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State’s Native American crisis hotline is first in the nation

The Native and Strong Lifeline provides culturally appropriate mental health support and referrals.

 

A North American Beaver sits in a trap placed by Tulalip Tribe Natural Resources at Naval Radio Station Jim Creek, Washington, Oct. 12. The Tulalip Beaver Project relocates "nuisance" beavers from (sub)urban areas to hydrologically impaired tributaries in the upper Snohomish Watershed for the improvement of fish rearing habitat and fresh water storage. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ethan Soto)

For beavers, tall dams don’t always make good neighbors

Naval Station Everett and the Tulalip Tribes teamed up to remove a family of beavers. Now, they’re restoring salmon habitat.

 

Amélie van Tass and Thommy Ten of The Clairvoyants (Courtesy photo)

The Clairvoyants to share ‘magical moments’ at Tulalip

The Austrian duo will bring mind reading and magic to the Tulalip Resort Casino on Friday.

 

The Tulalip Tribes have joined state and local leaders in calling on residents to stay home when not performing certain essential activities. Six Tulalip Tribes members had tested positive for COVID-19, including a tribal elder who died of the disease, according to the tribes. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Tulalip Tribes start planning for their own K-12 school

The move signals potential funding losses for the Marysville School District, though the concept is at least three years out.

The Tulalip Tribes have joined state and local leaders in calling on residents to stay home when not performing certain essential activities. Six Tulalip Tribes members had tested positive for COVID-19, including a tribal elder who died of the disease, according to the tribes. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A Volunteers of America Western Washington crisis counselor talks with somebody on the phone Thursday, July 28, 2022, in at the VOA Behavioral Health Crisis Call Center in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

A first-in-the-nation 988 line for Native people goes live in WA

A group of 16 people will run the Native and Strong Crisis Lifeline, which folds into the existing 988 hotline.

A Volunteers of America Western Washington crisis counselor talks with somebody on the phone Thursday, July 28, 2022, in at the VOA Behavioral Health Crisis Call Center in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Top row from left: Julio Cortes, Gary Kemp and Mary Fosse. Bottom row from left: Mark James, Bernard Moody and June Robinson.

Housing, economy, crime loom large in 38th District races

Two state House seats and one Senate seat are up for grabs in the 38th, which covers Everett, Tulalip and parts of Marysville.

Top row from left: Julio Cortes, Gary Kemp and Mary Fosse. Bottom row from left: Mark James, Bernard Moody and June Robinson.
The ecological goal for Blue Heron Slough, upper right, is to restore tidal channels, marsh, and mud flats by breaching old agricultural dikes as seen at Smith Island at left. Shot on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Puget Sound salmon habitat restored with tribes leading the way

At 353 acres, the Port of Everett’s Blue Heron Slough restoration project is among the largest along the Puget Sound.

The ecological goal for Blue Heron Slough, upper right, is to restore tidal channels, marsh, and mud flats by breaching old agricultural dikes as seen at Smith Island at left. Shot on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
This photo shows consumer fireworks wrapped with metal spikes that federal agents say could be used as an explosive device. (U.S. Attorney's Office)

Tulalip man faces federal charges for ‘shrapnel bombs’ found in home

Inside Samuel Archie Matta’s home, police reported finding several homemade bombs. Matta said they were for protection.

This photo shows consumer fireworks wrapped with metal spikes that federal agents say could be used as an explosive device. (U.S. Attorney's Office)
Tribal members dance to start an assemble on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day Friday evening at Tulalip Gathering Hall in Tulalip, Washington on September 30, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘Still here’: Tulalip boarding school descendants celebrate resilience

On Orange Shirt Day, a national day of remembrance, the Tulalip Tribes honored those who suffered due to violent cultural suppression.

Tribal members dance to start an assemble on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day Friday evening at Tulalip Gathering Hall in Tulalip, Washington on September 30, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Tulalip board members, along with Randy Johnson and Johnny Avello cut a ribbon at the Tulalip DraftKings Sportsbook grand opening on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Place your bets: Seattle sports legends ring in new Tulalip sportsbooks

With fanfare and two Hall of Fame guests, the Tulalip Tribes are the latest tribe to offer sports betting in their casinos.

Tulalip board members, along with Randy Johnson and Johnny Avello cut a ribbon at the Tulalip DraftKings Sportsbook grand opening on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Members of the Tulalip Tribes perform a blessing and acknowledgement at the dedication of the replacement bronze plaque for the 1855 treaty between local tribes and the U.S. government in Mukilteo, Washington on September 9, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Mukilteo ceremony dedicates replica of stolen treaty plaque

The focus Friday was moving forward, with respect to a past deemed as unjust, as exemplified by the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott.

