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Baby killer whale, first in two years, goes missing, presumed dead

Missing and presumed dead, L-120 swims alongside its mother, L-86, shortly after its birth in early September. - Contributed photo / Carrie Sapp
  • Oct 21, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Oct 22, 2014 at 8:29AM

The Center for Whale Research confirmed that the baby, L-120, first identified Sept. 6 off the west side of San Juan Island, was nowhere to be seen when its mother, L-86, along with other members of L-pod, were recently photographed in the waters of Juan de Fuca Strait.

 

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'A day in the life of Lolita' sheds light on the orca's plight

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Oct 22, 2014 at 9:13AM

The filmmaker claims the tank’s compressed dimensions violate the Animal Welfare Act, and according to Visser, cause Lolita to demonstrate “stereotypic behaviors” that are both abnormal and repetitive, and actions not seen of an animal in its natural habitat.

Oregon woman accidentally shoots herself when weapon in luggage discharges

  • Oct 20, 2014 at 7:51PM

The 34-year-old reportedly was handling her luggage, moving the bags about, when a single round from an unholstered firearm in one of the bags discharged and struck her. She was airlifted from Lopez Island with non-life-threatening injuries.

Proposal to deliver crude by rail prompts concerns over shipping

  • Oct 20, 2014 at 8:30AM

The Shell refinery in Anacortes is an unloading zone for crude oil, not a shipping point. Islanders for Safe Shipping wants to ensure it stays that way, and has raised concerns over the refinery's would-be project and capacity to receive crude by rail.

Dinged by dumpster, art heist in Eastsound, scuffle prompts woman's arrest; San Juan County Sheriff's Log

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 3:21PM

Sept. 30: A 36-year-old Lopez woman was arrested for assault after a physical altercation with a man at a Lopez gas station.

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