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Chico Corral blames uranium industry for failing health

Chico Corral couldn’t get away from the dust. After the daily blasting, yellow-brown grit hung in the air at the Midnite Mine, an open-pit uranium mine on the Spokane Indian …


Exposure risk limits food hunt

After a prayer evoking “the Grandfather’s” blessing, four generations of the Spokane Tribe set off across a sagebrush-dotted pasture in search of white camas roots. Elders wore woven baskets strapped …


Spokane Tribe members worked gladly in uranium mines

When there’s a funeral on the Spokane Indian Reservation, Harold Campbell puts on his grave-digging hat, collects his tools and heads to the cemetery. Over the past 30 years, the …


Tribe’s ex-ambulance director faces theft charges

The former longtime director of the Spokane Tribe’s ambulance service faces federal charges of embezzling funds from the organization. Jack L. LeBret, 60, who was director of the Spokane Tribal …


Casino backers to unveil more about proposal

Supporters of a proposed Spokane Tribe casino and resort in Airway Heights will gather today to hear details on the project and announce co-chairs of a group to help push …


Caldwell: Roof-raising, smart bets could be boon to West Plains

There’s nothing plain, or even new, about the economic potential of the West Plains. Fairchild Air Force Base and Spokane International Airport have been mainstays for decades, their value constantly …


West Plains coalition opposes Spokane Tribe’s casino plans

A group of West Plains business owners say they oppose plans by the Spokane Tribe to build a casino and resort in Airway Heights. Irv Zakheim, owner of manufacturing company …


Casino could open in 2013

Two officials with the Spokane Tribe of Indians say their proposed West Plains casino-resort could be ready for business sometime in 2013. Tribe Chairman Greg Abrahamson and Vice Chair Mike …


Spokane Tribe pushes case for casino

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – A glittering casino that has brought financial success to a tiny Indian tribe is drawing covetous eyes from a larger neighbor. The Kalispel Tribe’s off-reservation Northern Quest …


Native American celebration planned at county fairgrounds

The Spokane Tribe invites the public to its second annual Native American Heritage Celebration on Tuesday at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center.


Spokane Tribe awarded federal grant

The Spokane Tribe of Indians is one of two Native American governmental organizations to receive a federal Sustainable Communities Challenge Grant, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced …


Officials reviewing tribal casino rules

Plans by the Spokane Tribe of Indians to build a casino in Airway Heights ignited criticism from another area tribe during a closed-door Thursday meeting held by a federal agency …


Indian art in Riverside State Park

As people look for mini day trips to enjoy as the summer winds down, there’s an historic site in a most beautiful setting quite nearby that might just foot the …


County won’t oppose casino plan in Airway Heights

A second tribal casino in Airway Heights would pay out for Spokane County under a deal county commissioners approved Tuesday on a split vote. With Commissioner Todd Mielke dissenting, the …


Incoming parks director talks about what he sees ahead for Spokane

The Spokane City Council is scheduled tonight to appoint Leroy Eadie, the city’s former planning director, to head the city’s parks system. Eadie has been acting parks director since October. …


Tribal cultural center bid likely for falls site

Inland Northwest Indian tribes may regain a strong presence along Spokane Falls. The Spokane Park Board last week voted to solicit proposals for a long-term lease of a 1.1-acre parking …


Spokane Tribe calls ads for Rossi racist

The Spokane Tribe is accusing supporters of GOP gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi of racism for TV commercials that they say suggest the tribe struck a “backroom deal” with the state …


Event to showcase tribe’s culture

Children and families can immerse themselves in the music and culture of the Spokane Tribe at a special program Sunday at CenterStage and the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. …