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Anacortes, Washington is located in Skagit County. Zip codes in Anacortes, WA include 98221. The median home price in Anacortes is $369,000 which is roughly $197/per square foot. More Anacortes information.

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50 min ago | SFGate

A Look From Above Of My Current Locationa

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort along the shore of Skagit Bay in LaConner, Washington.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

State Firefighters: Halt oil trains until safety review complete

The movement of oil by rail through Washington should be halted until completion of a safety study recently authorized by Gov. Jay Inslee, according to the Washington State Council of Firefighters.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Journal of the San Juans

B & B owner pays $100K for shoreline clearcut; Preservation Trust drops lawsuit

A steep slope on the westside of Fidalgo Island, part of a nature preserve owned and managed by San Juan Preservation Trust, is vulnerable to damage from seasonal water runoff after it was illegally clearcut by a neighboring property owner.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Boat fire: chief expects total loss

The fire chief in Anacortes, Washington, says a 40-foot boat that caught fire in the Anacortes Marina is expected to be a total loss.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

KUOW-FM Seattle

Four Years After Deadly Blast, Tesoro Mostly Unscathed

On a chilly April night in 2010, a giant fireball lit up the sky above Anacortes, Washington.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Bellevue Reporter

Baird Financial Group acquires Seattle investment firm | Washington...

The Baird Financial Group closed its acquisition Tuesday of Seattle investment firm McAdams Wright Ragen, Inc., whose client assets are valued at $10 billion and include offices in Bellevue, Anacortes, Mount Vernon, Yakima and Spokane.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

San Juan Islander

Bed & Breakfast Owner Clear-Cuts Nature Preserve

The owner of an Anacortes bed & breakfast establishment has agreed to pay a $100,000 settlement for illegally clear-cutting a waterfront nature preserve on Fidalgo Island.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

San Juan Islander

No extra ferry service for holiday weekend

Washington State Ferries: Please plan ahead for heavy traffic around the Fourth of July.

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HeraldNet

Rising to the challenge: Boat builder quickly circumnavigates Vancouver Island

Aboard the 32-foot power catamaran Gateway II earlier this month, Larry Graf, of Snohomish, his son, Nick, and their friend, Dave Bonar, attempted to circumnavigate the island nonstop without refueling in the least time possible.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

Business Journal

From spaceship to ship: 'Sally Ride' under construction in Anacortes

The Sally Ride, named after the first female U.S. astronaut in outer space, is a 238-foot ship being built by Dakota Creek Industries.

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Bellingham Herald

WCC grad: Veteran headed to university to take control of his life

As an older, returning student and a U.S. veteran, I found the fresh start I needed at Whatcom Community College.

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Business Journal

If West Coast dockworkers strike, effect on economy could be $2.5B per day: Report

If 13,000 West Coast dockworkers go on strike at 30 ports from San Diego to Anacortes, the effect on the U.S. economy could be $2.5 billion per day.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

NWCN.com

Three men save teen at Little Cranberry Lake

On Saturday, June 7th, Kari Kiser received one of the worst phone calls of her life from a police officer.

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Auburn Reporter

SCA addresses risk of shipping oil via rail in region

Concerned about the dramatic increase in oil being transported through the region - and the potential impacts on public safety and economic disruption from a possible crude oil spill - the Sound Cities Association today asked the federal government to implement safety regulations regarding oil transport via rail and urged the state Legislature to ... (more)

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Tue Jun 24, 2014

Canada.com

Labour strife on America's West Coast a boon for Port Metro Vancouver

Port Metro Vancouver container terminals are seeing a spike in the number of shipping containers landing at their docks as shipping lines hedge their bets against a potential labour disruption at United States ports.

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HeraldNet

BNSF: About 10 oil trains per week pass through county

Trains carrying at least 1 million gallons of Bakken crude oil are traveling through Snohomish County roughly 10 times a week, according to a report released by the state today.

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KUOW-FM Seattle

Report: Urgent Recommendations For Tesoro Refinery Safety Were Suppressed

In the months following a deadly refinery explosion in Anacortes, Washington, in April 2010, federal investigators with the U.S. Chemical Safety Board were ready to issue urgent safety recommendations.

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San Juan Islander

Bon voyage sailing for the Evergreen State June 29

The public is invited to bid "bon voyage" to Washington State Ferries' oldest ship, the 87-car Evergreen State, with one last ride from Friday Harbor to Anacortes Sunday, June 29. Crews will decommission the vessel and retire it from service following its final sailing.

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Sat Jun 21, 2014

Whidbey News-Times

Bracing for cuts in transit funding

The Anacortes resident has a "sick car" and said he relies on the bus service to get to work in Coupeville.

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Thu Jun 19, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-U.S. House committees say Chemical Safety Board in disarray

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is in disarray and has struggled to finish investigations into serious accidents at chemical plants and refineries that in one case killed seven people, according to a draft report by two Congressional committees.

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