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Senate OKs bill to pay Spokane Tribe for lost lands


October 8, 2018

Legislation to compensate the Spokane Tribe for lands lost as a result of Grand Coulee Dam’s construction has passed the U.S. Senate.

The bill would authorize annual payments from the Bonneville Power Administration to the tribe for the past and continuing use of the land. U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, both D-Wash., introduced the legislation.


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