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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 -- 1:35 pm
Arrest in fatal shooting of Mount Vernon taxi driver
KHQ-TV Spokane - Authorities in Lakewood, Washington, have arrested a man suspected of fatally shooting a female taxi driver in downtown Mount Vernon Monday night. Mount Vernon Police Chief Jerry Dodd says Lakewood police took the man into custody Tuesday morning, about 100 miles south of the crime scene. Read more...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 -- 12:30 pm
Bearcat Beat | MHS encourages leadership, networking
The Monroe Monitor & Valley News - The Associated Student Body wrapped up its last event, for its most recent round of committees, with the leadership breakfast last Friday, March 27. The breakfast is a special event that is a new tradition at the high school. It was created to recognize those who exude leadership but also to act as a catalyst to those who may not recognize they possess leadership qualities. Read more...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 -- 8:26 am
Manhunt for fleeing suspect after taxi driver found dead
KOMO News - Police are looking for a suspect after a taxi driver was found dead Monday night in Mount Vernon and witnesses heard what sounded like a gunshot. The incident unfolded in downtown Mount Vernon, near the intersection of South Third and West Montgomery streets, about 9:40 p.m. when witnesses heard a popping noise and saw a taxi cab drive slowly into some nearby shrubs. Read more...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 -- 5:30 pm
Aerial tour of Tulip Town bursting with color
KREM-TV Spokane - Tulip Town in Mount Vernon, Washington is a vision of technicolor glory in this new drone footage filmed by Patrick Marker of Over Skagit. After Aerial tour of Tulip Town bursting with color Tulip Town in Mount Vernon, Washington is a vision of technicolor glory in this new drone footage filmed by Patrick Marker of Over Skagit. Read more...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 -- 8:02 am
Heating up
Methow Valley News Home Page - The daily Washington State Department of Transportation reports from the crews clearing the snow off the North Cascades Highway are like nothing we've read in years. Read more...
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 -- 12:35 pm
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 -- 7:35 am
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival predicts peak bloom for Easter Sunday, April 5
OregonLive.com - The biggest flower show in the Pacific Northwest is already in full swing, starting a week early at both tulip growers in the Skagit River Valley of western Washington. The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival , which attracts 700,000 annual visitors from 80 different countries, will be looking really good this weekend. Read more...
Sunday, March 22, 2015 -- 10:41 am
Cascade Valley, Skagit Regional Health team up with UW Medicine
HeraldNet - Cascade Valley Hospital , an independent, tax-supported hospital, has announced plans for a business deal that would have the hospital leased and operated by Skagit Regional Health in Mount Vernon. Plans also call for the two hospitals to join up in a long-term business deal with University of Washington Medicine . Read more...
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 -- 1:48 am
Prince Charles, Camilla to visit DC-area cultural sites
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, are set to arrive in Washington and will visit cultural and educational sites over the next three days. The British Embassy says the royal couple is scheduled to arrive Tuesday evening at Andrews Air Force Base and will be greeted with a reception at the British ambassador's residence. Read more...
Monday, March 2, 2015 -- 11:16 am
After mild winter, Skagit Valley flowers blooming early
KHQ-TV Spokane - After a mild winter, fields of yellow daffodils near La Conner are blooming already and Skagit Valley tulips could flower early too. Tulip bulb growers tell the Skagit Valley Herald their fields will likely be full of color before the end of the month - in advance of the month-long tulip Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April. Read more...
Saturday, February 28, 2015 -- 10:21 am
BUSRide turns 50: A witness to the changing transit landscape
Bus Ride - BUSRide turns 50 this year. To commemorate the progress over our half-century, we are calling on the people who have seen it all and know it best as they have shaped and guided the North American public transit industry through the best of times and the worst of times. Read more...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 -- 9:11 am
Fishing report: Warm weather brings out the crowds for trout, salmon
Seattle Times - It was a record-breaking, fun time for anglers in the Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby last Friday to Sunday in the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca. "This was some of the best fishing I've seen in the derby, and the weather was nice and we had a great turnout of fishermen," said Dan Tatum, president of Gardiner Salmon Derby Association. Read more...
Friday, February 20, 2015 -- 1:20 am
Briefs: Economic Groupa s ambassador committee elected
HeraldNet - Economic Group's ambassador committee elected The 2015 Economic Alliance Snohomish County Ambassador Committee Board has been elected. Becky Mulhollen of Wallick and Volk is board chair. Read more...
Sunday, February 15, 2015 -- 10:03 am
Mount Vernon uses lasers to scan mansion down to the nail
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - It's one of the first questions that occurs to a visitor at George Washington 's Mount Vernon estate: How much of the mansion really dates back to Washington's time, and how much has been replaced? The estate is in the midst of a project that will help answer that question, down to every nail in the floorboards. Architects and preservationists are at the estate building a computerized database of every piece of the mansion. Read more...
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 -- 12:05 pm
Bearcat Beat | Students beat finals stress
The Monroe Monitor & Valley News - To survive finals, FFA hosted Puppy Play Time during both lunches on Wednesday and Thursday. Their main goal was to give students "another stress-relieving activity," as student, Larissa Ablutz told her peers. Read more...
Monday, February 2, 2015 -- 7:46 pm
Washington files $17M lawsuit in bridge collapse
The Columbian - A lawsuit filed Monday by the Washington State Department of Transportation is seeking at least $17 million to recover costs related to the 2013 Skagit River bridge collapse. The lawsuit, filed in Skagit County Superior Court, names several parties as responsible: William Scott, the truck driver whose oversized truck hit the bridge; the driver's employer, Mullen Trucking LP; the pilot car driver, Tammy Detray, and her company, G&T Crawlers; and the owner of the metal shed being transported, Saxon Energy Services, Inc. A section of the bridge fell into the water after Scott's load hit the bridge in Mount Vernon, about 60 miles north of Seattle, in May 2013. Read more...
Monday, February 2, 2015 -- 3:36 pm
Broadcasters use Times in homeschool competition
Arlington Times - The Arlington Times was the news source used in a broadcasting contest for home-schooled students ages 12-18 from Washington, Oregon and Canada. Caleb, a senior, said when going through the newspaper he looked for a balance of stories and topics, ranging from the economy to sports. Read more...
Thursday, January 15, 2015 -- 8:25 am
Strengthening commercial vehicle safety added to NTSB's Most Wanted List
Trucker - Strengthening commercial vehicle safety for the first time appears on the National Transportation Safety Board's Most Wanted List released this week. It's one of four new issues on the list, the others being ensuring that rail tank cars that carry crude oil, ethanol and other hazardous materials across the country do it more safely, requiring that transportation operators be medically fit for duty and requiring airline pilots to strengthen procedural compliance. Read more...
Friday, January 9, 2015 -- 1:49 pm
Warm, wet weather has Washington snowpack at 50 percent
KHQ-TV Spokane - A warm, rainy start to winter has the snowpack in Washington at only 50 percent of normal for this time of year. A water supply specialist with the Washington Snow Survey Office, Scott Pattee in Mount Vernon, says there has been plenty of rain in the first three months of the water year. Read more...
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 -- 10:50 pm
Low mountain snowpack raises water-supply fears in Washington
Seattle Times - A severe lack of snow in Washington's mountains could signal trouble for the state's water supply later this year, according to specialists who have been monitoring the mountain snowpack. The mountain snowpack on Jan. 1 was 52 percent of average , with the Olympics and Central Puget Sound Cascades faring the worst with 27 percent and 34 percent, according to the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service, which assists conservation efforts on nonfederal lands. Read more...



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