Community News

2015 0424 teachers

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 County

1,077 Skagit Cases (+4)
<50 Cases in ZIP 98221

96 Hospitalizations (+0)
22 Deaths (+0)
35,804 Tests
NA% Positive

82,199 Cases Statewide (+597)
7,248 Hospitalizations (+33)

2,037 Deaths Statewide (+0)

Updated 6:00 pm September 19, 2020.

Our Coronavirus page is updated each morning.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

Restaurants open for take out or delivery. Anacortes Chamber of Commerce list.

Community Events