Five takeaways from the first WA attorney general debate

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Candidates for attorney general sparred on issues ranging from consumer protections to gun laws.

‘Historic’ Samish Nation housing is part of a return to ancestral land

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Lacking a reservation, the Samish Nation takes a different tack in planning for the future

Washington’s ferry system steers toward less choppy waters

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Hiring increases and steps toward adding boats to the state’s fleet are positive developments for the troubled agency.

Judge orders BNSF to pay $400 million to Swinomish

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A federal judge has ordered BNSF Railway to pay nearly $400 million to the Swinomish Tribe, ruling the company intentionally trespassed on reservation land by repeatedly running oil trains across the reservation.

Police Blotter, June 7 - 13, 2024

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In this week’s Anacortes Police Blotter, a major traffic collision at Reservation Road and Highway 20 resulted in one person airlifted to Seattle.

Rival Democrats spar over fundraising maneuvers in Washington governor’s race

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Mark Mullet is questioning Bob Ferguson’s campaign finance connections with the state party. Ferguson says the claims are baseless and that Mullet’s acting “desperate.”

Hikes: With Whipping Cream

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What do a birthday and a glacier have in common?

School District launches new YouTube channel

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Anacortes School District is launching a new YouTube channel this week.

Many Young Adults Who Began Vaping as Teens Can’t Shake the Habit

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New data on substance use among young adults suggests that many former teen e-cigarette users are continuing the habit.

Police Blotter, May 31 - June 6, 2024

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Anacortes Police, over two days, crossed paths with a party-pooper at a home who turned up drunk at the hospital.