Monthly Archives: March 2018

Quilleute Welcoming Whales

It’s the annual welcoming the whales ceremony today.

And the man who brought the traditional back to LaPush is the guest speaker.

Former Quileute Tribal School Superintendent Leon Strom will be at the 11th annual rendition of the tribal welcome honoring gray whales.

      Fri Mar 30 News

It’s a tradition that started hundreds of years ago when the Quilleute Tribe was still hunting gray whales.  When they stopped in the early 20th century, the ceremonies welcoming the whales ended – until Strom brought the tradition back to life in 2008.

The free ceremony, which is open to the public, emphasizes the importance of fishing to the tribe   Some 50 to 100 students and anywhere from 200 to 400 adults are expected to be at the ceremony – including strom – who is arriving with students from Yakima.

That will be at 10 a.m. today on First Beach near the school and the playground area.

The ceremony will be followed by a meal and festivities at 1 p.m. at the A-Ka-Lat Center.

Mariner’s Opening Night

The Seattle Mariners open the 2018 season against the Cleveland Indians at Safeco Field tonight.

Also Searchers in boats and aircraft scoured the Northern California coast Wednesday for three missing children whose parents and three siblings died when their SUV plunged off a scenic highway onto rocks in the ocean below.

      Thu Mar 29 News

WA State man Arrested For Suspicious packages

A suspect is in custody in Washington state in connection to multiple suspicious packages that were sent to military locations around Washington D.C. yesterday. The National Security Agency and Secret Service were also targeted. At least one package tested positive for explosives.

      Wed Mar 28 News

US Closes Russian Embassy in Seattle, Expels Diplomats

The White House is sending its most powerful message yet to Russia following its alleged poison attack on an ex-spy and his daughter in Britain. The Trump administration expelling 60 Russian diplomats and announcing plans to shutter the Russian consulate in Seattle. The U.S. joining 16 European nations Monday for a total expulsion of 100 diplomats.

      Tue Mar 27 News

Anti-Gun Rallies Worldwide Draw Hundreds of Thousands

Hundreds of thousands of young people took to the streets Saturday, to rally for greater gun control in Washington D.C. and in 800 other cities around the world.

Locally about 75 Sequim and Port Angeles residents rallied in downtown Sequim while some 40 people gathered in Forks on Saturday to urge stricter gun policies.

      Mon Mar 26 News

Protesters were following the lead of survivors of the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting on Feb. 14, in which 17 people were killed. Marches were organized across the United States, with students from Port Angeles and Port Townsend traveling to the event in Seattle.