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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 County

4,176 Confirmed Skagit Cases
383 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

267 Hospitalizations
60 Deaths
12,313 Fully Vaccinated
35,145 Doses Given

Statewide

323,123 Confirmed Cases Statewide
19,466 Hospitalizations

5,012 Deaths Statewide

Updated 7 pm, March 3, 2021.

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

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