Oak Harbor rocked by murder: Police apprehend suspect in Bellingham

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 10:38AM

Chris Baker’s home in Rolling Hills was filled with both tears and laughter Monday night. Family and friends sat round the dining table and shared memories of Baker’s grandson, Adam Garcia. The 21-year-old Oak Harbor man was killed in a shooting early Saturday morning in the city.

Clinton author draws on power of religious icons

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 6:00PM

Mary Green always listened to the words of her god; throughout her life she had meaningful conversations through prayer and found guidance within the gospels. But Green, a self-described “highly visual” person, said she lacked the “eyes to see.”

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Suspect in shooting death appears in court, motive still unclear

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 4:52PM

Christopher Malaga showed no emotion as he sat in court today. He remained stone-faced as a woman wailed in sorrow from the galley crowded with members of his alleged victim's family. The 23-year-old is accused of shooting and killing Adam Garcia, a man who apparently was his friend before a falling out.

Sail trading brings in grain to Langley

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 4:00PM

An old-world sight sailed into the South Whidbey Harbor at Langley recently. A ketch, the Ya Sure, docked in the marina the night of Oct. 11 after picking up grain in Sequim. The Ballard-based vessel is part of the Salish Sea Trading Cooperative, a non-profit trade group aiming for carbon-neutral transportation of goods. The crew delivered grains for Sundance Bakery in Langley, run by Kelly Baugh. According to an email from Kathy Pelish, general manager and co-founder of Salish Sea Trading, Baugh got in touch with her after a visit to the South Whidbey Yacht Club and Slow Food Whidbey meeting this summer.

Langley planner urges pause on lift

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 2:00PM

Langley may take a timeout to reconsider its mode of transportation along the Cascade Avenue bluff. Jeff Arango, Langley’s director of Community Planning who recently resigned, recommended the city take a step back and pursue a new master plan related to the marina at South Whidbey Harbor. Rather than support the bridge-and-elevator Langley Lift as proposed by Paul and Pam Schell, the former of whom died in July shortly after presenting the project to the city, Arango backed the idea of redoing a 10-year-old plan in concert with the Port of South Whidbey.

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