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Group protests ethics charges on councilwoman


Colvilles for Justice protest outside the Lucy Covington Government Center Friday, where the Colville Business Council was meeting to consider possible expulsion on ethics charges of a fellow CBC member. - Scott Hunter photo

A group of protesters gathered outside the Colville Business Council's meeting chambers Friday as part of the council debated a move that would lead to expelling one of their own members.

Ethics charges had been filed, dropped and apparently filed again on Councilmember Andrea George, who won a seat at the council last summer to represent the Nespelem District.

Amid chants and drumming outside the tribal headquarters Friday, cars and pickups drove by on SR-155 and honked in support of those waving protest signs on sticks.

Their placards held messages about "bullies" on the council and seeki...

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