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Opening date set for ilani Casino Resort

Premier gaming and entertainment destination ilani will open its doors to the public on 24 April at 10 a.m. Developed by Salishan-Mohegan LLC in collaboration with the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, construction of ilani began September 2015. The $510 million complex combines casino games, dining, shopping and live performances in 368,000 square feet of space designed to project the culture of the Northwest and pay tribute to the heritage of the Cowlitz Tribe.

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6/16/2017

article Casino’s Michael Jordan’s Steak House a slam dunk
(Washington) -- Why: The new Ilani Casino Resort houses a fair selection of dining options. One of those is the Michael Jordan’s Steak House, know for its “...

6/4/2017

article Jayne: Ilani alters the conversation for Cowlitz Tribe, county
(Washington) -- For Dave Barnett, this is personal. The gorgeous inlaid map of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s ancestral lands. The light fixtures that invoke...

6/1/2017

article Ilani Casino off to strong start
(Washington) -- Parked cars are seen at Ilani Casino Resort near La Center on a sunny afternoon last week. A month after opening, Ilani Casino Resort is entertaining...

5/31/2017

article Recently-opened Ilani Casino Resort is proving popular
(Washington) -- Five weeks after opening and the Ilani Casino Resort in south-west Washington has so far reportedly seen thousands of gambling enthusiasts passing...

5/30/2017

article Ilani Casino Resort hits jackpot out of the gate
(Washington) -- A month after opening, Ilani Casino Resort is entertaining thousands of people per day, though it’s still trying to get its bearings, casino...
article Ilani Resort and Casino
(Washington) -- The Ilani Resort and Casino opened in April along Interstate 5, near Ridgefield. The $510 million, 368,000-square-foot project was designed to reflect...

5/23/2017

article Clark County unemployment rate lowest since September 2000
(Washington) -- Whether your choice of small talk is either the weather or the economy, your opening line should be the same: It’s hot. Clark County stockpiled...

5/9/2017

article Washington tribal casino not having huge impact on Oregon gambling sector, yet
(Oregon) -- The newly opened Ilani casino 16 miles north of the Oregon-Washington state line is attracting throngs of Oregon gamblers, judging from long lines of cars...

5/8/2017

article Washington tribal casino not having huge impact on Oregon gambling sector, yet
(Oregon) -- The newly opened Ilani casino 16 miles north of the Oregon-Washington state line is attracting throngs of Oregon gamblers, judging from long lines of cars...
article Will new casino divert cars from 99W in Newberg?
(Washington) -- With the April 24 opening of the Cowlitz tribe's Ilani casino near La Center, Wash., media reports from that day indicate that Interstate 5 was...

5/5/2017

article Neighbors adjusting to life near Ilani casino
(Washington) -- The long-anticipated Ilani Casino Resort opened to much fanfare last week, and with it came a traffic backup of more than 8 miles and lots of idling cars...

5/3/2017

article Neighbors adjusting to life near Ilani casino
(Washington) -- The long-anticipated Ilani Casino Resort opened to much fanfare last week, and with it came a traffic backup of more than 8 miles and lots of idling cars...

5/2/2017

article Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians to build casino
(Oregon) -- Just 9 days after the Cowlitz Tribe opened a casino in La Center, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians announced plans to build a casino in North Salem...

4/29/2017

article Morning Press: Ilani opens and snarls traffic; judge dies; one-legged baseball player
(Washington) -- Speeches that started at 10 a.m., meant to encapsulate the yearslong journey to build the Ilani Casino Resort and thank the many people involved, were...
article Entertainment continues at Ilani Casino next week
(Washington) -- The entertainment options at the new Ilani casino in Ridgefield continue with a full slate of performances next weekend. After a full week of...

4/26/2017

article After years of work, Cowlitz Tribe opens casino
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe opened its new $510 million casino Monday, an effort years in the making. While Cowlitz officials hope the Ilani Casino Resort...
article Swinerton and Cowlitz tribe open Ilani Casino Resort
(Washington) -- US-based construction company Swinerton and the Cowlitz Indian tribe have announced the opening of the Ilani Casino Resort.
article LETTER: Will Ilani Casino Hurt Oregon? [2nd item]
(Oregon) -- The new Ilani Casino up north is a game changer, and it's an attack on Oregon revenues ["Betting on a Long Shot," WW, April 19, 2017].

4/25/2017

article County, Cowlitz approve casino law services
(Washington) -- Just exactly how the ilani Casino will be policed has been sketched out and approved as the Clark County Board of County Councilors voted last week to...
article ilani Casino open to public
(Washington) -- After years of anticipation and legal wrangling, the Cowlitz Tribe’s ilani Casino Resort just east of La Center off Interstate 5 Exit 16 is finally...
article Opening of new Washington casino expected to hurt Oregon gaming revenues
(Washington) -- Yesterday’s opening of the Ilani Casino Resort in Washington is reportedly set to negatively impact the gambling industry in the neighboring state...
article Thousands pour in to newly-opened ilani Casino Resort
(California) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe finally opened its $510m casino complex in Southwest Washington yesterday, after years of legal battles. Thousands of gambling...
article Traffic quiets for Ilani’s second day
(Washington) -- By 3 a.m. Tuesday, all but five card tables were still in play at Ilani Casino Resort, casino officials said. “I guess I had anticipated the...
article Tribal Casino Opens Near Portland, Will 'Eventually' Have Poker Room
(Washington) -- On Monday, a $510 million tribal casino opened in the state of Washington in the Portland-Vancouver metro area. The facility, Ilani Casino Resort, has 75...

