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Sunday, May 3, 2015 -- 2:22 am
Port of Port Angeles to receive $2 million federal grant for composites development
Peninsula Daily News - What's it good for? Items manufactured from recycled carbon-fiber composite materials include: Aircraft interior components. Automobile hood liners. Read more...
Monday, April 27, 2015 -- 1:21 am
Teacher walkout: Tough decision reflects seriousness
HeraldNet - I stood on a busy street corner Wednesday with a sign "Fund Schools Now, Stop Breaking the law, Washington Legislature is in 'contempt of court.' " Passersby predominantly quizzically read our signs, clearly unaware of the real issues. Read more...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 -- 11:48 am
Teachers in 1-day protest walk out in 3 districts
The Columbian - Teachers in three Washington school districts have staged brief walkouts, calling for better pay and asking state legislators to completely fund a voter-approved initiative that would lower the number of students per class. Teachers in five other cities - Bellingham, Ferndale, Blaine, Mount Vernon and Anacortes - plan similar half- or full-day walkouts Friday. Read more...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 -- 12:18 am
Top ten hemp legends: Which myths are true -- and which went up in smoke?
Denver Westword - Did Henry Ford really make a car out of hemp? Was the Declaration of Independence written on hemp paper? Did Abraham Lincoln use hemp oil in his lamps? The hemp plant, a variety of Cannabis sativa that's the subject of this week's cover story " Green Acres ," is steeped in lore. Some hemp legends are true. Read more...
Monday, April 13, 2015 -- 10:56 pm
Bearcat Beat | Smarter Balanced testing begins
The Monroe Monitor & Valley News - The new Smarter Balanced testing for juniors will begin April 21 and 22 with math and then continue April 28 and 29 for English and Language Arts. Regular classes will commence at 11:25 a.m. on those designated days for all students. Read more...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 -- 8:35 pm
Deputies arrest 2 after Mount Vernon, Wash., bank robbery
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Police in Mount Vernon, Washington, say two men are in custody after a bank was robbed late Wednesday afternoon. Snohomish County sheriff's deputies quickly stopped a vehicle sought in the case and made the arrests. Read more...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 -- 5:57 am
Commissioners try to avoid split with Skagit County
Whidbey News-Times - Skagit County's Council of Governments is expected to meet in the coming weeks to discuss the options. Skagit may choose to boot Island County from the SIRTPO or individual cities, like Mount Vernon, may simply opt to leave the organization, commissioners said. Read more...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 -- 3:56 am
CareTrust REIT Acquires Mira Vista Care Center for $9.1M
Benzinga - CareTrust REIT, Inc. today announced that it has acquired Mira Vista Care Center, a 94-bed skilled nursing facility located in Mount Vernon, Washington, for $9.1 million. In connection with the acquisition, CareTrust entered into a triple-net lease with Five Oaks Healthcare, LLC, which took over operations effective April 1, 2015. Read more...
Monday, April 6, 2015 -- 9:15 am
Man held in connection with taxi driver's killing
KHQ-TV Spokane - A 29-year-old Puyallup man is being held on $1 million bail as a Skagit County judge granted prosecutors more time to file formal charges in the shooting death of a female taxi driver. The Skagit Valley Herald reports that Solomona Luteru is in Skagit County Jail on investigation of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery. Read more...
Friday, April 3, 2015 -- 6:41 pm
22 vehicles involved in separate crashes in Mt. Vernon
KOMO News - The Friday evening commute came to a grinding halt in Mount Vernon after several cars were involved in separate crashes. Trooper Francis said there was a 15 car crash on northbound at College Way and a two car crash in the northbound lanes just north of College Way. Read more...
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...



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