Cowlitz Tribe Grateful For Gov. Inslee’s Rejection of Vancouver Energy Oil Transfer Facility
Gov. Jay Inslee recently followed through on a recommendation by the Washington State’s Energy Site Evaluation Council to reject the proposed Vancouver Energy Oil Transfer Facility.
article Gaming market in Oregon survives after Cowlitz Tribe opens casino
(Oregon) -- The Cowlitz Tribe recently celebrated the first anniversary of its gaming facility in Washington, a development that neighbors in Oregon feared would cause...
article Cowlitz Tribe Grateful For Gov. Inslee’s Rejection of Vancouver Energy Oil Transfer Facility
(Washington) -- Gov. Jay Inslee recently followed through on a recommendation by the Washington State’s Energy Site Evaluation Council to reject the proposed...
article Cowlitz Tribe celebrates unity with annual powwow
(Washington) -- More than a thousand Native Americans representing dozens of different tribes celebrated their culture here Saturday in a major display of peace and...
article New Interstate 5 Exit 16 interchange is open; Cowlitz Tribe gives blessing
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe wasn’t able to open the new ilani Casino until the new I-5 interchange and overpass were completed. Now that the freeway project...
article Fight over Cowlitz casino ends as high court declines review
(Washington) -- A legal fight over a $510 million casino in southwest Washington is over. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from opponents who...
article Green light for ilani Casino Resort as Supreme Court rejects long-running appeal
(Washington) -- A substantial legal threat hanging over the Cowlitz Indian Tribe disappeared this week as an appeal against their ownership rights of a reservation was...
article US Supreme Court Declines To Hear Case Over Cowlitz Casino
(Washington) -- The yearslong legal battle over the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s right to a reservation near La Center is over. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined...
article Washington's Cowlitz tribe wins casino legal fight
(Washington) -- A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe to open a $510 million casino in southwestern Washington state near...
article Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approaches
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe is taking a well-earned victory lap as it prepares to open a long-awaited casino in Washington. The ilani Casino Resort is due to open...
article Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case
(Washington) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered some good news to Indian Country by putting an end to a long-running land dispute. Without comment, the justices on...
article DOI Urges Justices To Reject Attack On Cowlitz Land Ruling
(Washington D.C.) -- The government has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a challenge to its decision to take land into trust for a Washington tribe’s casino...
article Cowlitz leader bets on casino
(Washington) -- As long as Bill Iyall can remember, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe had a central quest. “The main topic was when do we get our land,” he said. In...
article Trump team gets more time for brief in Supreme Court tribal casino case
(Washington) -- Republican President Donald Trump is getting ready to announce his pick for the U.S. Supreme Court as a tribal gaming case hangs in limbo. The Cowlitz...
article Thousands apply for Ilani casino jobs, 800 plus attend career fair
(Washington) -- The roads were covered in ice, but that didn’t cool people’s interest in finding work at Cowlitz Tribe’s Ilani Casino. By noon, about...
article Top 10 Local News Stories of 2016
(Washington) -- The national news was marked by division in 2016. And so was local news, with debates over fossil fuels, how to care for the homeless, energy rates and...
article Tribes Urge Justices To Nix DOI's Land Trust For Cowlitz [sub req]
(Washington) -- Two California-based tribes and a tribal business alliance have backed an anti-casino group asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn a D.C....
article Crown Resorts hires legal team to probe liability over China arrests
(Australia) -- Australian casino operator Crown Resorts has tasked outside legal counsel with determining management’s liability in the arrests of 18 employees for...
article Cowlitz Tribe announces the hiring of two executives for Washington casino
(Washington) -- Scheduled to open in the spring of 2017, the $500 million Ilani Casino Resort being developed by the Cowlitz and Mohegan tribes near the town of La...
article Ilani Casino hires human resources, gaming executives
(Washington) -- Ilani Casino Resort, the $500 million facility being developed primarily by Cowlitz and Mohegan tribes in north Clark County, announced two big hires...
article Letter: Time to end fight against casino
(Washington) -- Thank you for your Aug. 21 editorial, “Know When to Fold ’em,” concerning the Ilani Casino Resort now under construction by the Cowlitz...
article Non-Indian backers cite Cowlitz Tribe in bid for new casino in Oregon
(Oregon) -- Despite losing twice at the polls, the backers of a non-Indian casino in Oregon are back and are raising fears about a new tribal facility in neighboring...
article La Center sewer line project to stop short of Cowlitz casino
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe has agreed to pay for a sewer line extending from the city of La Center to the east side of Interstate 5’s Exit 16...
article Fish habitat projects across state total $44 million
(Washington) -- Fish habitat restoration agencies have received $1.3 million for work in Cowlitz County, with other projects in neighboring counties.
article Land formally recognized as reservation for Cowlitz Tribe
(Washington) -- After 13 years of legal battles, Cowlitz Indians finally have a piece of land to call their own. The federal government Friday officially declared 156...
article Cowlitz casino project gets riskier rating
(Washington) -- Moody’s Investor Service on Thursday assigned a B3 Corporate Family Rating to the Cowlitz Tribal Gaming Authority’s $485 million financing...
