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  1. Kickstarter to move Macefield 'Up' house slow to raise fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Ballard News-Tribune

    The Kick-starter campaign that would move the Edith Macefield "Up" house to Orcas Island is having a slow start getting off the ground. Last month it was announced that OPAL Community Land Trust --a land trust non-profit based on Orcas Island -- was the recipient of the house.

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  2. West Seattle whales: Orcas reported, heading southboundRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 | West Seattle Blog

    Three reports of orcas off our shores - most recently, just before 2:30 pm, off Beach Drive in the Me-Kwa-Mooks vicinity, headed southbound.

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  3. 11 Perfect Weekend Getaways Near SeattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | Seattle

    ... Strait of Juan de Fuca) are as beloved for their food as for their beauty-especially two of the largest, San Juan and Orcas islands. Think: Oysters you shuck and slurp on the beach, fat pears, spicy cider. You won't find these taste sensations in ...

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  4. Kenmore Air hosts fan-picked airline deal from Seattle to Orcas IslandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 5 | Kenmore Reporter

    Kenmore Air announced today it would put tickets on sale for just $89 each way including taxes between all Seattle-area terminals and Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands starting this Wednesday. "Our customers, fans and friends voted and we listened! Orcas Island is this year's winner for the 3rd year in a row of our 'Vote for your Favorite Island' contest!" said Todd Banks, President of Kenmore Air.

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  5. With some fundraising help, Ballard's 'Up' house will be bound for Orcas IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | Business Journal

    Edith Macefield's humble Ballard bungalow could become affordable housing in a place where housing prices are sky-high: Orcas Island. OPAL Community Land Trust, a nonprofit that works to maintain affordable housing on Orcas, will move the 600-square house by barge to the island.

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  6. San Juan's county coroner: what happens when someone dies on the islands?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | Journal of the San Juans

    ... Gaylord had a case where someone had choked but the lodged item wasn't found until the autopsy. When a woman on Orcas passed away in June, several of her friends were concerned that she would be left in her home for multiple days. Undersheriff Brent ...

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  7. Orcas man charged with identity theft and trafficking stolen propertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    An Orcas man has been charged with trafficking in stolen property in the first degree, identity theft in the first degree and identity theft in the second degree. According to court documents, clients of McClerren's window washing business noticed on June 11 that he had cashed a check from them for $4,722.90.

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  8. San Juan Island Real Estate Market SummaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    ... islands dollar volume was actually down 32 percent but their transaction numbers reflected an increase. The volumes on Orcas and Lopez reflected an increase of nine percent and 47 percent respectively; go Lopez! Transaction numbers were similar to ...

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  9. Bookmonger: Learning capacity for tolerance from whalesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | Bellingham Herald

    ... riding the roller coaster at the fair - and then we all went back to our lives. Namu was the first in a long line of orcas that have been captured and exploited for their star power at marine parks around the world. A species that had been greatly ...

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  10. The Morning News: Orcas in Puget Sound, NASA's New Planet, and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | The Stranger

    Researchers Say All the Puget Sound Orcas Are Present: On the annual tally of endangered orcas in Puget Sound, researchers counted 81, including four babies. "Crews from the Pacific Whale Watch Association have photographed the babies swimming and jumping out of the water," according to the AP , "and report that they appear to be healthy."

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  11. Weather weighs on OPALCO rate hikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    The Orcas Power and Light Cooperative members are seeing continued rate increases as OPALCO continues to collect less revenue due to lower kilowatt sales. This February OPALCO enacted a $10.30 facility charge on all member accounts.

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  12. A Hobbit Holiday: Searching for Middle Earth on Orcas IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2015 | Bellingham Herald

    ... decided to streamline their San Juan ferries with a reservation system (hallelujah!) I tried it out with a visit to Orcas Island - and discovered that you can find Middle Earth right here in Washington, complete with hobbit houses, local beer, ...

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  13. A hobbit holiday on Orcas Island: Take a trip to a magical placeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | The Olympian

    ... decided to streamline their San Juan ferries with a reservation system (hallelujah!) I tried it out with a visit to Orcas Island - and discovered that you can find Middle Earth right here in Washington, complete with hobbit houses, local beer, ...

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  14. New interim editor of the JournalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    ... at the Journal and the editor of the Weekly. She then moved on to become the assistant editor of the Sounder on Orcas in 2012. Prior to coming to the islands, Bagby worked for nearly two years as an embedded journalist with a Medevac unit in Iraq ...

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  15. Whale-watching crews say Salish Seaa s orca calves are doing wellRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | Bellingham Herald

    ... of the four Southern Resident orca calves comes after almost three years after the group's last successful birth. Orcas are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and in Canada under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). Their numbers ...

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  16. Orcas man charged with assault with a deadly weaponRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    Orcas Island resident Peter William Sherman, 27, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon in the second degree for an incident on July 4 in Eastsound, Orcas Island. Bail was set at $10,000.

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  17. Magician Matthew Laslo comes to San Juan IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    ... Now, at 14 years old, he's created his own full-length illusion show and regularly packs The Sea View theatre on Orcas with audiences lining up to see his amazing feats. Laslo is best known on San Juan Island as "Matthew the Magician" who started ...

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  18. Elwha out of service, canceling ferry routesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2015 | King County Journal

    ... This will cancel the 10:45 a.m. departure from Lopez to Anacortes. The 10:20 a.m. departure from Anacortes to Shaw and Orcas will make an unscheduled stop in Lopez to accommodate vehicle traffic. Additionally, the 12:05 p.m. departure from Orcas ...

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  19. Orca's mans death ruled as drowningRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    The autopsy of an Orcas Island man found off of a North Whidbey beach June 24 showed he died of saltwater drowning, according to Island County coroner Robert Bishop. Bishop said Fleischmann was at his work around noon on Tuesday, June 23 on Orcas, and did not show up for his scheduled work shift at 4 p.m. that day.

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  20. Fire watch: British Columbia, Orcas and Portage IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    ... is causing hazy, smoky air. "We don't know when at this point will clear up," said Acting Fire Chief Mik Presyz for Orcas Island. "Those who have allergies or asthma are encouraged to stay indoors." At 6:30 a.m. on July 3, Orcas Island Fire and ...

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