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Spokane tribe plans to break ground on new casino this fall

July 15, 2016, 10:16am Northwest

The Spokane Tribe of Indians says it plans to break ground this fall on a new off-reservation casino in the suburb of Airway Heights. Read story

Karuks say Yreka casino will boost economy, but residents skeptical

July 3, 2016, 7:24pm Business

On a hilltop overlooking Yreka, Calif., workers are busy scraping off 200,000 cubic yards of dirt to erect a $30 million casino that will be betting heavily on Medford residents for its success. Read story

Community invited to ilani Casino forums

June 29, 2016, 6:02am Business Briefs

Operators of the new ilani Casino Resort under construction have invited the public to attend two community forums about the plan to handle wastewater. Read story

Officials unveiled a billboard announcing the name of the Cowlitz casino will be Ilani, meaning "sing."  (Natalie Behring for the Columbian)

Cowlitz Tribe reveals name for casino: ilanivideo icon

Officials unveiled a billboard announcing the name of the Cowlitz casino will be Ilani, meaning "sing."  (Natalie Behring for the Columbian)

June 20, 2016, 3:27pm Clark County News

The Cowlitz and Mohegan tribes revealed the name for the casino under construction in Clark County west of La Center on Monday. The casino will be called ilani. Read story

The new Cowlitz casino resort takes shape in this aerial photograph on May 13.

Foes share costs of Cowlitz casino opposition

The new Cowlitz casino resort takes shape in this aerial photograph on May 13.

June 19, 2016, 6:48pm Clark County Business

Clark County government has spent almost nothing on a lengthy court battle to prevent the Cowlitz Tribe from building a casino west of La Center, while the city of Vancouver has shelled out roughly $187,000 in legal fees and case-related expenses, according to the county and city. Read story

In this June 8, 2016 photo, Spokane Tribal Business Council chair Carol Evans, center, hugs council member Dave BrownEagle after the celebration of the tribe getting final approval from Gov. Jay Inslee for the tribe's long-planned casino at the corner of Craig Rd. and Highway 2 in Spokane, Wash. At far left is Norah RedFox BrownEagle, David BrownEagle's wife. Standing at right are council members Greg Abrahamson, third from right, Glenn Ford, second from right, and Kanny Kieffer, right.

Inslee says Spokane Tribe can build off-reservation casino

In this June 8, 2016 photo, Spokane Tribal Business Council chair Carol Evans, center, hugs council member Dave BrownEagle after the celebration of the tribe getting final approval from Gov. Jay Inslee for the tribe's long-planned casino at the corner of Craig Rd. and Highway 2 in Spokane, Wash. At far left is Norah RedFox BrownEagle, David BrownEagle's wife. Standing at right are council members Greg Abrahamson, third from right, Glenn Ford, second from right, and Kanny Kieffer, right.

June 17, 2016, 10:12am Latest News

After a decade of effort, the Spokane Tribe of Indians is hailing a decision by Gov. Jay Inslee that the tribe can proceed with a big casino project despite massive opposition from many civic leaders. Read story

The Columbian Editorial Board meets with representatives from the Cowlitz casino on Thursday afternoon.

Cowlitz casino leaders want to ‘turn the page’

The Columbian Editorial Board meets with representatives from the Cowlitz casino on Thursday afternoon.

June 16, 2016, 5:34pm Business

After more than a decade of acrimony, officials with the Cowlitz casino project say they are looking to “turn the page.” Read story

Construction on the new Cowlitz Casino is continuing, as seen Friday morning, May 13, 2016.

County council reopens communication with Cowlitz Tribe

Construction on the new Cowlitz Casino is continuing, as seen Friday morning, May 13, 2016.

May 24, 2016, 3:29pm Clark County News

Last week’s spat between the Clark County Council and the Cowlitz Tribe seemed a distant memory Tuesday, as the council at last adopted a resolution reopening communication between the two parties. Read story

Construction on the new Cowlitz casino, seen Friday morning, is about 40 percent complete, tribal leaders said Friday.

Cowlitz Tribe defends waste-system plan

Construction on the new Cowlitz casino, seen Friday morning, is about 40 percent complete, tribal leaders said Friday.

May 18, 2016, 9:00pm Clark County News

Furious Cowlitz Tribe representatives ripped into Clark County public health officials Wednesday for stating that the injection well wastewater disposal system the tribe is building to serve its future casino is a risk to public health. Read story

Clark  County delays decision to talk with Cowlitz

May 17, 2016, 9:39pm Clark County News

  The Clark County council delayed voting on a resolution that would lay the foundation for improved relationships with the Cowlitz Tribe over its plans to build a $510 million casino outside of La Center. The council appeared poised Tuesday to approve a resolution opening the door for conversations with… Read story