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Spokane Tribe on track to open casino later this year amid lawsuits
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Spokane Tribe on track to open casino later this year amid lawsuits (June 2, 2017)
The Spokane Tribe is opening a $400 million gaming facility on ancestral territory in Washington state.

Spokane Tribe faces another challenge to off-reservation casino
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Spokane Tribe faces another challenge to off-reservation casino (May 30, 2017)
Local officials in Washington are hoping to prevent the Spokane Tribe from opening a new gaming facility in just a matter of months.

Kalispel Tribe using bottled water at casino due to contamination
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Kalispel Tribe using bottled water at casino due to contamination (May 18, 2017)
The tribe took action after high levels of chemicals were found in water wells in Airway Heights, Washington.

Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policy
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Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policy (April 18, 2017)
The Spokane Tribe is counting on the Trump team to defend its gaming project from a lawsuit filed by a rival in Washington state.

Kalispel Tribe announces $20M casino expansion in Washington
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Kalispel Tribe announces $20M casino expansion in Washington (February 22, 2017)
The Northern Quest Resort and Casino is growing by 40,000 square-feet and will see a new recreational vehicle park.

Spokane Tribe breaks ground on off-reservation casino project
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Spokane Tribe breaks ground on off-reservation casino project (November 9, 2016)
The casino in Washington is likely the last of its kind to gain approval under the Obama administration.

Kalispel Tribe continues to build economy around gaming facility
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Kalispel Tribe continues to build economy around gaming facility (September 8, 2016)
The tribe just opened a large laundry-processing business that is providing services to the casino and has already branched out to other clients.

Kalispel Tribe maintains law and order at busy casino in Washington
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Kalispel Tribe maintains law and order at busy casino in Washington (September 2, 2016)
Tribal police have the authority to arrest Indians and non-Indians alike at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino.

Spokane Tribe prepares to break ground on off-reservation casino
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Spokane Tribe prepares to break ground on off-reservation casino (July 15, 2016)
Construction is slated to begin in the fall and the first phase will open in 2017.

Editorial: Decision opens door for more off-reservation casinos
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Editorial: Decision opens door for more off-reservation casinos (June 20, 2016)
Seattle Times: What’s more dangerous is the precedent Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s approval may set for other tribes to expand their operations off reservations.

Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino ruling
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Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino ruling (June 9, 2016)
Off-reservation casino proposals generate a lot of controversy but they are still exceedingly rare in Indian Country.

Spokane Tribe wins governor's approval for off-reservation casino
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Spokane Tribe wins governor's approval for off-reservation casino (June 8, 2016)
The decision marks only the second time that an off-reservation casino has been approved in Washington.

Kalispel Tribe boosts off-reservation casino with $3M golf club
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Kalispel Tribe boosts off-reservation casino with $3M golf club (December 11, 2015)
The acquisition helps the tribe stay competitive in the event another off-reservation casino opens nearby.

Carol Evans: Spokane Tribe deserves off-reservation casino too
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Carol Evans: Spokane Tribe deserves off-reservation casino too (December 8, 2015)
We face staggering social, health and environmental problems as historic sources of tribal revenue no longer exist, are in decline, and are near flatlining.

Editorial: Reject Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino project
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Editorial: Reject Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino project (November 23, 2015)
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.

Spokane Tribe still waiting for answer on off-reservation casino
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Spokane Tribe still waiting for answer on off-reservation casino (October 2, 2015)
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.

Kalispel Tribe to buy golf course for $3M in bid to boost casino
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Kalispel Tribe to buy golf course for $3M in bid to boost casino (September 11, 2015)
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 casino
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Spokane Tribe awaits governor's ruling on off-reservation casino (September 8, 2015)
A decision on the West Plains Mixed-Use Development in Airway Heights, Washington, is many months away.

