Far-right group stakes a claim, stoking angry debate and exposing political divides
LANGLEY, Wash. — The Deer Lagoon Grange sits on an emerald swath of grass along the northeast shore of Lone Lake, just outside the picturesque town of Langley, perched on bluffs above Puget Sound at the south end of Whidbey Island. The white building with two geometric barn quilts on its clapboard walls was once a Lutheran church. It's a bit run down today and in need of a paint job, but has stood at the heart of the island's agriculture community since its founding in 1927. In recent months, however, Deer Lagoon Grange #842 has landed hard at the center of something else: outrage and controve...
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