Guemes Island Ferry Electronic Ticketing System Launch Delayed


Skagit County has announced a delay in the switch to electronic ticketing for the Guemes Island Ferry.

Washington voters favor anti-tax initiatives — for now


More than 40% of voters told the Cascade PBS/Elway Poll they would like to repeal WA’s new capital gains tax as well as its carbon cap-and-invest system.

I want to keep my child safe from abuse − but research tells me I’m doing it wrong


It’s rarely the creep at the playground. About 90% of child sexual abusers know the family.

Lawsuit seeks to block Washington ‘parental rights’ initiative


The Legislature approved the measure earlier this year and it’s set to take effect next month.

Six takeaways from the WA schools chief debate


Candidates running to lead Washington’s public schools debated Monday night on issues like student mental health, absenteeism and the role of parents in their kids’ education.  

Police Blotter, May 10 - 16, 2024


A variety of calls this week included disorderly conduct and trespassing charges that led to an arrest and booking into Skagit jail.

High School students need transportation, you can help


A fund-raising effort is well under way to purchase two vans for Anacortes High School athletics and activities.

TikTok law threatening a ban if the app isn’t sold raises First Amendment concerns


The law forcing TikTok to be sold or banned is meant to protect Americans from Chinese government influence and privacy intrusions. But does it undermine a bedrock American principle? 

Hikes: California Dreamin'


Yep, Californians must dream of being able to hike a beach like this.