Spokane Tribe Casino Continues Construction Despite Lawsuit



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

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

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

The other lawsuit is from the Kalispel Tribe, which own and operate the Northern Quest Casino more or less two miles through the proposed site.

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

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

The company held a work fair, Wednesday, to begin hiring the anticipated 5,000 workers. The 145-acre project will featu Continue reading