A jacket, a coin, a letter − relics of Omaha Beach battle tell the story of D-Day 80 years later


Artifacts held in the National Museum of American History provide personal details about the Normandy invasion.

Hundreds of new laws will take effect in Washington on June 6


Guns, taxes, policing and octopus farming are among the areas they cover.

A new tsunami strategy assesses maritime risks here


The Washington Emergency Management Division has completed a Tsunami Maritime Response and Mitigation Strategy for the Port of Anacortes to help the region understand the tsunami risk, build resilience and figure out protective actions to take to enhance life safety and protect property.

Police Blotter, May 24 - 31, 2024


A woman was arrested and jailed following a domestic violence incident.

Lawmakers look at allowing judges to resentence people serving long prison terms


The second-chance legislation cleared the House earlier this year but failed to get a hearing in the Senate.

Finally! State ferry system goes out to bid for new hybrid-electric vessels


Deliveries will begin in 2028 if all goes well. Delays and escalating costs have bedeviled the procurement process up until now.

WA conservative groups are banding together to dump carbon pricing


Redmond hedge fund manager Brian Heywood is spending millions to end cap-and-invest. He’s got a web of organizations — and Brandi Kruse — backing him.

Police Blotter, May 17 - 23, 2024


Anacortes Police assisted a woman who apparently had lost $7,000 in a fraud case. 

Poll: Almost half of WA voters are undecided on governor’s race


Among those who have decided, Democrat Bob Ferguson leads Republican Dave Reichert 22% to 20% with six months remaining until the election.