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Cowlitz Tribe aims to hire locally as casino construction continuesFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe aims to hire locally as casino construction continues (05/02)
With about 1,000 jobs on the line, the tribe is reaching out to its members and to the local community.

Kalispel Tribe welcomes public players to golf course near casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Kalispel Tribe welcomes public players to golf course near casino (04/21)
The general public will be able to play at the storied Kalispel Golf and Country Club in Spokane, Washington, for the first time.

Grand Ronde Tribes still weighing plans at site of former racetrackFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes still weighing plans at site of former racetrack (04/14)
The building that housed the old Multnomah Greyhound Park near Portland, Oregon, is being demolished to make way for some sort of development.

Washington gaming panel weighs limits on 'amusement' gamesFiled Under: Compacts | Regulation
Washington gaming panel weighs limits on 'amusement' games (04/13)
Some lawmakers say the devices look more like slot machines, which only tribes have the right to operate.

Cowlitz Tribe accuses county of threatening casino site workersFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe accuses county of threatening casino site workers (04/08)
Construction is progressing quickly on the tribe's reservation but officials in Clark County, Washington, aren't happy about it.

Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applicationsFiled Under: California | Land Acquisitions | NIGC | New York
Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applications (04/01)
Only 67 gaming acquisitions have been approved since the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law in 1988.

Appeals court in D.C. hears closely watched land-into-trust caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Appeals court in D.C. hears closely watched land-into-trust case (03/18)
The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington wants to join the Indian gaming industry but the Grand Ronde Tribes in neighboring Oregon hopes that doesn't happen.

Cowlitz Tribe faces unusual opposition to casino wastewater plant Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe faces unusual opposition to casino wastewater plant (03/07)
Three communities and two tribes in Washington are using a membrane bioreactor system without incident but the Cowliz Tribe is being met with questions.

Opponents of Cowlitz Tribe ask judge to put a stop to casino workFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Opponents of Cowlitz Tribe ask judge to put a stop to casino work (03/04)
Construction is proceeding quickly on the $500 million Cowlitz Casino Project and an injunction would pose a major setback to the tribe.

Cowlitz Tribe and city reach long-awaited agreement for casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe and city reach long-awaited agreement for casino (03/02)
The tribe will pay $32 million to renovate a highway interchange near the Cowlitz Casino Project that's already under construction.

Cowlitz Tribe included waiver of immunity in old casino agreementFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe included waiver of immunity in old casino agreement (03/01)
The memorandum of understanding would have allowed the tribe to be sued for alleged violations but it can't be enforced because it was invalidated.

Cowlitz Tribe won't stop working on casino despite county threatFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe won't stop working on casino despite county threat (02/29)
Officials in Clark County, Washington, claim construction of a wastewater treatment system at the casino site violates a local ordinance.

Cowlitz Tribe starts hiring process for long-awaited casino resortFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe starts hiring process for long-awaited casino resort (02/25)
The tribe is creating more than 1,200 construction and permanent jobs and expects to open the $500 million casino in the spring of 2017.

Cowlitz Tribe celebrates start of construction on $500M casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe celebrates start of construction on $500M casino (02/15)
Opponents -- including a tribe with an existing casino -- are still fighting the project in court but the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort is quickly taking shape in Washington.

Cowlitz Tribe close to reaching agreement with city for new casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe close to reaching agreement with city for new casino (02/05)
Work has already begun on the $500 million Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort near La Center, Washington.

Cowlitz Tribe plans to debut long-awaited casino in spring of 2017Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe plans to debut long-awaited casino in spring of 2017 (01/27)
Construction is underway at the $500 million Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort in Washington.

Skokomish Tribe reaches new gaming compact with WashingtonFiled Under: Compacts
Skokomish Tribe reaches new gaming compact with Washington (01/26)
The agreement comes after the state entered into new compacts with 27 other tribes.

Republican lawmaker questions Cowlitz Tribe's gaming projectFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Republican lawmaker questions Cowlitz Tribe's gaming project (01/22)
The tribe is building a $13.4 million wastewater system at the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort in Washington.

Colville Tribes include restaurant in expansion project at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Colville Tribes include restaurant in expansion project at casino (01/21)
The Coulee Dam Casino will see a new restaurant, gaming area, lounge and deck on the second floor of the structure.

Quinault Nation announces $25M expansion project at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Quinault Nation announces $25M expansion project at casino (01/11)
The Quinault Beach Resort and Casino will gain space for additional slot machines, more food options, two bars, a coffee shop/gift shop and a parking garage that will double as a tsunami shelter.

Samish Nation still waiting for decision on long-awaited casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions
Samish Nation still waiting for decision on long-awaited casino (12/16)
Plans call for a 48,100 square-foot casino on about 11.41 acres in Skagit County.

Chehalis Tribe closes casino in response to flooding conditionsFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Chehalis Tribe closes casino in response to flooding conditions (12/11)
Tribal members who have been displaced by flooding are staying at the Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel 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 (12/11)
The acquisition helps the tribe stay competitive in the event another off-reservation casino opens nearby.

