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Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case
California | Litigation | NIGC
Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case (August 11, 2017)
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments next month in a long-running lawsuit that has kept the Mechoopda Tribe has from opening a casino on ancestral territory in California.

Sara Trechter: County wastes more than $600,000 battling Mechoopda Tribe casino
California | Litigation | Opinion
Sara Trechter: County wastes more than $600,000 battling Mechoopda Tribe casino (August 10, 2017)
It's hard to believe but the Mechoopda Tribe has been trying to build a casino in California for more than 15 years.

Mechoopda Tribe offers olive branch on casino but county refuses
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Mechoopda Tribe offers olive branch on casino but county refuses (August 3, 2016)
Litigation against the long-delayed casino has already cost taxpayers in Butte County, California, more than $600,000.

Mechoopda Tribe aims to work with county on delayed casino
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Mechoopda Tribe aims to work with county on delayed casino (July 21, 2016)
Chairman Dennis Ramirez said his people have moved on from an attack on their legitimacy.

Mechoopda Tribe wins decision in long-running casino litigation
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Mechoopda Tribe wins decision in long-running casino litigation (July 18, 2016)
The tribe has been battling officials in Butte County, California, for more than a decade.

Federal Register: NIGC fee rate, Mechoopa Tribe land-into-trust
California | Federal Register | NIGC
Federal Register: NIGC fee rate, Mechoopa Tribe land-into-trust (February 27, 2014)
There are two gaming notices of interest in today's issue of the Federal Register.

Editorial: Mechoopda Tribe wins with gaming land decision
California | Casino Stalker
Editorial: Mechoopda Tribe wins with gaming land decision (January 29, 2014)
California newspaper welcomes Bureau of Indian Affairs decision to approve gaming land-into-trust application for the Mechoopda Tribe.

BIA approves Mechoopda Tribe's gaming land acquisition
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
BIA approves Mechoopda Tribe's gaming land acquisition (January 27, 2014)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has once again approved a gaming land-into-trust application for the Mechoopda Tribe of California.

Mechoopda Tribe lacks funding to continue with casino plan
California | Casino Stalker
Mechoopda Tribe lacks funding to continue with casino plan (June 13, 2013)
The Mechoopda Tribe of California has run out of money to defend its gaming land-into-trust application, Vice Chairwoman Sandra Knight said. After a lengthy battle that included a trip to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Bureau of Indian...

Editorial: Stop monkeying with Mechoopda Tribe over casino plan
California | Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Stop monkeying with Mechoopda Tribe over casino plan (July 15, 2010)
"Our view: When important land-use issues are decided in a federal court in Washington rather than locally, our citizens lose. Drop the lawsuits and start talking. We've heard many governments complain over the years about monkey wrenchers — people who...

Mechoopda Tribe weighs move  after losing    gaming land decision
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation | NIGC
Mechoopda Tribe weighs move after losing gaming land decision (July 14, 2010)
The Mechoopda Tribe of California is considering its next move after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals put a halt to its gaming plans. The tribe wants to build a casino on a 645-acre site in Butte County. The Bush...

County waits for ruling in case against Mechoopda  Tribe casino
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation | NIGC
County waits for ruling in case against Mechoopda Tribe casino (June 28, 2010)
Officials in Butte County, California, are waiting for a decision in their lawsuit that seeks to stop the Mechoopda Tribe from building a casino. The county sued the National Indian Gaming Commission for issuing an Indian lands determination that...

Mechoopda  Chair: County wrong on casino plans
California | Opinion
Mechoopda Chair: County wrong on casino plans (May 28, 2009)
"As the chairman of the Mechoopda Tribe, I have made it my highest priority to ensure that our tribe conducts itself with honor and integrity. However, as events continue to unfold concerning the development of our proposed casino on...

