Sunday May 12
Man, 70, jailed for allegedly murdering longtime girlfriend
A 70-year old man was booked into the Skagit County Jail Sunday for investigation of second-degree murder in the the death of his 61-year-old longtime girlfriend, according to the Skagit County Sheriff's Office.
Fri May 10, 2013
Day trip: La Conner
This historic town edging Swinomish Channel is a good base for exploring the rich and scenic farmland of the Skagit Valley, an hour north of Seattle.
Thu May 09, 2013
'Barefoot Bandit' Colton Harris-Moore writes letter of gratitude
The so-called Barefoot Bandit, Colton Harris-Moore, released a handwritten note Thursday vowing, "I will have a beautiful life." Apparently, Harris-Moore wanted to say these words to the judge at his sentencing in Skagit County Wednesday but there was some confusion and he was led away before he could speak.
Wed May 08, 2013
'Barefoot Bandit' pleads guilty to burglary
Colton Harris-Moore, right, who is also known as the "Barefoot Bandit," stands in a Skagit County Superior Courtroom, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Mount Vernon, Wash., as his attorney, John Henry Browne, second from right, speaks, and Skagit County Deputy Prosecutor Eric Peterson, left, looks on.
Tue May 07, 2013
Attorney: 'Barefoot Bandit' resolving old charge
The attorney for "Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris-Moore says his client will plead guilty to one burglary count stemming from an international crime spree for which Harris-Moore is already serving prison time.
Catholic health-care systems take over small state hospitals
I attended a meeting of People for Healthcare Freedom in Mount Vernon and left with the sickening thought that no matter what the People for Healthcare Freedom said or did, the board of commissioners would do whatever it wanted ["Hospitals' proposed affiliation with Catholic systems opposed," NWSunday, April 28]. Not that the board means any ill ... (more)
Mon May 06, 2013
Social advocate to run for Ferndale City Council
Stacy Miller, 48, is a program manager at the Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence, working with the Ferndale schools on a program to reduce teen dating violence.
Sun May 05, 2013
State superintendent Dorn to speak at WWU fundraiser
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn will speak at Western Washington University Sunday, May 19, during the university's Back 2 Bellingham Alumni and Family Weekend.
Lynnwood man dies in crash on Highway 9
A Lynnwood man died in a crash Friday afternoon on Highway 9 in Skagit County after his car smashed head-on into a tractor-trailer, the Washington State Patrol said.
Fri May 03, 2013
Wash. man gets 20 years for smothering wife
A man who smothered his wife to death with a pillow and then hid her body under a bed has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Wed May 01, 2013
Pamela Geller, WND: Hamas-CAIR bully teacher in rural America
Mary Janda is a middle school teacher at the Concrete Middle School in the small town of Concrete in Skagit County, Wash.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Get on your bike: Bike safety refresher and upcoming group rides
Dr. Art Grossman rides south, past the bluff at Legion Park in Everett on a sunny day in early February.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Hospitals’ proposed affiliation with Catholic systems opposed
Sedro-Woolley, a tiny Skagit County town in the Cascade foothills, was formed in 1898 from a merger of two rival towns - one named for the giant cedar trees that once loomed overhead, and the other for an ambitious railroad developer.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Ecology Department's office in Bellingham threatened with closure
The Senate version of a proposed state budget for the next two years would eliminate funding for the Washington Department of Ecology's local field office, but Democrats and agency officials say shutting that office would cost more than it would save.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Attorneys still doing battle in Barefoot Bandit case
A Nebraska prosecutor has dismissed charges against the man known as the Barefoot Bandit, but his Skagit County case continues, now with a subpoena to prosecutors by Colton Harris-Moore's attorney.
Tue Apr 23, 2013
Growing number of counterfeit cash cases concern Skagit County
SKAGIT COUNTY, Wash. Police officers from several agencies served a search warrant today in Burlington in connection with an investigation into counterfeit money.
Mon Apr 22, 2013
Wildlife stocks Whidbey Island lakes for opener
Steve Stansberry hadn't heard that one of his favorite lakes on Whidbey Island was getting a bonus planting of large trout this month.