Kalispel Tribe sees golf course purchase as way to boost casino
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Kalispel Tribe sees golf course purchase as way to boost casino (August 4, 2015)
The Kalispels are facing potential competition from the Spokane Tribe, whose off-reservation casino awaits a decision by Gov. Jay Inslee (D).

Editorial: Washington doesn't need another off-reservation casino
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Editorial: Washington doesn't need another off-reservation casino (July 9, 2015)
If tribes can place casinos on ancestral or aboriginal lands, rather than on reservations, then where does it end?

Spokane Tribe partners with Hard Rock for off-reservation casino
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Spokane Tribe partners with Hard Rock for off-reservation casino (June 29, 2015)
The tribe is hoping to convince Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) to sign off on the project.

Spokane Tribe faces another hurdle in off-reservation casino bid
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Spokane Tribe faces another hurdle in off-reservation casino bid (June 17, 2015)
A Republican member of Congress, several state lawmakers and the Kalispel Tribe are mounting opposition to the project.

Spokane Tribe finally wins BIA approval for off-reservation casino
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Spokane Tribe finally wins BIA approval for off-reservation casino (June 16, 2015)
It took nearly a decade of work but the tribe still has one more hurdle to cross -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D).

Spokane Tribe still waiting on decision for off-reservation casino
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Spokane Tribe still waiting on decision for off-reservation casino (June 12, 2015)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs completed the final environmental impact statement more than two years ago.

Tulalip Tribes lose litigation over additional Class III machines
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Tulalip Tribes lose litigation over additional Class III machines (April 28, 2015)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the state in a dispute over a proposed amendment to the Class III gaming compact.

Candidates differ on Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino bid
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Candidates differ on Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino bid (October 22, 2014)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) opposes it while Joe Pakootas (D) won't object if it wins Bureau of Indian Affairs approval.

County criticized for fight against Spokane Tribe's casino plan
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County criticized for fight against Spokane Tribe's casino plan (May 14, 2014)
Supporters of the Spokane Tribe off-reservation are calling on officials in Spokane County, Washington, to end their campaign against the project.

Letter: Drop opposition to Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino
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Letter: Drop opposition to Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino (April 30, 2014)
Letter writer says county in Washington is wasting money in fight against the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino.

Opinion: Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino a risk to base
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Opinion: Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino a risk to base (April 28, 2014)
Writer claims Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino will harm nearby Fairchild Air Force Base even though official military studies have concluded otherwise.

County spends big to fight Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino
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County spends big to fight Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino (April 14, 2014)
Officials in Spokane County, Washington, have spent $300,000 in legal fees to fight the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino.

BIA asked for new study on Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino
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BIA asked for new study on Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino (April 9, 2014)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is being asked to conduct a new study of the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino..

Column: Campaign against Spokane Tribe's casino shows cracks
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Column: Campaign against Spokane Tribe's casino shows cracks (February 26, 2014)
Columnist says opponents of the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino can no longer claim the project will harm an Air Force base.

City no longer opposes Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino
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City no longer opposes Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino (February 25, 2014)
The city of Spokane, Washington, no longer opposes the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino.

Opinion: Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino is good for region
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Opinion: Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino is good for region (February 24, 2014)
Writers say Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino will generate jobs and revenue in Washington.

City council debates Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino plan
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City council debates Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino plan (February 20, 2014)
The city council in Spokane, Washington, will meet Monday and will once again consider the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino.

Editorial: City can't help Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino
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Editorial: City can't help Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino (February 19, 2014)
Washington newspaper urges city to remain opposed to the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino.

City reconsiders stance on Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino
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City reconsiders stance on Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino (February 18, 2014)
The city council in Spokane, Washington, might drop its opposition to the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino.

Blog: Bold designs for Spokane Tribe off-reservation  casino
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Blog: Bold designs for Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino (May 24, 2013)
Blog urges the Spokane Tribe of Washington to be bold with the design of its off-reservation casino: We know from documents already filed that the tribe has signed a tentative deal to work with Warner Gaming, a large company that...

