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Construction at tribal burial site still in dispute

The Federal Highway Administration is finalizing a decision on a burial site in Washington that the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe is trying to protect.

The tribe has been overseeing an archeological dig at a graving yard that is part of a $275 million state work project. A near complete village and dozens of tribal ancestors have been uncovered there.

The dig has halted construction work, which the state is eager to resume. Federal officials will release a decision next Wednesday on how much longer the dig will take.

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Federal officials to make decision on graving yard archeology dispute by Thanksgiving (The Peninsula Daily News 11/18)

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