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FREE s Friday, January 31, 2014 Vote LINCOLN WINS CITY TITLE for your favorite local businesses A6 SEE MORE ON PAGE A10 MAXIMIZE YOUR GAME DAY FUN B1 Y YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER - 26 YEARS OF SERVICE WHAT’S RIGHT ųWITH TACOMA HUD boss, panel highlight housing challenges Welcome to the Lucky Woman’s Breast Cancer Stories PHOTO BY CEDRIC LEGGIN PHOTO COURTESY OF ANDY DE LOS ANGELES PHOTOS BY STEVE DUNKELBERGER HOUSING. A local hous- ing market forum organized by Congressman Denny Heck was keynoted by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan. The panel, moderated by former Weyerhaeuser CEO Dan Fulton, included: BRC Family owner Bill Riley, Tacoma-Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium Director Connie Brown, Washington Housing Finance Commission Executive Director Kim Herman, Homestreet Bank’s Residential Lending Director Rich Bennion and Vulcan, Inc.’s Vice President of Real Estate Ada Healey. BILL WOULD RIGHT ‘FISHING WARS’ CONVICTIONS By Steve Dunkelberger A bill working its way through the state Legislature would allow tribal members who were convicted on charges associated with exercising their federal treaty rights to fishing grounds around the state to have those convictions removed from their records, decades after their trials. House Bill 2080 unanimously passed the House of Representatives’ Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs with a minor substitution that would add ways for family members and tribes to petition the court on behalf of American Indians who were convicted but have since died. “This has been so many years ago; many of these folks have passed away,” said State Rep. Norm Johnson, R-14th District of Yakima. “This gives their families an opportunity to right a wrong.” If approved as expected, HB 2080 requires a sentencing court to vacate any pre-1975 fishing convictions of a tribal member who was exercising a treaty right if the tribal member or a representative requests the convictions be removed from their records. Commonly known as the “Fishing Wars,” Native Americans around the state were arrested and jailed in large numbers in the 1960s and 1970s as tribes fought to uphold their treaty rights to fish in their traditional and accustomed ways and areas. These treaty points between tribes X See FISHING / page A4 By Steve Dunkelberger A housing forum that drew more than 300 policy makers, real estate developers and housing advocates gathered by Congressman Denny Heck (D-Olympia) at Hotel Murano last week showcased the challenges and the opportunities of the local housing market. The event was keynoted by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan. Donovan assured everyone that the housing meltdown that started in 2008 is well on its way back to health, albeit slowly. He noted that much of the credit for housing’s return to wellness can go to Heck’s work at crafting legislation to help keep homeowners from foreclosure, adding that more work needs to be done. That work is being hampered by the nation’s tight bank account and partisan politics. “As bad as our financial difficulties are, I X See HOUSING page A4 PHOTO COURTESY OF DANIEL FEAR PHOTO COURTESY OF DANIEL FEAR ENCAMPMENT. (Top) The Puyallup Tribe’s encampment on the Puyallup River brought much needed attention to the Tribe’s fight for its fishing rights. Members of other tribes came to help too, especially the Nisqually. Here, Nisqually fishing rights leader Al Bridges speaks through a bullhorn. In the foreground are Puyallup tribal men and ardent fishing rights defenders Charlie Cantrell (with hands on hips) and Silas “Boo” Cross (next to him in hat). (Middle) On the day authorities raided the Puyallup’s encampment, fire broke out on the Puyallup River bridge train trestle, sending billows of black, acrid smoke into the air. (Bottom) Local law enforcement kept a close eye on the encampment day and night. Despite tribal members’ pledge of nonviolence, officers from Tacoma Police Department are seen here aiming a telescopic rifle at the camp as if ready to shoot at any moment. HERB GODDESS HOROSCOPE Vikings hold off Rams A7 KEEPING LOVE ALIVE: Tacoma Weekly is prepping for Valentine’s Day and wants to know your romantic tricks of the trade. Enter the contest and win some great prizes. PAGE A2 Smokey Robinson at the EQC B4 Pothole Pig ...............A2 Crime Stoppers.........A3 ARIES March 21 – April 19 The end of the month could be socially stressful but will lighten up as Venus turns direct today. Be careful of excesses that may overburden you. Your self-confidence grows stronger allowing you to make radical changes. LIBRA September 23 – October 22 Tension on the home front may arise at the end of the month. Your happiness is questioned. Don’t