72% of Washington eighth graders not proficient in math, report shows


Washington ranks better than about half of states on education, according to a new national analysis, but as one expert notes: “It’s a low bar.”

How DEI rollbacks at colleges and universities set back learning


DEI programs can foster a stronger sense of belonging among college students from minority groups. 

Biden and Trump may forget names or personal details, but here is what really matters in assessing whether they’re cognitively up for the job


Decision-making abilities are critical to a president’s performance.

Guemes Ferry electronic ticketing delayed further


The switch to electronic ticketing for the Guemes Ferry has been pushed back further, this time until the end of the summer travel season.

Judge rejects attempt to keep budget effects of November initiatives off ballots


Information about how a trio of ballot measures would affect Washington’s budget can be printed on ballots this November, a judge ruled Friday.

Galleries open late Friday for Art Walk

Autumn Glow, 30x30 oil by Amanda Houston

Anacortes Galleries will be open late Friday evening for the monthly First Friday Art Walk. We have the locations.

A jacket, a coin, a letter − relics of Omaha Beach battle tell the story of D-Day 80 years later


Artifacts held in the National Museum of American History provide personal details about the Normandy invasion.

Hundreds of new laws will take effect in Washington on June 6


Guns, taxes, policing and octopus farming are among the areas they cover.

A new tsunami strategy assesses maritime risks here


The Washington Emergency Management Division has completed a Tsunami Maritime Response and Mitigation Strategy for the Port of Anacortes to help the region understand the tsunami risk, build resilience and figure out protective actions to take to enhance life safety and protect property.

Police Blotter, May 24 - 31, 2024


A woman was arrested and jailed following a domestic violence incident.