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Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policyFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policy
Posted: April 18, 2017
The Spokane Tribe is counting on the Trump team to defend its gaming project from a lawsuit filed by a rival in Washington state.

Kalispel Tribe announces $20M casino expansion in WashingtonFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Kalispel Tribe announces $20M casino expansion in Washington
Posted: February 22, 2017
The Northern Quest Resort and Casino is growing by 40,000 square-feet and will see a new recreational vehicle park.

Spokane Tribe breaks ground on off-reservation casino projectFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Spokane Tribe breaks ground on off-reservation casino project
Posted: November 9, 2016
The casino in Washington is likely the last of its kind to gain approval under the Obama administration.

Kalispel Tribe continues to build economy around gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Kalispel Tribe continues to build economy around gaming facility
Posted: September 8, 2016
The tribe just opened a large laundry-processing business that is providing services to the casino and has already branched out to other clients.

Kalispel Tribe maintains law and order at busy casino in WashingtonFiled Under: Public Relations
Kalispel Tribe maintains law and order at busy casino in Washington
Posted: September 2, 2016
Tribal police have the authority to arrest Indians and non-Indians alike at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino.

Spokane Tribe prepares to break ground on off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Spokane Tribe prepares to break ground on off-reservation casino
Posted: July 15, 2016
Construction is slated to begin in the fall and the first phase will open in 2017.

Editorial: Decision opens door for more off-reservation casinosFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Decision opens door for more off-reservation casinos
Posted: June 20, 2016
Seattle Times: What’s more dangerous is the precedent Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s approval may set for other tribes to expand their operations off reservations.

Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino rulingFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino ruling
Posted: June 9, 2016
Off-reservation casino proposals generate a lot of controversy but they are still exceedingly rare in Indian Country.

Spokane Tribe wins governor's approval for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe wins governor's approval for off-reservation casino
Posted: June 8, 2016
The decision marks only the second time that an off-reservation casino has been approved in Washington.

Kalispel Tribe boosts off-reservation casino with $3M golf clubFiled Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Kalispel Tribe boosts off-reservation casino with $3M golf club
Posted: December 11, 2015
The acquisition helps the tribe stay competitive in the event another off-reservation casino opens nearby.

Carol Evans: Spokane Tribe deserves off-reservation casino tooFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Carol Evans: Spokane Tribe deserves off-reservation casino too
Posted: December 8, 2015
We face staggering social, health and environmental problems as historic sources of tribal revenue no longer exist, are in decline, and are near flatlining.

Editorial: Reject Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino projectFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Reject Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino project
Posted: November 23, 2015
The Obama administration has tilted toward allowing tribes to create pockets of territory off their reservations, spurring casino development even as gambling revenues are leveling off.

Spokane Tribe still waiting for answer on off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe still waiting for answer on off-reservation casino
Posted: October 2, 2015
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) isn't rushing into a decision on the proposed development in Airway Heights that faces opposition from the Kalispel Tribe.

Kalispel Tribe to buy golf course for $3M in bid to boost casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Kalispel Tribe to buy golf course for $3M in bid to boost casino
Posted: September 11, 2015
The acquisition will help the Northern Quest Resort and Casino address potential competition from another tribe.

Spokane Tribe awaits governor's ruling on off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe awaits governor's ruling on off-reservation casino
Posted: September 8, 2015
A decision on the West Plains Mixed-Use Development in Airway Heights, Washington, is many months away.

Kalispel Tribe sees golf course purchase as way to boost casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Kalispel Tribe sees golf course purchase as way to boost casino
Posted: August 4, 2015
The Kalispels are facing potential competition from the Spokane Tribe, whose off-reservation casino awaits a decision by Gov. Jay Inslee (D).

Editorial: Washington doesn't need another off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Washington doesn't need another off-reservation casino
Posted: July 9, 2015
If tribes can place casinos on ancestral or aboriginal lands, rather than on reservations, then where does it end?

Spokane Tribe partners with Hard Rock for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe partners with Hard Rock for off-reservation casino
Posted: June 29, 2015
The tribe is hoping to convince Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) to sign off on the project.