4/24/2017

article Cowlitz tribe blesses, opens casino
(Washington) -- Ending decades of frustration, delay and opposition, the Cowlitz Tribe Monday morning blessed and opened its new Ilani Casino in north Clark County, a $...
article Cowlitz Tribe opening $510M casino complex they hope will draw 4.5M visitors
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe of Southwest Washington will open a $510 million casino and entertainment complex Monday, a project marked by a yearslong...
article Cowllitz Tribe Opens Huge Gambling Complex in Clark County
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe of Washington State, after years of legal battles plans to open its long-awaited Ilani Casino Resort on Monday, April 24. Tribal...
article Ilani Casino hits parking capacity on opening day, clogs I-5 for miles
(Washington) -- The opening of the Ilani Casino near La Center clogged northbound Interstate 5 for as far as eight miles Monday morning, and cars were turned away after...
article Ilani Casino opens its doors, attracting thousands
(Washington) -- Thousands of gambling enthusiasts braved cold, wet weather and a miles-long traffic jam Monday morning to try their luck at the newly minted Ilani, the $...
article Ilani Casino opens its doors, attracting thousands
(Washington) -- Thousands of gambling enthusiasts braved cold, wet weather and a miles-long traffic jam Monday morning to try their luck at the newly minted Ilani, the $...
article Ilani Casino Resort opens to eager crowds
(Washington) -- Speeches that started at 10 am., meant to encapsulate the years-long journey to build the Ilani Casino Resort and thank the many people responsible, were...
article Thousands Flock To Southwest Washington Casino Opening, Clog I-5
(Washington) -- Monday’s wet weather didn’t keep the crowds, or the traffic, from showing up at the opening day of Ilani, the new Cowlitz Tribe casino in...
article Thousands pour into Ilani Casino for grand opening, massive back-up on I-5 NB
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe opened its new $510 million casino Monday, an effort years in the making. While Cowlitz officials hope the Ilani Casino Resort...
article Thousands take to slots, gaming tables at Ilani grand opening
(Washington) -- Karen Cowles and her two friends woke up at 6 a.m. to drive from the Enumclaw area down to Ridgefield to add a new stop to the coastal gambling circuit...
article New SW Washington casino met with concern for Oregon Lottery sales
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery could lose more than $100 million a year with the opening of Ilani Casino Resort in Ridgefield, Wash. That's according to the state...
article Isleta Resort & Casino begins renovation
(New Mexico) -- Isleta Resort & Casino has started the US$40 million renovations announced earlier this month. Whilst the main entrance of the facility is already...

4/23/2017

article Cowlitz Tribe opening $510M casino complex they hope will draw 4.5M visitors
(Washington) -- Developers hope to draw 4.5 million visitors a year to the Ilani Casino Resort, which the Cowlitz Indian Tribe will open Monday after years of legal...
article Let the games begin at Ilani: What you need to know
(Washington) -- Ilani Casino Resort, the $510 million casino that took over a decade to bring to reality, is here. The casino opens 10 a.m. Monday with a ribbon-cutting...
article Multi-million dollar casino set to open near La Center Monday
(Washington) -- A new multi-million dollar casino is set to open its doors in southwest Washington on Monday. La Center was buzzing Sunday afternoon, as much of the...
article Letter: Casino impact unknowable
(Oregon) -- The Columbian reported that the Cowlitz Tribe will open its new casino at the La Center Junction on April 24. The casino expects to attract more than 4.5...
article Legislators want tourism dollars to promote Montana's Native American destinations
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There's a hotel and casino. There are gas stations, a few...

4/22/2017

article Ilani Casino Resort opens with The Sweet
(Washington) -- With Ilani Casino Resort a few days from opening, some of its inaugural week events are taking shape. The Sweet, the British glam rock band behind the...

4/21/2017

article Here comes ilani: Casino ready to open its doors
(Washington) -- The $510 million casino from the Cowlitz Tribe, the ilani Casino Resort (pronounced ay-lah-nay, meaning “sing” in the Cowlitz language), will...
article Ilani Casino opening: 6 things you need to know
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe's years-long effort to build a gaming hub in the heart of Clark County culminates Monday with the opening of the Ilani...

4/19/2017

press release Opening date set for ilani Casino Resort
(Washington) -- Premier gaming and entertainment destination ilani will open its doors to the public on 24 April at 10 a.m. Developed by Salishan-Mohegan LLC in...