press release Rating Action: Moody's assigns B3 to Cowlitz Tribe's $485 million credit facility; B3 CFR, stable outlook
(New York) -- Moody's Investor Service today assigned a B3 rating to Cowlitz Tribal Gaming Authority's $485 million credit facility due 2020 comprised of a $75...
article Cowlitz tribe prepares site for casino construction
(Oregon) -- Despite an appeal that could threaten its’ ability to operate a casino on reservation land near La Center, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe is moving forward with...
article Preliminary site work for casino underway
(Oregon) -- Preliminary site work has begun for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s future casino-resort near La Center. Although the official groundbreaking isn’t...
article ‘Location Is Everything’ In Tribal Casino Dispute
(Oregon) -- Fewer than 20 miles north of Portland, Ore., off Interstate 5 in southwest Washington state, sits a 150-acre former dairy farm. The Cowlitz Indian Tribe eyed...
article La Center Mayor Jim Irish won't seek another term
(Washington) -- As filing week passed last month, a familiar name in every corner of Clark County politics was missing from the mix: Jim Irish. The longtime La Center...
article In Our View: Cheers & Jeers / Clark county to be filled with the sound of music; ill-advised casino forges ahead
(Washington) -- Jeers: Despite lingering court battles, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe is moving forward with plans for a casino-resort near La Center.
article DUPRES: Cowlitz Indian Tribe Gets Our Reservation
(Washington) -- On March 9, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Regional Director Stanley Speaks signed the final documents to establish the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s...
article DUPRES: Reclaiming the Land That Was Ours
(Washington) -- In late December of last year, I braved slogging rain and dropping temperatures to join a sizable crowd of my fellow Cowlitz people and supporters as we...
article Mohegan partner faces more litigation
(Connecticut) -- Opponents of a La Center, Wash., casino project that the Mohegan Tribe would develop and manage continue to try to block it.
article Appeals Filed In Cowlitz Casino Quest
(Washington) -- The city of Vancouver, Clark County and several card rooms in southwest Washington have filed an appeal of a December ruling that would pave the way for...
article Latest Cowlitz casino decision appealed
(Washington) -- Opponents of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe's long-fought battle to establish a reservation and casino resort near La Center filed an appeal Tuesday after...
article Letter: Appeal to reverse federal ruling
(Washington) -- The decision by U.S. District Judge Barbara J. Rothstein to allow the Cowlitz Indian Tribe to move forward with a casino near La Center is unethical and...
article 2014: A Year In Review [6th Item]
(Washington) -- The past 12 months brought us a new form of county government, the loss of a beloved and treasured area resident, new faces in key positions and new...
article Cowlitz Casino Battle May End Up In U.S. Supreme Court
(Oregon) -- Less than 20 miles from Portland, off Interstate 5, there’s a grassy field surrounded by trees. This 150 acres plot was once a dairy farm, before it...
article La Center council adopts smallest operating budget since 2007
(Washington) -- The city of La Center wrapped up a long and contentious budgeting process this week, preparing to head into next year with its smallest operating plan...
article Cowlitz Indian Tribe Wins Court Case
(Washington) -- Today the United States District Court in Washington D.C. approved the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s motion for summary judgment which now allows the...
article Federal judge's ruling favors Cowlitz tribe in Interstate 5 casino case
(Washington) -- A federal judge has sided with the Cowlitz Indian tribe in its long fight to establish a reservation and build a casino along Interstate 5 in southwest...
article Federal judge rules in favor of Cowlitz
(Washington) -- A U.S. District Court judge on Friday sided with the Cowlitz Indian Tribe in its long-running quest to establish a reservation along Interstate 5 west of...
article Morning Press: Cowlitz casino, election contributions, equal pay
(Washington) -- In a pivotal development in a yearslong fight to build a casino in Clark County, the Cowlitz Tribe was notified Wednesday they’ll receive 152 acres...
article Cowlitz Tribe gains state approval for Class III gaming compact
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington is one step closer to joining the Indian gaming industry. The Washington State Gambling Commission on Thursday voted to...
article Cowlitz Tribe to get gaming revenues
(Washington) -- The state gambling commission has approved a compact allowing the Cowlitz Tribe to start sharing in gaming revenues with other tribes.
article Cowlitz push for tribal-state compact
(Washington) -- Cowlitz Chairman William Iyall testified before a House committee Monday in Olympia in support of a tentative tribal-state compact being considered by...
article Feds still back Cowlitz reservation, casino
(Washington) -- Attorneys for the federal government have reaffirmed the right of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe to establish a reservation in Clark County and build a casino.
article U.S. still backs a Cowlitz casino / Judge declines to issue a delay despite a paperwork slip-up
(Washington) -- After being denied a request to temporarily halt court proceedings, attorneys for the federal government went ahead and issued a revised opinion this...
article In Our View: More Woes for Casino
(Washington) -- Fortunately for Clark County residents who want to maintain the community's high quality of life, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe's proposal for a mega-...
article Feds seek to revisit casino decision
(Washington) -- In a surprising twist in the federal legal battle over the Cowlitz Indian Tribe's proposal to build a casino near La Center, the federal government...
article Cowlitz Tribe denies claims by plaintiffs in lawsuit
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe, which earlier this year filed as an intervenor in Clark County’s lawsuit against the federal government over the decision...
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