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The Bakken Oil Trains are Coming . . . IS SKAGIT READY?

Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Wash.

Bakken crude oil deliveries raise safety questions

By Daniel DeMay | Posted: Sunday, March 2, 2014 11:40 pm

An oil tanker train sits on the rail line that parallels Highway 20 west of Burlington in this photo taken in November 2013. Scott Terrell / Skagit Valley Herald

OLYMPIA [Wash.] — The issue of shipping oil by rail has gone from the background to the front burner almost overnight.

There are no less [...]

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Anacortes Mayor Gere Wants Open and Transparent Government

Alliance for Democracy note: Mayor Laurie Gere defeated incumbent Mayor Dean Maxwell, 62 percent to 38 percent of the vote. Mayor Maxwell had promoted a water agreement with Tethys Enterprises in order to build the largest bottling plant in North America, which would have been entitled to five million gallons of water per day. The bottling plant had been a hot issue that worked against the vote for Mayor Maxwell.

Mayor Gere ready with plan for 2014

First-Year Outlook [...]

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