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Lummis move aggressively to combat overdose deaths

With at least 7 lost, tribe begins police checkpoints, takes over troubled property

Lummi Chairman Anthony Hillaire prepares to sit at his desk as he cleans up with one hand holding onto a bundle of papers.
Lummi Chairman Anthony Hillaire prepares to sit at his desk Tuesday, Oct. 10. Hillaire and the Lummi Indian Business Council declared an emergency in September, after a rash of drug-related deaths. He said he is tired of watching his aunties bury their children. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
Recent drug overdose deaths have touched virtually everyone in Lummi Nation. “There’s not one

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