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Skagit County COVID Update, June 22, 2022

Skagit County’s 7-day case rate has increased by 25 percent since last week and our 7-day hospitalization rate has decreased by 26 percent.

First Heat Wave of the Year Coming This Weekend

After an unusually cool and wet spring, a rapid warm-up is expected late this week, with temperatures peaking Saturday through Monday across western Washington.

Sobering Lessons in Untying the Knot of a Homeless Crisis

The homeless tragedy in Portland, Oregon, now spills well beyond the downtown core, creating a crisis of conscience for a fiercely liberal city that has generously invested in homeless support services.

Low Tide at Seafarers Park

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I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw how the tide had taken all the water out of the little basin at Seafarers Park during Tuesday's low tide. Historic low tides continued for the next couple of days.

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