Spokane Tribe faces another hurdle in off-reservation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe faces another hurdle in off-reservation casino bid
Posted: June 17, 2015
A Republican member of Congress, several state lawmakers and the Kalispel Tribe are mounting opposition to the project.

Spokane Tribe finally wins BIA approval for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe finally wins BIA approval for off-reservation casino
Posted: June 16, 2015
It took nearly a decade of work but the tribe still has one more hurdle to cross -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D).

Spokane Tribe still waiting on decision for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe still waiting on decision for off-reservation casino
Posted: June 12, 2015
The Bureau of Indian Affairs completed the final environmental impact statement more than two years ago.

Tulalip Tribes lose litigation over additional Class III machinesFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Tulalip Tribes lose litigation over additional Class III machines
Posted: April 28, 2015
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the state in a dispute over a proposed amendment to the Class III gaming compact.

Candidates differ on Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Candidates differ on Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino bid
Posted: October 22, 2014
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) opposes it while Joe Pakootas (D) won't object if it wins Bureau of Indian Affairs approval.

County criticized for fight against Spokane Tribe's casino planFiled Under: Casino Stalker
County criticized for fight against Spokane Tribe's casino plan
Posted: May 14, 2014
Supporters of the Spokane Tribe off-reservation are calling on officials in Spokane County, Washington, to end their campaign against the project.

Letter: Drop opposition to Spokane Tribe off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Letter: Drop opposition to Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino
Posted: April 30, 2014
Letter writer says county in Washington is wasting money in fight against the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino.

Opinion: Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino a risk to baseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Opinion: Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino a risk to base
Posted: April 28, 2014
Writer claims Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino will harm nearby Fairchild Air Force Base even though official military studies have concluded otherwise.

County spends big to fight Spokane Tribe off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
County spends big to fight Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino
Posted: April 14, 2014
Officials in Spokane County, Washington, have spent $300,000 in legal fees to fight the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino.

BIA asked for new study on Spokane Tribe off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
BIA asked for new study on Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino
Posted: April 9, 2014
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is being asked to conduct a new study of the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino..

Column: Campaign against Spokane Tribe's casino shows cracksFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Column: Campaign against Spokane Tribe's casino shows cracks
Posted: February 26, 2014
Columnist says opponents of the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino can no longer claim the project will harm an Air Force base.

City no longer opposes Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
City no longer opposes Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino
Posted: February 25, 2014
The city of Spokane, Washington, no longer opposes the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino.

Opinion: Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino is good for regionFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Opinion: Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino is good for region
Posted: February 24, 2014
Writers say Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino will generate jobs and revenue in Washington.

City council debates Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino planFiled Under: Casino Stalker
City council debates Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino plan
Posted: February 20, 2014
The city council in Spokane, Washington, will meet Monday and will once again consider the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino.

Editorial: City can't help Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: City can't help Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino
Posted: February 19, 2014
Washington newspaper urges city to remain opposed to the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino.

City reconsiders stance on Spokane Tribe off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
City reconsiders stance on Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino
Posted: February 18, 2014
The city council in Spokane, Washington, might drop its opposition to the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino.

Blog: Bold designs for Spokane Tribe off-reservation  casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Blog: Bold designs for Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino
Posted: May 24, 2013
Blog urges the Spokane Tribe of Washington to be bold with the design of its off-reservation casino: We know from documents already filed that the tribe has signed a tentative deal to work with Warner Gaming, a large company that...

City cites  economic benefits from off-reservation gamingFiled Under: Casino Stalker
City cites economic benefits from off-reservation gaming
Posted: May 17, 2013
Off-reservation gaming has been good to Airway Heights, Washington, the city manager said. The city hosts the Northern Quest Casino, owned by the Kalispel Tribe. Property values have grown by more than $101 million since the casino opened in 2000...

Letter:   Casino won't help Spokane Tribe  with unemploymentFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Letter: Casino won't help Spokane Tribe with unemployment
Posted: May 13, 2013
Letter writer questions need for Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino: A recent article in The Spokesman-Review claimed this casino is needed to combat the 50 percent unemployment on the reservation. Currently, all tribal casinos have a Native American-friendly hiring practice, that...

