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Cowlitz Tribe enters law enforcement deal as casino debut nearsFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Cowlitz Tribe enters law enforcement deal as casino debut nears (April 19, 2017)
The agreement allows officers in Clark County, Washington, to enforce the law on the reservation.

Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policyFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policy (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.

Cowlitz Tribe announces April 24 opening for long-awaited casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe announces April 24 opening for long-awaited casino (April 17, 2017)
The ilani Casino Resort in Washington survived a slew of legal challenges and is the first gaming facility approved in the wake of a major Supreme Court decision.

Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country caseFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case (April 17, 2017)
In a positive move for tribal interests, the nation's highest court refused to reopen a lawsuit that targeted the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Cowlitz Tribe unveils $32M highway project as casino debut nearsFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe unveils $32M highway project as casino debut nears (April 5, 2017)
It's been a big week so far for the Washington-based tribe.

Puyallup Tribe investigates double shooting in parking lot of casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Puyallup Tribe investigates double shooting in parking lot of casino (April 4, 2017)
Two men were injured after opening fire outside of the Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel in Fife, Washington.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino disputeFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute (April 3, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court's good news continues to spread across Indian Country.

Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approachesFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approaches (April 3, 2017)
Chairman Bill Iyall praised the new leader of the Department of the Interior for supporting the tribe's land-into-trust efforts.

Cowlitz Tribe brings even more food options to forthcoming casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe brings even more food options to forthcoming casino (March 31, 2017)
The ilani Casino Resort in Washington is set to open in late April with four high-end eateries.

Cowlitz Tribe brings Michael Jordan's Steakhouse to new casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe brings Michael Jordan's Steakhouse to new casino (March 28, 2017)
The ilani Casino Resort in Washington is due to open in late April.

Cowlitz Tribe secures approval to offer liquor as casino debut nearsFiled Under: Federal Register | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Cowlitz Tribe secures approval to offer liquor as casino debut nears (March 22, 2017)
All the pieces are falling into place as the tribe prepares to open the ilani Casino Resort in late April.

Cowlitz Tribe casino seen as impacting lottery revenues in OregonFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe casino seen as impacting lottery revenues in Oregon (March 21, 2017)
Video lottery sales are projected to fall $110 million a year once ilani Casino Resort opens in Washington.

Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust disputeFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust dispute (March 20, 2017)
The Cowlitz Tribe will debut a long-awaited casino in April unless non-Indian opponents convince the court to take up the case.

Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming caseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case (March 17, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was forced to stop work on a $1 billion gaming facility in Massachusetts by an ongoing lawsuit.

Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court briefFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief (March 7, 2017)
The filing comes as the Washington tribe prepares to open a $400 million casino in a matter of weeks.

Yakama Nation debuts hotel as part of $90M casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Yakama Nation debuts hotel as part of $90M casino expansion (February 23, 2017)
The six-story, 200-room hotel at the Yakama Nation Legends Casino is now accepting guests.

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

Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino case (February 20, 2017)
President Donald Trump has an unusual connection to the dispute -- he once tried to partner with the Cowlitz Tribe, whose casino is the subject of a closely-watched lawsuit.

Cowlitz Tribe getting closer to April opening of long-awaited casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe getting closer to April opening of long-awaited casino (February 9, 2017)
The tribe is on its way to putting 1,100 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.

Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approachesFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approaches (January 12, 2017)
The ilani Casino Resort is due to open April 17 as opponents seek to derail it at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Cowlitz Tribe sees huge interest for positions at fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe sees huge interest for positions at fast-rising casino (November 17, 2016)
The tribe is hiring more than 1,000 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.

Reality television star beaten after leaving Tulalip Tribes casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Reality television star beaten after leaving Tulalip Tribes casino (November 15, 2016)
Jake Harris of Deadliest Catch accepted a ride from a couple at the Quil Ceda Creek Casino before he was beaten and left on the side of a highway.

Cowlitz Tribe starts searching for employees of fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe starts searching for employees of fast-rising casino (November 14, 2016)
The tribe will be hiring more than 1,000 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe announces opening for casino hotelFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe announces opening for casino hotel (November 14, 2016)
The 94-room hotel at The Point Casino in Washington debuts November 25.

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

Cowlitz Tribe remains confident as casino opponents file appealFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe remains confident as casino opponents file appeal (November 9, 2016)
The U.S. Supreme Court rarely accepts cases but this one might be attractive because it involves one of their prior decisions.

