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6/20/2014

article Gov. John Kitzhaber Pushes Past $1 Million Mark, Extends Fundraising Advantage Over Republican Dennis Richardson
(Oregon) -- Gov. John Kitzhaber is making an early summer push to bury his Republican opponent, State Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point).

4/25/2014

article Proposed Medford casino: the letters Pt. 2
(Oregon) -- On Thursday night, NBC 5 revealed the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians offered to pay 110% of what the Coquille Indian Tribe paid for the Medford...

4/24/2014

article Proposed Medford casino: the letters Pt. 1
(Oregon) -- It's been just over a year and a half since the Coquille Indian Tribe announced plans to build and open a casino in Medford. The idea has received...

3/28/2014

article Company Camera: Coquille tribal casino
(Oregon) -- Medford's KTVL-TV has a story about the controversial proposal by southern Oregon's Coquille tribe to develop what's known as a Class II casino...

11/9/2013

article Coquille Indian Tribe's gaming plan should prod wide debate about gambling statewide: Editorial
(Oregon) -- It's difficult to argue with the logic of the Coos Bay-based Coquille Indian Tribe in deciding it should open a gaming facility in Medford, more than 150...

10/30/2013

article Medford casino proposed by Coquille Tribe drawing criticism, opposition
(Oregon) -- Add U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley to the list of politicians opposed to a Medford casino. Oregon has nine casinos, each owned by a different tribe.
article Senators oppose casino proposal
(Oregon) -- U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have opposed the Coquille Indian Tribe's proposal to build a casino in Medford. In an Oct. 21 letter written to...

9/24/2013

article Congress takes critical look at Medford casino proposal
(Oregon) -- A Congressional subcommittee took a dim view of the Coquille Indian Tribe's proposed move into Medford because it would be a competitive threat to the...
article Tribe's proposed Medford casino meets with skepticism in US House panel
(Oregon) -- A proposal by an Oregon tribe to open a casino in Medford has drawn criticism from the chairman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native...

9/20/2013

article Tribe releases data to back casino plan
(Oregon) -- The Mill Casino pumps more than $13 million a year into the coffers of North Bend vendors, and the Coquille Indian Tribe anticipates a gaming facility in...

9/1/2013

article Coquille tribe alters push to put casino in Medford
(Oregon) -- Taken aback by opposition, the Coquille Indian Tribe has revamped its campaign for a $26 million casino in Medford. The tribe engaged a former speaker of the...

8/29/2013

article Coquille tribe revamps Medford casino effort
(Oregon) -- Taken aback by the opposition, the Coquille Indian Tribe has revamped its campaign for a $26 million casino in Medford.

8/28/2013

article Coquille Tribe Steps Up Casino Campaign
(Oregon) -- The Coquille Indian Tribe is intensifying its publicity campaign for a proposed casino in Medford. That’s after meeting unforeseen resistance from...
article Showing their hand / Coquille tribe deals with unexpected criticism of casino plan
(Oregon) -- The Coquille Indian Tribe has re-energized efforts to counter recent criticisms about a proposed $26 million casino that its representatives say would be a...

7/21/2013

article Opinion: Rule change is ill-advised
(Oregon) -- A move by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs to hasten the process of transferring land into trust threatens the ability of the city of Medford to object...

7/19/2013

article BIA Blasted Over Land Trust Rule Change, Ore. Casino
(New York) -- Plans by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to change land trust rules in the wake of a Supreme Court decision was opposed Thursday by an Oregon city...

7/18/2013

article Council raises stakes on casino push
(Oregon) -- The Medford City Council is opposing an effort by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to speed up the process for tribes seeking to open casinos. "It...

6/13/2013

article Medford living in fear of Everett casino?
(Massachusetts) -- The city of Medford is making its move, even though the city of Everett hasn't decided on what it's going to do about a proposed casino on the...

6/6/2013

article Local officials head to D.C. to fight tribal casino
(Oregon) -- Meanwhile, the tribe has asked the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to place 2.42 acres in south Medford in a government trust
article Medford Council Approves 2-Year Budget; Fear Legal Casino Battle
(Oregon) -- The Medford City Council approved a $260 million dollar, 2-year budget that avoids layoffs but requires various departments to scale back material and...
article Medford officials will travel to D.C. to oppose casino
(Oregon) -- The Medford City Council agreed to send a delegation of local officials to Washington, D.C., to oppose the Coquille Indian Tribe proposal to build a casino...

