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  •  Here in WA. 50 yr treaty dispute comes to an end (8+ / 0-)
    House approves Quileute land bill

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved land-exchange legislation today that would allow the Quileute tribe to move its headquarters, school, day care center and elder center out of a tsunami zone and ensure unfettered public access to popular beaches along Washington’s coast.

    In the first step toward final approval, the legislation, approved 381-7 late Monday afternoon, would give the tribe 785 acres of Olympic National Park in return for the Quileute ensuring access to Rialto, Second and other stunning beaches that skirt the coast but which are reached by trails that pass through tribal land.

    The legislation includes the transfer of 492 acres of parkland at the northern part of the reservation to the tribe, ending a half-century boundary dispute with Olympic National Park.

    I want to hike the trail through Quileute tribal land to Third Beach this summer.

    Republicans take care of big money, for big money takes care of them ~ Will Rogers

    by Lefty Coaster on Sun Feb 12, 2012 at 06:57:19 PM PST

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