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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

5,075 Confirmed Skagit Cases
430-439 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

326 Hospitalizations
72 Deaths
49,057 Fully Vaccinated
59,732 Initial Doses Given

Statewide

389,882 Confirmed Cases Statewide
23,187 Hospitalizations

5,622 Deaths Statewide
2,757,234 Fully Vaccinated
3,562,750 Initial Doses Given

Updated 7 pm, May 15, 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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