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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 Jr., a Nisqually elder and fisherman who served for more than half a century as the charismatic voice of Northwest tribes fighting to exercise their treaty rights, died early Monday, tribal officials and his family confirmed Monday. Mr. Frank was 83. “We are all stunned and not prepared for this,” said W. Ron Allen, Jamestown…

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