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Tax On Chehalis Tribal Resort Goes To Court

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CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) - A dispute over the property tax for the
Chehalis Tribes' Great Wolf Lodge at Grand Mound is headed for
federal court in Tacoma.
The tribe filed a request this month for a court order against
Thurston County tax collectors.
The lodge that opened in March is located on land near I-5
purchased by the tribe and held by the federal government in trust.
It's leased to Chehalis Tribe Great Wolf, which is owned 51 percent
by the tribe and 49 percent by Great Wolf Resorts of Madison, Wisc.
The Centralia Chronicle reports the county agrees that the
majority owned by the tribe is tax exempt, but it's seeking $94,000
in property taxes on the 49 percent owned by the private business.
Information from: The Chronicle,
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