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Colville tribal leader writes open letter to Covington High School

Colville tribal leader Rodney Cawston published an open letter to Kentucky’s Covington Catholic High School on Wednesday, calling for a viral exchange between its students and a Native American man …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 12:42 p.m.

Already affected by shutdown, tribes fear it will get worse

The Colville Confederated Tribes face significant losses in their timber programs from a continued federal government shutdown, along with losses in social and health services, the tribal chairman said this …


Colville Confederated Tribes release 98 more pronghorn on reservation

The Colville Confederated Tribes recently released 98 pronghorn on their reservation, marking the second such transplant operation in the last two years.


Legislation would help tribes gain custody of Kennewick Man remains

For most of the 19 years since the ancient skeleton dubbed Kennewick Man was found on the banks of the Columbia River, Inland Northwest tribes have fought to have him …


Colville Tribes plan $40 million casino at Omak

OMAK, Wash. — The Colville Confederated Tribes plan to build a $40 million casino resort near Omak.


High-tech ferry christened on shores of Columbia River

KELLER FERRY LANDING – The MV Sanpoil on Wednesday slipped away from her south shore terminal, quietly gliding across the Columbia River on her maiden voyage. “Ah, this is nice,” …


Nespelem fire an accident

A fire that destroyed the Colville Reservation’s headquarters in Nespelem on Monday was an accident, the tribal chairman said fire investigators have ruled. “The best scenario is that it was …


Colville headquarters collapse after fire

NESPELEM, Wash. – Though black plumes of smoke unfurled from the charred remains of the Colville Reservation’s Headquarters on Monday, tribal members just across the street from the ruins lifted …


Fire that destroyed longhouse confirmed to be electrical

Investigators confirmed an accidental electrical fire is to blame for the destruction of the Chief Joseph Nez Perce Longhouse.


Fire destroys longhouse on Colville Reservation

By the time firefighters arrived at the Chief Joseph Nez Perce Longhouse early Wednesday morning it was too late: flames were destroying the building. An electrical fire broke out at …


Soap Lake eschews moniker change in committee vote

OLYMPIA – Soap Lake the lake will remain Soap Lake, just like the city on its shore. The state Committee on Geographic Names rejected a proposal Friday to return the …


Company admits to toxic dumping

Canadian mining company Teck Metals Inc. has admitted in U.S. District Court to dumping toxic metals and other pollution into the Columbia River near the Washington border during the past …


Appeals court upholds conviction in Colville Reservation slaying

Murder is still a “capital crime” with no statute of limitations, even if the defendant can’t be executed under tribal law, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. In …


$40M salmon hatchery planned at Chief Joseph Dam

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council approved plans Wednesday for a salmon hatchery at the Chief Joseph Dam to help rebuild chinook runs in the upper Columbia River watershed.


Rest area offers dose of history

Anyone who ventures away from Interstate 90 in central and eastern Washington knows rest areas are as rare as a $3 bill and a lot more useful. But the Colville …


Rest area offers dose of history

Anyone who ventures away from Interstate 90 in central and eastern Washington knows rest areas are as rare as a $3 bill and a lot more useful. But the Colville …


Colvilles to fund hatchery for year

The Colville Confederated Tribes will pay $108,000 to keep a state hatchery in northeast Washington open for the next 12 months. The Colville Fish Hatchery raises rainbow trout and kokanee …


Wash., Colville agree on cigarette compact

Washington state and the Colville Confederated Tribes have reached an agreement on a cigarette compact.


Tribal advocate Wapato, 73, dies

Sherman T. “Tim” Wapato, a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes and advocate for tribal sovereignty, died at his home in Rapid City, S.D., of heart failure Sunday at age …


Tribal advocate Wapato, 73, dies

Sherman T. “Tim” Wapato, a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes and advocate for tribal sovereignty, died at his home in Rapid City, S.D., of heart failure Sunday at age …