Two Minnesota men found in apparent murder-suicide on Lopez were part of sexual assault investigation

  • Today at 12:00AM updated at 5:25PM

Two Minnesota men were found dead on a Lopez Island beach last week. In the wake of their murder-suicide, an even darker story has emerged: the couple was allegedly involved in the sexual abuse of a 16-year-old-boy.

Library expansion progress and FAQ

  • Today at 12:00AM updated at 1:46PM

Construction of the Orcas Island Public Library Expansion began on July 12. Detailed information regarding the expansion and still photographs are on the library's website. A continuous construction camera feed will also soon be available.

Music on the Green this weekend features Mary Lydia Ryan

  • Today at 1:09PM

Mary Lydia Ryan and bassist Trent Wagner return to Orcas on Sunday, Sept. 4 to perform at Music on the Green. The show will run from 5-7 p.m. and is free to attend.

Ferry travel to spike over upcoming holiday weekend

  • Today at 12:20PM

A projected 125,000 more passengers took a ferry this summer compared to last year, and 317,000 more than in summer 2014. That trend is expected to continue Labor Day weekend, with an estimated 90,000 travelers per day hopping a ferry for the last holiday of the summer.

Local diver dies near Johns Island

  • Today at 12:00AM updated at 10:28AM

A local diver died after experiencing medical complications near Johns Island on Tuesday afternoon.

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