Hoh Tribe awaits approval to move to higher ground

After decades of floods and tsunamis, the Hoh Tribe of Washington is seeking higher ground.

A bill being introduced in the 111th Congress will allow the tribe to move its main village away from the Hoh River. The tribe has already purchased land for its new home and the National Park Service has agreed to transfer 37 acres of the Olympic National Park.

"Since it's safety-related and all parties appear to be in agreement, all that's required is an adequate hearing," a spokesperson for Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Washington) told The Los Angeles Times.

Dicks introduced H.R.7073 late last year but the bill never got a hearing.

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