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Nisqually Tribe Chairman Willie Frank III stands next to the maquette of his father, Billy Frank Jr., in the State Reception Room at the Washington State Capitol, Jan. 10. 2024. (Credit: WA Leg Photography)

Late tribal leader, Billy Frank Jr., honored at Washington capitol

Emotions flooded the State Reception Room in Olympia Jan. 10 as tribal leaders, Washington lawmakers, and community members came together to witness the unveiling of the maquette of Billy Frank Jr. The maquette, a smaller replica of a 9-foot tall statue of Frank that will go to the National Statuary Hall collection, honors the late champion for Native American treaty rights and natural resources.
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Bar Bacetto is on the north end of Main Street in Waitsburg in Washington’s wheat country.

There’s a wait in Waitsburg: It’s hard to get a place in Bar Bacetto, a fresh-cookin’ Italian bar in way-out wheat country

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