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October 9, 2012

Feds still backing Cowlitz casino

VANCOUVER (AP) — Attorneys for the federal government have reaffirmed the right of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe to establish a reservation in Clark County and build a casino.

The Columbian reports the federal government had to decide by Friday whether it would defend itself in federal court, or rescind a 2010 Bureau of Indian Affairs decision to allow the Cowlitz to take 152 acres near La Center into trust. It chose to proceed in court.


 
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