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Top official set to abandon work at Klallam village

Washington's secretary of transportation says the state will probably abandon work at a tribal village site.

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe wants work stopped at the Tse-whit-zen village. Hundreds of remains and thousands of artifacts have been discovered at the site.

But if work is halted, transportation secretary Doug MacDonald doesn't know exactly what will happen to the village. More meetings are planned to discuss the future of the site.

The village is located at a graving yard being used for construction on the Hood Canal Bridge. The state will have to relocate the graving yard.

Get the Story:
Future of graving yard site? A big question (The Peninsula Daily News 12/17)
Union leaders urge campaign to save graving yard (The Peninsula Daily News 12/17)
Future of graving yard site? A big question (The Peninsula Daily News 12/17)
Remains may derail bridge project (AP 12/17)

Relevant Links:
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe -

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