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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?

The credentials of a pharmacist in Anacortes and his pharmacy have been suspended for multiple violations that put patients at risk for serious harm.

The action by the Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission and the state Department of Health means pharmacist John M. Thompson and his Fidalgo Pharmacy Services, Inc., also known as Medicap Pharmacy, cannot practice until the charges are resolved.

Fidalgo Pharmacy Services, Inc. got unsatisfactory inspection ratings and violated multiple rules and regulations, according to charging documents. Thompson is the responsible pharmacy manager and owner.

Pharmacy inspectors allegedly found outdated stock, incomplete logs of compounded drugs, incorrect prescription expiration dates, non-sterile conditions in the compounding area, and substandard refrigeration.

The inspection noted several infection control and sanitation problems. Thompson is also charged with improperly accepting controlled substances from nursing home facilities and with removing expired medications from the pharmacy to hide them from pharmacy inspectors and returning the medications to the pharmacy stock after inspectors left.

Thompson and the pharmacy have 20 days to respond to the allegations.

The Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission regulates pharmacists in Washington. The Commission establishes, monitors, and enforces qualifications for licensing, consistent standards of practice, continuing competency mechanisms and discipline. Rules, policies and procedures promote the delivery of quality health care to state residents.

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Free Food and Networking: Apply for Our Diversity Mentorship Program at ONA

by Hannah Birch In March, we published what we’re doing in 2017 to foster diversity, both at ProPublica and within investigative journalism. In support of those goals, we’re pleased to...