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Measure to prevent phasing out of natural gas in WA is on track for November ballot

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Supporters submitted 400,000-plus signatures in support of Initiative 2066. If approved, it would blow up key parts of a state law approved this year and recent building code changes.

July Artwalk this Friday in downtown Anacortes

Picture shows “Happy Hour”, 16.5”x22.5” Watercolor by Peggy Woods

Come downtown for The First Friday Artwalk this Friday, July 5th from 6pm – 8pm. We've got the locations.

WA ballot initiative would cut $848.6M of environmental programs

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If passed, Initiative 2117 would repeal the state's new Climate Commitment Act, which has raised more than $2B for projects like electrifying transit.

Police Blotter, June 21 - 27, 2024

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Police contacted a man who was using a BB gun to kill robins which, he said, were eating cherries from his cherry tree. 

Attack websites seep into WA election battles

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Sponsors don’t expect the sites to go viral, but hope their barb-filled content will help sway a few voters. One targeted candidate predicts people will reject the “nastiness.”

Hikes: Not Man Apart

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Do you recognize the location of the picture above? It doesn’t look like this anymore.

State revenues tumble nearly $500 million but WA lawmakers aren’t fretting

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Officials see the dip as manageable. But if voters repeal the capital gains tax this fall, it could further complicate the state’s budget picture.

Port of Anacortes receives clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office

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The Port of Anacortes has once again received a clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO), marking over 25 consecutive years of financial audits with no findings.

Police Blotter, June 14 - 20, 2024

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Anacortes Police took a call about someone using a fishing rod to cast a wrench into a roadway. Are we a small town or what?