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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 7:28 p.m.

Car plunges off ferry dock in Anacortes

Officials have suspended ferry service on San Juan Islands routes after a car plunged off a dock at Anacortes.

Man who killed Anacortes taxi driver gets 22 years

A Washington state man who fatally shot a taxi driver has been sentenced to 22 years, four months in prison.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 9:40 a.m.

Hearing draws support, criticism of oil refinery project

A hearing for a proposed project at an oil refinery at Anacortes has drawn vocal opposition and support.

Study released for Tesoro refinery xylene project in Skagit County

Skagit County reached no new conclusions in the final environmental impact statement it released Monday for a project proposed at the Tesoro Anacortes Refinery at March Point.

Court finds ‘outrageous’ conduct by police in sex sting, dismisses case

Criminal charges against an Anacortes man were dismissed by a judge Dec. 1 because of outrageous government conduct, marking only the second time in state history that charges have been …

Shell faces $133,000 penalty for 2015 chemical release

Shell Puget Sound Refinery faces a $133,000 penalty for a 2015 chemical release that prompted complaints from people living near the Anacortes facility.

Couple on boat rescue pair of kayakers stranded in dark

A couple whose fishing vessel was in the right place at the right time helped rescue a pair of kayakers.

Washington climate protesters left a ton of debris, authorities say

Authorities say about a ton of debris was left on the ground after weekend environmental protest in northwest Washington. The anti-oil protesters told KING-TV they were forced to leave the …

52 climate activists arrested in Washington railroad protest

SEATTLE – Authorities cleared the railroad tracks of protesters and arrested 52 climate activists Sunday morning in Washington state, after a two-day shutdown. About 150 people spent the night in …

Anti-oil protests coincide with blue heron nesting season

Thousands of people are planning to rally in Anacortes this weekend to protest the oil flowing from two refineries in the area.

Tour Deshais: Reporter begins bike ride across Washington

ROCKPORT, Wash. – That didn’t take long. About 7 miles after I pulled away from the Anacortes Ferry Terminal, I met Kris Lytton, a legislator in the state House who …

4 dead, 3 hurt in blast, fire at Anacortes refinery

A Washington state oil refinery hit by a deadly blast and fire early Friday was recently fined for safety violations amid what federal watchdogs call a troubling trend of serious …