4/18/2017

article ilani Casino announces two entertainment venues
(Washington) -- Two new entertainment venues have been announced for ilani Casino. Muze and 360 Bar are just two of the venues planned for the massive casino, which is...
article ilani Casino to open Monday, April 24
(Washington) -- After years of planning and 21 months of construction, ilani Casino Resort in North Clark County is set to finally open Monday, April 24, at 10 a.m. The...
article Ilani Casino, Clark County seal policing deal
(Washington) -- With less than a week until the Cowlitz Indian Tribe opens its much-anticipated Ilani Casino Resort, the Clark County council unanimously approved a one-...

4/17/2017

article Agreements to bring law and order to casino
(Washington) -- As final touches are being put on the Ilani Casino Resort, slated to open April 24 on the Cowlitz Indian Reservation west of La Center, Clark County...
article Washington tribe announced opening date
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Native Tribe announced that the upcoming Washington State casino, Ilani Casino Resort, will open its doors to the public next week, on April...
article Editorial: Casino’s opening not likely to impact region
(Washington) -- No matter how we may individually feel about the wisdom and social costs of organized gambling, there’s no denying the April 24 opening of the...

4/16/2017

article Cowlitz Indian Tribe announces opening day of Ilani Casino Resort
(Washington) -- Casino officials announced on Friday afternoon that the $510 million Ilani Casino Resort in north Clark County will open on April 24, according to the...

4/15/2017

article Cowlitz Indian Tribe to open Ilani Casino Resort on April 24
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe in Washington, along Interstate 5 near Washington’s border with Oregon, will open the long-awaited Ilani Casino Resort on...
article La Center I-5 closures, detours begin Monday
(Washington) -- The existing overpass bridge right off Exit 16 in La Center is set to come down, and it will mean detours for any late night drivers.
article Tribe to open giant gambling complex in Washington state
(Oregon) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe says it will open a $510 million gambling complex in southwestern Washington state on April 24. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (...

4/14/2017

article All in: How the $510 million ilani casino will change the region's economy
(Washington) -- Drivers entering Ridgefield, Washington are greeted by a sign that boasts that it’s the “birthplace of U-Haul.” It’s fitting, as...
article Ilani Casino opening day announced
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe will open its long-awaited Ilani casino on April 24, officials announced Friday afternoon. The $510 million gaming complex in...

4/13/2017

press release ilani selects TransAct Epic 950 gaming device printer to power slot machines
(Washington) -- TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT) (“TransAct” or “the Company”), a global leader in software-driven technology...

4/12/2017

article Ilani adds gaming floor bar, lounge to lineup
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe announced Tuesday two more amenities will join its upcoming Ilani Casino Resort. 360 Bar, a circular bar in the middle of the...
article Hamden's TransAct provides slot tech for Wash. State casino
(Washington) -- Hamden software company TransAct Technologies Inc. said it will provide its ticket printing technology needs for slot machines at a new $550 million...

4/8/2017

article Supreme Court denies hearing for casino case
(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...

4/6/2017

article Ilani Casino announces more eating, shopping offerings
(Washington) -- A food court called The Market — offering deli sandwiches, hamburgers and Asian and Mediterranean fare — is the latest additions to the...

4/5/2017

article Cowlitz Tribe unveils $32M highway project as casino debut nears
(Washington) -- It's been a big week so far for the Cowlitz Tribe and its long-awaited casino in Washington. First, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday put an end to a...
article New I-5 interchange aims to ease casino traffic
(Washington) -- As the opening of the Ilani Resort and Casino draws closer, the Cowlitz Tribe unveiled a new $32 million freeway interchange Tuesday that promises to...
article West Coast casino project involving Mohegans clears last legal hurdle
(Washington) -- A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has put to rest a lingering attempt to derail a Pacific Northwest casino project the Mohegan Tribe has helped develop and...

4/2/2017

article Local businesses hope to play their cards right
(Washington) -- You may or may not know Corwin Beverage Co., but you’ve probably heard of its biggest customer. Well, soon-to-be biggest customer. Ilani Casino...

4/1/2017

article Ilani Casino Resort adds two more restaurants
(Washington) -- Just a few days after announcing the addition of Michael Jordan’s Steak House and Line & Lure Seafood Kitchen and Tap, the Ilani Casino Resort...

3/31/2017

press release ilani Selects Comprehensive Portfolio of Everi Payments and Games Solutions
(Washington) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s only single source provider of...

3/30/2017

article Ilani casino adds 'upscale street food,' sushi restaurants, swanky bars
(Washington) -- In case the news of Michael Jordan’s Steak House and a seafood restaurant didn’t tantalize your taste buds earlier this week, the Cowlitz...
article Ilani Casino adds two more restaurants
(Washington) -- Just a few days after announcing the addition of Michael Jordan’s Steak House and Line & Lure Seafood Kitchen and Tap, the Ilani Resort Casino...
article Michael Jordan's Steak House opening up in ilani Casino
(Washington) -- NBA legend Michael Jordan is bringing his signature steak house restaurant to the new ilani Resort and Casino in Ridgefield. Michael Jordan’s Steak...

