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Tribal policing bills fails on House floor by single vote

It was a long floor session for members of the House of Representatives, with lawmakers talking of biases, prejudices, and racism attached to a bill that would have given tribal deputies the power to enforce state law.  The measure failed … Continue reading

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Tribal law enforcement bill sees more tweaks, introduced by second committee

A plan to give tribal deputies the power to enforce state law is receiving another introductory hearing, this time in a new arena. The bill, brainchild of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, was introduced last week in the House State Affairs … Continue reading

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Bill would allow tribal deputies to enforce state laws

Members of the House State Affairs Committee introduced legislation Thursday that will allow Native American tribes to essentially deputize their law enforcement officers according to Idaho peace officer standards. The bill centers on a dispute between the Coeur d’Alene tribe … Continue reading

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Democrats wrap up state convention, set to release platform Monday

Democrats gathered at the Coeur d’Alene Casino near Worley ended the weekend’s events with a bang Saturday night at a gala banquet which featured Native American traditional dance presentations, speeches by several Democratic candidates, and a keynote address given by … Continue reading

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County, tribe reach agreement on police enforcement

The Coeur D’Alene Tribe and Benewah County officials have reached an agreement, in principle, that has satisfied both groups  and has led lawmakers to hold House Bill 500, which would have forced them to work together to solve a cross-deputization … Continue reading

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