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City urged to negotiate with Cowlitz Tribe over casino

The mayor of La Center, Washington, is urging the city to negotiate a casino agreement with the Cowlitz Tribe.

Major Jim Irish opposes the $510 million Cowlitz Casino Resort. But he says the city must protect its interests.

“I believe we must do more than take a wait-and-see attitude,” Irish said in a letter to city residents, according to news reports. “We can continue to oppose the tribal development, but we must be open to protecting our interests if the project is approved.

The tribe is near final approval of the project by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Get the Story:
Time running out for La Center on casino offer (The Columbian 6/3)
La Center mayor urges talks with tribe over casino resort plan (The Oregonian 6/2)