Guemes Island Ferry workers strike over unfair labor practices
A one-day strike shut down ferry service to Guemes Island on Monday. Ferry workers with the Inlandboatman’s Union of the Pacific (IBU) say they've been in negotiations with Skagit County for more than 16 months for a fair contract.
After oil train derailment, judge rules BNSF intentionally violated Swinomish tribe agreement
A federal judge has ruled that BNSF Railway intentionally violated the terms of an agreement with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in Washington state by running 100-car trains carrying crude oil over the reservation.
EPA cleanup crews find contaminated groundwater at Anacortes train derailment site
Cleanup crews at the site of a train derailment in Anacortes that leaked thousands of gallons of diesel fuel have reported contaminated groundwater.
Anacortes train derailment: Some diesel spills on land but doesn't reach Puget Sound
Crews responded to a diesel spill Thursday morning after a train derailment in Anacortes.
Anacortes HS delays start of class due to bomb threat; 2nd threat this week
Anacortes police and its school district are investigating after a bomb threat was made against Anacortes High School on Wednesday morning.
Washington State Ferries will be free for those 18 and under starting Oct. 1
For Washington State Ferry riders 18 years and under, fares will be free starting Oct. 1.
Police: Anacortes man arrested for violating no-contact order with guns, meth and fentanyl
A 37-year-old Anacortes man was arrested last week for violating a no-contact order, carrying stolen firearms and trafficking meth and fentanyl.
Investigation into disappearance of Anacortes woman and her dog still very active, says police chief
It’s been two years since Laynee Westbrook and her dog Precious vanished under suspicious circumstances. Anacortes Police say detectives are continuing to search for answers regarding what happened to her and who might have been involved in the case.
Investigation underway after Tommy Thompson Trail trestle catches fire in Anacortes
Police and fire officials are investigating after the Tommy Thompson Trail trestle caught on fire, causing significant damage to the bridge early Tuesday morning.
20-year-old accused of shooting, killing mother's boyfriend during alleged 'domestic violence dispute'
A 20-year-old has been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing her mother's boyfriend in Anacortes.
Oak Harbor police arrest man for violent social media threats against Anacortes Pride
Oak Harbor police arrested a 27-year-old man on Friday who made violent threats online against Anacortes Pride.
Anacortes Police seek help finding missing man last seen May 24
The Anacortes Police Department (APD) is asking the public for help finding a missing man who is potentially ill and disoriented.
Interisland ferry service suspended all day Friday due to staff shortage
Interisland ferry service on the San Juan Islands route will be suspended all day Friday due to a crew shortage.
Teacher jokes about lubricant with students, district says termination too 'extreme'
A Washington state teacher has received a "letter of reprimand" after making sexually suggestive jokes with students during class, but the administration has declined to terminate the educator, saying such punishment would be too "extreme."
Washington Lottery releases list of luckiest stores to buy winning lotto tickets
Are you feeling lucky? Washington's Lottery released a list of Puget Sound stores you are most likely to buy a winning lotto ticket at. The top shop is the Rosario Market in Anacortes, which sold 17 winning tickets last yet.
Pass Lake in Deception Pass State Park now safe for anglers
Anglers and paddlers can now safely use Pass Lake on the south end of Fidalgo Island in Deception Pass State Park.
Washington State Ferries forced to cancel several sailings due to staff shortage
Due to staff shortages, Washington State Ferries had to cancel several sailings to and from San Juan Islands on Wednesday. Later that night, officials announced more cancelations for Thursday.
Washington State Ferries cancels 16 sailings
Some ferry commuters could be in for some rough waters. That's because the ferry system announces they canceled 16 sailings.
Staffing shortages disrupts ferry service near Anacortes
Staffing shortages at Washington State Ferries resulted in 51 canceled sailings on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route between Sept. 9 and Sept. 13.
Crews raise retired sunken ferry in western Washington
Crews have raised the first ferry of the Alaska Marine Highway System after the retired vessel sank in Guemes Channel at Anacortes in western Washington.