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When a wrong number goes right

In a fortunate set of circumstances today (August 7), Sgt. Herb Crowe of Orcas Island, was attempting to call someone but accidentally misdialed the number. A female answered the phone with a grumpy attitude. Realizing he was not talking to the person he thought he called, he apologized for dialing the wrong number. However, before he could hang up, she said she could not get any help.

WSF gets $42.4 million boost from bipartisan infrastructure law

Washington state receives largest investment in FY2022 funding

Two ferries passing by UW Friday Harbor labs. 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington State Ferries will receive $42,442,646 in Fiscal Year 2022 formula funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

AG Ferguson: Court rules Navy failed to consider the damaging impacts of its Growler jet program

Navy unlawfully expanded its Growler program without considering impacts of frequent, noisy flights

SEATTLE — A federal judge ruled that the U.S. Navy’s environmental review process for the Growler jet program expansion on Whidbey Island illegally failed to analyze the impacts of the noisy, often low-flying jets on classroom learning and local birds — a violation of the National Environmental Policy Act. This is the latest legal setback for the Navy in Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit challenging the Whidbey Island Growler expansion.

Last 4 Charter Amendments will not be put before voters

Following an executive session Tuesday, August 2, 2022, San Juan County Council voted unanimously to not forward the four remaining charter amendments to the county auditor for placement on the General Election ballot.

The Charter is reviewed every ten years by an elected volunteer Charter Review Commission. The commission's  recommendations are then placed before the voters. If the voters approve, the changes are made to the charter. 

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Statement from Rick Larsen on initial primary election returns

Rick Larsen released the following statement today following initial primary election returns:

“I could not be more grateful for the support our campaign received tonight. While there are still many more votes to be counted – and we must count every vote – tonight’s results reflect the work, values, and shared commitment of so many supporters and volunteers across Northwest Washington. I want to extend to each and every one of you my personal note of thanks.

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