Community News

Anacortes students join nationwide protest

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An emotional protest Wednesday morning at Anacortes High School as students file past a memorial with photos of the 17 shooting victims killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Kris Lytton announces retirement from state legislature

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Since first being elected in 2010 as a state representative for the 40th Legislative District, Rep. Kris Lytton (D-Anacortes) has been an advocate for children, education, and tax reform. Lytton Wednesday announced she is retiring to spend more time with her family.

Street improvement well along

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State DOT contractor crews are working on new pedestrian ramps along 12th Street as crews make good progress on pavement repair ahead of re-paving between downtown and the state ferry landing.

New building to solve CTE issue

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This little garden and the area around it on the grounds of the middle school is the site for a new 5,000 square foot building as temporary space for the high school's Career and Technical Educational programs starting in the fall.

Roundabout Construction starts April 2

The state DOT says construction will start on the roundabout set for Highway 20 and Miller/Gibralter roads on April 2.

Downtown Sidewalk Improvement Project resumes

The city has awarded the contract to Larry Brown Construction, Inc. for the upgrade five of ADA curb ramps and the replacement of a portion of downtown sidewalks in about 45 locations to eliminate sidewalk trip hazards, with an emphasis on those caused by street tree roots.