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Opinion: Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino helps economy

"FOR hundreds of years the Spokane Tribe of Indians has lived and raised families across the many miles of the Spokane River Basin, including present city sites such as Airway Heights and Spokane. This region is the tribe's traditional ancestral land.

Today, the Spokane Tribe is developing what is called the Spokane Tribe Economic Project. Because the project is proposed beyond the limits of reservation borders and it includes a casino, some fear it will spark an expansion of Indian gaming.

It will not. The project is much more than a casino. It includes stores, offices and a community health center. It will create thousands of jobs for the tribe and for the city of Spokane. "

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Ben Stuckart: Spokane Tribe's casino project will create thousands of jobs (The Seattle Times 8/29)

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Editorial: Gambling revenue in political sights (The Spokesman Review 8/30)

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