Editorial: Stop fighting Mechoopda   casino bid
California | Opinion
Editorial: Stop fighting Mechoopda casino bid (May 15, 2009)
"Butte County keeps spending taxpayer money on a losing bet. It's time to stop fighting and start talking. Butte County supervisors decided to gamble with taxpayer money. So far they are more than $300,000 in the hole. Wise gamblers would...

Mechoopda  Tribe disputes criticism of casino
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Mechoopda Tribe disputes criticism of casino (May 14, 2009)
The Mechoopda Tribe of California said officials in Butte County, California, are wrong about a proposed casino. The tribe is seeking to acquire 645 acres in trust. But only 100 acres will be developed, and of that, the casino will...

County to appeal ruling on  Mechoopda casino
California | Litigation | NIGC
County to appeal ruling on Mechoopda casino (May 13, 2009)
Supervisors in Butte County, California, voted 4-1 to continue fighting a casino proposed by the Mechoopda Tribe "Butte County will not stand idly by while massive new casinos destroy its open space, groundwater and other natural resources," Oroville Supervisor Bill...

Editorial: Drop fight against Mechoopda Tribe's casino
California | Opinion
Editorial: Drop fight against Mechoopda Tribe's casino (April 17, 2009)
"Our view: It's time for the county and the Mechoopda to start talking. The dismissal of Butte County's lawsuit against the Mechoopda tribe in an effort to block a casino near the intersection of Highways 149 and 99 would seem...

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Mechoopda  casino
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation | Meetings
Judge dismisses lawsuit against Mechoopda casino (April 15, 2009)
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit aimed at stopping the Mechoopda Tribe of California from building a casino. The tribe plans a casino on a 645-acre site in Butte County. The National Indian Gaming Commission said the tribe qualified for...

County in court over Mechoopda Tribe  casino
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation | NIGC
County in court over Mechoopda Tribe casino (February 26, 2009)
A federal judge heard arguments in a California county's lawsuit that seeks to stop the Mechoopda Tribe from opening a casino. Butte County sued the National Indian Gaming Commission over an Indian lands opinion that stated the tribe was "restored"...

California county rejects gaming referendum
California
California county rejects gaming referendum (August 6, 2008)
The board of supervisors in Butte County, California, won't schedule a voter referendum on Indian gaming due to lack of support. Supervisors instead decide to hold a hearing to address the impacts of gaming. The hearing is tentatively set for...

California county weighs gaming referendum
California | NIGC
California county weighs gaming referendum (August 5, 2008)
Supervisors in Butte County, California, are considering a referendum that asks voters about future tribal casinos. The county is suing the National Indian Gaming Commission in hopes of blocking the Mechoopda Tribe from building a casino. The county is already...

Editorial: County not truthful in  Mechoopda casino fight
California | Litigation | Opinion
Editorial: County not truthful in Mechoopda casino fight (April 7, 2008)
"A few days back, Paul McIntosh, the former chief administrative officer of Butte County, wrote a letter to the editor accusing this paper of misrepresenting the county's position in regard to the Mechoopda Indians. This paper, reporting the county's lawsuit...

County to sue Interior over Mechoopda  casino
California | Litigation | NIGC
County to sue Interior over Mechoopda casino (March 28, 2008)
Supervisors in Butte County, California, voted last week to sue the Interior Department over the casino sought by the Mechoopda Tribe of California The tribe wants to build a casino on 645 acres in the county. The land has not...

BIA  clears way for Mechoopda  Tribe  casino
California | Casino Stalker
BIA clears way for Mechoopda Tribe casino (January 17, 2008)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued a finding of significant environmental impact for the casino proposed by the Mechoopda Tribe of California. Notice of the FONSI was published in The Oroville Mercury-Register, the paper said. A notice also will...

Mechoopda   Tribe moving forward with casino
California | Land Acquisitions
Mechoopda Tribe moving forward with casino (November 16, 2007)
The Mechoopda Tribe of California is moving forward with plans for a casino near Chico. The tribe has a management contract with Station Casinos. The National Indian Gaming Commission on October 25 issued a finding of no significant impact on...

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