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Dam pact aims to alleviate damage

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The Box Canyon Dam is about to enter a new era – one that’s kinder to fish and more attentive to the Kalispel Tribe of Indians’ long history in northeast Washington. Dignitaries from the tribe and the Pend Oreille Public Utilities District will meet at 10 a.m. today in Usk to sign an accord over the dam’s future operations. Drumming and songs from the Frog Island Singers will lend a festive