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June 27, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Skagit berry grower must offer housing to families

MOUNT VERNON — One of Washington’s largest berry growers must provide housing to farmworkers’ families, Skagit County Superior Court Judge Susan Cook ruled in a case involving Sakuma Bros. Farms. “When the farmer provides housing, they have to comply with Washington housing law,” Cook said in her decision Thursday. The case was brought by the group Familias…

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February 7, 2014 at 11:01 AM

17-year-old charged as an adult in child rape case

Russell Hixson, The Skagit Valley Herald MOUNT VERNON — A 17-year-old boy from Concrete is to be tried as an adult for three counts of first-degree child rape. Tyler Jene Gray was arraigned Thursday in Skagit County Superior Court and entered a not guilty plea. He reserved arguments for release. He is being held on $500,000 bail. The…

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October 18, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Snow geese arriving to winter in W. Washington

EVERETT (AP) — Snow geese have begun arriving in Western Washington for their winter stay. The Daily Herald reports birds have been landing this week in fields near Stanwood. The state Fish and Wildlife Department says about 80,000 snow geese winter in Western Washington each year, most in the Skagit Valley. Birdwatchers can see them at…

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April 20, 2012 at 6:45 AM

Morning Memo/Friday: $25,000 cat … Body found … Tulips and orcas

Weather: Forget the rain this morning. It’s supposed to clear up later today and we’re in for a warm, sunny weekend. Yes! Saturday and Sunday will see temps in the 60s, which we haven’t seen since, say, last weekend. Enjoy.The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: The map and cams. $25,000 in the death of ……

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