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Washington Tribe Gets Support for Casino

10 February 2004

TACOMA, Washington – As reported by the Tacoma News Tribune: "The Puyallup Tribe of Indians on Monday gained the support of the Port of Tacoma in efforts to build a third casino on reservation land.

"In return, the tribe will remove its objection to the port's proposed closure of Alexander Avenue, necessary for development of a $210 million container terminal on Blair Waterway.

"…Opening of a third casino must be approved by Gov. Gary Locke.

"The location of a third Puyallup Tribe casino - and the possible closure and relocation of the Emerald Queen - is under study, said Puyallup Tribal Chairman Bill Sterud on Monday.

"…The port-tribe agreement, while not offering a deadline, urges that the tribe 'diligently pursue the relocation of its casino operations from Alexander Avenue to another location.'…"

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