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Anacortes teachers went on strike Friday afternoon and demonstrated at 12th and Commercial over legislative inaction on education funding.

Anacortes Education Association President Carl Dellutri, a high school teacher, said the strike did not affect any classroom time as Friday had already been designated as a half-day for students with the afternoon set aside for teacher professional development.

Some hand-written signs said, "Lytton: Remember where you came from? Hear Us!" and, "Lytton: Fund Our Schools." Other signs said such things as, "Good Schools Require Good Funding."

The state legislature was to wrap up its current session Friday afternoon and return Wednesday for a special session, but Democrats and Republicans appear far apart on the state budget.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit Co. Over Time

166 Positive Cases (+5)
130/100,000 population
21 Hospitalized (+2)
4 Deaths
3/100,000 population
711 Tested as of 4/4
22.4% Tested Positive

Updated April 6, 2020
Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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