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SEATTLE – British Columbia’s government announced Wednesday amid an international dispute that it will no longer allow timber sales in the Skagit River’s headwaters. The decision could intensify pressure over Canadian mining company Imperial Metals’ pending permit to start exploratory mining in the area, the Seattle Times reported, which conservationists see as a larger threat to the river’s ecology.
Farmers in Skagit County will soon have access to weather data that more closely represents their areas.
A former Skagit County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded not guilty to charges that he stole money from a fund for police dog training.
A former Skagit County Sheriff’s deputy has been indicted on federal charges of using Pacific Northwest Police Detection Dog Association funds for his own benefit.
From Samish Island to the Skagit River delta, marine shorelines in Skagit County will likely see about 2 feet of sea level rise by 2100, according to a study released Monday.
Skagit County officials in northwestern Washington have a new resource to help plan for potential big waves caused by large earthquakes along the West Coast.
With 10 overdose deaths in Skagit County this year – at least six of which the Skagit County Coroner’s Office suspects may be fentanyl-related – the drug wreaking havoc throughout the country seems to have found a foothold here.
Cristian Alexander Quijas, 16, pleaded guilty as an adult Thursday to second-degree murder.
The Skagit County Board of Commissioners is seeking help from the Army Corps of Engineers to prevent further erosion along the Skagit River after it reached its highest level since 2006.
A judge has set bail at $2 million each for a man and woman being held in an arson that killed two children and injured their parents and one other adult near Mount Vernon over the weekend.
A brown marmorated stink bug, an agriculture pest that has devastated crops for a decade on the East Coast, has been captured in Skagit County for the first time.
A brown marmorated stink bug, an agriculture pest that has devastated crops for a decade on the East Coast, has for the first time been captured in Skagit County. The insect feasts on a variety of crops, including vegetables, fruits and berries. Among its favorites are apples, corn and tomatoes.
A Skagit County resident has contracted hantavirus, according to Skagit County Public Health on Monday.
ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Field staff for state and federal wildlife agencies trapped, collared and released what is believed to be an adult male gray wolf east of Burlington near Marblemount, officials say. Wolves are federally listed as endangered species in the western two-thirds of Washington...
The 20-year-old Oak Harbor man charged with five counts of aggravated murder for the Sept. 23 shooting at Cascade Mall did not enter a plea Thursday in Skagit County Superior Court.
Documents released Tuesday by the Skagit County Prosecutor’s Office reveal the man suspected of killing five people in the Macy’s store at the Cascade Mall asked a gun shop employee about how to avoid background checks while attempting to purchase a gun the day of the shooting.
Cascade Mall shooting suspect Arcan Cetin will remain in the Skagit County Jail on a magistrate’s warrant that has been extended until Jan. 6.
Investigators are continuing to piece together the events surrounding the Sept. 23 shooting at Cascade Mall that claimed the lives of five people.
Authorities are looking for the gunman who shot two people at a mall north of Seattle. The Washington State Patrol said on Twitter that two people were injured Friday evening at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) north of Seattle.