3/28/2017

article Longtime La Center card room closes as new casino gets ready to open
(Washington) -- A new casino named ilani is going up in Ridgefield. It’s boasting lots of attractions and more than 100,000 square feet of gaming space. It hasn...
article Michael Jordan opening Portland-area steakhouse
(Washington) -- Former Birmingham Barons outfielder and intergalactic savior Michael Jordan will open his first Portland-area restaurant next month. The upcoming...
article Michael Jordan to open steakhouse at Ilani Casino Resort
(Washington) -- Local foodies can soon dine like a basketball star — Ilani Casino Resort announced Monday plans for Michael Jordan’s Steak House to set up...

3/27/2017

article Michael Jordan's Steakhouse coming to Ilani Casino
(Washington) -- Local foodies can soon dine like a basketball star – Ilani Resort casino announced Monday plans for Michael Jordan's Steak House to set up shop...

3/23/2017

article Cowlitz Tribe secures approval to offer liquor as casino debut nears
(Washington) -- All the pieces are falling into place as the Cowlitz Tribe prepares to open a long-awaited casino in Washington. The tribe will be able to offer liquor...

3/21/2017

article Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust dispute
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cowlitz Tribe is less than a month away from debuting its casino but opponents are still hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will derail the project....
article New WA casino will cost Oregon to lose $110M
(Washington) -- As the opening date for the Cowlitz Tribe’s Ilani Resort and Casino in La Center, Washington approaches, here is our office’s summary of the...

3/17/2017

article Casino Foes Ask Justices To Sink DOI Cowlitz Tribe Ruling [sub req]
(Washington) -- Opponents of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s proposed casino have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a D.C. Circuit decision upholding the U.S....

3/12/2017

article Ilani Casino Resort: Work now, play later
(Washington) -- Against the monochromatic winter sky, a black screen 100 feet in the air flashes a message: “Let’s play. Let’s ilani,” it reads,...

3/7/2017

article Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief
(Washington) -- The Trump administration has survived its first Indian law test and is defending the Cowlitz Tribe as it prepares to open a $400 million casino in...
press release Scientific Games (SGMS) Announces Contract to Supply ilani with Floorwide Tech Solutions
(Washington) -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) today announced a comprehensive new contract to provide ilani, Washington State's newest gaming and...

2/20/2017

article Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino case
(Washington D.C.) -- A closely-watched Indian gaming case is still awaiting a response from the new Trump administration. The Department of Justice was supposed to file...

2/17/2017

article Clark County's Ilani Casino betting on big crowds as opening nears
(Washington) -- A small Washington tribe's push for prosperity is taking shape along Interstate 5 just north of Portland. There, a $510 million casino is weeks away from...

2/14/2017

article Council drops communications resolution regarding casino
(Washington) -- Last week the Clark County Council decided to rescind restrictions on talking with the Cowlitz Tribe about the ilani Casino Resort which is set to open...

2/8/2017

article Ilani casino construction progresses, hundreds of employees hired
(Washington) -- With the opening of the Ilani Casino a little more two months away, officials with the Cowlitz tribal casino say they have hired nearly 70 percent of the...

2/5/2017

article County cancels rules against working with tribe on casino
(Washington) -- The Clark County council has decided to fold ’em. Realizing that the Ilani Casino and Resort will almost certainly open in April, the county...

1/16/2017

article Job-seekers brave winter weather to attend Ilani Casino event
(Washington) -- Despite icy winter conditions, more than 800 people reportedly attended an eight-hour jobs fair held on Saturday in hopes of being chosen for a position...

1/14/2017

article Potential dealers hope to hit jackpot with careers at Ilani Casino
(Washington) -- Part of a casino’s allure is that, with a little luck, we can change our fortunes. That feeling isn’t exclusive to people who want to play a...

1/11/2017

article Ilani casino job fair this Saturday
(Washington) -- Job seekers hoping to find work at the Cowlitz Tribe’s Ilani casino will have a big chance when the tribe hosts a major jobs fair Saturday. The job...

1/3/2017

article Woodland drops gambling tax rate
(Washington) -- The city of Woodland is bracing for the impact of a new casino and rising minimum wages by lowering the city’s gambling tax rate from a proposed 5...

12/25/2016

article Job fair planned for Cowlitz Tribe’s Ilani casino Jan. 14
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe is hosting a job fair for potential casino and hospitality workers on Saturday, January 14. Those wishing to gain one of the more than...

12/20/2016

article Cowlitz Tribe to host big job fair for Ilani casino
(Washington) -- Job seekers hoping to find work at the Cowlitz Tribe’s Ilani casino will have a big chance when the tribe hosts a major jobs fair on Saturday, Jan...

12/13/2016

article La Center prepares for financial changes in 2017
(Washington) -- La Center Mayor Greg Thornton started the budget process in early August by creating a budget committee comprised of two city councilors, two residents,...

12/11/2016

article 9 things you should know about Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Trump's Interior pick
(Washington) -- President Elect Donald Trump looks like he's chosen Spokane's own U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers as his Secretary of the Interior. And already...

11/23/2016

article Ilani Casino taking shape in North County
(Washington) -- After nearly a year of construction and even longer in planning and legal proceedings, the Ilani Casino Resort is taking shape. The $510 million, 368,000...

