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AP: Feds broke word to Shoshone-Paiutes, canceled transfer of I-84 property

The federal government broke its word over a land deal with an Indian tribe from Idaho and Nevada, reports AP reporter John Miller, stymieing economic development plans that could include gaming and resurrecting native groups' enduring mistrust for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Click below for his full report on how the federal goverment transferred a 26-acre parcel along I-84 just east of Boise to the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes, whose remote reservation has 40 percent unemployment, then canceled the transfer months later.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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