TULALIP — For a section of I-5 that sees 100,000 vehicles per day, the two-lane bridge at 116th Street NE joining Marysville and Tulalip just doesn't cut it any more.In January, construction crews are set to start work on the bridge deck for a new overpass.
Date: 11/26/2015 | Local News
There are names better known nationally among this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, announced earlier this week by the White House, but...
Date: 11/20/2015 | Editorials
SEATTLE — The White House has announced that an Indian treaty rights activist and Environmental Protection Agency leader from Washington state will be among those receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's top civilian award.Billy Frank, Jr. was an...
Date: 11/16/2015 | Northwest
YAKIMA — Justice can come slowly. In this case it has taken nearly a century.It is the story of treaty rights, Washington state’s belated efforts to correct wrongs and an 81-year-old Yakama man who sought for years to vacate his great-uncle’s 1917 conviction for illegally fishing.
Date: 11/14/2015 | Northwest
LONGVIEW — After more than a decade of legal battles, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe has received 156 acres of land to call their own.The Daily News reported that the federal government declared the land Friday as the tribe’s initial reservation.
Date: 11/09/2015 | Northwest
After levee breach, the change at Qwuloolt Estuary
Date: 11/03/2015 | Local News
BILLINGS, Mont. — A Republican proposal to let only Congress decide whether American Indian tribes deserve federal recognition threatens the legitimacy of hundreds of tribes and would add delay to what was long a broken system, an Obama administration official said Wednesday.
Date: 10/29/2015 | Nation & World
PORT GAMBLE — A 59-year-old member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe has been convicted of five counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor.Justice Department officials said in a news release that a jury in U.S. District Court in Tacoma found Leroy Charles guilty on Monday.
Date: 10/27/2015 | Northwest
Stillaguamish canoe stolen in the 1960s is returned to tribe
Date: 10/27/2015 | Local News
The word "anniversary" doesn't seem to fit. It's better used to mark occasions of celebration, the passing of another year in a marriage, on a job, for a moment in history. But it's difficult to use the word anniversary when it's connected to tragedy. The word catches in the...
Date: 10/23/2015 | Editorials
Documentary photo exhibit opens at Hibulb Cultural Center
Date: 10/23/2015 | Entertainment
Pretending the shootings never happened wasn’t an option
Date: 10/21/2015 | Local News
BREMERTON — The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is looking to boost the oyster population in Hood Canal by building a shellfish nursery.
Date: 10/19/2015 | Northwest
SEATTLE — Federal appeals court judges are weighing whether Washington state should have to spend billions of dollars to replace culverts that block migrating salmon.
Date: 10/16/2015 | Northwest
SEATTLE — The former treasurer of the Seattle Indian Services Commission has been sentenced to two months in jail after pleading guilty to stealing nearly $14,000 from the organization.
Date: 10/13/2015 | Northwest
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Four Modoc men who were executed as war criminals in 1873 were honored as warriors and significant historical figures during a grave dedication ceremony at Fort Klamath.
Date: 10/05/2015 | Northwest
TULALIP — The Tulalip Tribes gave $5.8 million in charitable donations to over 360 organizations in the past year.On Saturday, the tribes celebrated those recipients in their annual "Raising Hands" gala.
Date: 10/05/2015 | Local News
MARYSVILLE — The levee at the Qwuloolt Estuary has been breached for nearly a month and the ecosystem is slowly transforming from a weed-covered lowland into a salt marsh.With the Tulalip Tribes...
Date: 09/28/2015 | Local News
SEATTLE — Raymond Fryberg’s lawyers say he was never served with a domestic violence restraining order and had no idea he wasn’t allowed to have guns.
Date: 09/18/2015 | Local News
MOUNT VERNON — The Upper Skagit Indian Tribe has decided to close its pink salmon fishery because fewer pinks have returned to the Skagit River than anticipated.
Date: 09/11/2015 | Northwest
SEATTLE — A federal judge has sentenced a Tulalip Tribal member to 111 days in prison for clubbing two bald eagles to death and then trying to sell them.
Date: 09/11/2015 | Local News
Cultural Kitchen allows sharing of foods from around the world
Date: 09/11/2015 | Local News
TULALIP — Early-morning drivers who use I-5 through the Tulalip-Marysville area should plan on a full closure of all northbound lanes on Thursday, Sept. 10.
