Five takeaways from the first WA attorney general debate


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


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

Washington’s ferry system steers toward less choppy waters


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


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


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


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


What do a birthday and a glacier have in common?

School District launches new YouTube channel


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

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


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


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