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Federal government shutdown affects Colville tribes and local economy


The ongoing shutdown of the federal government has many implications, including a direct loss of $1.5 million per week for the Colville Confederated Tribes, a letter from the tribes to members of Congress said last week.

The Jan. 3 letter from Colville Business Council Chairman Rodney Cawston was addressed to Raul Grijalva, chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources in the U.S. House of Representatives; Rob Bishop, ranking member on the same committee; John Hoeven, chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs in the U.S. Senate; and Tom Udall, vice chairman on that committee.

“The neg...

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