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July 9, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Human skulls discovered at Bellevue Goodwill store

Three human skulls turned up last month in a donation to a Goodwill store in Bellevue. Employees at the store, located at 14515 N.E. 20th St., reported what they had found to the King County Medical Examiners Office. Two of the skulls were clearly the kind used for medical or educational purposes, according to a statement from…

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March 6, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Columbia River shoreline exposed by drawdown closed to public

The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash.  — That new shoreline exposed by the drawdown of cracked Wanapum Dam is being closed to the public. The Grant County Public Utility District announced the closure Thursday. The district owns the shoreline. Utility officials say people have been drawn to the area and are even driving on the newly exposed shoreline, which…

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September 4, 2013 at 8:39 AM

Clallam County skeleton hundreds, maybe thousands of years old

DIAMOND POINT, Clallam County (AP) — Authorities believe a Native American skeleton found last month at Diamond Point in Clallam County may be at least 200 years old, but could be a lot older. The Peninsula Daily News reports  the remains were found by a contractor who was backfilling a hole on a privately owned…

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August 1, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Skull found in Snake River could be ancient

WALLA WALLA (AP) — A partial human skull found in the Snake River upstream from the Ice Harbor Dam may be from a prehistoric Native American. The Walla Walla County sheriff’s office says the bone was found Tuesday in nearly 5 feet of water by a family looking for clams. The Union-Bulletin reports the skull will be…

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February 1, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Artist known for Native American ledger paintings has died

SPOKANE  (AP) — Artist George Flett, a member of the Spokane Tribe, has died at the age of 66. Flett was skilled in sculpture, bead working and silversmithing, but was best known for his ledger art. The Spokesman-Review said Flett died Wednesday of complications from diabetes Ledger painting is a Native American art form dating to the mid-1800s,…

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