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Federal gaming commission says 'no' to Kialegee casino

A victory for opponents of the proposed Kialegee Casino in Broken Arrow. The National Indian Gaming Commission has ruled that land where the casino would be located is not Kialegee land and therefore is not eligible for gaming.

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11/11/2014

article Kialegee tribe happy with federal court ruling
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals handed the Kialegee Tribal Town a major victory over the State of Oklahoma Monday, Nov. 10, when it dismissed the...
article Tribe hails court ruling on Broken Arrow casino as victory
(Oklahoma) -- A ruling by a federal appeals court overturning a court order that halted construction of a casino in Broken Arrow was hailed Tuesday by the affected tribe...
article Updated: Tribe hails court ruling on Broken Arrow casino as victory
(Oklahoma) -- Kialegee Tribal Town officials broke their silence Tuesday morning about a 10th U.S. Circuit Court decision involving a proposed Broken Arrow casino...

11/10/2014

article 10th Circuit rules for Kialegee Tribal Town in casino dispute
(Oklahoma) -- The Kialegee Tribal Town and its leaders can't be sued by the state of Oklahoma in a gaming dispute, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. The...
article Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Kialegees' Broken Arrow Casino
(Oklahoma) -- A federal appeals court ruled against the State of Oklahoma Monday over the casino that was to be built by the Kialegee tribe in Broken Arrow. A 3-judge...
article Casino Court Ruling Creates Confusion
(Oklahoma) -- The piles of construction material sat untouched, the result of an injunction which prevented any further work on what would have been the Red Clay casino...
article Court of Appeals sides with Kialegee tribe in BA casino controversy
(Oklahoma) -- An appeals court overturned a court ruling that stopped a proposed casino in south Broken Arrow, it was reported Monday, Nov. 10.
article Proposed Broken Arrow casino could go through
(Oklahoma) -- A District Court of Appeals threw out the state of Oklahoma’s case against a tribe trying to build a casino in Broken Arrow.
article Tribe could proceed with Broken Arrow casino following appeals court ruling
(Oklahoma) -- An appeals court Monday overturned a court order that halted construction of a casino in Broken Arrow. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0...

5/19/2014

article Way Back When: Broken Arrow casino blocked [4th Item]
(Oklahoma) -- 2012 — Casino work halted: A judicial ruling stopped construction of an Indian casino in Broken Arrow. U.S. Chief District Judge Gregory Frizzell...

10/7/2013

article Economic Development Is a Priority for George Tiger
(Oklahoma) -- George Tiger’s mettle was tested within two months of his election as principal chief of the Muscogee Creek Nation. Kialegee Tribal Town, a member of...

9/14/2013

article Development corps taking attorneys to court over botched casino development
(Oklahoma) -- Four of the players in the Kialegee Tribal Town’s attempt to build a casino are taking their attorneys to federal court.

9/7/2013

article Appeals court issues stay in Kialegee casino case
(Colorado) -- An appeals court has put on hold a case over a planned Kialegee Indian casino in Broken Arrow that Oklahoma's attorney general alleges is illegal.

1/29/2013

article Editorial: Kialegee casino dispute now in appeals court
(Oklahoma) -- The Kialegee Tribal Town might someday prevail and open its Red Clay Casino in Broken Arrow. That, however, is far from a certainty. Last year, U.S....

1/28/2013

article Tribe, Oklahoma AG submit written arguments to 10th Circuit in casino battle
(Denver) -- The fight over a planned Broken Arrow casino continues in a federal appeals court. Kialegee tribal officials are asking the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of...

12/12/2012

article Broken Arrow casino group re-evaluates strategy after plan rejected
(Oklahoma) -- Florida developers behind a proposed casino may have lost a battle in their latest effort to make the controversial project move forward by partnering with...

12/11/2012

article Creek Nation Committee Votes Against Taking Over Broken Arrow Casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Creek Nation says "no dice" to taking over a casino plagued with controversy. Broken Arrow neighbors have been fighting the Kialegee Tribal...
article Muscogee (Creek) Nation council denies vote to manage Broken Arrow's potential Red Clay Casino
(Oklahoma) -- A potential Broken Arrow casino received possibly its final blow Tuesday evening. Muscogee (Creek) Nation leaders decided not to consider plans to manage...
article Muscogee (Creek) Nation rejects Red Clay Casino proposal for Broken Arrow
(Oklahoma) -- A Muscogee (Creek) Nation committee rejected a proposal for the tribe to take over a controversial Broken Arrow casino project by a 7-2 vote Tuesday night.

12/10/2012

article Creek tribal committee will consider taking over proposed Broken Arrow casino
(Oklahoma) -- A joint committee of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation will consider a tribal resolution Tuesday evening that proposes for the tribe to assume management of a...

12/8/2012

article Casino proposal surprises Broken Arrow officials
(Oklahoma) -- City officials were caught off guard by news of a developer's proposal to resume building a controversial Indian casino, Broken Arrow Mayor Craig...

12/7/2012

article Broken Arrow casino developers look to Creek Nation for help
(Oklahoma) -- Most people in the Tulsa area thought it was over when a federal judge ordered casino construction to stop and the National Indian Gaming Commission ruled...
article Creek Nation may help with BA casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation may consider managing a controversial Broken Arrow casino initially set up by the Kialegee Tribal Town.
article Developers to pitch Broken Arrow Red Clay Casino to Muscogee (Creek) Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Plans to build a casino in Broken Arrow could be revived by a new partnership. Earlier this year, a judge ruled the Kialegee Tribal Town could not more...

