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Yakama Nation Will Negotiate New Cig Tax with State

YAKIMA, Wa -    The Yakama Nation announces late this afternoon that they will negotiate a new cigarette tax agreement with the state.

The state decided to cancel the old agreement because they say the Nation was not enforcing it.

The Yakama Nation Tribal Council says it accepts the state's offer to work out issues from their cigarette compact, but says the tax has caused destruction to their economy and people.

In addition to accepting the state's mediation demand, the nation has requested that the parties negotiate amendments to the compact.

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