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Grand Ronde Tribes place site of former racetrack on the market

Grand Ronde Tribes place site of former racetrack on the market (August 28, 2018)

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde will not be developing a former racetrack near Oregon's largest city.

Gaming market in Oregon survives after Cowlitz Tribe opens casino

Gaming market in Oregon survives after Cowlitz Tribe opens casino (May 25, 2018)

The Cowlitz Tribe recently celebrated the first anniversary of its gaming facility in Washington and its neighbors in Oregon have survived just fine.

Cowlitz Tribe reports strong turnouts a month after casino debut

Cowlitz Tribe reports strong turnouts a month after casino debut (May 31, 2017)

Business appears to be booming at the ilani Casino Resort, Washington's newest tribal gaming facility.

Grand Ronde Tribes concerned about proposed inter-tribal casino

Grand Ronde Tribes concerned about proposed inter-tribal casino (May 3, 2017)

The proposal from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians was apparently a surprise.

Grand Ronde Tribes drop legal challenge to Cowlitz Tribe casino

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 announces more executives for fast-rising casino

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.

Grand Ronde Tribes still working on plans at former racetrack

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 movement

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.

Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land case

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.

Grand Ronde Tribes might stand alone in battle against new casino

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.

Grand Ronde Tribes keep battling Cowlitz Tribe's casino in court

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.

Non-Indian backers cite Cowlitz Tribe in bid for new casino in Oregon

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.

Grand Ronde Tribes plan hotel and won't rule out casino at new site

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 application

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.

Grande Ronde Tribes consider hotel but not casino at old track

Grande Ronde Tribes consider hotel but not casino at old track (June 29, 2016)

A media consultant said the tribe has no 'current' plans for a casino at the site near Portland, Oregon.

Grand Ronde Tribes to finish demolition work at site of old racetrack

Grand Ronde Tribes to finish demolition work at site of old racetrack (June 24, 2016)

The tribe still hasn't said what it plans to do with the 31-acre site right outside of Portland, Oregon's most populous city.

Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casino

Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casino (June 20, 2016)

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have joined non-Indian card rooms in trying to stop the new development in Washington.

Cowlitz Tribe welcomes discussions with opponent for casino

Cowlitz Tribe welcomes discussions with opponent for casino (May 25, 2016)

Clark County, however, remains part of a lawsuit that challenges the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Cowlitz Tribe in discussions with county about stance on casino

Cowlitz Tribe in discussions with county about stance on casino (May 18, 2016)

Officials in Clark County, Washington, has been fighting the casino for more than a decade they might be willing to work with the tribe.

Cowlitz Tribe reports significant progress on fast-rising casino

Cowlitz Tribe reports significant progress on fast-rising casino (May 17, 2016)

The Cowlitz Casino Project is 40 percent complete and a local government has rescinded a resolution of opposition.

Grand Ronde Tribes still weighing plans at site of former racetrack

Grand Ronde Tribes still weighing plans at site of former racetrack (April 14, 2016)

The building that housed the old Multnomah Greyhound Park near Portland, Oregon, is being demolished to make way for some sort of development.

Appeals court in D.C. hears closely watched land-into-trust case

Appeals court in D.C. hears closely watched land-into-trust case (March 18, 2016)

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 celebrates start of construction on $500M casino

Cowlitz Tribe celebrates start of construction on $500M casino (February 15, 2016)

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.

Grand Ronde Tribes open to ideas with purchase of old racetrack

Grand Ronde Tribes open to ideas with purchase of old racetrack (October 22, 2015)

A casino near Oregon's largest city could be a big win as long as it doesn't hurt an existing facility about 60 miles from Portland.

Grand Ronde Tribes won't rule out casino at former racetrack

Grand Ronde Tribes won't rule out casino at former racetrack (October 16, 2015)

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 bid

Cowlitz Tribe already in debt $485M for long-delayed casino bid (October 12, 2015)

Preliminary work has started on the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort, with an official groundbreaking set for early next year.

Cowlitz Tribe prepares for groundbreaking on casino in early 2016

Cowlitz Tribe prepares for groundbreaking on casino in early 2016 (September 30, 2015)

A lawsuit challenging the tribe's land-into-trust application is still pending in the federal court system.

Cowlitz Tribe remains confident of casino bid despite litigation

Cowlitz Tribe remains confident of casino bid despite litigation (March 23, 2015)

Chairman Bill Iyall believes opponents -- including a rival tribe with an existing casino -- have lost the war.

Cowlitz Tribe eager to start work on long-delayed casino project

Cowlitz Tribe eager to start work on long-delayed casino project (March 13, 2015)

The tribe's 152-acre reservation was placed in trust earlier this week.

Cowlitz Tribe celebrates as BIA finally puts gaming site in trust

Cowlitz Tribe celebrates as BIA finally puts gaming site in trust (March 10, 2015)

Opponents -- including a rival tribe with an existing casino -- are still in court trying to stop the project.

Cowlitz Tribe still waiting on BIA to place gaming site in trust

Cowlitz Tribe still waiting on BIA to place gaming site in trust (March 4, 2015)

The tribe filed the land-into-trust application after gaining federal recognition in 2000.

