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Lorraine Loomis passing mourned throughout Pacific Northwest

A time came when Lorraine Loomis figured there was a better way to earn a living than toiling at double shifts as a fish processor.

She was right. There was a better way. It just wasn’t easier.

If anything, becoming a long tenured “salmon warrior” was much harder – but a career that Loomis embraced and now provides a legacy destined to have an impact for generations to come, due to her diligence and perseverance.

The longtime director of the Swinomish Tribal Community Fisheries program, who rose to chair the Northwest Indian Fish Commission, died Aug. 10 at Harborview Medical Center in S...


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