Date: 09/08/2015 | Street Smarts
SEATTLE — Fraud charges have been filed against a fish and game enforcement officer with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community accused of misusing tribal funds.
Date: 09/05/2015 | Northwest
The Legislature and Gov. Jay Inslee now have some motivation. And a deadline.The federal Environmental Protection Agency has notified the state that it intends to move forward with a stringent clean-water...
Date: 09/04/2015 | Editorials
Editorial: Should we change our mountain's moniker?
Date: 09/01/2015 | Editorials
After a century, farmland becomes salmon habitat
Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News
LUMMI RESERVATION, Wash. — The Lummi Nation has hired a law firm to help in its efforts to stop the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issuing a permit for a coal terminal at Cherry Point.
Date: 08/28/2015 | Northwest
PORTLAND, Ore. — A Native American tribe is taking a 22-foot totem pole from Canada through the Pacific Northwest to Montana in opposition of proposed coal export terminals.
Date: 08/21/2015 | Northwest
Federal officials on Wednesday launched a new program that will allow tribes access to national criminal databases and fix a system that allowed a man to buy a gun that was later used by his son to kill four classmates and himself at a Marysville Pilchuck High School.
Date: 08/19/2015 | Local News
BILLINGS, Mont. — A Wyoming company has entered a partnership to develop a Washington state coal port for shipments of the fuel to Asia.The deal includes a future option for Montana’s Crow Tribe to take a 5 percent stake in the project.
Date: 08/14/2015 | Northwest
TULALIP — Joe Hatch was supposed to be managing the shellfish he's now accused of poaching.The former co-director of the Tulalip Tribes fisheries and wildlife division is facing criminal charges for allegedly trafficking in crab and shrimp.Hatch, 51,...
Date: 08/12/2015 | Local News
MARYSVILLE — A community event is planned for the one-year milestone of the shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School.
Date: 08/09/2015 | Local News
TULALIP — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court’s decision that recognized the Suquamish Tribe’s rights to fish in Port Gardner and other nearby waters.
Date: 08/08/2015 | Local News
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Art Museum will be returning 18 ceremonial packages to Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation decades after the sacred artifacts were taken from the tribe.
Date: 08/07/2015 | Northwest
Grammy winners to play at Arlington fest
Date: 08/07/2015 | Entertainment
Snohomish County and the state of Washington were already facing a difficult legal battle against the Tulalip Tribes confederation. Now, the U.S. Justice Department is seeking to join the lawsuit and is...
Date: 08/06/2015 | Editorials
SEATTLE — The U.S. Justice Department filed a motion on Tuesday asking to join the Tulalip Tribes in a federal lawsuit against the State of Washington and Snohomish County that seeks to stop them from...
Date: 08/04/2015 | Local News
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday scrapped a major rewrite of the state's clean water rules, opening the door for the federal government to impose its standard on the state.Inslee, in a...
Date: 08/01/2015 | Local News
Agencies looking to house homeless people in tiny houses have agreed to set up a small village at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Seattle. Students from the Tulalip Tribes’ Construction Trades pre-apprenticeship...
Date: 08/01/2015 | Local News
SEATTLE — The former police chief of the Swinomish Police Department has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $34,000 from the tribe in northwest Washington.
Date: 07/30/2015 | Northwest
TACOMA — A tribal jail inmate faces new charges after he bit and punched a federal officer during an escape attempt.
Date: 07/27/2015 | Northwest
ELGIN, Ore. — Against the backdrop of a region-wide drought, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are bracing for the potentially harmful long-term effects of climate change.
Date: 07/26/2015 | Northwest
POULSBO — Washington State Parks will sell a former state park to the Squaxin Island Tribe, which forced the park’s closure more than two decades ago.
Date: 07/24/2015 | Northwest
Work is scheduled to start July 20 on a Tulalip Tribes project to improve the interchange of I-5 and 116th Street NE.
Date: 07/15/2015 | Street Smarts
SEATTLE — The federal government has again rejected a Seattle tribe’s petition for federal recognition as an Indian tribe.
Date: 07/05/2015 | Northwest
CHIIMACUM, Wash. — An area of spiritual significance to the S’Kallam people has been added to the Washington state register of historic places.Tamanowas Rock is located on an 82-acre parcel of land about 10 miles south of Port Townsend.
Date: 07/02/2015 | Northwest
What’s the lawsuit all about?