Opponents reject Spokane Tribe  off-reservation casino studyFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Opponents reject Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino study
Posted: May 9, 2013
Critics of the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino are still trying to use the Fairchild Air Force Base to stir up opposition. The Air Force has said the West Plains Mixed-Use Development won't affect its operations. The tribe commissioned a study...

Rep.   McMorris Rodgers opposes Spokane Tribe's  casino planFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Rep. McMorris Rodgers opposes Spokane Tribe's casino plan
Posted: May 8, 2013
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington) says the Spokane Tribe should not be allowed to open an off-reservation casino in Washington. McMorris Rodgers claims the West Plains Mixed-Use Development will encroach on the nearby Fairchild Air Force Base. However, the Air...

Spokane Tribe releases new report for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe releases new report for off-reservation casino
Posted: May 3, 2013
The Spokane Tribe of Washington released a new study on Thursday that says its off-reservation casino won't interfere with the Fairchild Air Force Base. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Federal Aviation Administration already said the West Plains Mixed-Use...

Letter: Spokane Tribe addressed military   concerns on casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Letter: Spokane Tribe addressed military concerns on casino
Posted: April 25, 2013
Letter from Sheri Johnson, the co-chair of Friends of STEP, a group that supports the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino: Why isn’t Fairchild Air Force Base saying the Spokane Tribe’s West Plains project is a problem? Simple; because they don’t believe...

Column:  Military silent on Spokane Tribe off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Column: Military silent on Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino
Posted: April 12, 2013
Columnist wonders why military officials won't say anything about the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino: Why all the whispering, Fairchild? If the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino is a threat to the base – which is, in turn, a threat to the...

Spokane Tribe has  strong links with  off-reservation gaming siteFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe has strong links with off-reservation gaming site
Posted: April 8, 2013
The Spokane Tribe maintains a strong connection with its off-reservation casino site in Washington. The tribe used the site of the West Plains Mixed-Use Development as a traditional encampment for hundreds of years. There was even a battle with the...

New Interior Secretary could rule on   Spokane Tribe's casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
New Interior Secretary could rule on Spokane Tribe's casino
Posted: March 29, 2013
Sally Jewell has yet to be confirmed as the Secretary of the Interior Department but the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino in her home state of Washington could prove to be one of her first major tests. The Bureau of Indian...

Letter: More disinformation against Spokane Tribe's casino planFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Letter: More disinformation against Spokane Tribe's casino plan
Posted: March 5, 2013
Letter writer J. Gary Kavanagh says local officials and groups are waging a war of disinformation against the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino: Well, another round of disinformation is being put forth by local politicians, and other people against the Spokane...

BIA extends comments for Spokane Tribe off-reservation  casino  Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
BIA extends comments for Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino
Posted: March 4, 2013
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has extended the comment period on the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino. The BIA issued the final environmental impact statement for the West Plains Mixed-Use Development on February 1. Comments are now being accepted until May...

Spokane Tribe won't object to delay in BIA's review   of casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe won't object to delay in BIA's review of casino
Posted: February 27, 2013
The Spokane Tribe of Washington won't object to a short delay in the review process for its off-reservation casino. The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued the final environmental impact statement for the West Plains Mixed-Use Development on February 1. The...

BIA asked to delay Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker
BIA asked to delay Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino bid
Posted: February 22, 2013
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington) is asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to delay a decision on the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino. The BIA issued the final environmental impact statement for the West Plains Mixed-Use Development on February 1. The...

Rudy Peone: Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino well vettedFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Rudy Peone: Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino well vetted
Posted: February 18, 2013
"As chairman of the Spokane Tribe of Indians, I welcome the opportunity to provide some factual information about our project on the West Plains. The Spokane Tribe Economic Project, STEP, is an exciting multiuse development on our ancestral tribal trust...

Letter:  Oppose Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino projectFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Letter: Oppose Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino project
Posted: February 14, 2013
"Opponents of the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino complex on Highway 2 need to get louder. Sensible people need to shout next at Gov. Jay Inslee. This, though, is what his campaign said during the election cycle: “Jay believes Native American...

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