12/6/2012

article Developers to pitch Broken Arrow casino plan to Creek Nation panel
(Oklahoma) -- A controversial casino plan that once involved the Kialegee Tribal Town may get new life with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

10/9/2012

article Kialegee casino appeal hangs in circuit court
(Oklahoma) -- Investors behind the stymied Red Clay Casino in Broken Arrow did not have much luck recently in getting the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to breathe new life...

9/3/2012

article Broken Arrow officials choose finalists for city manager
(Oklahoma) -- City leaders hope for a fresh start as they close in on a replacement for City Manager David Wooden, who was fired amid controversy over a proposed Indian...

8/18/2012

article Casino buildings in Broken Arrow defended
(Oklahoma) -- Developers behind the stymied Red Clay Casino staunchly defended the construction methods used in the installation of a series of modular buildings that...

8/4/2012

article Tulsa law firm sues MCZ Development Corp. for fraud after representing Kialegee Tribal Town in its quest for a casino
(Oklahoma) -- A local law firm that withdrew its representation of the Kialegee Tribal Town, its town king and Florence Development Partners LLC because it has not been...

8/2/2012

article Court won't stop Okla. tribe from running non-gaming business at site once slated for casino
(Oklahoma) -- A federal court won't stop a Native American tribe from building a non-gaming business on tribal land that was to be the site of a casino.

8/1/2012

article Judge won't stop Kialegees from running nongaming business at BA site
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. District Court will not stop the Kialegee Tribal Town from operating a restaurant, sports bar or other nongaming businesses on a Muscogee (Creek)...

7/30/2012

article Injunction stopping Broken Arrow casino construction stands
(Oklahoma) -- Chief U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell will not reconsider his previous granting of an injunction against the operation of an Indian casino in Broken...

7/17/2012

article Controversy Over Broken Arrow Casino At City Council Meeting
(Oklahoma) -- It's been almost two months since the National Indian Gaming Commission ruled that the land where the Red Clay Casino would be built could not be used...
article Racism charges levied by Broken Arrow casino supporters, opponents
(Oklahoma) -- Accusations of racism were thrown between supporters and opponents of a proposed Kialegee Tribal Town casino at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.

7/5/2012

article Attorneys For Kialegee Tribal Council Say They Haven't Been Paid
(Oklahoma) -- Three attorneys for the casino development project in Broken Arrow want off the case. The Tulsa-based attorneys said they haven't been paid by...
article BA casino defendants say fireworks sales at site were legal
(Oklahoma) -- The defendants behind a proposed Indian casino in Broken Arrow say they do not believe that selling fireworks was a violation of a court injunction against...

7/3/2012

article Attorneys for Kialegee Tribal Town say they haven't been paid in casino case
(Oklahoma) -- Attorneys who tried unsuccessfully to prevent an injunction against construction of an Indian casino in Broken Arrow have requested permission to withdraw...

6/28/2012

article State says Okla. tribe is violating judge's order
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma says a small Indian tribe is violating a federal order barring activity at the site of a half-built casino by operating a fireworks stand out of...
article Tribal leaders say Tulsa's Mayor is targeting Indian groups with fireworks threat
(Oklahoma) -- Mayor Dewey Bartlett's threat to confiscate fireworks bought on an Indian allotment was criticized Thursday by Native Americans who claim that Bartlett...

6/27/2012

article POLITICS: Rep. John Sullivan Loses to Jim Bridenstine
(Oklahoma) -- Rep. John Sullivan became the first Oklahoma congressman ousted in 18 years on Tuesday, as political newcomer Jim Bridenstine staged a Republican primary...
article Rep. Sullivan, Kialegee casino foe, loses Republican nomination
(Oklahoma) -- Rep. John Sullivan (R-Oklahoma) won't be able to fight the Kialegee Tribal Town from the halls of Congress much longer. Sullivan lost the Republican...

6/25/2012

article BA Casino Conflict of Interest?
(Oklahoma) -- A Broken Arrow man is pointing the finger at a federal judge and Congressman John Sullivan. One of Sullivan's new Washington interns is the son of...
article Fireworks stand sparking controversy on Indian land
(Oklahoma) -- A fireworks stand is getting a lot of attention in Broken Arrow, but not for what it sells. Officials at the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office say the...

6/24/2012

article Celebration Follows Failed Broken Arrow Casino
(Oklahoma) -- It was clear why they came. "They will never build a casino on that land." From Congressman John Sullivan to the homeowners themselves, the...
article No political fireworks; "Crazy Debbie's Fireworks" on proposed B.A. Casino
(Oklahoma) -- The site of the proposed Red Clay Casino in Broken Arrow is now the home of a seasonal fireworks stand. "Crazy Debbie's Fireworks' is operated by the owner...
article Protesters show up on the lawn of BACANG event in Broken Arrow
(Oklahoma) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission and a federal judge ruled against the Red Clay Casino in May. Broken Arrow Citizens Against Neighborhood Gaming...
article Sullivan attends BACANG event; controversy continues
(Oklahoma) -- Saturday afternoon amid soaring temperatures, U.S. Rep. John Sullivan (R) and several local officials joined in a “Victory Celebration” with...

