• News for Community

  • Saturday, October 16, 2021
    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is taking place this Saturday, October 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various locations across Skagit County. This is a national event, organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in collaboration with community law enforcement and prevention partners.Since 2010, Take Back Day events have provided easy, anonymous opportunities to remove medicines ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Friday, October 08, 2021
    Today, the Skagit County Commissioners signed a proclamation declaring October 11-15, 2021 Flood Awareness Week in Skagit County. Skagit County has been taking time in October to highlight flood awareness and prepare for the upcoming flood season since the 1970s. “Skagit Valley is one of the most picturesque and fertile watersheds in Washington,” said Commissioner Janicki, who currently serves ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, October 08, 2021
    2021-22 prices will ensure Sno-Parks continue to operateOLYMPIA – Oct. 5, 2021 – When Washington Sno-Park permits go on sale Nov. 1, winter recreationists will see a fee increase for the first time since 2009.Washington state Sno-Park users enjoy a high-level of service, including cleared parking lots, groomed ski, skate-ski and snowmobile trails, regularly sanitized bathrooms and avalanche beacon ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, October 08, 2021
    Washington’s single-use plastic bag ban went into effect on October 1.    If a retailer supplies a bag, they must charge an 8¢ per bag pass-through fee, which the retailer keeps. Stipulations prohibit reimbursing customers for the fee and exceptions for charging the fee. The kinds of bags retailers can supply for the 8¢ fee:    ·         Large paper carryout bags made with 40% recycled ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, October 08, 2021
    Last week, the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced last week that the state minimum wage will increase 5.8% on January 1, from $13.69 to $14.49 per hour in 2022.    Indexed to the inflation rate, the 2022 increase in the minimum wage will be the largest increase since a 5.9% increase in 2009.    Under 2019 overtime rules, executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) employees ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Press Release
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