make any rash changes. After Venus turns direct on the 31st, things may look and feel differently. Relax, think positively. TAURUS April 20 - May 20 Tensions rise, especially at work, so be prepared. Co-workers’ threats may be short-lived and are due to insecurities. Learn how to play the game and have a plan in place. Keep your focus and your temper! SCORPIO October 23 – November 21 You may feel drained and may question the intentions of those around you. This will pass as Venus turns direct today. Don’t overreact to situations. Take a step back, relax and remember to breathe! GEMINI May 21 – June 20 This week looks prosperous, so take that chance. Venus retrograde ends soon so try to lay low, be sincere and selectively generous. You are compelled to deal with the truth of what “is” not merely as it may appear. SAGITTARIUS November 22 – December 21 Money concerns and feeling of unworthiness may be predominate this week. You may choose to borrow or invest to boost finances. You’re the life of every party and have a vast network of admirers and friends. CANCER June 21 – July 22 The end of the month may have been challenging as you try to keep your partner happy. The happy vibes will return as Venus turns direct today. Don’t blame yourself. You will learn how to back off and let things flow more naturally. CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19 Set and determine your boundaries at work. Let others know your feelings and beliefs in a calm manner. Think about your needs to accomplish your goals. Stay focused with daily routine. A partner admires you. LEO July 23 – August 22 Social situations could be embarrassing before Venus turns direct today. Minor disagreements may arise. Keep your stride by remaining solid and grounded. Others may look up to you and appreciate your style. AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18 Get ready for an emotionally charged week. Hot buttons may be exposed and punched. These feelings won’t last as the end of Venus retrograde approaches. Insults have no merit. Forgiveness is divine. VIRGO August 23 – September 22 This week may be emotional and confusing. Wishful thinking and willingness to overlook the flaws in others outweighs your usual clear better judgment. You are becoming more comfortable with changes for the better. PISCES February 19 – March 20 Arguments with partners or loved ones may hurl harsh words. These episodes will subside when Venus turns direct. Protect your heart and guard your feelings this week. Laugh out loud and have some well-deserved fun. WORD SEARCH E Q D J O P U G E T S O U N D P S S K W A H A E S I D B Y F Z W P O I N T D E F I A N C E O Q E U G X K D N S C H U S T E R Z Y E E H Y S L V I V Y A N I T M E D M A D X A K J A M E L G N O R S Y E S N L I E R S N O K I C H R D E R X A F H K E A C H S K A K J T D A W L C T M E N Z Q I E ANAGRAM F U J V G L E K O Y Y I Y U N U U X C M P H D C C N P L W A G S S C J T Y L A Q H I B Y R L B E M H D N D T S S U X R M H L I R A O N S P X E R L E X T V Y R D R E W N K X X O K G E D S N D F POINT DEFIANCE D L O A K P J V X N I N P T B H Horoscope, word search and more B6 PEACE. Kits, who now has a bar code and a QR code, flashed the V-sign for her cancer fight. We can’t show you the salute she gave to creepy carcinoma in general. By Kathleen Merryman I’ll be cutting back on work for a while, and we decided you deserve an explanation: I’m the luckiest person with breast cancer you know. This poor, weak cancer of the stage 2 B ductal invasive type is doomed. One wonders why it even bothered, given the scores of smart, skilled, kind people arrayed against it with the best science and equipment anywhere. As the website says, I F***ing Love Science. And I love crazy, blessed timing. At 12 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, I went on Medicare, which I have earned and paid for throughout a long, long working life. I’d already enrolled in a solid supplemental insurance policy. At 11:30 a.m.,Sunday, Dec. 8, my doctor called to tell me the results of the needle biopsy I’d had the week before at the Carol Milgard Breast Center. Though there is no good kind of cancer, she said, this is the least bad. I will have an occasionally unpleasant walk through it, and I’ll survive. This cancer will not break me, physically. Because I was born on Dec. 28, 1948, and because we as a nation have invested in and protected our seniors with Medicare, it will not break my family financially. My heart breaks for X See CANCER page A4 Facebook: Twitter: @Tacomaweekly Tumblr: Pinterest: Flickr:ÁLFNUFRPWDFRPDZHHNO\ Sports ........................A6 Make A Scene ........B5 A&E ....................... ....B1 Calendar ................. B6 Look for daily updates online! Two Sections | 20 Pages

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