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UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 12:48 p.m.

Supreme Court tie favors Indian tribes in Washington state

The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court order that forces Washington state to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration.


UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 6:11 p.m.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke halts transfer of Montana Bison Range to tribes

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has reversed plans to give management of Montana’s National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, saying that he is committed to not …


Tribe resumes gillnetting northern pike in Lake Coeur d’Alene

In North Idaho, where northern pike are tolerated by state fisheries managers and prized by many anglers, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has been clamping down for two years on the …


Rich Landers: Tribes, federal government keeping public in dark regarding Lake Roosevelt

A giant pain in the rear for Lake Roosevelt anglers and boaters appears to be festering under the aloof care of the U.S. Department of Interior and its Bureau of …


Pike to be netted, moved to opposite end of Lake CdA

A Coeur d’Alene Tribe effort to boost cutthroat trout by transferring northern pike from Windy Bay north to Cougar Bay will resume this week.


Rich Landers: Reardan students debate salmon, dams, other natural resources issues

Unlike the “debaters” we’ve come to know on TV, a Reardan High School class is tackling natural resource issues without attempting to persuade, promote or ridicule. The students are researching …


Area tribes awarded $7.5 million for housing

Inland Northwest tribes will receive over $7.5 million in federal housing grants to benefit low-income families living on Indian reservations. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the …


Wild fish advocates threaten to sue over Columbia River hatcheries

Funding of chinook, coho and steelhead fish hatchery programs throughout the Columbia River Basin is being challenged by wild fish advocates who contend that hatchery fish adversely affect struggling native …


Rich Landers: Allan Scholz, champion of region’s fisheries, leaves lasting mark in his wake

No one has influenced so many facets of Inland Northwest fisheries as Allan Scholz during his 35 years at Eastern Washington University. The 67-year-old biology professor is transitioning into retirement, …


Field reports: Canoeists on path of Columbia salmon

RIVERS – An expedition of canoeists and Native American students is leading an upstream effort advocating construction of a fish ladder at Grand Coulee Dam to reintroduce chinook salmon runs …


Tribes: Fishing rights at risk

SEATTLE – More than 150 years ago, American Indian tribes in Western Washington ceded much of the state to the federal government in return for guarantees of salmon and other …


Indian tribes welcome much-maligned FEMA homes

Nearly six years after Hurricane Katrina, the mobile homes that became a symbol of the government’s failed response are finally being put to good use. FEMA has quietly given many …


Tribes, state at odds on fuel tax

BOISE – Idaho Indian tribes are back at the negotiating table with the state over fuel taxes, though the tribes are smarting over legislation Gov. Butch Otter signed into law …