Skokomish Tribe nears settlement over dams
The Skokomish Tribe of Washington is near a settlement over two dams that were built on its traditional territory, The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

The tribe would receive $12.6 million and 1,140 acres from Tacoma Power in exchange for dropping a $5.6 billion lawsuit over fishing rights and salmon runs. The tribe would also get a 7.25 percent stake in the power generated by one of the dams.

The dams have been the subject of litigation going back to 1930.

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