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Idaho Indians want governor to create executive post

 

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JOHN MILLER Associated Press Writer BOISE, Idaho

Idaho Indian leaders want Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter to create a cabinet post dedicated to improving tribal relations, including resolving law enforcement disputes that erupt because no agreements or trust exist between tribal police and sheriffs in neighboring counties. Coeur d'Alene, Nez Perce, Shoshone-Bannock and Shoshone Paiute tribal leaders met last week with Otter, though the Republican governor made no commitments, especially during an economic downturn when he's cutting state budgets. "Tribal economies in Idaho generate at least a half...



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