any one genre of music. Even fewer can be called exceptional across multiple. When considering Chris Eger fits into the latter category as both a guitarist AND vocalist, it is no doubt an especially rare gift. From Rock and...
  • Hot Damn Scandal @ Heart of Anacortes Sat. Aug 26, 2017 6:00 pm “Hot Damn scandal performs music that seems to be carved out of the broken heart of the American dream… you feel like you have heard these songs all your life. These are your favorite boots, your lucky hat, your Saturday night shirt, Your old dog that disappeared after the rain” – Sc...
  • Johnny Bulldog @ Riverwalk Thu. Aug 31, 2017 6:00 pm Johnny Bulldog is comprised of four seasoned musicians that perform as an acoustic act featuring the music of The Beatles. In the second set, when dancing is called for, they plug in and rock with tunes from Creedence, Wilson Picket and other legends. They draw crowds wherever they go. At Riverwa...
  • Stacy Jones Band @ Heart of Anacortes Sat. Sep 2, 2017 6:00 pm Stacy Jones Band continues to blow fans away with their high-energy, genre bending performances. Amazing vocals, incredible musicianship, outstanding songwriting and powerful, dynamic arrangements – it’s easy to understand why Stacy and her band are captivating the crowds and gathering new fa...

Recent Blog Posts

Park Recycling Being Re-thought - a brick, really?

Recycling: a great idea, and an inherent part of our culture the past couple of decades, right?

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

ProPublica

Despite Disavowals, Leading Tech Companies Help Extremist Sites Monetize Hate

By Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Madeleine Varner and Lauren Kirchner, Updated (Aug. 19, 2017):This story has been updated to include a comment from PayPal. Because of its “extreme hostility toward Muslims,” the website Jihadwatch.org is considered an active hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center...