No fee required: nine days to park for free at Washington State Parks

Sometimes overshadowed by the appearance of killer whales offshore, the historic lighthouse at Lime Kiln State Park has long-been one of the park
  • Mar 5, 2015 at 1:41PM

It's two down and nine more to go, at this point, with the next "free day" (no parking fee required) slated for March 19, in recognition of state Parks 102nd birthday. See below for a state Parks "free day" schedule.


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Ranker: transportation bill robs education, environment for roads

  • Mar 5, 2015 at 7:00AM

Sen. Kevin Ranker joined 22 democratic colleagues in voting against a spending package that would generate $15 billion to fund 16 years worth of transportation projects largely by a 11.7-cent hike in the state's gas tax.

Plaintiffs prevail in legal battle over Fieldstone Road

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 4:00PM

Backing claims in a lawsuit filed by neighbors of Sweet Water Farm, Judge Alan Hancock ruled Feb. 27 that a binding agreement in a road easement allows only for residential use of a shared gravel road on the west side of San Juan Island and prohibits its use for commercial purposes.

Stalemate resolved: labor union, county ink new three-year contract

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 12:24PM

Members of the largest labor union in the San Juans will receive a 2-percent wage increase this year and the two that follow, along with a continuation of healthcare benefits as they exist today, under a new three-year contract with San Juan County.

2015 Orca Bowl: The road to nationals

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 9:00AM

Any student at FHHS can volunteer to be a part of the Orca Bowl teams, but it takes a certain kind of student to excel in this competition.

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