Ecology publishes first report on crude oil transported by rail

(OLYMPIA)– Statistics detailing how much crude oil is entering Washington by rail are now available thanks to the 2015 Oil Transportation Safety Act.

According to figures provided to the Washington Department of Ecology, 618 million gallons of crude oil entered the state by rail during October,     (read more)

Three dogs believed to be involved in a biting incident have been located

(MOUNT VERNON)- Mount Vernon Police and Child Protective Services responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Harrison Street in Mount Vernon on January 13, to investigate a reported dog bite incident that occurred the previous day. Child Protective Services staff had information that a 7-year     (read more)

Residents needed to serve on Agricultural Advisory Board

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- If you’re a local resident whose interests include land use, sustainability or agriculture, take note: Skagit County’s Agricultural Advisory Board needs a new member.

The Skagit County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested residents to serve a three-year term on the     (read more)

WSDOT secretary announces new head of ferries

(OLYMPIA)– Today, Roger Millar, secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), announced the appointment of Amy Scarton as assistant secretary for the Washington State Ferries Division.

She officially begins her leadership role next month with responsibilities including,     (read more)

Rep. Rick Larsen has launched a seven-stop Affordable Care Act Tour

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Rep. Rick Larsen yesterday announced he is launching a seven-stop Affordable Care Act Tour of Washington’s 2nd Congressional District – holding a series of events to hear from constituents, hospital administrators, healthcare providers, insurers, patient advocacy     (read more)