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Director: Jennifer Johnson

The Salvation Army is prepared to open a cold weather shelter in Anacortes, Washington when the temperature drops below 30 degrees.  If you  or someone you know is in need, please follow this link for more information.

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Parents: Make sure your kids have updated vaccines for school
Updated vaccine requirements for schools and daycares can be found on the state Department of Health website [more]

Blue green algae blooms
As Skagit County lakes heat up with the season they may be more likely to have blue green algae blooms.  Blue green algae can produce toxins that can make people and animals sick.  People and pets should stay away from water that has intense color and scum, like spilled paint.  Recreate where lake water appears clear and clean.  More information on blue green algae can be found at www.nwtoxicalgae.org .

Opioid Workgroup
A public health crisis has hit our nation and our local community. Opioid-related deaths have now surpassed motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of accidental death. Learn more.

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