Judge hears arguments in Chehalis Tribe taxation case
A federal judge is set to issue a ruling about the future of a taxation dispute between Chehalis Tribe and Thurston County, Washington.

The tribe operates the Great Wolf Lodge on trust land within the reservation. Great Wolf Resorts Inc., a non-Indian company, owns 49 percent of the business.

The county claims it can tax the non-Indian portion of the business. The tribe says all of the operation is exempt.

Judge Benjamin Settle will issue a ruling in about week, The Olympian reported. The ruling could say whether Settle will call a jury trial or decide the case on his own.

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Great Wolf tax case begins in federal court (The Olympian 3/19)

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