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Spokane Tribe Casino Continues Construction Despite Lawsuit

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Despite two pending lawsuits, construction on a $400 million casino and project that is retail the Spokane Tribe will move forward, based on tribal officials. The facility, announced in 2006, could simply take up to 10 years to complete, whatever the action that is legal.

Spokane Tribe Chairwoman, Carol Evans said construction on the $400 million casino project will continue despite two lawsuits that are pending.

Tuesday, the 3 county commissioners voted unanimously to sue the United States Interior Department in an attempt to block the development found in Airway Heights, a suburb nine miles from the second city that is largest in Washington State.

One other lawsuit is from the Kalispel Tribe, which own and operate the Northern Quest Casino about two miles through the proposed site.

They stated in their filing with all the federal court that Spokane Tribe Casino ‘will have a devastating effect on Northern Quest, which funds nearly all of the Kalispel Tribe’s government operations.’

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The tribe that is rival adamant that its plans will continue and they believe they have gone through the required procedures to build. Spokane Tribe Chairwoman Carol Evans told the Associated Press she had been ‘saddened by the lawsuit’ but said construction shall not be halted.

The organization held a task fair, Wednesday, to start hiring the anticipated 5,000 employees. The 145-acre project will feature a Read More