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In the ancestors’ footsteps: Totem pole project yields a new apprentice

S’Klallam carver Jimmy Price watches as his cousin, Adam Charles, uses an adze to carve out the back of a log that will become a totem pole for Point Julia. Charles, 15, is Price’s apprentice. His involvement in carving ‘is keeping the culture alive,’ Price said.  - Richard Walker / Herald
  • Mar 5, 2015 at 1:53PM

Adam Charles happened into carving. He stopped by to check on his aunt, Ellen Price, about three weeks ago, saw his cousins working on something under a covered area, and asked, “What are you doing?” The next thing he knew, he had an adze in his hand and was helping to carve out the back of a 15-foot totem pole that will be raised at Point Julia this spring.

 

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Dreams take flight: Local paramotoring enthusiasts take to the skies | Kitsap Week

  • Mar 5, 2015 at 2:00PM updated at 4:16PM

I got an offer of a flight, with one caveat: Those present would not be responsible for any resulting addiction. Soon I was gliding 1,500 feet above Poulsbo, my harness attached with carabiners to the frame of this 75-pound machine, nothing between me and the open air but my clothing. And, hopefully, my guardian angel.

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Commercial public records requests would become a revenue resource for agencies | 2015 Session

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 4:36PM

State and local agencies may charge a processing fee for public records sought for commercial purposes, under terms of a proposal considered by the 2015 Legislature.

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Legislation would raise awareness of, and efforts against, human trafficking | 2015 Session

  • Feb 26, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Mar 2, 2015 at 12:27PM

Three state Senate bills aim to increase awareness of human trafficking and help agencies coordinate efforts to confront the issue.

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Legislation pending that could alter state’s wolf management efforts | 2015 Session

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 12:02PM

As Washington’s gray wolf population continues to grow, so do concerns from those living in the areas of the state most affected by their return. “There's two sides to this issue, and it kind of boils down to either you like them or you don't,” said Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, who co-sponsored several wolf-related bills this legislative session.

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