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May Day brings Justice for Jackie to the streets

The May Day weekend in Tacoma was dedicated to Jacqueline Salyers and the efforts to bring justice for her and her family. Beginning with a candlelight vigil on Saturday night, the activities continued on Sunday, May Day, with a spirited march and rally through the streets of the city and to Tacoma Police headquarters. The Justice for Jackie message was carried to Seattle as well, as Jackie’s uncle James Rideout headed up a group to participate in May Day activities there. A coalition of 20 organizations (see sidebar) all came together for the weekend in a truly united front to call for police… Read More

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1st Lt. Leonard Farron returned home nearly 75 years after his death

By Larry LaRue

The telephone call came late last year, and stunned 84-year-old Constance Earl Smith.

It was from someone saying they'd found the remains of her cousin, Leonard Farron – a 27-year-old member of the Puyallup Tribe and a World War II pilot missing since 1942.

“I heard her say, 'Whoa! Are you serious?'” daughter Cindy LeCompte said. “Then she listened for a minute and said, 'Of… Read More

Youth learn and have fun at spring break camp

The Puyallup Tribe’s Youth and Community Center was filled with the excited sounds of young school children during the Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) Spring Break Camp, which ran from April 4-7. While there was no age boundary for youth to participate, this year saw a large number of elementary… Read More