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Monday, February 8, 2016 -- 9:42 am
Man shot to death in Mount Vernon
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - A 22-year-old man was shot to death in Mount Vernon on Sunday night, and police are still trying to sort out how he was shot. Just before 11 p.m., officers were called to 300 E. Section St. after a report of shots fired, according to Lt. Read more...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 -- 6:52 pm
10 Under $10 - Thu, 04 Feb 2016 PST
The Spokesman-Review - "Only in a Boat" is the theme for the 62nd annual show featuring the biggest dealers in the region. Sponsored by the Spokane 1. Spokane Boat Show Noon-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center , 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. Read more...
Sunday, January 10, 2016 -- 12:27 pm
Fundraisers: Brewers Ball benefits St. Patricka s Day Parade
Bellingham Herald - Tickets are $100 and includes a champagne tea and reception with the artists. To purchase tickets, send a check to Skagit Opera, P.O. Box 1756, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 or to charge tickets, call 360-610-7249 ; leave a message and someone will call you. Read more...
Monday, November 23, 2015 -- 12:40 pm
Hollywood studio pays off 'Barefoot Bandit's' restitution
SFGate - In a Wednesday, May 8, 2013, file photo, Colton Harris-Moore, right, who is also known as the "Barefoot Bandit," sits in a Skagit County Superior Courtroom, in Mount Vernon, Wash., next to his attorney, John Henry Browne, left. Hollywood studio 20th Century Fox has paid more than $1 million to settle the "Barefoot Bandit's" court-ordered restitution in exchange for the rights to his story. Read more...
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 -- 9:25 pm
Second woman killed by tree in Northwest wind storm
KIRO-TV Seattle - A Honda Civic sits in the ditch off Swan Road after SVC student Chris Dankert hit some high water on his way to Clear Lake from Mount Vernon, Wash., Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 Dankert was not injured in the incident. The Skagit River will rise about two feet above flood stage late Wednesday in Mount Vernon according to the Northwest River Forecast Center. Read more...
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 -- 7:38 pm
Drowsy driving is the same as driving drunk
Wahkiakum County Eagle - VANCOUVER, Wash. - A car crashed and rolled over on its side on Highway 14 after the driver fell asleep at the wheel.' Read more...
Saturday, November 7, 2015 -- 12:54 am
Mt. Vernon, Arlington hospitals' merger formally approved
HeraldNet - A proposal that calls for a Mount Vernon hospital to manage Cascade Valley Hospital has been endorsed by the Arlington hospital's board. The deal would mean that Cascade Valley Hospital would merge with Skagit Regional Health, said Clark Jones, Cascade's chief executive. Read more...
Friday, November 6, 2015 -- 10:57 am
Man who fatally struck market owner enters guilty plea
KHQ-TV Spokane - A Mount Vernon man charged with driving the SUV that fatally struck the co-owner of a Sedro-Woolley market has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. The Skagit Valley Herald reports that prosecutors reduced the charge against Matthew John Tobin from first- to second-degree murder in exchange for Thursday's guilty plea in Skagit County Superior Court. Read more...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 -- 5:40 pm
Grads of four-year universities flock to community colleges for job skills
University Business - Liliana Ibarra's bachelor's degree in business administration from Washington State University couldn't save her from the unemployment line. Now she's banking on the idea that something else can: community college. Read more...
Monday, October 26, 2015 -- 1:01 am
Sjolander -- Benjamin
Wenatchee World - She is the daughter of Ed Sage of Wenatchee and the late Rose Sage. His parents are Al and Sandra Turtle of Mount Vernon and Jon and Diane Sjolander of East Wenatchee. Read more...
Sunday, October 25, 2015 -- 2:00 am
Joan Fredrickson Buchanan
Observer - Joan Fredrickson Buchanan, 92, of Mount Vernon, WA died Sunday, August 9, 2015. Born June 4, 1923 in Jamestown, she was the daughter of the late Delmar T. and Pearl Johnson Fredrickson. Read more...
Saturday, October 17, 2015 -- 12:39 am
Oil train hearing set for Monday in Lynnwood
HeraldNet - Snohomish County residents Monday can help regulators shape a critical study of an Anacortes refinery project that could bring more oil trains through the community. The state Department of Ecology will conduct a hearing to hear concerns that the public wants addressed in the upcoming review of Shell's proposed crude-by-rail unloading facility. Read more...
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -- 9:11 pm
To combat poverty, land rights matter
Seattle Times - A person who owns land is likely to have a better future than someone who works another person's land. That idea is behind the success of Landesa , a revolutionary organization started by a University of Washington law professor. Read more...
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 -- 8:56 am
Scotch whisky born at Washington's Mount Vernon unveiled
Seattle Times - After a three-year aging process, distillers at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate will taste a batch of single malt Scotch whisky made at the estate's distillery. Scottish distillers teamed with Mount Vernon's own distiller in 2012 to make the whisky using 18th century methods employed by Washington and Mount Vernon's reconstructed, water-powered gristmill. Read more...
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 -- 9:16 am
Island Transit likely to roll out fare system
South Whidbey Record - It's not official yet, but the interim director for Island Transit admits it's a near certainty that the famously fare-free buses will soon have fare boxes, at least on some routes. The members of the Island Transit board said they will hold public meetings before a decision is made, yet they are clearly planning for fares. Read more...
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 -- 5:35 pm
Bank teller convinces would-be robber to leave empty-handed
KIMA - Police say a Mount Vernon bank teller convinced a would-be bank robber to abandon his plan and leave the bank empty-handed. The suspect walked into a bank in the 900 block of Cleveland Avenue just before noon. Read more...
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 -- 8:35 pm
What's pouring at the Carelton Farms Brew Fest
HeraldNet - The inaugural Carleton Farms Brew Fest is noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27 at Carelton Farms. Read more...
Friday, September 18, 2015 -- 5:42 pm
Video: Racial profiling complaint filed against Bellingham Police
Bellingham Herald - Alfredo Juarez, 15, of Mount Vernon, Wa., hands in a complaint of racial profiling at the Bellingham Police station in Bellingham, Wa., Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Read more...
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 -- 6:13 am
Portable toilets take a tumble during wind storm
CBC News - Several portable toilets flew across the road and took a tumble during the storm that whipped up strong winds in B.C. and Washington over the weekend. The video was taken during the B.C. Ride to Conquer Cancer in Mt. Read more...
Monday, August 17, 2015 -- 2:37 pm
Summer Camp Links Middle School Girls to Future in Engineering
ENR-Engineering News-Record - About 50 middle school students from a Las Vegas public school technical academy kicked off the summer with a three-day stay at an engineering students camp in Mount Vernon, Wash. All facilities and activities were tailored to the students from Northwest Career & Technical Academy, a privately funded Clark County school district magnet program, if they met one criteria - they must be female. Read more...



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