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North Bend files suit against tribe

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The city of North Bend is suing the Coquille Indian Tribe and its business entity for breach of contract. Filed on Tuesday, the lawsuit contends the tribe and its Coquille Economic Development Corp. failed to make a first quarterly payment of $115,000 for city services, including police, fire and sewer. The payment was due in July, said City Administrator Jan Willis. The city said it’s mandated by an in-lieu of taxes agreement established 15 years ago.