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By Ken Stern 

Skagit Public Health staff are 2020’s unsung heros

From the editor —


December 30, 2020

A year that started normally enough, with kids in school and tourists on the street, suddenly came to a grinding halt in mid-March. The aptly named novel coronavirus blossomed into a pandemic almost overnight, shutting schools, stores, canceling the Tulip Festival and turning spring into one long dark night.

The La Conner school district, from teachers and staff at every level, through students and parents, made an instantaneous adjustment to remote learning. Merchants, inn keepers and restauranteurs suddenly were managing in a tourist town turned ghost town. Residents started eating out o...

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