Members of the Tulalip Tribes perform a blessing and acknowledgement at the dedication of the replacement bronze plaque for the 1855 treaty between local tribes and the U.S. government in Mukilteo, Washington on September 9, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Firefighters transported one patient with life-threatening injuries after a single-vehicle fatality crash in the area of Lager Lane and Turk Road shortly after 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday. (Marysville Fire District)

Tulalip teen charged with driving high in fatal crash

Daisha Smith-Spencer was ejected from the bed of a truck that her friend was reportedly driving in March. She was 20.

Firefighters transported one patient with life-threatening injuries after a single-vehicle fatality crash in the area of Lager Lane and Turk Road shortly after 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday. (Marysville Fire District)
Replacement Point of Elliot Treaty marker on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mukilteo restores stolen plaque at site of fateful Point Elliott Treaty

The Tulalip Tribes chair said it “would’ve been nice” if Mayor Joe Marine consulted with the tribes to make the plaque more “appropriate.”

Replacement Point of Elliot Treaty marker on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
People wander through the DraftKings Sportsbook during the soft opening at the Tualip Casino on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Just as MLB, NFL seasons overlap, Tulalip Tribes open sportsbooks

At Tulalip’s new sportsbooks run by DraftKings, wagers can be made on Seahawks and Mariners games, but not the Huskies or Cougars.

People wander through the DraftKings Sportsbook during the soft opening at the Tualip Casino on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A conference room decorated with a mural will host support groups at the Tulalip Tribes' medication-assisted treatment facility. Misty Napeahi led a tour in Tulalip, on Aug. 23. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Tulalip Tribes opening methadone clinic ‘to try to prevent death’

The clinic will serve tribal members and the general public. It represents a shift in how Tulalip approaches drug treatment.

A conference room decorated with a mural will host support groups at the Tulalip Tribes' medication-assisted treatment facility. Misty Napeahi led a tour in Tulalip, on Aug. 23. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Heritage High Principal Dr. Nathan Plummer and Tulalip Education Division Executive Director Jessica Bulstad stand out front at Heritage High School on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Marysville school’s new approach embraces ‘Indigenous ways of learning’

Educators are redesigning Heritage High’s education model to support Indigenous students in a culturally competent way.

Heritage High Principal Dr. Nathan Plummer and Tulalip Education Division Executive Director Jessica Bulstad stand out front at Heritage High School on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Andrew Gobin of the Tulalip Tribes greets members of NOAA before the playing of a welcome song during a ceremony Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, at the decommissioned NOAA building on the waterfront in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Ahead of demolition, tribes lament loss of Mukilteo research center

The spot “has huge importance to us,” one Tulalip tribal official said. Now, its future is largely up to the Port of Everett.

Andrew Gobin of the Tulalip Tribes greets members of NOAA before the playing of a welcome song during a ceremony Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, at the decommissioned NOAA building on the waterfront in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Tulalip Tribes have joined state and local leaders in calling on residents to stay home when not performing certain essential activities. Six Tulalip Tribes members had tested positive for COVID-19, including a tribal elder who died of the disease, according to the tribes. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Tulalip lawyer: Native rights at risk in pending SCOTUS decision

Months after a state ruling on Washington’s Indian Child Welfare Act, the U.S. Supreme Court could soon upend federal law.

The Tulalip Tribes have joined state and local leaders in calling on residents to stay home when not performing certain essential activities. Six Tulalip Tribes members had tested positive for COVID-19, including a tribal elder who died of the disease, according to the tribes. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Pallbearers guide elder Terry Williams’ flag-draped casket outside at the conclusion of a memorial service for Williams on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at the Tulalip Gathering Hall in Tulalip, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

‘Way ahead of all of us’: Mourners remember Tulalip’s environmental champion

Hundreds flocked to the Tulalip Gathering Hall to reflect on the life of Terry Williams, who died last month at 74.

Pallbearers guide elder Terry Williams’ flag-draped casket outside at the conclusion of a memorial service for Williams on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at the Tulalip Gathering Hall in Tulalip, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Top row: Anita Azariah (left), Bert Johnson, Daryl Williams, Gary Kemp and Julio Cortes. Middle row: Bernard Moody. Bottom row: June Robinson (left), Christopher D. Elliott, David Wiley, Mark James and Mary Fosse.

2 open seats create intriguing primaries in 38th Legislative District

The usual issues are at play. Meanwhile, the Senate race has an intraparty primary contest.

Top row: Anita Azariah (left), Bert Johnson, Daryl Williams, Gary Kemp and Julio Cortes. Middle row: Bernard Moody. Bottom row: June Robinson (left), Christopher D. Elliott, David Wiley, Mark James and Mary Fosse.