6/21/2012

article Gaming Commission Rejects Appeal Over Broken Arrow Casino
(Oklahoma) -- Developers of a casino in Broken Arrow hit another roadblock Thursday. The National Indian Gaming Commission has rejected an appeal to allow gaming on the...
article Controversial property — casino to fireworks
(Oklahoma) -- Fireworks have been sold on the corner of Olive and Florence streets for at least the past five years, according to an attorney for the Kialegee Tribal...

6/20/2012

article BA casino foes invited to picnic
(Oklahoma) -- A "Thank You BBQ Celebration" will be held Saturday for supporters of the opposition effort against a local Indian casino.
article COMMENTARY: Broken Arrow casino was not good citizenship
(Oklahoma) -- Previously covered here have been the ongoing disputes surrounding the onset of construction, without any building or drilling permits, of the proposed Red...
article Kialegee Tribal Town rejected by NIGC, federal court
(Oklahoma) -- The Kialegee Tribal Town was dealt dual blows Wednesday over its plans to develop a piece of land in Broken Arrow. The National Indian Gaming Commission [...
article NIGC denies Kialegee request for appeal
(Oklahoma) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission has denied a request by the Kialegee Tribal Town to appeal a decision that prohibited the Tribal Town from building a...
article NIGC Rules Against Construction of Red Clay Casino
(Oklahoma) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) ruled Wednesday to stop plans for a Kialegee Tribal Town casino in Broken Arrow. The NIGC ruled against an...
article Panel opposes Kialegee tribe's adoption try, nixes proposal for gaming jurisdiction
(Oklahoma) -- The Kialegee Tribal Town's adoption of two Creek women does not give the tribe jurisdiction on the women's Creek Nation-allotted land in Broken...

6/11/2012

article BA Residents Come out FOR Red Clay Casino
(Oklahoma) -- A proposed casino has sparked protests and outrage in Broken Arrow for months, now a group of residents are coming out in support of the Red Clay Casino.

6/10/2012

article Pro-casino group launches petition drive
(Oklahoma) -- A petition effort is under way to ask the federal Gaming Commission to reconsider its decision that the Kialegee Tribal Town lacks jurisdiction to operate...

6/6/2012

article Opponents Gain Upper Hand In Battle Over Oklahoma Indian Casino [sub req'd]
(Oklahoma) -- A small, landless Oklahoma tribe’s bid to jump into the state’s billion-dollar Indian gaming market has led to a months-long controversy...

6/4/2012

article BA homeowners demand Lester's resignation
(Oklahoma) -- Tempers flared Monday Night as Broken Arrow residents voiced their concerns for their former Mayor Mike Lester to step down from city council.
article Broken Arrow group wants ex-mayor off city council
(Oklahoma) -- Though Mike Lester stepped down from the mayoral seat last week in response to the ongoing Indian casino controversy, a neighborhood group that fiercely...

6/2/2012

article Kialegee ask for sports bar at Okla. casino site
(Oklahoma) -- A small Oklahoma Indian tribe that hoped to open a casino in a Tulsa suburb is asking a federal judge to allow it to build a sports bar and music venue on...

6/1/2012

article Broken Arrow casino backers try new tack
(Oklahoma) -- The small Oklahoma Indian tribe that's working to open a casino in Broken Arrow has enrolled the owners of the land and argues that the move should...
article Broken Arrow Casino Neighbors Favored Casino
(Oklahoma) -- For the first time, two neighbors of the Kialegee property in Broken Arrow talk about why they support the tribe's efforts to build something on the...
article Broken Arrow Land Owners Become Kialegee Citizens
(Oklahoma) -- The battle over a proposed Broken Arrow casino isn't over. The sisters who own the land where the casino was to be built have now become members of the...
article Developers now want sports bar at BA casino site
(Oklahoma) -- The fight over a controversial tribal casino may not be over after all. The Kialegee Tribe, who wants to build the casino, is now asking the National...
article Kialegee tribe asks government agency to reconsider plan to open a casino in Tulsa suburb
(Oklahoma) -- A small Oklahoma Indian tribe is asking a government agency to reverse a ruling banning it from building a casino in a Tulsa suburb.

5/31/2012

article Developers push NIGC to reconsider Kialegee land issue
(Oklahoma) -- Developers for the Red Clay Casino released a letter they sent to the National Indian Gaming Commission. The document is a “Request for...
article Kialegees asking gaming agency to reconsider Broken Arrow casino
(Oklahoma) -- Now that the owners of Broken Arrow property where a casino has been proposed are members of the Wetumka-based Kialegee Tribal Town, the tribe is asking...
article Okla. mayor under fire over casino resigns
(Oklahoma) -- The mayor of Broken Arrow will step down from that post but remain on the City Council. Mike Lester said in a statement on the city's website that his...
article Tribe behind Broken Arrow casino project fighting back on several fronts
(Oklahoma) -- The Native American tribe trying to build a casino in Broken Arrow has launched a counter-offensive after losing two battles, one in federal court and one...

