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By Lou Marzeles

Court rules against Yakama injunction


March 20, 2019

A federal judge has denied an injunction request by the Yakama Nation against Klickitat County, saying the county is within its rights to prosecute tribal members in Tract D, a region around Glenwood.

Judge Thomas O. Price of the United States East District Court issued his ruling on March 6. His decision constitutes a virtual history of lands contested by Klickitat County and the Yakama Nation.

"This is a dispute that has been percolating for pretty much a century now," Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney David Quesnel says of the decision. "I would prefer it had been settled a few decades ago."

Quesnel recounts how the injunction request by the tribe came about, beginning with retroce...

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