Home sales slow in May


The median price of an Anacortes home that sold in May was $346,250, down more than ten percent from a year earlier. 

The Police Blotter

A weekly roundup prepared by the Anacortes Police Department.

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


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.

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