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Tribal casinos in Wash. state to refuse welfare cards

Associated Press; KOMO News   OLYMPIA, Wash. – Tribal casinos in Washington will no longer cash welfare cards under an agreement with the state Gambling Commission. The commission said Tuesday that 27 of the 29 federally recognized tribes in the state have agreed to amend gambling agreements to ensure that all cash dispensing and point-of-sale […]

December 31st, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Old year ends with newborn baby orca in our Salish Sea

  By Joel Connelly, Seattle PI   The last days of 2014 have brought glad tidings and great joy to those who follow and worry about the southern resident community of orcas (killer whales) that inhabit the Salish Sea, the inland waters of Washington and southern British Columbia. A newborn orca was discovered Tuesday looking […]

December 31st, 2014 | Posted in Environment,News,Top Story | Read More »

The Advocate: Tracy Rector

    by Amanda Manitach, City Arts   Last summer Tracy Rector spent three and a half weeks traveling 650 miles across the Salish Sea by canoe, recording the evolving relationship between tribal peoples of the Pacific Northwest and the waters they’ve called home for thousands of years. The journey was part of her forthcoming […]

December 30th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Local News | Read More »

Native Leaders Appointed to Positions in Education, Environment, Justice in Washington State

  Richard Walker, Indian Country Today   Three prominent Native American Washingtonians have been appointed to key positions in education, environmental protection, and the judiciary. On December 15, Gov. Jay Inslee announced his appointment of Raquel Montoya-Lewis, Isleta Pueblo/Laguna Pueblo, to the Whatcom County Superior Court. She will be the only Native American Superior Court […]

December 30th, 2014 | Posted in News,Top Story | Read More »

Quileute Tribe celebrates discovery of historic rock carving

A fisherman stumbled upon a rock carving that appears to show a legendary battle in Quileute mythology. As historic finds go, it’s “the most important, at least in this modern day” for the tribe.     By Joseph O’Sullivan, Seattle Times Olympia bureau OUTSIDE OF FORKS, Clallam County — There hadn’t been any good fishing […]

December 30th, 2014 | Posted in News,Top Story | Read More »

Seattle, Portland Could Set Records For Warmth In 2014

By Chris Lehman, NW News Network 2014 could be the warmest year on record for both Seattle and Portland. With about one week left, Seattle is on track to narrowly break the mark set in 1995 for its warmest year on record. Portland is just shy of breaking its 1992 record, but a warmer than […]

December 27th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

EPA to Develop Federal Clean Water Standards for Washington, if State Won’t

Terri Hansen, Indian Country Today   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has told the State of Washington it intends to step in to develop a federal plan for the state’s human health water quality criteria as the state did not finalize a plan by year’s end, a deadline EPA gave the state last April. […]

December 27th, 2014 | Posted in Environment,Health,News,Top Story | Read More »

Native American Night Before Christmas: A New Old Tradition [Video]

  Indian Country Today   The reading of “A Visit From St. Nicholas,” a poem by Clement Clarke Moore better known by its first line, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” is a tradition in many households; nearly 200 years after its first appearance, an author and an artist published a version that gave the story […]

December 25th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Top Story | Read More »

Conservation Group Collects Christmas Trees For Salmon Habitat

  By Cassandra Profita, OPB   Most Christmas trees get kicked to the curb and ground up into mulch after the holidays. But a Portland-area conservation group is trying to change that. The Tualatin Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited has found used Christmas trees make great salmon habitat when placed in coastal waterways. Next month, […]

December 25th, 2014 | Posted in Environment,News,Top Story | Read More »

Wash. state carbon emissions dropping slightly

  By PHUONG LE, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) – Greenhouse gas emissions in Washington state dropped by about 4.6 percent between 2010 and 2011, led by reductions in emissions from the electricity sector, a new state report shows. The latest data shows that about 91.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide or its equivalent was […]

December 25th, 2014 | Posted in Environment,News | Read More »

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