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February 19, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Public defense supervisor named for Mount Vernon, Burlington

Eileen Farley, director of the Northwest Defenders Division of the King County Department of Public Defense, has been selected to oversee indigent public defense for the cities of Mount Vernon and Burlington, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. The position of public defense supervisor was established by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik in December…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Burlington, indigent defense

January 20, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Search for bodies in burned Mount Vernon building

The Associated Press MOUNT VERNON — A cadaver dog is searching a large vacant building that burned in Mount Vernon to make certain there were no transients trapped inside. Police spokeswoman Shannon Haigh says the search Monday is a precaution after one transient was arrested on the roof Sunday as the building burned. Haigh says he told police…

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December 4, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Judge: Skagit County towns shortchange poor defendants

The Associated Press A federal judge has ruled that two Washington cities have systematically violated the rights of poor defendants to have legal representation. The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sued Mount Vernon and Burlington two years ago, alleging that public defenders there were so overworked that they amounted to little more than…

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November 11, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Truss work finished on Skagit River bridge

The Associated Press MOUNT VERNON — The Transportation Department says metal work on the Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge is complete. The last trusses were reconfigured Friday, giving 18 feet of clearance for all traffic lanes. The Skagit Valley Herald reports there may be some short closures this week to finish maintenance and painting. A section of the bridge…

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0 Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Mount Vernon, Skagit River bridge, Washington State Department of Transportation

September 27, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Man gets 12 1/2 years for assaulting food co-op employees

Gina Cole Skagit Valley Herald MOUNT VERNON — Nathan Vasquez was sentenced Thursday to 12½ years in prison for assaulting two Skagit Valley Food Co-op employees with a knife. Vasquez, 28, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree assault as part of a plea deal that dropped one count down from first-degree assault and dropped a misdemeanor charge…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: knife, Mount Vernon, stabbing

May 29, 2013 at 8:25 AM

DOT sees progress on collapsed Skagit I-5 bridge

UPDATE: 10:15 a.m. | MOUNT VERNON (AP) —  Crews are making progress at the collapsed Interstate 5 bridge on the Skagit River that has detoured traffic on the main route between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia, the Washington Transportation Department reported Wednesday. About three-fourths of the wreckage that fell into the water last Thursday has been removed,…

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May 23, 2013 at 7:26 PM

I-5 bridge collapses over Skagit River; possibly triggered by truck

A full story is now available here Seattle Times staff An Interstate 5 bridge collapsed into the Skagit River at around 7 p.m. Thursday, dumping at least two vehicles in the water north of Mount Vernon. There were no fatalities reported. A law-enforcement source said investigators believe a truck with an over-sized load heading…

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February 13, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Mount Vernon may OK cross-dressing

MOUNT VERNON  (AP) — The Mount Vernon City Council may change its rules for adult entertainment to drop cross-dressing as restricted activity. The council is taking another look at rules that were written in 1978 to keep adult businesses at least 1,000 feet away from parks, churches and schools. The code lists “male and female impersonators”…

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January 25, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Sedro-Woolley man sentenced for school threat

MOUNT VERNON (AP) — A man who threatened to shoot up schools if his gun rights were taken away because of the Connecticut school shooting was sentenced Thursday in Mount Vernon to three months in jail. The Skagit Valley Herald reports 19-year-old Korry Martinson of Sedro-Woolley pleaded guilty to felony harassment in an unusual plea…

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