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  • Rockwood Liberty Lake project nears completion

    Rockwood Clinic continues its 2011 expansion. After recently opening an Airway Heights clinic, the Spokane-based care provider has begun building a new clinic in Liberty Lake. The 12,000-square-foot clinic is …


  • Tribal casino promises payout

    If the Spokane Tribe’s proposed West Plains casino opens and turns a profit, the first big payouts will go to Spokane County and the city of Airway Heights. Both governments …


  • Hecla Mining Co. settles Superfund cleanup lawsuit

    The owner of Idaho’s oldest operating silver mine agreed to pay $263.4 million plus interest to clean up historic mine waste in the Coeur d’Alene Basin, resolving one of the …


  • Benewah coalition promotes tolerance

    A fledgling human rights organization in Benewah County has formed with a goal of promoting better relations between members of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and nontribal residents. “If you live …


  • Public murky about Lake CdA quality

    When it comes to water quality in Lake Coeur d’Alene, local residents are pretty savvy. They think the lake is cleaner now than it was 40 years ago. That’s generally …


  • Face Time: Fast Horse is bridging digital divide

    Valerie Fast Horse, 46, is the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s director of information technology. She’s a “technological visionary,” says Chief Allan, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s chairman, “helping bridge the digital divide …


  • Colville Tribes joins Coeur d’Alenes in protesting Fox commentator

    The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation on Friday issued a letter of protest to Fox News due to statements commentator John Stossel made about Native Americans, following a similar …


  • Shawn Vestal: Fox talking head short on facts about tribes

    Chief Allan has heard it all his life. Why do you Indians get so much help? Free this, free that, a check every month. Why do you have it so …


  • Tax proposal on cigarettes from reservations surprise to tribes

    BOISE – Relationships between Idaho’s five recognized Indian tribes and the state are once again a focus at the 2011 Legislature, with Republican lawmakers starting a push to tax cigarettes …


  • Tribal policing measure fails

    BOISE – After a stormy two-hour debate in which opponents raised fears including the Coeur d’Alene Tribe taking away people’s guns as they pass through the North Idaho reservation, the …


  • Mining company agrees to $6.8 million settlement in Bunker Hill cleanup

    Atlantic Richfield Co. has agreed to pay $6.8 million to the federal government, state of Idaho and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe for its decades-old role in polluting the Coeur d’Alene …


  • Vestal: School fire destroyed big part of tribal member’s past

    In the late 1970s, after a stint at secretarial school and a time in Spokane, Mariane Nomee moved home. For Nomee, that meant DeSmet, Idaho. The Coeur d’Alene Reservation. And …


  • Idaho panel endorses tribal policing proposal

    BOISE – After a six-hour hearing that stretched long into the evening, an Idaho House committee on Wednesday endorsed the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s legislation to let its police officers enforce …


  • Remains found in burned school

    Authorities have discovered human remains in the rubble of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s historic former boarding school building, which was destroyed by fire Thursday. Tribal police found the remains while …


  • Human remains discovered in DeSmet fire

    Authorities have discovered human remains in the rubble of a historic building destroyed by fire Feb. 3.


  • Fire destroys former boarding school on CdA reservation

    A historic brick building once used as a boarding school on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation was destroyed by fire early Thursday in DeSmet, Idaho. The three-story building was a …


  • Historic school building burns in DeSmet

    A historic brick building once used as a boarding school on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation was destroyed by fire early today in DeSmet.


  • Cross-deputization bill will be introduced

    BOISE – Benewah County reneged on a policing deal with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe last spring, the tribe told lawmakers Thursday, so it’s time to just let tribal police officers …


  • Preschool immerses tribes’ young in Salish

    Speakers of English as a second language say that they respond differently when someone speaks to them in their first language. There’s a deep emotional connection to that first language, …


  • Tribe ceremony honors veterans

    The Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s Veterans Program is hosting a ceremony at 11 a.m. today at the Warrior and Veterans Memorial in Plummer, Idaho. American Legion Post 5 will present colors. …


  • HearthBread closes, citing safety risks

    Spokane-area businesses are shuffling their bread orders to deal with the closing of HearthBread BakeHouse, which closed its doors within weeks of new owners taking over the business. The company, …


  • Exhibit covers native traditions, white settlement in 1800s

    The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E. Sprague Ave., is presenting an exhibit highlighting the history of Spokane Valley from 1800 to 1899. “Under One Sky” features bits of history …


  • Coeur d’Alene tribe to build medical center

    The Coeur d’Alene Tribe today received $11.8 million in federal funding to build a new medical center in Plummer.


  • Mayor, tribal police sergeant is competitive logger to beat

    Tami Holdahl is the mayor of St. Maries – population 2,600 – and a police sergeant for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. She’s also the town’s top female logger. Last month, …


  • Museum exhibit covers native traditions, white settlement

    The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E. Sprague Ave., is unveiling a new exhibit today highlighting the history of Spokane Valley from 1800 to1899. ”Under One Sky” features bits of …


  • Five-year plan to clean Columbia basin toxins

    State, federal and tribal leaders pledged support Thursday for restoring Columbia River watersheds through programs that reduce toxic compounds in the water. The nation’s fourth-largest river basin contains mercury, PCBs, …


  • State, tribe conducting survey on lake water

    The state of Idaho and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe want to know how knowledgeable local residents are about Lake Coeur d’Alene’s water quality. They’re encouraging people to take a 22-question …


  • Leaders mark 10 years since verdict that crippled Aryan Nations

    On Sept. 7, 2000, a Kootenai County jury rendered a $6.3 million verdict against the Aryan Nations and its leader, Richard Butler. That action bankrupted the racist organization, severely diminishing …


  • Tribe blasts county leaders

    The Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Indians is outraged that Kootenai County commissioners appealed the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs’ decision to place about 140 acres of tribal land under trust …


  • CdA Tribe protests appeal of land trust application

    The Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Indians is outraged that Kootenai County commissioners appealed the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs’ decision to place about 140 acres of tribal land under trust …


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