6/5/2013

article Casino Fight Looms Over Medford Finances
(Oregon) -- The City of Medford put the stamp on a $260 million budget on Wednesday, but not after cutting out a portion expected to be used in a long legal battle with...

5/19/2013

article OP/ED: Casino plan a 'toxic product' that should be opposed
(Oregon) -- The Coquille Tribe wishes to install a gambling casino in Medford. The tribe's plans include excluding the land on which it is proposed to be installed...

5/14/2013

article OP/ED: Southern Oregon tribal casino won't help economy
(Oregon) -- The Coquille Indian Tribe’s proposal to establish a gambling casino in Medford has drawn strong opposition from Gov. John Kitzhaber and from the...

5/13/2013

article Coquille tribe plans Medford video-gaming operation
(Oregon) -- Oregon's one-casino-per-tribe policy is being tested by the Coquille Indian Tribe as it pursues a slightly different gaming operation in Medford.
article Medford proposal tests Kitzhaber's gambling policy
(Oregon) -- Gov. John Kitzhaber's attempts to limit Oregon casinos to one per tribe are getting a test from a video gambling establishment the Coquille Indian Tribe...

5/12/2013

article Coquille Doubles Down On Medford Casino
(Oregon) -- A one-casino-per-tribe policy in Oregon faces a tough test as the Coquille Indian Tribe pursues a Medford gaming operation. Gov. John Kitzhaber and the tribe...
article Opinion: Development for whom?
(Oregon) -- The Coquille Indian Tribe's proposal to establish a gambling casino in Medford has drawn strong opposition from Gov. John Kitzhaber and from the Jackson...

5/7/2013

article Coquille Tribe Moving Ahead With Medford Casino Plans
(Oregon) -- Representatives of the Coquille Indian Tribe say they're moving forward with a proposal to build a casino in Medford, despite opposition from the...
article Kitzhaber against tribal casino in Medford
(Oregon) -- Gov. John Kitzhaber has asked the federal government to reject a proposal by an Oregon tribe to start a casino in Medford.
article Tribe will fight for second casino
(Oregon) -- The Coquille Indian Tribe plans to fight the governor’s decision to block it’s proposed casino in Medford. “We are disappointed they took...

5/6/2013

article Odds Are Against A Casino In Medford
(Oregon) -- Gov. John Kitzhaber has sent letters to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs strongly opposing the efforts by the Coquille tribe to build a casino in Medford.

5/3/2013

article County opposes casino in Medford
(Oregon) -- Jackson County's Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to oppose a proposal for an American Indian casino in Medford, and will send a letter...
article Medford council cautious on casino
(Oregon) -- The Medford City Council on Thursday expressed some serious concerns about a proposed casino planned along South Pacific Highway, but it stopped short of...
article Medford Council Finds Casino Plans Vague
(Oregon) -- The Coquille Tribe’s proposal for a Medford Casino has created some serious concerns on the Medford City Council. Thursday the council agreed to send a...

5/1/2013

article Jackson County commissioners vote to oppose proposed Medford casino
(Oregon) -- The Jackson County Board of Commissioners has voted to oppose a proposed Medford casino, citing concerns about the potential need for more police, jail space...
article Jackson County says No to casino, Cow Creek agrees
(Oregon) -- The Jackson County Board of Commissioners have voted against a Medford casino, and a Douglas County tribe is happy about the decision. The Coquille tribe...

4/30/2013

article County Says No Dice To Casino
(Oregon) -- Jackson County's Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to oppose a proposal for an American Indian casino in Medford, and will send a letter...
article Jackson County Commissioners Will Meet To Discuss Proposed Casino In Medford
(Oregon) -- A proposed casino in Medford is back on the table, as Jackson County Commissioners continue discussions today; re-visiting the Coquille Indian Tribe's...

4/29/2013

article Ore. casino plan generates opposition from tribe
(Oregon) -- A plan to turn a bowling alley and restaurant in downtown Medford, Oregon, into a casino, has drawn the ire of a competing tribal nation and may even...

4/26/2013

article A casino of controversy? / Packed house gives Medford City Council an earful on a gambling plan by the Coquille Indian Tribe
(Oregon) -- Around 80 people packed a steamy meeting room Thursday night to voice their concerns or support for a proposed Indian casino that could be built on South...
article Medford council hears debate over Coquille tribe's casino plan
(Oregon) -- A proposal to turn a Medford bowling alley and restaurant into a tribal casino has drawn opposition at a public hearing and spotlighted a division between...
article Medford council hears debate over tribal casino
(Oregon) -- The City Council has held a public hearing on a proposal to turn a bowling alley in south Medford into a tribal casino.