Opponents take Cowlitz Tribe gaming land dispute to DC Circuit

Opponents take Cowlitz Tribe gaming land dispute to DC Circuit (February 4, 2015)

The main issue in the case is the Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Editorial: Cowlitz Tribe should work with others on casino plan

Editorial: Cowlitz Tribe should work with others on casino plan (December 24, 2014)

All tribes — and potential tribes — can avoid wasteful litigation by working together whenever possible.

Opponents of Cowlitz Tribe plan appeal of gaming land decision

Opponents of Cowlitz Tribe plan appeal of gaming land decision (December 19, 2014)

The Grande Ronde Tribes fear competition will hurt their existing casino.

Cowlitz Tribe wins decision on casino land-into-trust application

Cowlitz Tribe wins decision on casino land-into-trust application (December 15, 2014)

The tribe has been pushing for the casino for over a decade.

Lawmaker wants BIA to wait on Cowlitz Tribe casino acquisition

Lawmaker wants BIA to wait on Cowlitz Tribe casino acquisition (November 25, 2014)

Sparring continues as parties wait for a decision in a long-running lawsuit.

Grand Ronde Tribes continue fight against Cowlitz Tribe casino

Grand Ronde Tribes continue fight against Cowlitz Tribe casino (October 29, 2014)

The two tribes would compete for patrons in the Portland, Oregon, area.

BIA announces intent to put Cowlitz Tribe gaming site in trust

BIA announces intent to put Cowlitz Tribe gaming site in trust (October 24, 2014)

The tribe has been waiting 12 years for a decision.

Grand Ronde disenrollment dispute tied to casino per cap

Grand Ronde disenrollment dispute tied to casino per cap (January 20, 2014)

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon are planning to remove 80 people from the rolls, a dispute that's being linked to a dwindling casino per capita payment.

Cowlitz Tribe remains optimistic about delayed casino plan

Cowlitz Tribe remains optimistic about delayed casino plan (January 8, 2014)

The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington remains hopeful that it will break ground on a casino in 2015.

Arguments expected next year in  Cowlitz Tribe casino lawsuit

Arguments expected next year in Cowlitz Tribe casino lawsuit (October 2, 2013)

Oral arguments in a lawsuit that aims to stop the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington from opening a casino aren't expected until early 2014.

Cowlitz Tribe confident of casino bid despite another setback

Cowlitz Tribe confident of casino bid despite another setback (March 19, 2013)

A rendering of the proposed Cowlitz Casino Resort. The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington remains confident of its casino despite another setback in court. The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a record of decision in December 2010 after finalizing the...

Judge orders new record of decision for Cowlitz Tribe's casino

Judge orders new record of decision for Cowlitz Tribe's casino (March 14, 2013)

A rendering of the proposed Cowlitz Casino Resort. A federal judge ordered the Obama administration to issue a new record of decision for the controversial Cowlitz Tribe casino project in Washington. The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a record...

New judge takes control of   lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe  casino

New judge takes control of lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe casino (March 12, 2013)

A new judge has been assigned to the lawsuit that seeks to stop the Cowlitz Tribe from opening a casino in Washington. Judge Barbara J. Rothstein heard from the parties on March 7 in Washington, D.C. One report said...

Judge hears dispute over Cowlitz Tribe's long delayed casino

Judge hears dispute over Cowlitz Tribe's long delayed casino (March 8, 2013)

A federal judge held a hearing in a lawsuit that seeks to stop the Cowlitz Tribe from opening a casino in Washington. The tribe gained federal recognition in 2000 and submitted a land-into-trust application soon afterwards. After a lengthy review...

Cowlitz Tribe  heads  back to federal court to defend casino plan

Cowlitz Tribe heads back to federal court to defend casino plan (March 6, 2013)

The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington will be in federal court tomorrow to defend its long-delayed plans for a casino. The tribe gained federal recognition in 2000. Its land-into-trust application for 152 acres was approved in 2010, prompting lawsuits from Clark...

Oregon tribes spent $2.8M in battle against non-Indian casino

Oregon tribes spent $2.8M in battle against non-Indian casino (November 13, 2012)

Tribes in Oregon spent $2.8 million fighting a non-Indian casino that was easily defeated on the ballot last week, Williamette Week reported. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe were the main opponents...

Tribes in Oregon going to battle  over new casino developments

Tribes in Oregon going to battle over new casino developments (November 12, 2012)

Tribes in Oregon were united in their opposition to a non-Indian casino that was rejected at the polls but they aren't on the same side when it comes to their own developments. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the...

Voters in Oregon   reject non-Indian gaming project  as expected

Voters in Oregon reject non-Indian gaming project as expected (November 7, 2012)

As expected, voters in Oregon rejected a proposal to authorize a non-Indian casino. The backers of The Grange Casino abandoned their campaign early last month amid opposition from tribes and state politicians. In the end, over 70 percent voted against...

Interview: New  general manager of Grand Ronde Tribes casino

Interview: New general manager of Grand Ronde Tribes casino (November 1, 2012)

"An interview with Spirit Mountain Casino’s General Manager Randy Dugger reveals some truths about the casino’s recent history, current conditions and prospects for the future. Not long ago, press publications may have led readers and locals alike to believe that...