The Everett Herald:

Leaders of 21 American Indian tribes agreed Friday, at the request of a federal District Court judge, to return to mediation on a lawsuit against the state that could affect the region’s environmental future.

Known as the “Culvert Case,” the litigation centers on concerns that the state is not adequately protecting fish runs.

“We decided there was nothing to be gained by not taking any opportunity that pops up,” said Mason Morisset, an attorney who represents the Tulalip Tribes in the case.