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Colville Tribes leader resigns after arrest

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SPOKANE — A high-ranking member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation resigned Tuesday following his arrest on a rape charge in North Idaho.

Ernest “Sneena” Brooks III, vice chairman of the Colville Business Council, the governing body of the tribes, represented the Omak district. He stepped down for personal reasons, the tribal chairman’s office said.

Brooks was arrested Feb. 14 at the Coeur d’Alene Casino by Coeur d’Alene Tribe police and booked into the Kootenai County Jail. He…

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