Kristen Koehler named next ASD Director of Inclusive Services

Koehler was selected by the Anacortes School District after a competitive search that included input and participation from staff and families. 

Hikes: One Foot Dry

Dinner was finished. I had two hours before sundown. Kukutali called!

Americans are increasingly moving to red, Republican-leaning states – where life is cheaper, but people also die younger

Idaho, Montana and Florida had the highest population growth among US states between 2020 and 2022.

Abortion Bans Are Driving Off Doctors and Closing Clinics, Putting Basic Health Care at Risk

Doctors say they are reluctant to practice in abortion-banned states, where making the best decision for a patient could run afoul of the law. Even former President Donald Trump’s surgeon general is concerned about the repercussions for women’s health.

One dead in weekend rollover crash

Anacortes Fire Department personnel had to cut the vehicle open to extract the 50-year-old Anacortes male driver. He was declared dead after lifesaving measures.

Police Blotter, May 12 - 18, 2023

A reportedly intoxicated 35-year-old Anacortes man was rescued after falling off his dingy in the Guemes Channel. 

How wildfire smoke can harm human health, even when the fire is hundreds of miles away – a toxicologist explains

Fires in Canada have sent smoke across several US states, leaving cities like Denver with some of the worst air quality in the world – even far from the actual flames.

Balance declines with age, but exercise can help stave off some of the risk of falling

Lifestyle factors like physical activity, diet and sleep can lower the ‘biological age’ of your cells and tissues and reduce age-related physical decline.