11/22/2016

article Hundreds wait in line for chance at casino jobs
(Washington) -- The ilani Casino plans to employ about 1,000 people when it opens this spring. Filling that number shouldn't be a problem. Last week, the incoming...

11/20/2016

article Cowlitz Tribe sees huge interest for positions at fast-rising casino
(Washington) -- It looks like a lot of people want to work for the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington. The tribe participated in a job far in nearby Portland, Oregon, on...

11/16/2016

article Job fair packed with potential casino employees
(Washington) -- In the meeting space at the Sheraton Hotel near the Portland International Airport, a line of people snaked from the table of Ilani Casino Resort, down...

11/15/2016

article Ilani casino in La Center expecting to hire 1,000 plus
(Washington) -- Expected to open in the spring of 2017, the $500 million Ilani Casino Resort being developed by the Cowlitz Tribe and Salishan-Mohegan near the town of...

11/14/2016

article Ilani casino begins accepting applications
(Washington) -- With Ilani Casino Resort expected to open next spring, the $510 million center will soon embark on a big hiring spree. Representatives for the Cowlitz...

11/9/2016

article Ilani casino opponents will make one last appeal attempt
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe will have to defend its status as a federally-recognized tribe and consequent right to have reservation land one more time if the U.S....

11/8/2016

article La Center hears ideas for I-5 junction upgrade
(Washington) -- It was standing room only Monday night at the La Center Public Work’s building, as concerned residents got their first listen at possible design...

11/7/2016

article I-5 La Center junction in transformation
(Washington) -- Take a good look at the Interstate 5 La Center junction, because it’s going to look pretty different soon. There are three major construction...

11/2/2016

article La Center cardrooms continue casino fight
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe’s decades-long battle for a reservation may not be over. Opponents to the Cowlitz Tribe’s Ilani Casino Resort have appealed...
article La Center: Don't gamble against casino opening this spring
(Washington) -- Have you had the opportunity to drive past the Cowlitz Ilani Casino and Resort in La Center? If you’ve traveled on Interstate 5 you can’t...

11/1/2016

article La Center grapples with budgetary realities brought by casino
(Washington) -- Final budgets are difficult to put together in a normal year, and 2017 in La Center will be far from normal. With less than two months before the city...

10/31/2016

article Casino opponents appealing case to Supreme Court
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe’s decades-long battle for a reservation may not be over yet. Opponents to the Cowlitz Tribe’s casino have appealed their...

10/28/2016

article Cowlitz Tribe spends $32M for highway project at new casino
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe is spending $32 million on highway improvement project for its fast-rising casino in Washington. The ilani Casino Resort is getting a...

10/22/2016

article Cowlitz Tribe announces more executives for fast-rising casino
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe announced additional executives at its fast-rising casino in Washington. Al Muma is serving as vice president of human resources for...

9/26/2016

article Small cities on a charm offensive
(Washington) -- Ridgefield residents were asked what they think the city is most known and loved for in a 2015 survey. After the results came in, city officials created...

9/25/2016

article Discovery Corridor Roundtable to explore area’s potential
(Washington) -- There’s been a lot of talk about the Discovery Corridor, a stretch of land that has often been described as the biggest potential economic driver...

9/20/2016

article Tribes clash over new casino but agree on #NoDAPL movement
(Washington) -- After years of being at odds over a new casino, the Cowlitz Tribe and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde can finally agree on one thing: both oppose...

9/19/2016

article Dakota pipeline has ties to Cowlitz casino opponents
(Washington) -- Over the last couple months, several Northwest tribes have trekked to North Dakota to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux against an oil...

9/14/2016

article Town hall meetings new in La Center
(Washington) -- There’s a lot going on in La Center these days. Construction is everywhere as new things and improvements are on there way in. Whether it be the...

8/24/2016

article Ridgefield man disputes designation of casino’s location
(Washington) -- Doug Hatcher has a geography lesson for you. Though an “excited” supporter of the Ilani casino now under construction, Hatcher has long...

8/21/2016

article Grand Ronde gamble on challenge to Ilani
(Oregon) -- Games and business have one big thing in common — competition. And when you’re in the business of gaming, the ante goes even higher. It comes as...
article In Our View: Know When to Fold ’em
(Washington) -- At what point is it prudent to stop fighting the good fight? At what point is it necessary to acknowledge the future and work for the benefit of the...

8/16/2016

article Grand Ronde could lose 41 percent of revenue to new casino
(Washington) -- The Grand Ronde Tribe expects to lose as much as 41 percent of its revenue after a decision by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowing the Cowlitz...

8/15/2016

article La Center Council discusses casino, increase in speeding
(Washington) -- Last Wednesday was one of the more heavily attended La Center City Council meetings Mayor Greg Thornton can recall. In the roughly 45-minute meeting, a...

8/2/2016

article Cowlitz Tribe wins appeal on casino
(Washington) -- The $510 million Ilani Casino Resort under construction near La Center will continue toward its scheduled opening this spring without further hassle in...

7/31/2016

article DC Circ. Says New Tribe Has Land Rights For Casino (sub req]
(Washington) -- A D.C. Circuit panel on Friday ruled that the U.S. Department of the Interior acted properly when it set aside 152 acres in Washington state for a newly...

