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Head of Interior meets with Colville leaders


Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke displays a blanket given to him by the Colville Business Council Thursday.

The Colville Confederated Tribes received a visit Thursday from the federal official who is second only to the president, overseeing most of the federal agencies in the greater Grand Coulee Dam area.

Secretary Ryan Zinke, of the United States Dept. of Interior, traveled to several Indian reservations to discuss the opioid crisis, among other topics.

Zinke visited the Colville Tribes Government Center on Mar. 22, speaking with the Colville Business Council in a private meeting.

A March 23 press release from the Colville Tribes said that Zinke "offered to establish a joint BIA/Tribal Law En...

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