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Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney on retrocession announcement: no deal


Klickitat County Prosecutor David Quesnel tells The Sentinel that the Yakama Nation retrocession decision announcement Monday changes nothing for the county as far as he is concerned, and he is also prepared to take action against tribal attempts to exert authority.

“I did not receive any letter” about the decision, he stated. He said that there is no change in the status quo regarding the legal status of the Glenwood valley. “Thus, we will continue to exert jurisdiction for all crimes committed in the Glenwood valley.

“I will not recognize any attempt by the tribe to exert any form of jurisdiction in Glenwood or other parts of Tract D,” he added, “and I urge citizens to report any violation of their privacy or property rights by tribal authorities to county law enforcement so I can take appropriate action to hold them accountable.”


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