5/30/2012

article Broken Arrow casino site could be sports bar/restaurant
(Oklahoma) -- Less than two weeks after construction was halted at the Red Clay Casino site, the Kialegee Tribal Town has a new plan for the site.
article Kialegees Say No Casino; Residents Suspicious
(Oklahoma) -- On the surface the new plans look innocent enough, a sports bar with an entertainment center, but casino opponents think there's something not so...
article Kialegees want to build sports bar/restaurant in place of casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Kialegee Tribal Town has filed a motion in federal court to build a sports bar/restaurant with an entertainment venue at the site in Broken Arrow once...
article Stalled casino project could become sports bar and restaurant
(Oklahoma) -- The Kialegee Tribal Town and developers for a stalled gaming facility in Broken Arrow are asking Chief U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell to lift an...
article Switch to sports bar sought for Kialegee casino site
(Oklahoma) -- The Kialegee Tribal Town and developers for a stalled gaming facility in Broken Arrow are asking Chief U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell to lift an...
article Broken Arrow Residents Call For Lester's Resignation From Council
(Oklahoma) -- Broken Arrow's mayor just resigned Tuesday, and Wednesday, he was asked by some residents to resign his city council post.
article Mayor resigns in wake of NIGC casino ruling
(Oklahoma) -- As of 8 a.m. May 29, Mike Lester resigned his seat as the Mayor. Lester was elected to City Council in April 2007 and has served as mayor since 2009.

5/29/2012

article Broken Arrow mayor resigns amid casino dispute
(Oklahoma) -- The mayor of Broken Arrow says he'll step down amid criticism of a proposed Indian casino. Mayor Mike Lester says he'll resign as mayor but retain...
article Broken Arrow Mayor Resigns Post Over Red Clay Casino Controversy
(Oklahoma) -- Broken Arrow Mayor Mike Lester announced Tuesday morning he has resigned as mayor, but will be keeping his seat as Ward 3 city councilor.
article Broken Arrow mayor steps down amid Kialegee casino controversy
(Oklahoma) -- Broken Arrow Mayor Mike Lester, who has taken heat over allegations that he was not forthcoming about his knowledge of a proposed Indian casino, announced...
article Lester to give up Broken Arrow mayor's post
(Oklahoma) -- Broken Arrow Mayor Mike Lester, who has been criticized for allegedly not being forthcoming about his knowledge of a proposed Indian casino, has announced...
article Questions remain after BA Mayor steps down
(Oklahoma) -- At the site of the Broken Arrow casino there are no backhoes and no bulldozers. Work stopped there after a court ruled earlier this month that a casino...
article Stepping down as Broken Arrow Mayor is not enough for some BA residents
(Oklahoma) -- The announcement that Broken Arrow Mayor Mike Lester is resigning as mayor but staying on the city coun
article NIGC Rules Against Kialegee’s Controversial Red Clay Casino
(Oklahoma) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission has ruled the Kialegee Tribal Town does not have the right to proceed with their planned Red Clay Casino on a...

5/26/2012

article Commission rules that land for Oklahoma tribe's proposed casino not eligible for gambling
(Oklahoma) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission has ruled that the site for a proposed Native American casino in Broken Arrow isn't eligible for gambling.

5/25/2012

article Federal gaming commission says 'no' to Kialegee casino
(Oklahoma) -- A victory for opponents of the proposed Kialegee Casino in Broken Arrow. The National Indian Gaming Commission has ruled that land where the casino would...
article Gaming commission rules against Kialegee casino
(Oklahoma) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission has determined that the site of a proposed casino in Broken Arrow does not belong to the Kialegee Tribal Town and is...
article Gaming Commission Rules Against Kialegee Casino In Broken Arrow
(Oklahoma) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission has determined the fate of the proposed Kialegee casino in Broken Arrow, U.S. Rep. John Sullivan said in a statement...
article National Indian Gaming Commission denies Kialegee BA building rights for Red Clay
(Oklahoma) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission may have placed a final nail in the coffin of the Kialegee's Red Clay Casino Friday. The commission ruled that...
article NIGC rules Kialegee can't open casino
(Oklahoma) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission determined the proposed Kialegee casino in Broken Arrow, OK can not move forward.

5/21/2012

article EDITORIAL: Kialegees lose their gamble to muscle into casino business
(Oklahoma) -- The Kialegee Tribal Town lost its gamble - temporarily - to muscle into the oversaturated Indian casino business by throwing up a building in Broken Arrow...

5/19/2012

article Broken Arrow Casino Opponents Rejoice At Court Ruling
(Oklahoma) -- A federal judge has ordered construction to stop on the controversial Red Clay Casino in Broken Arrow. The temporary injunction says the Kialegee Tribal...
article Broken Arrow residents question mayor's knowledge of casino
(Oklahoma) -- Testimony regarding just how much the mayor of Broken Arrow knew about the Red Clay Casino project, and when he found out about it, has residents speaking...
article Casino testimony gets response from Broken Arrow mayor
(Oklahoma) -- Mayor Mike Lester issued a statement Friday that downplayed the significance of a lunch he had more than a year ago with individuals associated with a...
article Judge halts casino construction
(Oklahoma) -- A judicial ruling has stopped construction of an Indian casino in Broken Arrow - at least for now. U.S. Chief District Judge Gregory Frizzell on Friday...

