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Friday, November 7, 2014 -- 5:46 pm
Buckwheat holds great promise
The Columbian - Researchers at Washington State University in Mount Vernon and staff at the Port of Skagit are investigating the possibilities of a new crop for Skagit County: buckwheat. The green pseudo-cereal crop is a key ingredient in several specialty products and is being evaluated for production here. Read more...
Thursday, November 6, 2014 -- 6:31 am
High wind warning on Washington coast, NW interior
KHQ-TV Spokane - The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the Washington coast and northwest interior including the San Juan Islands, Bellingham and Mount Vernon. The Weather Service also has issued a wind advisory for the Puget Sound area from Mount Vernon through Seattle to Centralia. Read more...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 -- 9:28 am
WA: Skagit Transit Puts Electric Bus to the Test
Mass Transit - Nov. 03--MOUNT VERNON -- Riders on two of Skagit County's busiest bus lines have experienced the future of public transportation as Skagit Transit is in the midst of test-driving an electric-powered bus. The 40-foot bus on loan from manufacturer BYD Motors Inc. sounds like a muffled U.S.S. Enterprise entering and leaving warp while changing speed, but is free from familiar diesel rumblings while stopped. Read more...
Friday, October 24, 2014 -- 10:50 am
Secularism grows as more U.S. Christians turn a churchlessa
Religion News Service - If you're dismayed that one in five Americans are "nones" - people who claim no particular religious identity - brace yourself. That's what religion researcher David Kinnaman calculates when he adds "the unchurched, the never-churched and the skeptics" to the nones. Read more...
Saturday, October 18, 2014 -- 12:53 pm
Pickle plant on a roll in Skagit County
The Columbian - Pickles and sauerkraut are once again rolling down processing lines in Skagit County as Gielow Pickles recently started up production in a 70,000-square-foot facility at the Port of Skagit. The plant joins Sakuma Bros. Read more...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 -- 4:16 pm
New pickle processing plant in Burlington
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Pickles and sauerkraut are once again rolling down processing lines in Skagit County as Gielow Pickles recently started up production in a 70,000-square-foot facility at the Port of Skagit. The plant joins Sakuma Bros. Read more...
Sunday, October 12, 2014 -- 10:03 pm
2 men are jailed in Skagit County child-predator sting
The Columbian - Two men have been taken into custody at the Skagit County Jail after being charged with several crimes in connection to their arrests last month during an online child-predator sting. Jail records show Joshua Joseph Solomon, 29, of Anacortes was booked about 1:30 p.m. Friday. Read more...
Thursday, October 9, 2014 -- 12:08 pm
6 arrested in Skagit child exploitation case
KXLY-TV Spokane - The Skagit County sheriff's office says detectives have arrested six people suspected of seeking young children on the Internet for sexual exploitation. Sheriff Will Reichardt called a news conference for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the county commissioners' office in Mount Vernon to release information about the investigation. Read more...
Sunday, September 28, 2014 -- 2:50 pm
Emergency crews get coaching on how to handle an oil train crash
Seattle Times - County and other areas of Western Washington, oil train safety is a hot topic among emergency managers and first responders in the area, particularly in the event that one of those trains should crash. About 120 emergency responders, including firefighters, police officers and officials from local refineries and public works departments, attended a workshop on oil-train crash response on Saturday in Mount Vernon. Read more...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 -- 6:26 pm
Coastal razor clam dig season set at 41 days
Seattle Times - State Fish and Wildlife has set 41 days of digging on four coastal beaches, a liberal allotment expected to last through New Year's Eve. "It's going to be a great digging season provided that the weather is good, and I believe people will be happy with what they see on the beaches," said Dan Ayres, the head state Fish and Wildlife coastal shellfish manager. Read more...
Saturday, September 13, 2014 -- 8:55 am
Firm aims for Bayview fire station 'fit' with neighborhood
South Whidbey Record - Above, a rendering of what the proposed 14,000 sq. foot Bayview fire station and South Whidbey Fire/EMS headquarters would look like from Bayview Road. Read more...
Sunday, September 7, 2014 -- 2:20 pm
A custodian in Fairfax continues to serve 'his' students
The Washington Post - Chin Park, 86, was born and raised in Korea. His job at Mount Vernon High, where he is the oldest staff member, is the only one he's held since he moved to the United States in the late 1980s. Read more...
Saturday, September 6, 2014 -- 6:01 am
Pre-1916 car club making way across Whidbey next week
Whidbey News-Times - Martin and his wife Carolyn will put a few more miles on their century-old car when they drive from their home in Stanwood to Whidbey Island this weekend for the start of the Island Navigator Tour. The Skagit-Snohomish chapter of the Horseless Carriage Club of America picked Oak Harbor as the hub of its once-a-year big getaway, which starts Sunday, Sept. Read more...
Friday, September 5, 2014 -- 2:21 pm
In lieu of better contracts, M'ville teachers want bond to fix up schools
Marysville Globe - Local teachers have been sacrificing money for years - first because of the poor economy and now because they want the Marysville School District to pass a bond to fix the many schools in disrepair. The district's school board ratified the contract with the teachers Sept. Read more...
Friday, September 5, 2014 -- 9:03 am
"Life Itself" Opens at Siskel Center
Chicago Sun-Times - Riveting, wrenching and extraordinarily important, Rory Kennedy's superb documentary "Last Days in Vietnam" is effectively two films at once. The songs are beguiling but Murdoch's script, and his direction of the non-musical bits, is lackluster to the point of somnambulant. Read more...
Thursday, September 4, 2014 -- 5:18 pm
North Bend mom ride a bike to fight MS
Snoqualmie Valley Record - When the North Bend mom hits the pedals this Saturday and Sunday, taking part in the bicycle trek and fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, she doesn't plan to ride far. Perkins had big plans to train for the ride. Read more...
Sunday, August 31, 2014 -- 8:22 pm
Everything 'berry' good at this year's Blackberry Festival
Bremerton Patriot - Just as the name says, Bremerton's Blackberry Festival had a great mix of music, arts and crafts and food. Read more...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 -- 11:09 pm
The Skagit Valley's real-life Dan Brown thriller
Crosscut.com - The story has all the elements of a Dan Brown thriller: a mural by famous Northwest painter William Cumming - now clearly a priceless masterpiece - forgotten in a Skagit Valley barn for decades and rescued from burn pile oblivion only by a cascade of coincidences. Read more...
Monday, August 18, 2014 -- 8:04 pm
Australian bike theft victims: 'We're too stubborn to quit'
KOMO News - MOUNT VERNON, Wash. -- Two Australian cyclists made it thousands of miles across two countries before Skagit County thieves put the brakes on their year-long adventure. Read more...
Sunday, August 17, 2014 -- 10:21 pm
Monterey: The Herald moves into new offices on Garden Road
Monterey County Herald - Features editor Jeannie Evers leaves the Monterey Herald's new building after setting up her workspace on Garden Road in Monterey on Sunday. Read more...



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