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Council member forced out on leave


A tribal council member facing ethics charges amid controversy and backlash from tribal members was placed on administrative leave last week under an “Emergency Action Order.”

Andrea George, elected to represent the Nespelem District of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation last summer, was placed on paid leave by the Executive Committee of the Colville Business Council, of which she is one of 14 representatives voted in by members.

The Executive Committee issued the Emergency Action Order “for a situation that poses an immediate risk to the health, safety, welfare of Co...

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