Cowlitz Tribe faces one more legal hurdle before opening casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe faces one more legal hurdle before opening casino (November 1, 2016)
Non-Indian opponents are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a closely-watched land-into-trust case.

Grand Ronde Tribes drop legal challenge to Cowlitz Tribe casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes drop legal challenge to Cowlitz Tribe casino (October 31, 2016)
Grande Ronde leaders have changed their mind and won't try to prevent a fellow tribe from joining the Indian gaming industry.

Cowlitz Tribe spends $32M for highway project at new casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe spends $32M for highway project at new casino (October 27, 2016)
The work will ease traffic for the new ilani Casino Resort, due to open in April 2017.

Cowlitz Tribe announces more executives for fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe announces more executives for fast-rising casino (October 20, 2016)
The ilani Casino Resort in Washington remains on track for an opening in April 2017.

Swinomish Tribe starts work on $20M casino expansion projectFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Swinomish Tribe starts work on $20M casino expansion project (October 19, 2016)
The Swinomish Casino & Lodge in Washington will see a new gaming room and a new cafe and food court.

Grand Ronde Tribes still working on plans at former racetrackFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Grand Ronde Tribes still working on plans at former racetrack (September 21, 2016)
Has a public relations firm spilled the beans on a new tribal gaming facility in Oregon?

Tribes clash over new casino but agree on #NoDAPL movementFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tribes clash over new casino but agree on #NoDAPL movement (September 20, 2016)
The Cowlitz Tribe is calling out the non-Indian allies of the Grand Ronde Tribes, because those allies have a financial connection to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino siteFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino site (September 13, 2016)
Work stopped on the First Light Resort and Casino after a federal judge's decision created uncertainty about the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land case (September 13, 2016)
Is Indian Country ready for another Carcieri decision? Leaders of an Oregon tribe hope you are.

Kalispel Tribe continues to build economy around gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Kalispel Tribe continues to build economy around gaming facility (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 (September 2, 2016)
Tribal police have the authority to arrest Indians and non-Indians alike at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuitFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit (August 31, 2016)
Opponents are trying to stop the Massachusetts tribe from building a casino in their backyard.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino rulingFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino ruling (August 25, 2016)
The Obama administration is defending the the tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process.

Grand Ronde Tribes might stand alone in battle against new casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes might stand alone in battle against new casino (August 22, 2016)
Opponents of the Cowlitz Tribe's new casino haven't decided whether they will pursue further appeals in the long-running case.

Puyallup Tribe breaks ground on another parking garage at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Puyallup Tribe breaks ground on another parking garage at casino (August 19, 2016)
The garage at the Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel will have space for more than 2,500 vehicles.

Grand Ronde Tribes keep battling Cowlitz Tribe's casino in courtFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes keep battling Cowlitz Tribe's casino in court (August 17, 2016)
The Oregon tribe expects to lose a lot of business once the Washington tribe's casino opens in April 2017.

Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rightsFiled Under: Litigation | Opinion
Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rights (August 15, 2016)
Two federal court decisions decided one day apart considered the definitions of 'Indian' under the Indian Reorganization Act.

Non-Indian backers cite Cowlitz Tribe in bid for new casino in OregonFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Non-Indian backers cite Cowlitz Tribe in bid for new casino in Oregon (August 8, 2016)
Despite losing at the polls in the past, two non-Indian developers are reviving plans for a gaming facility outside Portland, Oregon.

Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinosFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinos (August 2, 2016)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Cowlitz Tribe are on the opposite sides of the country and have battling casino opponents.

Grand Ronde Tribes plan hotel and won't rule out casino at new siteFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes plan hotel and won't rule out casino at new site (August 1, 2016)
The tribe continues efforts to expand its economy with a project just outside of Portland, Oregon.

Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust applicationFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust application (July 29, 2016)
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the tribe and the Obama administration in a closely-watched gaming case.

Donald Trump tried to partner with Agua Caliente Band on casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | California
Donald Trump tried to partner with Agua Caliente Band on casino (July 26, 2016)
The real estate mogul tiibal headquarters in California just a few months before he launched his infamous attack on Indian gaming.

Indian family drops plan for casino on allotment in WashingtonFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Indian family drops plan for casino on allotment in Washington (July 18, 2016)
Neither the Samish Nation nor the Suquamish Tribe are interested in developing the site in Bremerton.

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

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