5/18/2012

article BA Mayor subject of latest casino controversy
(Oklahoma) -- The same day a judge granted a temporary injunction against the builders of a casino near 111th Street and 129th East Avenue, residents have found their...
article Closing Arguments Begins In Broken Arrow Casino Fight
(Oklahoma) -- Tulsa federal judge Gregory Frizzell could decide Friday whether to stop construction at a Broken Arrow casino site. The state of Oklahoma has asked Judge...
article Federal judge says no to BA Casino
(Oklahoma) -- A federal judge issued an injunction for the Red Clay Casino now under construction in Broken Arrow. The lawsuit was aimed at stopping a small American...
article Judge issues injunction on Kialegee casino
(Oklahoma) -- U.S. Chief District Judge Gregory Frizzell on Friday granted the state’s request for an injunction to prevent the operation of an Indian casino in...
article Judge tells Oklahoma tribe to stop building casino
(Oklahoma) -- A federal judge issued an injunction Friday to stop an Oklahoma Indian tribe from building and operating a casino in a Tulsa suburb.
article Judge's ruling expected today on Kialegee casino
(Oklahoma) -- U.S. Chief District Judge Gregory Frizzell will rule Friday in the state’s request for an injunction to prevent the operation of an Indian casino in...
article Landless Tribe Wagers on Casino Bid
(Oklahoma) -- The Kialegee, a small Indian tribe, is making a big bet that it can overcome legal hurdles and build a casino in this city near Tulsa that would provide a...
article Sullivan Applauds Judge's Ruling Against Casino
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma congressman John Sullivan is praising a federal judge's ruling that construction of a planned casino in Broken Arrow must stop.

5/17/2012

article BA mayor was "very enthusiastic" about proposed casino, defense witness testifies
(Oklahoma) -- Before a firestorm of controversy erupted in December when ground was broken for an Indian casino, there was "absolute support" for it among...
article Broken Arrow casino controversy returns for 2nd day in federal court
(Oklahoma) -- The Kialegee tribe and the state of Oklahoma were back in federal court Thursday, a day after attorneys presented their opening statements in the lawsuit...
article Closing arguments to begin in Okla.'s federal lawsuit against tribe's plans to build casino
(Oklahoma) -- Closing arguments are scheduled to begin in Oklahoma's federal lawsuit aimed at stopping a small American Indian tribe from building a casino in the...
article Kialegee attorneys try to put Pruitt on the stand
(Oklahoma) -- An attempt to put Attorney General Scott Pruitt on the stand was not successful Thursday morning, but it wasn’t due to a lack of effort by the...
article Testimony continues in federal court over Oklahoma tribe's plans for a casino in Tulsa suburb
(Oklahoma) -- The state has rested its case in the federal lawsuit over a casino that a small American Indian tribe wants to build in Broken Arrow. Attorneys...
article Tribe attorney accuses AG of conflict of interest
(Oklahoma) -- The attorney for an American Indian tribe suggested Thursday that Oklahoma’s attorney general opposed the tribe’s plan to build a casino in a...
article Turning point on 'Red Clay'
(Oklahoma) -- Arguments continue today in Tulsa, in federal court, for an injunction against the Kialegee Tribal Town, its Town King Tiger Hobia and Florence Development...

5/16/2012

article BA casino fight moves to federal court
(Oklahoma) -- A small American Indian tribe doesn’t have the jurisdiction to build a casino in a Tulsa suburb because the 20-acre site lies within the boundaries...
article Casino fight moves to federal court
(Oklahoma) -- The battle over a proposed casino in Broken Arrow has moved to a federal courtroom. Testimony got underway Wednesday morning before Judge Gregory Frizzell.
article Fight Over Broken Arrow's Red Clay Casino Is Now In Federal Court
(Oklahoma) -- The battle over a Broken Arrow casino is now being fought in a federal courtroom in Tulsa. Oklahoma's Attorney General is asking federal Judge Gregory...
article Future of casino may rest on Kialegee status as band or tribe
(Oklahoma) -- The state's case against an Indian casino in Broken Arrow seemed to hinge Wednesday on whether the Kialegee Tribal Town is really a "band,"...
article Future of Kialegee Casino in Federal Court this Week
(Oklahoma) -- The Red Clay Casino has made it to Federal Court. Today was the first of several days of a hearing. The State is trying to prove that the Kialegee tribe...
article Hearing on Kialegee casino begins today
(Oklahoma) -- A hearing before U.S. Chief District Judge Gregory Frizzell began Wednesday in the state’s effort to stop construction of an Indian casino that is...
article Judge to hear opening statements of controversial Broken Arrow casino case
(Oklahoma) -- Opening statements are taking place Wednesday in the controversial case involving a casino in the town of Broken Arrow.
article Turning point on 'Red Clay'
(Oklahoma) -- Clearly defined action by the courts, with regard to whether the Red Clay Casino may be closer to beginning Class III operations in Broken in the coming...

5/15/2012

article Broken Arrow casino controversy going before judge
(Oklahoma) -- The Kialegee Tribe and the State of Oklahoma will each present opening arguments Wednesday, stating their case for the future of a controversial parcel of...
article Kialegee town king won't testify in casino lawsuit hearing
(Oklahoma) -- Tiger Hobia, the town king of the Kialegee Tribal Town, will not have to testify in hearings this week in the state's effort to stop construction of...
article Okla. tribal casino fight moves to federal court
(Oklahoma) -- A months-long feud over whether a small American Indian tribe can legally build a casino in a Tulsa suburb moves to federal court.

5/14/2012

article Future of Kialegee casino to be decided this week
(Oklahoma) -- The fate of an Indian casino that is already under construction in Broken Arrow will be in the hands of U.S. Chief District Judge Gregory Frizzell this...

5/12/2012

article After months of fighting over Indian casino, dispute could be settled by a federal judge
(Oklahoma) -- A federal judge could decide whether a little-known Indian tribe of 350 members can legally build a casino in the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow, even as...

