Judge rejects injunction in Chehalis tax case
A federal judge on Monday declined to stop Thurston County, Washington, from imposing property taxes on the Great Wolf Lodge, which is majority owned by the Chehalis Tribe.

The property where the resort is located is held in trust. But since Great Wolf Resorts, a non-Indian company, owns 49 percent of the facility, the county is assessing property taxes based on the non-Indian component.

Due to the mixed ownership, Judge Benjamin Settle said “questions to the Court in the areas of jurisdiction and abstention that are far from clear," The Centralia Chronicle reported.

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Judge Refuses Great Wolf Tax Injunction (The Centralia Chronicle 10/28)

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