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May 9, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Public viewing and funeral this weekend for Billy Frank Jr.

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…

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March 20, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Funeral Saturday for pilot in KOMO-TV copter crash

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…

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February 9, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Anti-gay church to protest at Powell brothers' funeral

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…

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February 8, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Time, location changed for Powell brothers' funeral

– 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…

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