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British Columbia will no longer log in key Skagit headwaters

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.

Fentanyl becoming potent problem in Skagit County

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.

Skagit County seeks help with Skagit River flooding

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.

Stink bugs found in Skagit County

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.

Agriculture pest captured in Skagit County for 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.

Wolf first to be caught, collared, monitored in Western Washington

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...

Documents detail Cascade Mall shooting suspect’s attempt to buy gun

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 charges delayed

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.

Four fatally shot at mall in Burlington, Washington

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.