Police Blotter, November 24 - 29, 2023

This week’s police blotter includes kids riding in the still-under construction skate park and someone spray painting a power pole bright pink.

Washington lawmakers begin to drop bills ahead of upcoming session

Legislation so far covers areas like insulin pricing, unemployment benefits for striking workers, and impounding vehicles for people who drive without insurance.

Flood Watch issued in Skagit County

The U.S. National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Skagit County through Wednesday evening.

A Washington Special Education School Accused of Abusing Students Is Closing Amid Scrutiny

The state’s investigation of Northwest SOIL, a private program serving public school students, was prompted by reporting from The Seattle Times and ProPublica that uncovered accusations about staff restraining and injuring vulnerable students.

Online ‘likes’ for toxic social media posts prompt more − and more hateful − messages

Hate is for the haters. Much of the thrill of posting toxic messages can come from the attention and social approval a poster gets from like-minded people.

Final Anacortes Election Update

Little has changed from the first vote count on election day three weeks ago to the final count and vote certification on Tuesday this week.

SR 20 North Cascades Highway closing for the season

State highwy 20, the North Cascades Highway, will close for the winter on Thursday evening. 

Police Blotter, November 17 - 23, 2023

An Anacortes Police Officer went to check on a report of a suspicious person and found the man completely naked in his vehicle.

Into a caregiving void: Family members fill crucial role providing long-term care

Relatives who assist people with developmental disabilities have more support in Washington than in other states, but can still face daunting circumstances.

Hikes: This Land Is ...

My heart overflowed with thankfulness that we have this trail that bridges people and nature, the past and the present, the local and the global.