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Fire Danger High: Burn Ban in Effect

We have seen unprecedented low rainfall and snowpack, coupled with record breaking temperatures, causing fuels to be very dry locally.

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Gluten-free? Lactose-free? Sugar-free? Just Listen to Your Body…And to Logic

Gluten-free?  Lactose-free? Sugar-free?  Just Listen to Your Body…And to Logic

As I have mentioned in previous articles, the media perpetuates misinformation regarding “healthy” eating.  Unfortunately, whatever the “buzz” is, is what the masses blindly follow.



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Community Events


  • Our biweekly City Superheroes column highlights the powerful figures walking among us — with the help of a (usually local) illustrator. This week’s pairing: chef Josh Henderson and visual artist Ben Horak. Moniker: Fresh Given Name: Josh Henderson Other Aliases:...

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  • State college students will see tuition decreases over the next two years, but not as much as the Washington Senate Republicans originally wanted. The tuition plan and other details of the state government’s main 2015-2017 budget were released at 3:30...

  • An 11.9-cents-per-gallon gasoline tax increase is a key part of a 16-year, $16.1 billion transportation project package. The plan is headed to the Washington Senate and House floors for final votes, likely later today. Today’s 37.5-cents-per-gallon state gasoline tax will...

  • Mayor Ed Murray on Monday announced seven sites to house new city-approved homeless encampments. In a  press release, Murray’s office portrayed the action as helpful in dealing with homelessness though not necessarily an ideal solution. “Permitted encampments are not a permanent...

Seattle Times

  • WASHINGTON (AP) — The Export-Import Bank expires Tuesday at midnight for the first time since the small federal agency was created during the Depression to help U.S. businesses export their products. Congress failed to renew the bank’s charter because of...

  • VIENNA (AP) — World powers and Iran are back in nuclear talks, and this round may be the deciding one. After nearly a decade of international diplomacy, negotiators are working past Tuesday’s deadline, trying to reach a final agreement that...

  • UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a man who took a 300-mile cab ride across Pennsylvania to surprise his fiancee has been jailed because he couldn’t pay the $749 fare. Police say 35-year-old New York City resident John Williams Jr....

  • ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania thoroughbred track has canceled its racing card for a second day as officials deal with deer running onto the track during races. The Erie Times-News ( ) says one deer ran onto the track...

  • WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout. The justices said Tuesday they...

Skagit Vallley Herald

  • MOUNT VERNON — Public access on the railroad crossing on Hickox Road will permanently close to the public Wednesday as contractors complete new rail siding that runs parallel to the BNSF Railway line.

  • With the state experiencing some of its hottest and driest weather in years, Skagit County Fire Marshal Kelly Blaine announced Monday that the county has been placed under a full burn ban, meaning there can be no recreational fires in…

  • The Burlington-Edison School District will hold a special board of directors meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday. It will be immediately recessed into executive session to discuss matters related to collective bargaining for certificated staff.

  • PSE AWARDS: Seventeen Washington contractors were recognized with 2014 Energy Efficiency Leader Awards from Puget Sound Energy. The contractors conducted energy-efficient installations and services throughout PSE’s service area. In total, the energy savings are equivalent to the energy needs of…

  • BIG LAKE — Firefighters worked for about a half-hour Friday morning to free a man who became stuck underneath his motor home after it slipped off a jack stand in the 19000 block of West Big Lake Boulevard.


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