Orca calf likely dead, scientists say

Whale researchers have announced that L120, a  seven-week-old Southern Resident orca,  has likely died. The calf
  • Oct 21, 2014 at 2:33PM

South Whidbey’s orca community is mourning what appears to be the loss of a new calf. The Center for Whale Research confirmed that seven-week-old baby L120, the third known offspring of the 23-year old Southern Resident orca L86, was not with his or her mother when L pod was photographed recently in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | I-594 is sensible, right for state

  • Today at 8:00AM

Editor, There is a lot of misinformation about state Initiatives 594 and 591, both of which will be on our 2014 ballot. Purpose of I-594 The goal is to prevent criminals from purchasing guns. Nowhere in I-594 is there any language about the confiscation of guns. I-594 merely closes a loophole in the existing criminal background check system. Right now anyone who buys a gun from a licensed dealer in Washington has to go through a criminal background check.

KUDOS | Greenbank artist chosen to show works at La Conner museum

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Greenbank artist Kathleen Otley was chosen for an Invitational Show by La Conner’s Museum of Northwest Art. Otley’s willow wall sculptures will be presented at the 30th annual Arts Alive! Invitational Show in La Conner on Halloween and Dia de los Muertos weekend.

Opinion

EDITORIAL | Jacks, Grone, Crider right for county seats

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Last-minute voters, time is running out. Ballots were mailed last week and the clock is steadily ticking down to the Nov. 4 general election. For those who haven’t had the chance to dive into the issues, get to know the candidates, or are still wrestling with the right decisions, here’s who we think deserves your vote.

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