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Justice For Jackie Is Justice For All— It’s Now The Law

Justice For Jackie Is Justice For All— It’s Now The Law

PTOI and Families Join Governor Inslee for De-escalate Signing by Puyallup Tribal News Staff Justice for Jackie is justice for all. It’s no longer just a mantra for a mother’s lost daughter—it’s now the law. Nearly three years after Puyallup Tribal member Lisa Earl, the mother of Jacqueline Salyers, lost her daughter to a Tacoma police shooting, and launched Justice for Jackie, Jackie’s family and members of the Puyallup Tribe joined Gov. Jay Inslee at the State Capitol on Feb. 4, 2019, to witness the signing of new legislation that strengthens and clarifies Initiative 940 that was approved by voters…
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The basics of starting an exercise routine

The basics of starting an exercise routine

By AMY LOSCHERT, ND, FABNO, SALISH CANCER CENTER Many people make New Year’s resolutions related to losing weight and/or establishing a consistent workout routine so they can become healthier. Here are some tips that will help anyone to achieve their new workout related goals.1. Be realistic and make a plan that fits your daily lifestyle. The key to a successful exercise regimen is consistency, so choose a time of day when you will have the time you need to work out, wash up afterwards and easily transition to your next event. Then write it down in your planner and don’t prioritize…
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“A revolving door of success”

“A revolving door of success”

By PUYALLUP TRIBAL NEWS STAFF Scott Halasz is the athletic director and head coach for the boys’ basketball team at Chief Leschi Schools. The News Staff talked with him about the impact sports is having on the students at Chief Leschi, and why this program is important.What teams are playing right now?Right now, we have boys’ and girls’ basketball, and wrestling. In the past we’ve only had three to four wrestlers a season, but we have 17 wrestlers this year. A lot of those wrestlers are now football players because wrestling helps them with football. Then they go from wrestling…
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Native women in Congress: Puyallup Tribal Councilwomen on making history

Native women in Congress: Puyallup Tribal Councilwomen on making history

By PUYALLUP TRIBAL NEWS STAFF Earlier this month, Puyallup Tribal Councilwomen Anna Bean and Annette Bryan traveled to Washington, D.C., to celebrate the swearing in of the first two Native American women Congress members.Both councilmembers celebrate what a historic moment this is — and how the swearing in of Rep. Deb Haaland, D-New Mexico (Laguna Pueblo) and Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kansas (Ho- Chunk) was a big moment for them and their communities. The movement of Native women in of ce continued on a local level when Debra Lekanov (Tlingit) was sworn in to the Washington State Legislature following their visit…
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Wrongs must be righted at Tacoma LNG plant

Wrongs must be righted at Tacoma LNG plant

By Puyallup Tribe Council member ANNETTE BRYAN and MELISSA MALOTT Originally published in the Tacoma News Tribune on December 20, 2018It’s unfortunate that local politics are so thoroughly disconnected from global issues. When it comes to reducing fossil fuel emissions, natural gas offers marginal gains and great risks; it is not the transitional fuel we thought it was a decade ago. It’s time to get the facts right on the process and impacts of the Tacoma liquified natural gas (LNG) plant.The arguments in favor of the LNG plant are largely supported by a million dollar, green-washing cable TV campaign purchased…
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