4/24/2013

article Hearing slated on Indian tribe's plans for a casino in Medford
(Oregon) -- The Medford City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss the Coquille Indian tribe's proposal for a local casino at 7 p.m., Thursday, at the...
article Jackson County Commissioners Presented with Casino Plans
(Oregon) -- It's a controversial proposal that's pitting one Native American tribe against another. On Tuesday in a packed room, the Coquille Tribe outlined...
article Medford Council Considers Casino Proposal
(Oregon) -- The Medford City Council will hold a public hearing this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Jackson County Courthouse auditorium to discuss the Coquille Indian...

4/19/2013

article Southern Oregon officials plan hearings on Medford casino
(Oregon) -- City and county officials in Southern Oregon plan a series of meetings and hearings next week on a proposal to put a tribal casino in Medford.

4/18/2013

article Officials Set To Deal With Medford Casino Arguments
(Oregon) -- Battle lines will be drawn between two tribes next week over a proposed casino in Medford that has set off alarms with Jackson County and city officials.

3/8/2013

article County, Medford Stand Pat On Casino Prospect
(Oregon) -- Jackson County and the city of Medford have upped the ante in the debate over a proposed casino by asking for more time from federal officials to analyze...

3/7/2013

article Coquille Tribal Casino Plans Being Reviewed By The Governor
(Oregon) -- Last year, the Coquille Indian Tribe purchased Kim's restaurant and Roxy Ann Lanes along South Pacific Highway in Medford, with intentions to build a...
article Governor calls for more time for closer review of casino plan
(Oregon) -- Gov. John Kitzhaber has stepped into the debate over a proposed casino in Medford, asking the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs for a 60-day period for careful...
article State granted extra time to comment on Medford casino plan
(Oregon) -- The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs has granted Gov. John Kitzhaber's request for an extra 60 days to weigh in on the Coquille Indian Tribe's...

3/6/2013

article Playing it safe / State, city ask for more time to comment on Coquille Indian Tribe's casino plan
(Oregon) -- Gov. John Kitzhaber has asked for more time for the state to weigh in on an application to build a casino in Medford and has received a 60-day extension from...

2/12/2013

article Feds look at plan for casino in Medford
(Oregon) -- A Medford casino proposed by the Coquille Indian Tribe is under review by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs in the first phase of what could be a lengthy...
article Feds review Coquille casino plans
(Oregon) -- A 500-video game casino proposed by the Coquille Indian Tribe in Medford is under review by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs in what could be the first...
article Medford Casino Plan Reviewed by Feds
(Oregon) -- The Medford casino proposed by the Coquille Indian Tribe is under review by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. In September of last year the Coquilles purchased...

11/9/2012

article Tribes Clash Over Gambling
(Oregon) -- The owners of a bowling alley and former luncheonette here want to turn it into a casino. For this economically struggling city, that promises new jobs. For...

10/30/2012

article Racing To New Off-Reservation Gaming In Oregon
(Oregon) -- Oregon currently has nine tribal casinos. A race is on to build new casinos to capture the Portland and Medford markets. The stakes are high - casino backers...

10/26/2012

article Sen. Bates Wants Medford Casino-Convention Center
(Oregon) -- Oregon Democratic State Senator Alan Bates says he supports the idea of building a casino and convention center here in Medford... but one Medford City...

10/12/2012

article Coquille Tribe planning only Class II gaming for second facility
(Oregon) -- The Coquille Tribe of Oregon says its second casino will only offer Class II gaming. The tribe recently acquired properties in Medford for the proposed...

10/11/2012

article Umpqua Tribe threatens legal action
(Oregon) -- There are new developments in the Umpqua and Coquille dispute over a casino in Medford. The Coquille Tribe announced a few weeks ago that it purchased land...

10/8/2012

article Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe vows lawsuit if Medford casino plan advances
(Oregon) -- The leaders of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe told a Medford audience Friday that a Coquille tribe’s request that could lead to a tribal casino...
article Tribe vows lawsuit if Medford casino plan advances
(Oregon) -- Leaders of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe say it's a safe bet that another tribe's effort to build a casino in Medford will trigger lawsuits.

10/7/2012

article LETTER: Oregon has enough gambling opportunities already
(Oregon) -- I am appalled at the thought of another casino being built in Oregon by a private company. Yes, it may open jobs for the construction industry (temporary)...