7/29/2016

article Cowlitz Tribe Can Continue Casino Construction, Following Court Ruling
(Washington) -- Construction of a half-billion-dollar new casino 15 minutes north of Portland can continue full-bore Friday following a federal appeals court ruling. The...
article Cowlitz Tribe reservation upheld on appeal, clearing way for $510M casino
(Washington) -- A federal appeals court has upheld the Interior Department's decision to grant a reservation to the Cowlitz Tribe in southwestern Washington,...
article Cowlitz Tribe wins federal appeal
(Washington) -- An federal appeals court has ruled in favor of the Cowlitz Tribe, confirming its recognition as a tribe under federal jurisdiction and settling the fate...
article Federal court upholds Cowlitz Tribe's right to reservation
(Washington) -- After 150 years of landlessness, a federal appeals court affirmed the Cowlitz Tribe’s right to a reservation near La Center Friday, paving the way...

7/14/2016

article Spokane Tribe unveils plans for new casino
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe of Indians unveiled its plans for a new casino on Thursday. They announced they are starting with phase-one. It is the building of the...

6/29/2016

article Community invited to ilani Casino forums
(Washington) -- Operators of the new ilani Casino Resort under construction have invited the public to attend two community forums about the plan to handle wastewater....

6/28/2016

article Cowlitz casino named ilani Resort
(Washington) -- The new casino located next to La Center, but technically in Ridgefield, is still knee deep in construction, but the project is starting to come to life...

6/25/2016

article Cowlitz casino on track, still stirring controversy
(Washington) -- Just 16 miles north of Portland, in the tiny Washington town of La Center, construction is roaring on what will become — by far — the metro...

6/22/2016

article Cowlitz Project reveals name of SW WA casino resort
(Washington) -- Construction is well underway for the Cowlitz Project southwest Washington, and now the casino resort even has a name: Ilani.
article Cowlitz tribe dubs its new Washington gaming venue the Ilani Casino Resort
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s in-development casino in Washington state has finally been given a name: the Ilani Resort Casino.
article Our Views: Precedent Set for Off-Reservation Casinos — Now, Scrutiny Needed [sub req]
(Washington) -- Gov. Jay Inslee says he wants the growth of gambling in the state to be “slow and limited.” But by approving a Spokane Tribe casino in Airway...

6/21/2016

article Cowlitz Tribe casino gets official name
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe has unveiled the official name of its $500 million casino, currently under development in La Center. The 368,000-square-foot casino...
article Cowlitz Tribe Names New Gaming Venue the Ilani Casino Resort
(Washington) -- The Cowltz Indian Tribe’s in-development casino in Washington state has finally been given a name: the Ilani Resort Casino.
article Cowlitz Tribe picks tribal word for new casino name
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe’s $510 million casino now has a name — Ilani, which is the Cowlitz language word for “sing.” Tribal leaders...
article Cowlitz Tribe Unveils Name for La Center Casino Resort
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe and its partner the Mohegan Tribe announced on Monday the name of their jointly developed casino resort in La Center, Washington.
article Cowlitz Tribe unveils name for new Washington casino
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe in southern Washington has unveiled the name it has selected for its new $510 million casino near the town of La Center that is...
article Cowlitz Tribe unveils name for new Washington casino
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe in southern Washington has unveiled the name it has selected for its new $510 million casino near the town of La Center that is...
article Cowlitz Tribe Unveils Name, Design Of New Ilani Casino
(Washington) -- A new casino called Ilani is expected to open on the Cowlitz reservation in southwest Washington next spring, making it the largest and closest casino to...
article Cowlitz Tribe’s Casino Named Ilani Resort
(Washington) -- The new casino located next to La Center, but technically in Ridgefield, is still under construction, but the project is starting to come to life.

6/20/2016

article Cowlitz Project reveals name of SW WA casino resort
(Washington) -- Construction is well underway for the Cowlitz Project in La Center, and now the casino resort even has a name: Ilani. Project managers and members of the...
article Cowlitz Tribe reveals name for casino: ilani
(Washington) -- Cowlitz and Mohegan tribal leaders Monday revealed the name of their casino under construction west of La Center: ilani. The casino resort, a $500...

6/19/2016

article Foes share costs of Cowlitz casino opposition
(Washington) -- 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...

6/17/2016

article Cowlitz Casino Leaders Want to ‘Turn the Page’
(Washington) -- After more than a decade of acrimony, officials with the Cowlitz casino project say they are looking to “turn the page.” “Fifteen years...

6/16/2016

article Cowlitz casino leaders want to ‘turn the page’
(Washington) -- After more than a decade of acrimony, officials with the Cowlitz casino project say they are looking to “turn the page.” “Fifteen years...

6/7/2016

article Cowlitz Tribe hires additional executive to manage casino
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe is rounding out the corporate leadership team that will oversee its $500 million La Center-area casino, slated to open next spring. The...
article No April Surprise in economic forecast
(Washington) -- State revenue and job growth projections this month yielded no surprises, with robust employment growth still outpacing the national average, according...

