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$500,000 Skagit County grant fully funds new library

La Conner has the funds to build a new library. The last $500,000 was approved by the Skagit County Board of Commissioners Monday, some 16 months after the state legislature appropriated the project’s first $500,000.

The grant, to the Town of La Conner, is for economic development: job training and job creation.

Commissioner Ron Wesen confirmed that in a Monday phone call, saying, “Community jobs in the future is what they are supposed to get done.” He referenced the many funding sources and the route to obtain them, including his participating in a February visit to the legislature organized...


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