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May 10, 2014 at 8:24 AM

Saturday Memo: Landslides and logging … Honoring Billy Frank Jr. … Seattle Storm to hold Fan Fest

Weather: You know the drill — highs in the low 60s, chance of showers. It should be warm and sunny starting tomorrow and into next week, though.  National Weather Service forecast Traffic: The Highway 520 bridge is closed westbound until 5 a.m. Monday. Logging near risky hills: The deadly mudslide near Oso has led…


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May 5, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Billy Frank Jr., Nisqually elder who fought for treaty rights, dies

Billy Frank. who played a key role in the fisheries effort on the Nisqually River, is seen here on the river. (Photo by Ann Yow / The Seattle Times, 1983) Billy Frank Jr., a Nisqually elder and fisherman who served for more than half a century as the charismatic voice of Northwest tribes fighting to exercise…


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