City reconsidering Spokane Tribe's casino plans

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 18 at 8:00 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The Spokane City Council plans to reconsider its opposition to the Spokane Tribe's proposed casino in Airway Heights.

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About two years ago, the council voted 4-3 to oppose the tribe's casino project.
 
The council now has a new make-up and Council President Ben Stuckart reportedly wants to shift the council back to a neutral position. He says he wants to mend the city's relationship with the Spokane Tribe.

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The proposed casino is still awaiting approval from the federal and state governments.
 
Supporters say a new casino would create hundreds of new jobs. Opponents argue it's too close to Fairchild Air Force Base and also would create competition for the existing Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights.
 

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