The skeletal remains of Richard D. Arneson, missing since last February have been positively identified via DNA evidence according to a story published in the Chinook Observer.

Missing West Seattle man's remains identified as Richard D. Arneson

The skeletal remains of a West Seattle man, missing for the past 11 months have been positively identified by a Texas lab as that of Richard D. Arneson according to a story published in the Chinook Observer. The newspaper/website serves the Columbia River, Pacific County area of Washington State.

The West Seattle Herald reported him missing after sending a cryptic text, "My luck has run out." A Facebook page was set up seeking more information.

The Observer story said that "Wahkiakum County Prosecutor and Coroner Dan Bigelow called his relatives late last week to deliver bittersweet news: A Texas forensic lab had used DNA to confirm that Arneson was the man discovered on the bank of the Columbia River near Altoona in May 2016."

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On the Go Week of 1-16-17

SWEETEN YOUR VALENTINE WEEKEND WITH LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
(JUST DON’T STEP ON MY BLUE SUEDE SHOES!)

Join ELVIS for dinner and music at The Kenney on Saturday, February 11th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

7125 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle.
Tickets: $45.00 per person before 2/1/17. $60.00 per person after 2/1/17. Registration deadline: February 9. All proceeds benefit The Kenney Foundation. For more info or to register, call 206-937-2800. Ask for Ellen.

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206.937.7169

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Courtesy of Madison Thomas
Madison Thomas, from timid middle-schooler to bold activist is organizing local and national participation in the upcoming Women's March on Washington.

The Rise of the Woman; Madison Thomas is leading organizing efforts for Women's March on Washington

by Peggy Sturdivant

Madison Thomas thought she wanted to go into medicine. Then she got a taste of government as a page for then-State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles and realized, instead of one patient at a time, she could help masses through legislation. Now she’s in truly in charge of organizing the masses, as college engagement coordinator for the January 21, 2017 Women’s March on Washington.

Thomas considers herself a citizen of two cities; her hometown of Seattle (Ballard), and her Georgetown University college town of Washington, D.C. Like many she watched the presidential election returns in shock, but unlike most she was shortly fielding thousands of phone calls as an intern in Senator Patty Murray’s D.C. office. “Citizens were worried about the future of the United States. ‘What do I do?’ they kept asking?’ I didn’t have an answer.”

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