NEWS

National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 28: Secretary of State Kim Wyman encourages all eligible Washingtonians to register to vote

(OLYMPIA)— According to a news release, National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 28, and Secretary of State Kim Wyman is encouraging all eligible Washingtonians to register to vote in time for the Nov. 2 General Election. “Your vote matters – especially this year. Non-presidential elections are important because many of the candidates and issues on your ballot are local and will have a greater impact on your everyday life,” said Secretary Wyman. “So if you’re eligible to vote and haven’t registered, or you need to update your registration, visit VoteWA.gov today.” Eligible citizens can register to vote or update     (read more)

Latest Skagit County COVID-19 numbers

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- According to Skagit County Public Health, the latest numbers show 8,879 positive COVID-19 cases (151 new cases) in the county, with 515 hospitalizations, and 90 deaths.     (read more)

September 20th - 24th is National SepticSmart Week

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- According to a news release from the county, September 20-24, 2021 is SepticSmart Week—a week during which Skagit County Public Health joins the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Governor Jay Inslee in reminding homeowners and communities about the importance of caring for, and maintaining, their septic systems. Properly designed, installed, and maintained septic systems can operate for a long time as a mini wastewater treatment plant on your own property. However, poor maintenance and other issues can lead to septic failures, contamination of surface and groundwater, algal blooms in lakes, shellfish closures in marine waters, and other     (read more)

Public invited to attend CACC virtual open house: Focus is to address demand for aviation in Washington state

(OLYMPIA)– The demand for aviation in Washington state is growing and will soon exceed the capacity of some highly utilized existing facilities. The Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission was created by the Legislature to recommend strategies for addressing the growing demand. Community members are invited to learn more about the CACC and provide input through an online open house, which starts Sept. 20 and closes Oct. 3. The online open house will be available in both English and Spanish. The online open house is available at: https://engage.wsdot.wa.gov/cacc/ The CACC is considering environmental impacts, economic and technical criteria, and     (read more)

Full closure of railroad crossing on SR 20 in Burlington begins Tuesday, Sept. 21

(BURLINGTON)– Drivers traveling on State Route 20 in Burlington should plan for a full closure of the railroad crossing at SR 20/Avon Avenue (milepost 60.52), east of Burlington-Edison High School, from Tuesday, Sept. 21 through Thursday, Sept. 23 as maintenance crews from BNSF replace railroad panels. Work will take place from 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 through 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23.     (read more)

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