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Chuck Sams confirmed as new Director of National Parks Service

Anabelle Dillard, News Reporter December 9, 2021

On Nov. 18, the Senate unanimously confirmed Chuck Sams as the 19th Director of the National Parks Service. A member of the Cayuse and Walla Walla tribes, Sams is the first Native American to serve in...

“A testament to the hard work and desire to get us back to some point of normalcy”: CTUIR continues rapid vaccine rollout

Abby Main, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

As the neighboring Umatilla County struggles to increase vaccination rates, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, or CTUIR, continues a successful vaccine rollout that began in January.  In...

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