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Homelessness on the rise among Washington’s K-12 students

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State officials say better tracking of students without stable housing could explain some of the increase.

Washington seeks to fix discrimination from racially restrictive property deeds

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A program set to launch in July will enable Washington families, including some on Fidalgo Island, affected by housing discrimination to get financial assistance for home purchases.

Cybersecurity researchers spotlight a new ransomware threat – be careful where you upload files

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Modern web browsers are increasingly becoming like virtual computers, able to send email and play music and videos. The downside is it’s a new way for hackers to get into your computer.

Hikes: Earth Day at Smiley's Bottom

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Once upon a time, there was a wetland surrounded by forests and beaches. The ponds hosted a diverse habitat of plants and wildlife that called it home for thousands of years. Tribal members lived on the beaches nearby.

In Washington education chief race, upstart candidate raises twice as much as incumbent

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Newcomer Reid Saaris (left) has raised $211,000 already — but current superintendent Chris Reykdal (right) says there’s still a long way to go.

Police Blotter, April 12 - 18, 2024

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Anacortes Police worked a number of cases this week, including one attempted bank fraud.

WA charter school performance on par with other public schools, state report says

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Washington’s charter school students are scoring similar or better than their traditional public school peers, according to a new report released by the State Board of Education. 

Anacortes Earth Day this Saturday

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Celebrate Earth Day downtown Anacortes with a street fair, Procession of the Species Parade and Luminary Parade.

Residential Clean Up Day this Saturday

Get your household cleaning done and bring your residential garbage and yard waste to the city's Operations Facility – no charge!