Snoqualmie Tribe sues city over loss of sewer service to casinoFiled Under: Litigation
Snoqualmie Tribe sues city over loss of sewer service to casino (12/10)
The Snoqualmie Casino will be forced to close without service from the city of Snoqualmie, the lawsuit alleges.

Cowlitz Tribe closes on financing for long-delayed $550M casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe closes on financing for long-delayed $550M casino (12/09)
The Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort will be located on the tribe's 152-acre reservation in Clark County, Washington.

Carol Evans: Spokane Tribe deserves off-reservation casino tooFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Carol Evans: Spokane Tribe deserves off-reservation casino too (12/08)
We face staggering social, health and environmental problems as historic sources of tribal revenue no longer exist, are in decline, and are near flatlining.

Stillaguamish Tribe debuts eatery and microbrewery at casino Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Stillaguamish Tribe debuts eatery and microbrewery at casino (11/25)
The Angel’s Tap House Brewery is the first tribally-owned brewery in Washington state.

Editorial: Reject Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino projectFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Reject Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino project (11/23)
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.

Cowlitz Tribe plans $13.4M wastewater system at casino siteFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions
Cowlitz Tribe plans $13.4M wastewater system at casino site (11/13)
Chairman William Iyall is confident that the Environmental Protection Agency will approve the project.

BIA formally declares reservation for Cowlitz Tribe casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
BIA formally declares reservation for Cowlitz Tribe casino (11/09)
Administrative appeals and litigation have delayed construction of the $510 million Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort.

Grand Ronde Tribes won't rule out casino at former racetrackFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Grand Ronde Tribes won't rule out casino at former racetrack (10/16)
The site puts the tribe a lot closer to Portland, Oregon's most populous city and could address competition from a rival casino.

Cowlitz Tribe already in debt $485M for long-delayed casino bidFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe already in debt $485M for long-delayed casino bid (10/12)
Preliminary work has started on the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort, with an official groundbreaking set for early next year.

Indian gaming industry grew 116 percent between 2001 and 2013Filed Under: California | Public Relations
Indian gaming industry grew 116 percent between 2001 and 2013 (10/08)
The top five states in the $28 billion industry were California, Oklahoma, Florida, Washington and Arizona.

Cowlitz Tribe turned down Donald Trump for gaming partnershipFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe turned down Donald Trump for gaming partnership (10/05)
The Republican presidential candidate attempted to explain some of his negative and racially charged comments about Native Americans in a newly-disclosed letter.

Spokane Tribe still waiting for answer on off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe still waiting for answer on off-reservation casino (10/02)
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.

Cowlitz Tribe prepares for groundbreaking on casino in early 2016Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe prepares for groundbreaking on casino in early 2016 (09/30)
A lawsuit challenging the tribe's land-into-trust application is still pending in the federal court system.

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 (09/11)
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 (09/08)
A decision on the West Plains Mixed-Use Development in Airway Heights, Washington, is many months away.

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe offers look at new hotel at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe offers look at new hotel at casino (08/21)
Groundbreaking on The Point Hotel, with 74,000 square-feet and 94 rooms, is slated by the end of the month.

Cowlitz Tribe casino agreement awaits decision in state courtFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe casino agreement awaits decision in state court (08/19)
The tribe reached a $14 million agreement with the city of La Center, Washington, for sewer service to the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort.

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 (08/04)
The Kalispels are facing potential competition from the Spokane Tribe, whose off-reservation casino awaits a decision by Gov. Jay Inslee (D).

Snoqualmie Tribe hires new chief operating officer for casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Snoqualmie Tribe hires new chief operating officer for casino (08/03)
The Snoqualmie Casino recently announced a new chief executive officer as well.

Last defendant sentenced in theft case at Yakama Nation casinoFiled Under: Regulation
Last defendant sentenced in theft case at Yakama Nation casino (07/31)
Over $63,000 was stolen from the Yakama Legends Casino by 42 defendants.

Indian family in Washington still pursuing casino on trust landFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Regulation
Indian family in Washington still pursuing casino on trust land (07/30)
The Samish Nation, though, isn't interested. And neither is the Suquamish Tribe.

Cowlitz Tribe still working on design plans for contested casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe still working on design plans for contested casino (07/29)
The tribe's 152-acre reservation was placed in trust in March but plans for a casino there are being tested in federal court.

Editorial: Colville Tribes realize dream with flagship casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Opinion
Editorial: Colville Tribes realize dream with flagship casino (07/24)
Hats off to the Colville Confederated Tribes for persevering with plans to build a destination-style casino in the mid-valley area.

Editorial: Washington doesn't need another off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Washington doesn't need another off-reservation casino (07/09)
If tribes can place casinos on ancestral or aboriginal lands, rather than on reservations, then where does it end?

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe announces plans for hotel at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe announces plans for hotel at casino (07/08)
The 74,000 square-foot hotel at The Point Casino will feature 94 rooms.

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 (06/29)
The tribe is hoping to convince Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) to sign off on the project.

Tulalip Tribes host Northwest Indian Gaming Conference & ExpoFiled Under: Meetings | Regulation
Tulalip Tribes host Northwest Indian Gaming Conference & Expo (06/22)
Agenda topics include employee recruitment and retention, facility design, online gaming and regulation of the casino industry.

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