The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Services are planned this weekend for Billy Frank Jr., the Nisqually tribal elder who fought for Indian fishing rights in Washington and was an advocate for salmon habitat. He died Monday at his home near Olympia at the age of 83. The Olympian newspaper reports a public viewing is set for noon…More
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The Associated Press The funeral for the pilot killed in Tuesday’s news helicopter crash will be Saturday in Issaquah. KOMO says the funeral for Gary Pfitzner will be at noon Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. The service is open to the public. Pfitzner and photographer Bill Strothman were killed as their copter went out of control while taking off…More
The Associated Press CHEHALIS — The family of Jerry Moon wants to know how the wrong body ended up in his casket at his funeral. Family members were horrified Monday when they looked in the casket and saw the body of another man, The Chronicle reported Tuesday. They have hired a lawyer and asked the…More
The notoriously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Saturday’s funeral for Charlie and Braden Powell. And Occupy Seattle plans a counterprotest. According to the News Tribune of Tacoma, Margie Phelps, daughter of the Topeka, Kan.-based church’s founder, tweeted Wednesday night that the church will attend the boys’ memorial service to “remind” Gov. Christine Gregoire “they died…More
— From The Associated Press: The funeral for the two sons of missing Utah woman Susan Powell has been moved to a larger church. The Curnow Funeral Home in Sumner says the funeral for 7-year-old Charlie and 5-year-old Braden was moved “due to overwhelming response from the community.” It’s now scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Life Center…More