Doris Ilene Hughes died peacefully at home on Thursday, October 17, 2019. Doris was born to Carl and Edith Nordhus at the family farmhouse during a snowstorm in Clark, South Dakota.
OLYMPIA – As part of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) ongoing efforts to strengthen rural fire districts in wildfire-prone areas, Okanogan County Fire District 10, which covers the Loomis area, will be one of several rural fire departments to receive a surplus wildfire engine
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Court of Appeals, Division III, has rejected Crown Resources’ appeal of the NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit that the Washington State Department of Ecology issued for the Buckhorn Mine.
SEATTLE – On Oct. 9, Maria del Rayo Mendoza Garcia filed a lawsuit against Okanogan County for unlawfully detaining her in March 2019. Okanogan County detained Ms. Mendoza based solely on a detainer request from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) despite federal court decisions that make clear state and local officials have no authority to arrest or detain people for immigration purposes.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to the Indian Health Center (IHS) in support of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation’s application for a new IHS clinic in Omak through the Joint Venture Construction Program.
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Board of Health passed an emergency rule banning the sale of flavored vapor products or any products that will be used to create a flavored vapor product. The rule took effect on Oct. 10, 2019 and lasts for 120 days. The Board of Health and Department of Health will work closely with the Liquor and Cannabis Board on plans for implementation and enforcement now that the emergency rule is final.
TACOMA – The Washington State Historical Society (WSHS) is proud to welcome Michael Finley as its new tribal liaison.