Spokane Tribe Casino Continues Construction Despite Lawsuit

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 simply take up to ten years to complete, regardless of appropriate action.

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

Tuesday, the three county commissioners voted unanimously to sue the United States Interior Department in an effort to block the development situated in Airway Heights, a suburb nine miles from the 2nd biggest town in Washington State.

One other lawsuit is from the Kalispel Tribe, which own and operate the Northern Quest Casino about two miles from the proposed site.

They stated in their filing aided by 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 rival tribe is adamant that its plans will continue and they believe they’ve gone through the required procedures to build. Spokane Tribe Chairwoman Carol Evans told the Associated Press she was ‘saddened by the lawsuit’ but said construction will not be halted.

The organization held a task fair, Wednesday, to start hiring the anticipated 5,000 employees. Besides the casino, the 145-acre task will f Leer más