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Washington officials won't oppose tribe on village

A majority of Washington state transportation commissioners won't oppose the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe's request to stop work at an historic village, The Peninsula Daily News reports.

The commissioners toured the Tse-whit-zen village yesterday. They plan to talk with the tribe on Friday about the future of the site.

The village was uncovered at a graving yard being used for construction at the Hood Canal Bridge. The tribe's request to stop work won't affect the $283.5 million bridge project but will require the state to relocate the graving yard.

Get the Story:
Port Angeles graving yard project may be halted permanently (The Peninsula Daily News 12/16)
`Exposures of the burials' (The Peninsula Daily News 12/16)
Port Angeles council to discuss graving yard's future (The Peninsula Daily News 12/16)
Bridge project at tribal burial ground may be scrapped (AP 12/15)

Relevant Links:
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe -

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