5/2/2012

article Hearing Delayed On Injunction To Stop Kialegee Casino
(Oklahoma) -- A hearing has been rescheduled in a lawsuit filed by the state of Oklahoma against the Kialegee tribe and its casino development project in Broken Arrow.

5/1/2012

article ‘The war has just begun,’ state has standing
(Oklahoma) -- According to Broken Arrow City Attorney Beth Anne Wilkening, “The war has just begun.” Wilkening addressed the May 1, BA City Council members...

4/30/2012

article Federal judge says IGRA abrogated tribal sovereign immunity
(Oklahoma) -- Congress has waived tribal sovereign immunity through the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, a federal judge ruled on Friday.

4/29/2012

article Judge rejects Okla. tribe's motion to dismiss suit
(Oklahoma) -- A tribe seeking to build a casino in Broken Arrow can't use sovereign immunity as an argument to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Oklahoma Attorney...

4/28/2012

article Judge rejects Okla. tribe's motion to dismiss suit
(Oklahoma) -- A judge has ruled a tribe seeking to build a casino in Broken Arrow can't use sovereign immunity as an argument to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the...
article Kialegee sovereign immunity argument rejected in casino lawsuit
(Oklahoma) -- A federal judge has rejected a sovereign immunity argument presented by the Kialegee Tribal Town and its town king in an effort to dismiss Attorney General...

4/27/2012

article Federal judge says State of Oklahoma can proceed with casino suit
(Oklahoma) -- A federal judge has given the green light for the state to proceed with its lawsuit against the Kialegee Tribe, who is building the controversial Red Clay...

4/22/2012

article City manager who was criticized for handling of Okla. Indian tribe's planned casino fired
(Oklahoma) -- The Broken Arrow City Council unanimously voted to fire City Manager David Wooden on Friday evening, even while praising his 22 years of service to the...

4/20/2012

article Broken Arrow council fires city manager
(Oklahoma) -- The Broken Arrow City Council unanimously voted to fire City Manager David Wooden on Friday evening, even while praising his 22 years of service to the...
article Broken Arrow Lets City Manager Go
(Oklahoma) -- The Broken Arrow City Council approved a separation agreement between City Manager David L. Wooden and the City of Broken Arrow on Friday.

4/18/2012

article Muscogee Nation not allowed to build casino near Tulsa
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee Nation isn't able to open a casino within 50 miles of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Chief George Tiger said. The tribe operates the River Spirit Casino...
article BA City Manager on paid leave, casino not effected
(Oklahoma) -- The Broken Arrow City Council unanimously voted to place its city manager, David L. Wooden, on paid administrative leave and that has those against the...
article BA council puts city manager on paid leave following casino controversy
(Oklahoma) -- The issue of City Manager David Wooden's contract will be the subject of a special meeting set for Friday. The council directed the attorney for Broken...
article Residents Speak Out, City Manager Suspended
(Oklahoma) -- Residents say they learned the Kialegee Tribe was planning the Red Clay Casino when construction started in December, long after they believe city...

4/17/2012

article Broken Arrow takes steps toward firing city manager
(Oklahoma) -- The City Council voted to begin discussions about firing City Manager David Wooden and to place him on administrative leave Tuesday night.

4/14/2012

article The intruder: Casino project should stop
(Oklahoma) -- The Kialegee Tribal Town might someday prevail and open its Red Clay Casino in Broken Arrow. That, however, is far from a certainty - this is uncharted...

4/10/2012

article Work crews stay busy at Kialegee Tribe casino site in Broken Arrow
(Oklahoma) -- Development of the Red Clay Casino continues on its own despite challenges from local, state and federal governmental entities including a pending motion...

4/9/2012

article Broken Arrow casino could partially open by end of April
(Oklahoma) -- Kialegee Tribal Town officials say the controversial Red Clay Casino in Broken Arrow could be open by the end of April, at least in part, despite a pending...

4/8/2012

article Okla. casino could soon open doors amid protest
(Oklahoma) -- A tiny Oklahoma Indian tribe of fewer than 450 members could partly open a casino in this Tulsa suburb by the end of the month despite protest from...
article Okla. tribe close to opening casino in Tulsa suburb despite area efforts to stop it
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma Indian tribe could partly open a casino in Broken Arrow by the end of the month despite protest from thousands of residents, a pending state...

4/7/2012

article BA group asks judge to stop casino development
(Oklahoma) -- The neighborhood group opposing an Indian casino in Broken Arrow has filed a 'friend of the ...

4/6/2012

article Fight Continues Over Broken Arrow Casino
(Oklahoma) -- The fight continues over a casino being built in Broken Arrow. The Kialegee Tribal Town is building the Red Clay Casino just north of the Creek Turnpike on...

4/2/2012

article Kialegees: Town King says the tribe is exempt from federal OK and working with Creek Nation
(Oklahoma) -- The Town King of the Kialegee Tribal Town believes that his tribe is exempt from a federal agency's demand to review and approve its lease agreement...

3/31/2012

article Effort to override chief's veto of casino resolution fails
(Oklahoma) -- A move to override Muscogee (Creek) Nation Chief George Tiger’s veto of a National Council resolution opposing the Kialegees’ proposed casino...
article Okla. tribe council fails with veto override
(Oklahoma) -- An attempt to override Muscogee Creek Nation Chief George Tiger's veto of a resolution opposing a proposed casino in Broken Arrow has failed.

