Stories tagged: Spokane Tribe
Sun., June 12, 2016
Editorial: New casino won’t stem old anxieties
The more tribal gambling expands, the harder it is to say no other tribes. The proof is right in front of us. Also the pressure builds to allow non-tribal businesses …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s canoe gets repairs; others start trip to Kettle Falls
The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is taking a hiatus today from its canoe journey to Kettle Falls. Repairs are being done to the 35-foot dugout cedar canoe, which had some minor …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
Inslee approves Spokane Tribe’s West Plains casino project
Gov. Jay Inslee gave the final approval on Tuesday for the Spokane Tribe’s casino project, clearing the way to a $400 million gaming and retail development on the West Plains. …
Mon., June 6, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
Spokane Tribal lands named ‘Promise Zone’ by Obama administration
The Spokane Tribal Reservation was named one of nine Promise Zones for coordinated federal assistance to boost jobs and economy.
Mon., April 18, 2016, 5:21 p.m.
Spokane Tribe will study salmon habitat above Grand Coulee Dam
The Spokane Tribe of Indians has received $200,000 to study whether salmon would thrive above Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph dams.
Thu., April 7, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Tribal members sought for acting roles
From our archives, 100 years ago Members of the Spokane Tribe were in high demand for both stage and screen – at least for one day.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 2:39 p.m.
Landers: Doubling Roosevelt trout limit could preserve wild redbands
Lake Roosevelt trout anglers may soon be doubling their fishing pleasure under a proposal to conserve the Columbia River’s wild redbands. The limit for catching hatchery rainbow trout may be …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
Editorial: Region must prepare to land tanker at Fairchild
Spokane must make preparations to help Fairchild Air Force Base land the KC-46 Pegasus tankers.
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 8:04 p.m.
As city expands Drumheller Springs, tribes work to improve the North Side park
For countless years, Drumheller Springs was a popular spot for wayfarers, the only location with clean, fresh water between Spokane Falls and the confluence of the Spokane and Columbia rivers …
Sun., Feb. 14, 2016, 5 a.m.
Carol Evans, first woman to lead Spokane Tribe, takes over at critical time
Carol Evans became the first woman to lead the Spokane Tribe last fall, at a critical time for the tribe.
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 5:35 p.m.
Lawmakers asked to join call to return salmon to upper Columbia River
House panel considers plan to reintroduce salmon in the upper columbia
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016, 5 a.m.
Spin Control: Spin Control: Senate GOP getting documents they want, need their own expert to handle them
Senate Republicans start getting documents on prison releases, hire investigator to manage them.
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, 9:54 p.m.
Spokane Tribe asks Inslee to stop Mount Spokane ski area expansion
Opponents of expanding downhill skiing at Mount Spokane State Park have appealed to Gov. Jay Inslee to overturn approval for a chairlift and seven runs on the mountain’s northwest face.
Fri., Dec. 18, 2015, 10:49 p.m.
Tacoma legislator wants Wellpinit to abandon Redskins mascot
Requiring Wellpinit High School to change its team name is among the early bills filed for next session.
Tue., Aug. 11, 2015, 4:12 p.m.
Carol Evans named Spokane Tribe chair
The Spokane Tribe has its first woman tribal chair, Carol Evans, selected by the business council in a recent election.
Mon., June 29, 2015, 1:29 p.m.
Spokane Tribe signs deal with Hard Rock
The Spokane Tribe’s casino and hotel on the West Plains would carry the Hard Rock brand if it gets the final go ahead.
Wed., June 17, 2015
Spokane Tribe casino opponents take case to state
Opponents of a proposed Spokane Tribe project that includes a new casino on the West Plains started new attacks Tuesday to persuade Gov. Jay Inslee to block the plan, claiming …
Tue., June 16, 2015
Spokane Tribe’s casino proposal gets key federal approval
The Spokane Tribe has won approval from a key government agency in its drive to build a casino, hotel and stores near Airway Heights. The U.S. Department of the Interior …
Fri., June 12, 2015
Spokane Tribe casino decision expected shortly
After more than two years of waiting, the Spokane Tribe – and the city and county that share its name – may know soon whether it will get the federal …
Sun., Dec. 14, 2014
Study tries to boost young sturgeon in upper Columbia
Tribal and state fisheries researchers landed a big incentive this fall to continue their work on reviving white sturgeon numbers in the Columbia River upstream from Kettle Falls. A sturgeon, …
Wed., Nov. 26, 2014
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Wilson Sullivan, an Indian “of advanced age,” walked to Spokane from Walker Prairie, near Springdale, in order to buy some Thanksgiving dinner provisions.
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014
B.C. official calls for Columbia River Treaty accounting
In the 1960s and 1970s, three huge dams were built in British Columbia to hold back the flow of the Columbia River. The entire Northwest still benefits from their construction. …
Tue., Sept. 2, 2014
Spokane Tribe of Indians holds 100th Labor Day powwow
The 100th Spokane Tribe of Indians Labor Day Celebration and Powwow blended tradition and modernity. “There’s a melding of the old and the new, which is good,” said Dave Brown …
Sat., Aug. 23, 2014
WELLPINIT, Wash. – Chico Corral’s work history is scoured into his lungs. Chest X-rays for the 84-year-old show scarring from the dust he inhaled during two decades as a uranium …
Wed., May 14, 2014
Airway Heights mayor, others protest county’s fight against casino
A group supporting a proposed Spokane tribal casino and resort rallied in front of the Spokane County Courthouse on Tuesday decrying the spending by county commissioners to fight the project. …
Sat., May 3, 2014
New plaza, park along Spokane Falls dedicated
A new plaza overlooking the lower Spokane Falls opened Friday in a dedication ceremony attended by several hundred people. City Hall plaza provides a gathering spot and a people-friendly link …
Mon., April 28, 2014
Spokane Tribe members want more time to review Midnite Mine cleanup plan
WELLPINIT, Wash. – Members of the Spokane Tribe gathered near the Midnite Mine on Sunday to offer prayers and songs for the healing of the defunct uranium mine. As the …
Sun., April 27, 2014
Guest opinion: Preventing casino development crucial to Fairchild’s future
Recently, the Spokane County commissioners again urged the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject the Spokane Tribe’s proposal to build a casino resort complex on off-reservation land near Fairchild …
Sat., April 12, 2014
Spokane County has paid law firm $300,000 in casino fight
Spokane County commissioners have paid a law firm $300,000 during the past 17 months in their fight against a Spokane tribal casino near Fairchild Air Force Base. The money was …
Wed., April 9, 2014
Spokane County seeks second federal study of Airway Heights casino
Spokane County commissioners are asking the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to take a new look at possible negative impacts of a proposed Spokane tribal casino on Fairchild Air Force …