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By Ken Stern 

Skagit County now OPEN, in Phase 2


CAR CROWDED FIRST STREET – The summer tourist season fills La Conner with out-of-town vehicles. Sunday, June 8 was just like old times, with folks not hesitating to "Love La Conner," as the local Chamber promotes the region. – Photo by Ken Stern

Finally! Friday morning the Washington Department of Health gave approval to 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.

It was a long seven days, from the May 29 late afternoon County submittal and then the June 1 re-submittal, updating the application.

Last Thursday Skagit County Commissioners were talking insurrection

At a specially called meeting that afternoon, commissioners were all but saber rattling, frustrated over the slow response to the County’s Monday application for mov...

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