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Judge rules against Shell

Judge rules against Shell

Shell suffered a setback when a Superior Court judge rejected a lawsuit designed to prevent a full environment impact statement on Shell’s proposed new oil-by-rail unloading yard at the March Point refinery.

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Springtime in Japan

Springtime in Japan

I traveled to Osaka, Japan for Spring Break to be immersed in Japanese culture and to witness the cherry and plum blossoms; they were remarkable.

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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  • School districts in Skagit County are holding kindergarten registration activities in the coming weeks.

  • FISHERIES ENHANCEMENT GROUP: The Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group is accepting applications for the Paul G. Ancich Memorial Scholarship. One Washington state high school senior or a college undergra

  • SUMMER LEARNING: A new feature this summer at the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club is Summer Brain Gain, a six-week series of modules designed to combat summer learning loss for students entering gr

  • SEDRO-WOOLLEY — The winding entrance to Union Cemetery on Wicker Road was lined Saturday with tall American flags, each one placed by members of American Legion George Baldridge Post 43 in the name of

  • LA CONNER — Town leaders and residents celebrated the completion of a long-envisioned waterfront boardwalk Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.


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