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The Washington State Supreme Court holds a forum Monday at the Colville Tribe's Lucy Covington Government Center. - Jacob Wagner photo

The Washington State Supreme Court paid a visit to the Colville Confederated Tribes on May 7 and 8, meeting with high school students, holding a public forum, and reviewing cases.

The court visits three places each year that are outside of Olympia, the state capitol, as part of their public outreach program.

"We use this opportunity to try and demystify us," said Associate Chief Justice Charles Johnson during the May 7 public forum. "It's healthy for government to be exposed and have our decision-making process exposed."

During the public forum, the nine justices introduced themselves, and...

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