Saturday Dec 7
Court Finds Public Defense System Violates Constitutional Rights of Indigent Defendants
In a resounding ruling for fairness in the criminal justice system, the U.S. District Court in Seattle, Washington, has found that the public defense system of the towns of Mt.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The News Tribune
Judge: Washington towns fail poor defendants
The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sued the Skagit County towns of Mount Vernon and Burlington two years ago, alleging that public defenders there were so overworked that they amounted to little more than "a warm body with a law degree."
Judge: Wash. towns fail poor defendants' rights
The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sued Mount Vernon and Burlington two years ago, alleging that public defenders there were so overworked that they amounted to little more than "a warm body with a law degree."
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Museum to showcase George Washington's war tent
An image of the nation's "first oval office," Gen. George Washington's Revolutionary War tent .
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Weekends are for fun: Holiday festivities, cut a tree, go shopping and more
Get a tree: Check out our list of cut-your-own tree farms here . Or get the info you need to cut a tree out in the forest here.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Obama pardons turkeys as part of annual rite
Popcorn, the National Thanksgiving Turkey, from Badger, Minn., stands on the North Portico at the White House in Washington, before being pardoned by President Barack Obama, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Incentives are driving growth of solar energy - and of Poulsbo business
Residential and commercial property owners with a "Made in Washington" solar array may be eligible for a check up to $5,000 per year for the power their panels put into the grid.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Women take aim at racism in Web shows
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Mon Nov 18, 2013
WSP: 'No Single cause' for crash that killed Trooper O'Connell
A number of factors led to the death of Washington State Patrol trooper Sean O'Connell, the patrol said in releasing results of their investigation into the fatal crash near Mount Vernon earlier this year.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Seattle: Bank CEO who falsified reports sentenced to three years in prison.
The former Chairman and CEO of Summit Bank, a Skagit County community bank, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to three years in prison and two years of supervised release for making a false entry in a report of an insured bank, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.
Construction Equipment Guide
Crews Replace Washington Span After Collapse
WSDOT photo PCL Civil Constructors completed the third phase of the project - the steel structural upgrades to the three spans that were unaffected by the accident which had one of the four spans above the water collapse when an over-sized semi-truck hit critical steel supports on May 23. WSDOT photo Repairing the bridge was a priority project for ... (more)
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Black Lilies perform at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon
Tennessee band The Black Lilies perform country, rock, blues and more in support of their latest recording, "100 Miles of Wreckage," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at Skagit Valley College's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way, in Mount Vernon.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
'Autumn Artistry' raises $2,400
The Red Curtain Art Center, located at the former Dunn Lumber building at 1410 Grove St. in Marysville, sported its refurbished look as it hosted a dozen vendors for the Marysville Arts Coalition's "Autumn Artistry" art show on Friday, Nov. 8, and Saturday, Nov. 9. Marysville Arts Coalition Chair Beckye Randall had promoted the show as focusing on ... (more)
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Skagit Country the land of fine fare
Foodie fun and outlet shopping happily thrive side-by-side in this fertile agricultural zone within range of a Vancouver 100-mile diet.
The Washington Post
In YouTube age, George Washingtona s maid has a message
Her name is Lizzie Mae, and she is not here for your foolishness. She's got shirts to sew and chamber pots to scrub.