City cites  economic benefits from off-reservation gaming
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City cites economic benefits from off-reservation gaming (May 17, 2013)
Off-reservation gaming has been good to Airway Heights, Washington, the city manager said. The city hosts the Northern Quest Casino, owned by the Kalispel Tribe. Property values have grown by more than $101 million since the casino opened in 2000...

Letter:   Casino won't help Spokane Tribe  with unemployment
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Letter: Casino won't help Spokane Tribe with unemployment (May 13, 2013)
Letter writer questions need for Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino: A recent article in The Spokesman-Review claimed this casino is needed to combat the 50 percent unemployment on the reservation. Currently, all tribal casinos have a Native American-friendly hiring practice, that...

Opponents reject Spokane Tribe  off-reservation casino study
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Opponents reject Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino study (May 9, 2013)
Critics of the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino are still trying to use the Fairchild Air Force Base to stir up opposition. The Air Force has said the West Plains Mixed-Use Development won't affect its operations. The tribe commissioned a study...

Rep.   McMorris Rodgers opposes Spokane Tribe's  casino plan
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Rep. McMorris Rodgers opposes Spokane Tribe's casino plan (May 8, 2013)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington) says the Spokane Tribe should not be allowed to open an off-reservation casino in Washington. McMorris Rodgers claims the West Plains Mixed-Use Development will encroach on the nearby Fairchild Air Force Base. However, the Air...

Spokane Tribe releases new report for off-reservation casino
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Spokane Tribe releases new report for off-reservation casino (May 3, 2013)
The Spokane Tribe of Washington released a new study on Thursday that says its off-reservation casino won't interfere with the Fairchild Air Force Base. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Federal Aviation Administration already said the West Plains Mixed-Use...

Letter: Spokane Tribe addressed military   concerns on casino
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Letter: Spokane Tribe addressed military concerns on casino (April 25, 2013)
Letter from Sheri Johnson, the co-chair of Friends of STEP, a group that supports the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino: Why isn’t Fairchild Air Force Base saying the Spokane Tribe’s West Plains project is a problem? Simple; because they don’t believe...

Column:  Military silent on Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino
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Column: Military silent on Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino (April 12, 2013)
Columnist wonders why military officials won't say anything about the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino: Why all the whispering, Fairchild? If the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino is a threat to the base – which is, in turn, a threat to the...

Spokane Tribe has  strong links with  off-reservation gaming site
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Spokane Tribe has strong links with off-reservation gaming site (April 8, 2013)
The Spokane Tribe maintains a strong connection with its off-reservation casino site in Washington. The tribe used the site of the West Plains Mixed-Use Development as a traditional encampment for hundreds of years. There was even a battle with the...

New Interior Secretary could rule on   Spokane Tribe's casino
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New Interior Secretary could rule on Spokane Tribe's casino (March 29, 2013)
Sally Jewell has yet to be confirmed as the Secretary of the Interior Department but the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino in her home state of Washington could prove to be one of her first major tests. The Bureau of Indian...

Letter: More disinformation against Spokane Tribe's casino plan
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Letter: More disinformation against Spokane Tribe's casino plan (March 5, 2013)
Letter writer J. Gary Kavanagh says local officials and groups are waging a war of disinformation against the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino: Well, another round of disinformation is being put forth by local politicians, and other people against the Spokane...

BIA extends comments for Spokane Tribe off-reservation  casino
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BIA extends comments for Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino (March 4, 2013)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has extended the comment period on the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino. The BIA issued the final environmental impact statement for the West Plains Mixed-Use Development on February 1. Comments are now being accepted until May...

Spokane Tribe won't object to delay in BIA's review   of casino
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Spokane Tribe won't object to delay in BIA's review of casino (February 27, 2013)
The Spokane Tribe of Washington won't object to a short delay in the review process for its off-reservation casino. The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued the final environmental impact statement for the West Plains Mixed-Use Development on February 1. The...

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