Wash. tribe offers payments for land, services

The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington is offering to pay for lost tax revenues and for law enforcement, emergency and other services under a proposed agreement with Clark County.

The tribe says it will replace lost revenues on 152 acres of land it has asked to be taken into trust. The tribe is thinking about putting a casino on the land.

The agreement includes payments for law enforcement. The tribe will give criminal and civil jurisdiction to the county until a tribal court is established.

The tribe's recognition was finalized in 2000 by the Clinton administration.

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