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Tribal Smokeshops

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Tribal Smokeshops

Tribal Smokeshops

Tribal Smokeshops

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Sam Eaton of member station KUOW reports from Seattle that the state of Washington is expressing its disapproval of the decision by the Squaxin Island Indian Tribe to manufacture its own cigarettes. The small tribe has a gambling casino and a smokeshop, where it sells cigarettes tax free. A tribal spokesman says the new enterprise reflects the entrepreneurial spirit on the reservation.