10/6/2012

article Lawsuits over casino called a safe bet
(Oregon) -- The leaders of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe told a Medford audience Friday that a Coquille tribe's request that could lead to a tribal casino...
article Tribe vows lawsuit if Medford casino plan advances
(Oregon) -- The general counsel of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe says it's a safe bet that another tribe's effort to build a casino in Medford will...

9/30/2012

article Worth the risk? / If you wonder what would be the impact of a casino in Medford, take a ride to North Bend
(Oregon) -- A casino in Medford could be a windfall for the local economy even as it potentially strains city services and increases emergency calls for local police and...

9/23/2012

article Council Concerns Over Casino
(Oregon) -- The proposed casino in south Medford is heating things up in the Medford City Council chambers. During Thursday's council meeting, the majority of...

9/21/2012

article Casino: Council raises stakes on plan
(Oregon) -- The Medford City Council plans to send a letter to federal officials expressing concern over a proposal by the Coquille Indian Tribe to build a local casino...
article Medford City Council Divided but Concerned About Proposed Casino
(Oregon) -- The Medford City Council is going to send a letter to federal officials expressing concern over the recent Coquille Indian tribe’s proposal to build a...

9/14/2012

article Coquille tribe hopes to open casino in Medford
(Oregon) -- An Oregon tribe that operates a casino in Coos County hopes to open another in Medford. The Coquille Indian Tribe has quietly bought a bowling alley and...
article Editorial: Tribal casinos in every city?
(Oregon) -- The Coquille tribe has acquired a bowling alley and adjacent property in Medford with the view to starting a casino. If that’s allowed, Oregon might as...
article OPINION: A tribal casino, liquor sales, and fluoride: Oregon opinion roundup
(Oregon) -- The Coquille Indian Tribe of southern Oregon reportedly hopes to expand its reservation with recently purchased and leased lands in Medford, all for the...

9/12/2012

article Against all odds / A tribal casino in Medford is probably years away — if it happens at all
(Oregon) -- No one should get too excited by the prospect of an Indian casino opening in Medford anytime soon. If the experience of the Confederated Tribes of Warm...

9/11/2012

article Cow Creek tribe warns of 'casino arms race'
(Oregon) -- An American Indian tribe that runs Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville vows to block what it sees as an aggressive and "outrageous" attempt by the...
article Tribe says Medford casino would draw off customers
(Oregon) -- A tribe that operates a casino in Douglas County says a proposed casino at Medford would invade its market and violate an understanding that tribes in Oregon...

9/10/2012

article Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe opposes Medford casino plan
(Oregon) -- An American Indian tribe that operates Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville will block efforts by another tribe to build a proposed casino in Medford.

9/8/2012

article Casino Plans for Roxy Ann Lanes
(Oregon) -- Three businesses in Medford have been sold to make way for the first casino ever in the Rogue Valley. Roxy Ann Lanes and Kim's Restaurant, are now owned...
article Indian tribe buys, leases properties for casino
(Oregon) -- The Coquille Indian Tribe has acquired Roxy Ann Lanes and the former Kim's Restaurant in hopes of opening a Medford casino along South Pacific Highway....
article Neighboring Businesses React To Medford Casino
(Oregon) -- Craig Smullin is a reporter and anchor for NBC5 News at 5. Craig grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area playing every sport his mom would drive him to. Craig...
article Wanna bet? Reaction to casino plan mixed
(Oregon) -- News of a proposed casino in Medford had some area residents jumping for joy Friday, while others worried that it would create an unsavory atmosphere.

9/7/2012

article Casino plans surprise Medford officials
(Oregon) -- Medford officials were surprised to learn about the Coquille Indian Tribe's plans to build a casino in Medford. “We obviously didn't know about...
article Coquille Tribe buys land for casino in Medford
(Oregon) -- The Coquille Tribe has bought and leased property in Medford that it hopes to get permission to develop into a casino resort on South Pacific Highway. The...
article Coquille tribe says it plans casino in Medford
(Oregon) -- An Oregon tribe that operates a casino in Coos County hopes to open one in Medford. The Medford Mail Tribune reports Indian Tribe has quietly bought a...

9/6/2012

article High rollers / Indian tribe buys, leases properties for Medford casino site
(Oregon) -- The Coquille Indian Tribe has acquired Roxy Ann Lanes and the former Kim's Restaurant in hopes of opening a Medford casino along South Pacific Highway....

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