5/30/2016

article $1.3 million renovation puts fresh face on Woodland Best Western
(Washington) -- In the latest sign of growth here, what was formerly Quality Inn has reopened under the Best Western brand and a completed a $1.3 million renovation.

5/25/2016

article County council reopens communication with Cowlitz Tribe
(Washington) -- 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...

5/18/2016

article Clark County delays decision to talk with Cowlitz
(Washington) -- 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...
article Cowlitz casino making progress as Vancouver drops opposition
(Washington) -- After breaking ground in mid-February on its $510 million casino resort near the town of La Center in southern Washington, the Cowlitz Tribe has...
article Cowlitz Tribe defends waste-system plan
(Washington) -- Furious Cowlitz Tribe representatives ripped into Clark County public health officials Wednesday for stating that the injection well wastewater disposal...

5/17/2016

article Vancouver City Council Overturns Resolution Opposing Cowlitz Casino
(Washington) -- The Vancouver City Council voted unanimously Monday to rescind a resolution opposing a proposed Cowlitz tribal casino. The original resolution was passed...
article Letter: Solve casino water problem
(Washington) -- It seems like the Cowlitz Tribe Casino wastewater problem is pretty straightforward. The casino says it needs 400,000 gallons of water per day to operate...

5/16/2016

article Vancouver ends Cowlitz casino fight
(Washington) -- Moments after Cowlitz tribal leaders urged the Vancouver City Council to begin working with them, the council unanimously voted Monday to overturn a 2007...

5/15/2016

article New development in Cowlitz casino wastewater issue
(Washington) -- In an interesting turn of events, a recommendation has been made to the county by Clark County’s public health officer to allow the Cowlitz Indian...

5/14/2016

article New twist in vexing Cowlitz casino wastewater issue
(Washington) -- Perhaps signaling a solution to one of the most vexing problems surrounding the $510 million Cowlitz casino, Clark County’s public health officer...

5/13/2016

article City, county to rethink anti-casino stances
(Washington) -- For more than a decade, Clark County and the city of Vancouver have been at odds with the Cowlitz Tribe over its plans to build a $510 million casino...

5/7/2016

article Trump made approach to Cowlitz over casino plan
(Washington) -- More than a decade ago, real estate tycoon Donald Trump wanted his name emblazoned across a casino in Southwest Washington.
article Press Talk: Trump and the Cowlitz casino
(Washington) -- Just in case you were thinking all this Donald Trump crazy talk was something he invented for his presidential bid … think again.

5/6/2016

article Informational forum scheduled by Cowlitz Tribe
(Washington) -- A series of community forums are being launched by the Cowlitz Project, during which time information will be shared regarding the development of the $...

5/4/2016

article Cowlitz schedule forum on casino, water plant, road work
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Project is launching a series of community forums to share information about the development of the Cowlitz Tribe’s $510 million casino...

5/3/2016

article Cowlitz Tribe to hire from within local community as construction continues with casino
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington will be hiring approximately 1,000 people to work at its up and coming $510 million casino resort in Clark County. The...

5/1/2016

article Cowlitz plan to cash in for the tribe, community
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indians say their $510 million casino resort will employ 1,000 people to start with. Local residents could use some of those jobs, but big...
article Letter: Accept reality of a casino in county
(Washington) -- What in the world is going on? Clark County government threatening to sue the Cowlitz Tribe to stop the construction of the $510 million casino. There...

4/24/2016

article Cowlitz casino plans to hire locally but gives preference to tribe's members
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indians say their $510 million casino resort will employ 1,000 people to start with. Cowlitz County residents could use some of those jobs,...

4/22/2016

article Is Cowlitz County the next destination for a ‘scattered’ Native population?
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indians say their $510 million casino resort will employ 1,000 people to start with. And one big question remains: Who will get those jobs,...

4/20/2016

article LETTER: Christian hypocrisy at heart of ‘anti-casino’ letter
(Washington) -- Editor, I had to ironically laugh at John Matson’s “anti-casino” letter wherein he and others of his ilk, display their Christian...
article LETTER: Stop Wasting Taxpayer Dollars in Opposition to Project
(Washington) -- Editor, Whoever is behind the continuous battle against the Cowlitz Casino, you lost and lost and lost, get over it, get the heck off the reservation,...

4/14/2016

article Letter: County: Stay out of tribe’s way
(Washington) -- To Clark County officials (regarding the Cowlitz casino project): You people lost, and lost and lost. Get over it, and get off the reservation and leave...

4/9/2016

article Tribal/County conflict over Cowlitz Casino Resort construction heat up; Threats of arrest
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe in Washington has struggled for over 150 years to reclaim parts of their homeland and practice self-determination.

4/7/2016

article Cowlitz Tribe bristles at threats by Clark County
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe is bristling at Clark County’s threats to arrest construction workers who are installing a stormwater line on a portion of county...
article Cowlitz Tribe pushes back against Clark County's efforts to stop casino construction
(Washington) -- Cowlitz Indian tribal leaders say Clark County has threatened to arrest any construction worker who works on county roads in connection with the tribe...

