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SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2010, 6:25 A.M.

County Flip-flops On Tribe Land Challenge

Item: Tribe land appeal dropped: Commissioners feel understanding can be reached with Tribe/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: The Kootenai County commissioners announced Friday that they had withdrawn their appeal on the trust status awarded to 142.6 acres of Coeur d'Alene tribal land. "We withdrew yesterday or the day before," said Commissioner Rick Currie. He declined to give reasons for the withdrawal. He said further details are being worked out with the Tribe on a memorandum of understanding, though over what he wouldn't say.

Question: Commissioner Rick Currie wouldn't disclose why he and the other commissioners changed their minds about the appeal. Why do you think they did so?

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