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House Rules by Mike Lawson

House Rules by Mike Lawson Seattle Writer Mike Lawson’s Joe DeMarco thrillers have drawn praise for their fine-tuned suspense, off-kilter characters, intricate plots, and revealing portrait of Washington, DC behind closed doors.

Consultant: tug not recommended for historical status

Enchantress

A consultant for the Port of Anacortes recommends the abandoned tug Enchantress is not eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places or the Washington Heritage Register. 

Motel license suspended

The state has suspended the license of the Holiday Motel. The state Department of Health says the motel, at 2903 Commercial Ave., poses an immediate safety hazard to guests.

King County artists & ceramics featured

Old Cherry Orchard

New art coming to First Friday Art Walk includes art work by members of the Washington Artist Group and jewelry at Scott-Milo and ceremics at the Depot Arts Center.  

School Board okays staff cuts

Students will have fewer sports options and schools will have smaller staffs as a result of a trimmer budget for next year.