4/1/2016

article Discovery Corridor along Interstate 5 poised for growth
(Washington) -- Like a musician in Nashville, an actor in Hollywood or a writer in New York, there’s a stretch of highway in north Clark County that’s...

3/29/2016

article OP/ED: Gambling on the Cowlitz Casino
(Washington) -- Like just about everyone, I’ve been watching with great interest as the construction of the new Cowlitz Tribe casino has continued in the face of...
article Suit seeks to block La Center sewer project
(Washington) -- Operators of La Center’s three cardrooms and a Ridgefield couple are asking a judge to stop the Cowlitz Tribe and the city of La Center from...

3/22/2016

article Case against Cowlitz casino moves forward in D.C. Circuit Court
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal case that could decide the fate of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s $510 million mega-casino near La Center is underway in Washington, D...

3/21/2016

article Appeals court in D.C. hears closely watched land-into-trust case
(Washington D.C.) -- Dozens of people packed a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., on Friday morning for oral arguments in a closely watched land-intro-trust case....

3/20/2016

article Letter: Start working with casino planners
(Washington) -- Clark County is one of the entities mounting a legal challenge to the Cowlitz Tribe Casino. The city of La Center and the Tribe are tired of legal action...
article Local View: Cowlitz tribal casino near La Center not a done deal
(Washington) -- If Clark County citizens are following the premature development activities of the Cowlitz-Mohegan Casino at the I-5 La Center junction and reading the...

3/19/2016

article Cowlitz land-into-trust case heard by D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
(Washington) -- A federal courthouse in Washington, D.C. was packed on Friday morning as oral arguments were heard in a closely watched land-into-trust case.

3/18/2016

article Arguments in Cowlitz Tribe casino case heard today in federal court
(Washington) -- Oral arguments are being heard today in the U.S. District Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., regarding the Cowlitz Tribe’s right to have land...

3/17/2016

article Cowlitz Casino Continues To Rise Despite Legal Fight
(Washington) -- Construction on the Cowlitz Tribe’s casino near La Center, Washington, is already well underway. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of...
article Cowlitz Tribe's legal battle for reservation continues
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s bid to build a $510 million mega-casino will again be tested this week as their case heads to the U.S. Court of Appeals...

3/9/2016

article Cowlitz building high-tech wastewater reclamation plant
(Washington D.C.) -- In an effort to protect the environment and more easily navigate the required Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) permitting process, the Cowlitz...

3/8/2016

article EPA, engineers puzzled by opposition to casino wastewater plan
(Washington) -- Some Clark County residents are alarmed by the specter of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s proposed wastewater treatment plant’s injecting liquid...

3/7/2016

article Opponents seek injunction to stop work on Cowlitz casino
(Washington) -- As part of an ongoing lawsuit, a federal judge has been asked by Clark County and other appellants to halt construction of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe...

3/6/2016

article Engineer, EPA defend Cowlitz wastewater plant design
(Washington) -- Some Clark County residents are alarmed by the specter of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s proposed wastewater treatment plant’s injecting liquid...

3/4/2016

article Appellants of Cowlitz casino project seek injunction
(Washington) -- Clark County and its fellow appellants in the federal lawsuit opposing the Cowlitz Tribe’s casino project near the La Center I-5 junction have...
article Clark County, others ask judge to halt casino construction until appeal is heard
(Washington) -- Clark County and other appellants in an ongoing lawsuit against the Cowlitz Indian Tribe have asked a federal judge to order a halt to construction of...
article Second thoughts? Vancouver may revisit casino stance
(Washington) -- On Thursday, Clark County and other appellants in an ongoing lawsuit against the Cowlitz Indian Tribe asked a federal judge to order a halt to...
article Tribe Accused Of Playing 'Race Card' In Casino Sewer Row
(Washington) -- The city of Snoqualmie, Washington, urged a federal court on Thursday to toss a suit by the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe accusing the city of racial...

3/2/2016

article La Center, Cowlitz Tribe enter into historic agreement
(Washington) -- Applause broke out at a La Center City Council meeting this week, after city leaders approved a long-awaited, historic agreement between La Center and...

2/29/2016

article Clark County to tribe: Halt work tied to casino wastewater system
(Washington) -- In its latest clash with the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Clark County ordered the tribe on Friday to cease all activities related to the wastewater disposal...
article County issues stop work order to Cowlitz Tribe
(Washington) -- Clark County officials issued a demand Friday that the Cowlitz Indian Tribe halt all construction at the site of their casino near the La Center I-5...
article Sewage disposal issues arise with Cowlitz Casino
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is currently in the process of working on a new casino in the La Center area, and part of the construction consists of creating...

2/25/2016

article In Our View: Oversight Is Crucial
(Washington) -- Undoubtedly, questions about a wastewater plan for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s casino near La Center need to be addressed. The $510 million casino,...

2/24/2016

article Cowlitz Tribe to launch brand, begin employee search for casino
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe will soon give its Ridgefield-area casino a name, and this summer it will start hiring the hundreds of workers it will need to run the...

2/16/2016

article Cowlitz Tribe Celebrates Homecoming, Casino
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is home. With plenty of cheers, and some tears, Cowlitz members celebrated the recent groundbreaking on their $510 million...

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