By Joseph B. Brazier
Arlington, Oregon (AP)

More than 150 years after signing a treaty ceding land but preserving their hunting and fishing rights, Columbia River tribes are locked in a legal dispute with this tiny port over whether those rights can change with the course of the river.

The Port of Arlington wants to build a barge pier near the confluence of the Columbia and Willow Creek. Arlington officials say the pier, intended to handle garbage barges, is critical for Gilliam County’s brittle economy.