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Community Action to offer screening for public defense in Mount Vernon, Burlington courts - Goskagit
A local service organization is going to help the cities of Mount Vernon and Burlington resolve their legal defense problem. Community Action of Skagit County plans within the next month to offer public defense screening services for city courts in Mount ...
Three injured as argument escalates at Bakerview Park - Goskagit
MOUNT VERNON — A teenager has been arrested for investigation of first-degree assault after one man was cut with a knife during a fight, and two more were hurt trying to intervene. A verbal argument escalated about 7 p.m. Tuesday near the skate park at ...
Mount Vernon police, mayor meet with community members about recent violent crime - Goskagit
MOUNT VERNON — Neighbors concerned about safety in the wake of seemingly random shootings in the area met with police and the mayor Tuesday in the backyard of the Skagit Mobile Manor Community Center. More than 60 neighbors, including some who have lived ...
Jury deliberations begin in trial over Richland boy's death - Goskagit
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Benton County jurors have begun deliberating in the second trial of a former Richland nanny charged in the 2011 death of a toddler. The Tri-City Herald reports (http://is.gd/Ii0kXP) 31-year-old Kelli Jacobsen is on trial for first ...
Tesoro appeal testimony focuses on emergency training in deadly 2010 explosion - Goskagit
MOUNT VERNON — Assistant Attorney General Brian Dew pressed for answers Tuesday on how first responders at the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes were trained to handle an explosion and fire that killed seven workers in April 2010. Dew, arguing on behalf ...
Port of Vancouver cuts budget by 18 percent - Goskagit
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Port of Vancouver has slashed its budget by 18 percent, with most of the loss coming from removing revenue projections from its dedicated rail program. The Vancouver Columbian reports (http://bit.ly/1LWEFkI) that commissioners ...
Bellingham to buy, raze meth-contaminated motel - Goskagit
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The city of Bellingham and the owners of the condemned Aloha Motel have agreed on a price for the property. The Bellingham Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1ez5pci) that the City Council approved a settlement Monday in which the ...
$5,000 offered to find Seattle community leader's killer - Goskagit
SEATTLE (AP) — Four fun-rights groups have offered $4,000 in addition to the CrimeStoppers of Puget Sound's $1,000 reward to find the person or people responsible for killing a Seattle community leader last week. Donnie Chin, known for patrolling and ...
Letter: Elder costs: Changes needed - Goskagit
Re: “Cost of aging: Families face tough decisions as price of elder care soars” (Page A1, July 21). A hearty thanks to the Skagit Valley Herald for highlighting the immense cost of elder care. Whoever thought we’d live so long? Apparently not those ...
Spokane criminal faces 30th felony charge - Goskagit
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane criminal accused of attempting to rob a Chinese restaurant is now facing his 30th felony charge. KXLY-TV reports (http://is.gd/0jA9wG) that 11 months after his release from jail for assaulting a police dog, Cephas Parham ...
Letter: Which Christian nation? - Goskagit
Apparently, there are lots of people determined to make America a Christian nation as envisioned by its founders. I could quite easily provide quotes from various leaders of our early country to disprove this notion, to demonstrate that we are a pluralist ...
Letter: Armed guards unwanted - Goskagit
The front page of your newspaper recently featured a photo of two men armed with automatic weapons standing in front of the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in Burlington. The men, so they say, were there to protect the office from “terrorists.”
Letter: Constituents ignored - Goskagit
I read in the newspaper that the New York wage board approved a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers. That’s just great; yet another state that is going to ignore senior citizens and other people who are on Social Security and/or disability. Those on ...
Letter: Graham for president - Goskagit
Our generals tell us we are losing the war against ISIS. ISIS is spreading everywhere. There is genocide against Christians and minorities, beheadings, people burned alive, children crucified, females enslaved for rape. Russia wages war with Ukraine ...
Letter: Remove money from politics - Goskagit
The Labor Department reports unemployment has fallen to 5.3 percent, and 3 million jobs were added last year. Such a rosy picture — until we look behind the doors of duplicity. Many of the long-term unemployed (27 or more weeks) have simply stopped looking.