Date: 06/26/2015 | Local News
$40 million a year collected from tribal-owned Quil Ceda Village
Date: 06/26/2015 | Local News
YAKIMA — Sheriff’s officials say a man was stabbed to death at a family gathering on the Yakama Indian Nation’s reservation.
Date: 06/22/2015 | Northwest
SPOKANE — The Spokane Tribe has won approval from the federal government in its effort to build an off-reservation casino in Airway Heights.
Date: 06/16/2015 | Northwest
Native students' houses destined for Seattle camp
Date: 06/16/2015 | Local News
HELENA, Mont. — Leaders of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians want Montana officials to allow its members to hunt more bison that leave Yellowstone National Park.
Date: 06/15/2015 | Northwest
TULALIP — The longhouse on the shores of Tulalip Bay echoed with drums and voices and filled with the smoke of twin cedar fires as members of the Tulalip Tribes marked the start of salmon season Saturday.
Date: 06/13/2015 | Local News
TULALIP — The Tulalip Tribes filed a federal lawsuit Friday to stop Snohomish County and the state of Washington from imposing sales tax within its Quil Ceda Village retail area.
Date: 06/13/2015 | Local News
BILLINGS, Mont. — The U.S. government has made offers worth more than $230 million combined to buy fractionated parcels of land on two Montana American Indian reservations and turn them over to tribal governments, Department of Interior officials said.
Date: 06/08/2015 | Northwest
ARLINGTON — The Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians’ police force has been commissioned by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.The change allows tribal police the same powers as sheriff’s deputies, including the ability to arrest non-tribal members on tribal lands.
Date: 06/04/2015 | Local News
TULALIP — Marlin Fryberg Jr., a longtime member of the Tulalip Tribes’ board of directors, announced his resignation from the board Thursday.
Date: 05/30/2015 | Local News
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking legislation that would require state and local election officials to work with American Indian tribes to locate at least one polling place on or near each tribe’s land.
Date: 05/21/2015 | Northwest
YAKIMA — A man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for trying to arrange the illegal sale of golden eagle feathers.
Date: 05/21/2015 | Northwest
OLYMPIA — Washington public schools will be required to teach about the history and culture of the state's federally recognized tribes under a new law signed this week.A 2005 law encouraged school districts to include instruction on tribal history using a curriculum...
Date: 05/08/2015 | Local News
TULALIP — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that the Tulalip Tribes are not entitled to additional video-gambling terminals under terms of an agreement between the state and the
Date: 04/27/2015 | Local News
Vaunted Arlington tech firm had complicated ownership
Date: 04/26/2015 | Business
SEATTLE — Washington tribes and the country’s largest group representing Native Americans are asking for state and federal help in getting background checks when a tribe needs to place a child with a foster parent in an emergency situation.
Date: 04/18/2015 | Northwest
SEATTLE — The father of the Washington teenager who fatally shot four high school classmates and then himself in October pleaded not guilty in federal court to illegally possessing the gun used in the slayings.
Date: 04/16/2015 | Local News
Lovick objects to Council chairman's joke at Tulalip event
Date: 04/14/2015 | Local News
ANACORTES — The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community is suing BNSF Railway, alleging the company is violating an agreement that restricts the number of trains that can cross its reservation in northwest Washington.
Date: 04/08/2015 | Northwest
OLYMPIA — The Washington state Department of Natural Resources is buying more than 1,700 acres of forest land north of the Quinault Indian Reservation on the western Olympic Peninsula. Purchased for $5.2 million from The Nature Conservancy, the land will add to both wildlife habitat and working...
Date: 04/08/2015 | Northwest
Even if a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this spring makes same-sex marriage the law, it would leave pockets of the country where it isn’t likely to be recognized any time soon: the reservations of a handful of sovereign Native American tribes, including the nation’s two largest.
Date: 04/07/2015 | Nation & World
ARLINGTON — After attracting more than $40 million from outside investors, MicroGreen Polymers, a hot, up-and-coming clean-tech company, suddenly closed its doors Friday.The company, which at one point employed more than 100 people, did...
Date: 04/06/2015 | Business
BEND, Ore. — The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs has fired an official whose concerns led to a federal investigation.The tribes’ director of human resources told The Bend Bulletin on Friday that secretary-treasurer Jake Suppah was let go.
