School District launches new YouTube channel


Anacortes School District is launching a new YouTube channel this week.

Many Young Adults Who Began Vaping as Teens Can’t Shake the Habit


New data on substance use among young adults suggests that many former teen e-cigarette users are continuing the habit.

Police Blotter, May 31 - June 6, 2024


Anacortes Police, over two days, crossed paths with a party-pooper at a home who turned up drunk at the hospital.

72% of Washington eighth graders not proficient in math, report shows


Washington ranks better than about half of states on education, according to a new national analysis, but as one expert notes: “It’s a low bar.”

How DEI rollbacks at colleges and universities set back learning


DEI programs can foster a stronger sense of belonging among college students from minority groups. 

Biden and Trump may forget names or personal details, but here is what really matters in assessing whether they’re cognitively up for the job


Decision-making abilities are critical to a president’s performance.

Guemes Ferry electronic ticketing delayed further


The switch to electronic ticketing for the Guemes Ferry has been pushed back further, this time until the end of the summer travel season.

Judge rejects attempt to keep budget effects of November initiatives off ballots


Information about how a trio of ballot measures would affect Washington’s budget can be printed on ballots this November, a judge ruled Friday.

Galleries open late Friday for Art Walk

Autumn Glow, 30x30 oil by Amanda Houston

Anacortes Galleries will be open late Friday evening for the monthly First Friday Art Walk. We have the locations.