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A canid or wolf-dog at the Predators of the Heart Facility in Anacortes. The organization now goes by Because We Matter Exotic Animal Rescue. (Courtesy: Debbie Sodl / Because We Matter Exotic Animal Rescue)

Predators of the Heart once again denied a special use permit to continue operations

The Skagit County Board of County Commissioners denied an appeal and affirmed the county hearing examiner’s October decision, denying a special use permit for Predators of the Heart (POTH) in Anacortes.
The decision on Dec. 12 came as no surprise to the organization’s executive director, Ashley Carr, who said the organization will appeal this latest decision in superior court.

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Tacoma labor leaders celebrate the passage of Citizens’ Initiative Measure No. 1 at a press conference on Friday, Dec. 8. (Credit: Lauren Gallup / NWPB)

Tacoma’s new tenant protections now in effect

Since Tacoma voters approved a ballot initiative that introduces new regulations called the Landlord Fairness Code to the Tacoma Municipal Code, there’s been a lot of questions about the initiative.
The City of Tacoma has answered some about the process and what happens next. The Landlord Fairness Code was adopted into the Tacoma Municipal Code and is a city law as of Dec. 8. City Manager Elizabeth Pauli reiterated this in a study session of the city council on Dec. 5.

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Two canids at the Predators of the Heart facility in Anacortes. The organization now goes by Because We Matter Exotic Animal Rescue. (Courtesy: Debbie Sodl / Because We Matter Exotic Animal Rescue)

Nonprofit for exotic animals in Anacortes could be forced to close

Whether an organization housing a variety of animals in Anacortes, Washington will continue operating is in the hands of the Skagit County Board of Commissioners — with a decision expected Dec. 12.
The nonprofit, Predators of the Heart, is appealing an October decision by the Skagit County hearing examiner denying POTH a special use permit to house animals the county restricts under its “potentially dangerous animals” law. The Skagit County Board of Commissioners will decide on the appeal.

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