Date: 04/04/2015 | Northwest
SEATTLE — A federal judge on Thursday set conditions allowing for the release of Raymond Lee Fryberg Jr., who is accused of illegally obtaining the gun which his son used to kill four classmates in an October school...
Date: 04/02/2015 | Local News
Welcome. Great futures start here.Dozens of kids, loaded with backpacks and homework, were greeted by those messages Monday when they walked into the newest club run by Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County.
Date: 03/25/2015 | Local News
TULALIP — Former Tulalip Tribes Chairman Mel Sheldon Jr. was returned to the tribal board of directors after annual elections Saturday.Sheldon, who was also elected chairman of the board in a separate vote Saturday, returns to the board
Date: 03/24/2015 | Local News
KENNEWICK— A federal judge says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service should have consulted with tribes before expanding wildflowers tours to Rattlesnake Mountain within the Hanford Reach National Monument.
Date: 03/22/2015 | Northwest
Even nearly 14 years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, it's impossible to look at the New York City skyline and not think about what is missing, not just the buildings, but the lives.It will be the same in the Upper Stillaguamish Valley, 14 years from now, 30...
Date: 03/22/2015 | Editorials
SEATTLE — The former chief of the Swinomish Police Department has been indicted on charges of embezzling more than $30,000 from the tribe.
Date: 03/21/2015 | Northwest
OLYMPIA — There were tears, smiles and — thanks to a logger named Quinn Nations — a touch of politics Wednesday as Darrington, Oso, Arlington and the Sauk-Suiattle tribe received the state Medal of Valor for
Date: 03/18/2015 | Local News
TAHOLAH, Wash. — The Quinault Indian Nation has settled a civil rights lawsuit it filed against three school districts on the Olympic Peninsula.
Date: 03/16/2015 | Northwest
TACOMA — The Puyallup Tribe has purchased a cancer treatment center and the western Washington tribe says it will be moving the operation to Fife.
Date: 03/15/2015 | Northwest
Stillaguamish Tribe's new center connects youth & elders
Date: 03/10/2015 | Local News
BELLINGHAM — The federal government says the Lummi Nation of northwest Washington state has joined a $1.9 billion tribal lands consolidation program.
Date: 03/09/2015 | Northwest
SEATTLE — A federal agency has released a study that could open the door for hunting of the North Pacific gray whale by the Makah Indian tribe off the Washington coast.
Date: 03/07/2015 | Northwest
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new law Monday enabling the communities of Oso, Darrington and Arlington and the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe to receive the state’s Medal of Valor later this month.
Date: 03/02/2015 | Local News
“A traffic nightmare.” That’s how Greg Miner of Tulalip — and many of his fellow commuters — describe the traffic on 116th Street at I-5.
Date: 03/02/2015 | Street Smarts
LA PUSH — U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer and the Quileute Indian tribe are upset about delays in a dredging project at La Push, on the Olympic Peninsula coast, and they want the Oregon-based contractor held responsible.
Date: 03/01/2015 | Northwest
MARYSVILLE — A new website will serve as a clearinghouse for all information related to recovery from the shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School.
Date: 02/23/2015 | Local News
SEATTLE — A federal judge has sentenced to members of the Lummi Indian Tribe to prison for selling heroin, meth and crack cocaine.
Date: 02/21/2015 | Northwest
MARYSVILLE — Students recently bustled into the gymnasium at Totem Middle School for an assembly.They sat solemn, attentive when they learned the conversation would focus on depression and suicide.Before long, many were brought to tears, reminded of recent...
Date: 02/03/2015 | Local News
In the aftermath of the horrific school shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School on Oct. 24, our region has been left grappling with inexplicable questions about how this could have occurred and what could have been done to prevent such an atrocity. Only God truly knows the real...
Date: 01/28/2015 | Commentary
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Leaders of an Alaska tribal government are criticizing Gov. Bill Walker for promoting a ConocoPhillips petroleum drilling project within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska that they say will hurt subsistence fish and wildlife resources.
Date: 01/26/2015 | Northwest
TACOMA — A tentative deal between Washington state and Indian tribes would allow more gambling machines at tribal casinos.
Date: 01/25/2015 | Northwest
We may now have a way to eat our fish and have our jobs, too.The state Department of Ecology on Monday proposed a new water quality rule that, based on a...
Date: 01/13/2015 | Editorials