3/30/2012

article Creek Nation chief vetoes resolution in opposition to Red Clay Casino
(Oklahoma) -- Creek Nation’s chief, George Tiger, has vetoed the National Council’s resolution opposing the proposed Broken Arrow Red Clay Casino. The...

3/27/2012

article Creek Nation vetoes resolution opposing casino
(Oklahoma) -- The chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation has vetoed a National Council resolution that opposes a Broken Arrow casino.

3/26/2012

article Muscogee chief vetoes resolution opposing Broken Arrow casino
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation Chief George Tiger has vetoed a National Council resolution opposing the Kialegee Tribal Town's construction and operation of a...
article Tulsa County Republican Convention: Sullivan speaks against Broken Arrow casino plan
(Oklahoma) -- U.S. Rep. John Sullivan said Saturday that Broken Arrow is at "ground zero" of a controversy that will have a nationwide impact.

3/24/2012

article Kialegees ask judge to dismiss state's casino-opposition lawsuit
(Oklahoma) -- The Kialegee Tribal Town asked a federal judge on Friday to dismiss the state of Oklahoma's lawsuit in opposition to the building of a casino in Broken...

3/21/2012

article Broken Arrow casino case defendants object to 'friend of court' filing from residents'' group
(Oklahoma) -- Defense attorneys involved in a federal lawsuit over the construction of an Indian casino in southeast Broken Arrow objected Wednesday to a Broken Arrow...

3/18/2012

article Broken Arrow neighbors react to city's latest casino decision
(Oklahoma) -- Many residents of Broken Arrow are pleased with the city’s latest decision about the Red Clay Casino project. On Friday Broken Arrow’s city...

3/17/2012

article BA delays review of plans for casino
(Oklahoma) -- City officials have chosen to delay reviewing engineering plans for a proposed casino partly because questions remain about the Kialegee Tribal Town's...
article Injunction hearing set on Broken Arrow casino
(Oklahoma) -- A federal judge has denied a request by the Oklahoma attorney general to speed up an injunction hearing on an Indian casino that's under construction...
article Review of plans for Oklahoma casino delayed
(Oklahoma) -- A review of engineering plans for a controversial casino in Broken Arrow will be delayed, partly because questions remain about whether a tribe can legally...

3/14/2012

article Official says BIA cautious on casino
(Oklahoma) -- The head of the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs began a series of one-on-one meetings with Oklahoma tribal leaders Wednesday and said jurisdictional...

3/13/2012

article BA group aims to join state's court action against Kialegees
(Oklahoma) -- A neighborhood group is trying to bolster the state's case for an injunction to stop construction ...
article NIGC to decide on legality of BA casino
(Oklahoma) -- The decision about whether the Red Clay Casino can be built on the proposed site in Broken Arrow is now in the hands of the National Indian Gaming...

3/12/2012

article BA mayor, vice-mayor in Washington D.C. to oppose casino
(Oklahoma) -- Two Broken Arrow city leaders are in the nation's capitol Monday, expected to voice their opposition to the proposed Kialegee Tribal Town casino, which...
article BA Mayor: Fight Against Casino May Take A While
(Oklahoma) -- Construction is moving along on the Red Clay Casino in Broken Arrow. The Kialegee tribal town is assembling several trailers that will serve as the casino...
article Broken Arrow City Leaders meet with NIGC
(Oklahoma) -- The fight to block the construction of The Red Clay Casino went to the nation's capitol. Broken Arrow City leaders met with staffers of the National...
article Broken Arrow Leaders Head To D.C. To Discuss Casino
(Oklahoma) -- Broken Arrow government leaders met Monday in Washington to discuss the Red Clay Casino. They met with the regulators who can approve or deny permits for...
article Ultimate casino decision will come from NIGC
(Oklahoma) -- In a press release from the City of Broken Arrow, Washington D.C.-based officials with knowledge of the Red Clay Casino issue today said, “The...

3/10/2012

article Creek Nation votes to oppose proposed casino in Broken Arrow
(Oklahoma) -- The National Council of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation passed a resolution in a split vote Thursday ...

3/9/2012

article Mayor to meet with gaming officials and BIA in Washington
(Oklahoma) -- Two members of Broken Arrow’s City Council are scheduled to meet with officials from the National Indian Gaming Commission, as well as officials from...
article Tribe votes against Kialegee casino; passes resolution
(Oklahoma) -- The Muskogee (Creek) Nation Tribal Council voted Thursday night on a resolution in opposition to the Kialegee Tribal Town casino development in Broken...

3/8/2012

article OP/ED: Casino will not help Broken Arrow
(Oklahoma) -- First let me say that I respect the sovereignty of the tribes, including the Kialegee Tribe, which is behind the proposed casino in south Broken Arrow....

3/5/2012

article Documents Show Broken Arrow City Leadership Knew About Kialegee Casino
(Oklahoma) -- Broken Arrow residents who live near the Red Clay Casino site have complained that the city never let them know what was being built near the Creek...

3/3/2012

article Casino emails date back to June
(Oklahoma) -- City officials had communications with a group planning an Indian casino as early as June, and the group inquired about incentives for the development at a...

3/1/2012

article Oklahoma AG seeks more info on Kialegee leaders
(Oklahoma) -- The state is asking a federal judge to speed up the release of information in its lawsuit over a planned casino in Broken Arrow, saying it's been...

