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  • North-central Idaho school boards consider mascots

    LEWISTON, Idaho — Two school boards in north-central Idaho say they’re researching the history and current public opinion of their school mascots after receiving letters from the Nez Perce Tribe …


  • Idaho tribal officer acquitted of lying to FBI

    LEWISTON, Idaho — A federal jury acquitted a Nez Perce Tribal police officer of lying to the FBI in a case linked to the 2011 fatal shooting of a motorist.


  • Highway 12 megaload injunction upheld by judge

    BOISE – A ban on megaload shipments across a scenic stretch of U.S. Highway 12 will remain in effect after a federal judge denied motions to lift it filed by …


  • Federal judge to rule on megaloads by Friday

    BOISE – Nez Perce tribal leaders urged a federal judge Monday to halt shipments of giant oil-field equipment across their reservation en route to Canada’s tar sands – even as …


  • Megaload ban could cost General Electric millions

    A subsidiary of the General Electric Co. could lose millions of dollars if megaload shipments are banned or even significantly delayed on U.S. Highway 12, according to court documents.


  • Federal lawsuit filed in megaloads dispute

    SYRINGA, Idaho — A Native American tribe and a conservation group have filed a joint suit in federal court to halt a massive shipment of oil field equipment that was …


  • Megaload draws Idaho protesters for 3rd night

    A plan to move massive shipments of oil field equipment along a winding, scenic northern Idaho highway has sparked rock-throwing protests as Native Americans and environmentalists continue to try to …


  • Tribe megaload protest still on

    The chairman of the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee said Wednesday that blockade efforts will continue to slow passage of a 322-ton megaload truck carrying oil refinery equipment through its …


  • Megaload protesters assemble again near Lewiston

    LEWISTON – With car headlights casting their shadows against a wall of the Clearwater River Valley on Nez Perce lands Tuesday night, protesters once again gathered in an attempt to …


  • Nez Perce ponder new megaload blockade

    More protests and human blockades by Nez Perce tribal members threaten to stall the shipment of massive oil field equipment - called a megaload - across U.S. Highway 12 in …


  • Nez Perce say they will stop U.S. 12 megaload

    Nez Perce leaders said late Monday night they intended to intercept a shipment of giant oil refinery equipment as it reached the reservation boundary east of Lewiston en route along …


  • Spokane Tribe vice chairman resigns

    The vice chairman of the Spokane Tribe has resigned under significant pressure from tribal members after being convicted of bison poaching in Montana. Rudy Peone, chairman of the Spokane Tribal …


  • Tribal council could oust member

    Spokane Tribe leaders are deciding whether to oust their vice chairman for lying to a game officer investigating bison poaching in Montana. Rodney W. Abrahamson was convicted of five misdemeanors …


  • Spokane Tribe leader fined for poaching bison in Montana

    The vice chairman of the Spokane Tribe of Indians poached two bison north of Yellowstone National Park in February and lied about his identity to officers investigating the hunt, court …


  • Regional tribes included in federal settlement

    The federal government will pay more than $1 billion to settle a series of lawsuits brought by American Indian tribes over mismanagement of tribal money and trust lands, under a …


  • Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s gifts from gaming add up

    When the Coeur d’Alene Tribe first signed a gaming compact with the state of Idaho in 1992, tribal leaders insisted on donating 5 percent of net casino gaming proceeds to …


  • Tribal artifacts returned

    More than 1,400 artifacts stolen from ancient Native American graves and sacred sites in five Western states were returned Thursday to several local tribes. Members of tribes in Idaho and …


  • Nez Perce Tribe opens gill-netting season

    LEWISTON — The Nez Perce Tribe has opened a commercial gill-net fishing season on the Snake and Clearwater Rivers.


  • Museum highlights role of Appaloosa horse in region’s past

    What do John Wayne and Pippi Longstocking have in common? They both rode Appaloosa horses. Pippi’s spotted steed, Lilla Gubben, could walk up stairs and do tricks, and John Wayne …


  • Nez Perce park offers tour of tribal history

    The name white settlers gave them was a mistake. The Nez Perce – which loosely translates to “pierced noses” – never practiced nose piercing. Hunters and gatherers, formidable horse people …

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