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Tribe-county kerfuffle’s real victim is the public

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A stubborn clash was reignited last week between the Coeur d’Alene Indian Tribe and Benewah County over tribal police authority. It may look like a routine he-said-she-said standoff, but the evidence convincingly favors the tribe. The question is, who altered an agreement that was worked out in a short, tense negotiation intended to avoid legislative intervention?