2/29/2012

article Oklahoma's AG office asking who are the Kialegee officials
(Oklahoma) -- The state is asking a federal court to expedite the exchange of information in a lawsuit because ...

2/25/2012

article Sunday: Other tribal towns operate casinos in their territories
(Oklahoma) -- Of the three Creek tribal town gaming ventures in the state, only the Kialegees’ proposed casino in Broken Arrow drew opposition from the Muscogee (...

2/23/2012

article Pruitt shows effective leadership
(Oklahoma) -- Attorney General Scott Pruitt has not only voiced his opposition to a casino in Broken Arrow, he is taking actions to correct this injustice.

2/22/2012

article BA City Council approves ‘Plan of Action’
(Oklahoma) -- A “Plan of Action” was introduced at the Broken Arrow City Council meeting Feb. 21, that accurately summarizes the council’s stance on...
article Casino issue getting out of control
(Oklahoma) -- The calls for our local city leaders to step down, heard at a Broken Arrow City Council meeting recently, has reached the point of ridiculousness for this...

2/21/2012

article BA councilors consider denying utilities to casino
(Oklahoma) -- Broken Arrow city councilors will meet Tuesday to discuss the controversial Red Clay Casino. Councilors will look at if they can legally deny utilities to...
article BA resident tells council casino might not be so bad
(Oklahoma) -- Tuesday night's Broken Arrow's city council meeting had a much different tone than the last one. Two weeks ago residents against a controversial...
article Broken Arrow council meeting takes more congenial turn on casino issues
(Oklahoma) -- The neighborhood group opposing construction of the Red Clay Casino has dropped its demand that the City Council deny water and sewer services to the site...
article Harmony in Fight Against BA Casino
(Oklahoma) -- At the last city council meeting it was fire and brimstone, this time it was strawberries and ice cream. "I'd like to being my comments this...

2/20/2012

article Anti-casino group seeks amendment to BA water ordinance
(Oklahoma) -- The neighborhood group fighting construction of an Indian casino is proposing amendments to ...

2/19/2012

article BA Casino Flow of Information
(Oklahoma) -- For opponents of the casino it's become a two front war. A tireless effort to try and stop progress at the site, and a battle with the leadership at...
article Casino contacts began early
(Oklahoma) -- Before neighborhood outrage against a tribal casino prompted the city of Broken Arrow to take an official position against it, records show that the city...
article Okla. City, Tribe Communicated Early About Casino
(Oklahoma) -- While the mayor of Broken Arrow said he didn't know an American Indian tribe was behind a controversial casino project until the media reported it in...

2/18/2012

article BA officials knew of Kialegee plans Sept. 9, e-mails show
(Oklahoma) -- Before neighborhood outrage against a tribal casino prompted the city of Broken Arrow to take an official position against it, records show that the city...

2/17/2012

article Court Rejected Kialegee Broken Arrow Casino Site A Year Ago; Construction Continues
(Oklahoma) -- Court documents show the lease for the land where the Red Clay Casino is being built in Broken Arrow first went to court a year ago. A judge denied it, but...

2/16/2012

article BIA official: Lease approval needed for Broken Arrow casino
(Oklahoma) -- The land owners who are leasing property to an Indian tribe and developers planning to build a casino in Broken Arrow must have a lease that is approved by...
article BIA says landowners failed to seek approval for Kialegee lease
(Oklahoma) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has requested documentation from the owners of a plot of land being used by the Kialegee Tribal Town for a casino in Broken...
article Okla. women must get OK to lease land for casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs says two property owners who are leasing land in Broken Arrow to an Oklahoma tribe that plans to build a casino must obtain a...
article Pruitt sues to end casino construction
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court to halt construction of an Indian casino in a residential section of...
article Red Clay Casino one step closer to setting up gaming
(Oklahoma) -- The Kialegee Tribe is one step closer to making a profit off of Broken Arrow residents. Thursday the tribe began setting up their Red Clay Casino by moving...
article US government disagrees with tribal casino developers in BA
(Oklahoma) -- The US Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs has delivered a letter to the property owners in Broken Arrow where the Kialegee Tribal Town...

2/15/2012

article Oklahoma AG Pruitt: Church membership not an issue in casino case
(Oklahoma) -- Attorney General Scott Pruitt in an interview last week indicated no intention of recusing himself from a lawsuit that seeks to stop an Indian casino from...
article Oklahoma Rep. Sullivan's bill seeks more local input on casinos
(Washington D.C.) -- Facing what amounts to extremely long odds, U.S. Rep. John Sullivan introduced legislation Wednesday to give local communities veto power over...
article Sullivan Bill: Keeping Casinos From "Popping Up Anywhere"
(Oklahoma) -- Congressman John Sullivan is pushing a bill that would give cities a voice in approving casino locations. It's in response to the controversial move by...
article Sullivan introduces casino legislation
(Oklahoma) -- Congressman John Sullivan introduced the Giving Local Communities a Voice in Tribal Gaming Act of 2012 on Wednesday. Sullivan says the legislation is...
article Sullivan presses feds on casino legality
(Oklahoma) -- First Congressional District Rep. John Sullivan (R-Oklahoma) and Sen. Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) received a response from Larry Echo Hawk, assistant secretary of...

2/14/2012

article BIA says it needs more time to study Kialegee casino issue
(Oklahoma) -- A top Indian affairs official told Sen. Jim Inhofe and Rep. John Sullivan on Monday that he could not answer questions concerning a proposed tribal casino...

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