News Stories Jul. 25, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S.-based marijuana businesses are lining up to go public in Canada. They are listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange to tap into financing from institutional investors and foreign investors put off by the U.S. government’s ban on pot. Leading American marijuana companies like MedMen, Green Thumb Industries, Acreage Holdings and Chalice Farms have recently gone public north of the border or are planning to do so to get access to the quick cash they need to grow.

SEATTLE (AP) — A new analysis shows the endangered orcas that spend time in Washington state waters depend on Chinook salmon from a wide range of rivers in Puget Sound as well as along the West Coast. The Seattle Times reports that the whales eat Chinook salmon from rivers in Puget Sound, including urban rivers such as the Duwamish and Puyallup. Also important are Chinook runs from the Fraser River in British Columbia, the Columbia and Snake rivers, and the Sacramento River in California’s Central Valley. Scientists from NOAA Fisheries and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife used drone surveys and DNA analysis of poop and food scraps to rank the relative importance of rivers for the orcas’ diet. The orcas eat mostly Chinook salmon, rather than marine mammals. They’re struggling in part because they don’t have enough food to eat.

The Wings Invitational Youth Track Meet in Warm Springs has been set for Thursday August 2 at the Warm Springs K-8 Academy track. Age divisions are 2-5, 6-9, and 10-12. Events are the 50, 100, 200 and 400 meter races, long and high jumps, softball and t-ball throws and a 400 relay.

For several years now, members of the Warm Springs community have connected with other Native Communities through Tribal canoe journeys. Those members came together to reintroduce canoeing and the spiritual connection to water. This year’s canoe journey is underway – it’s the Paddle to Puyallup. The N’Chi Wanapum Canoe Family’s itinerary the next few days is to leave from Cascade Locks to Camas, WA today, on to Ft. Vancouver tomorrow, and then travel to Muckleshoot on Friday. There are 109 registered canoes for the 2018 Paddle to Puyallup.  Saturday is the landing day when all canoes that have traveled will land in Puyallup and ask to come ashore. Paddle to Puyallup protocol events will last through August 4th at the Chief Leschi School.