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By Ken Stern 

Skagit County waiting for Phase 2 reopening approval


THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE – Tuesday was gray and sprinkly, but La Conner’s and the country’s future is bright if young people bring their voice to the town square. Outrage at the the killing of George Floyd, an African American, by a white police officer in Minneapolis May 25 brought the local activists out. Their chants included “Black Lives Matter” and Floyd’s gasp “I can’t breathe.” Page 5 photo of Sunday Mount Vernon march. Page 7 story of Anacortes march and car attack. – Photo by Nancy Crowell

La Conner businesses have started to reopen this week, before the Washington Department of Health has approved Skagit County’s application to move into Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Stay Safe COVID-19 order for phased re-opening of Washington’s economy.

Monday afternoon the Washington Department of Health received the application from the Skagit County Board of Health. This updated the 60 page application the Skagit County Commissioners, acting both in their own capacity and as the Board of Health, submitted Friday.

The County’s Monday submittal was in response to the state’s mod...

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