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(Klamath) Tribes apply for second casino
May 6, 2006 by STEVE KADEL
The Tribes filed a tribal
resolution with the Bureau of Indian Affairs'
regional office in Portland, BIA deputy regional
director Gerald Ben said Friday. The casino, if
built, would be in Aurora, a small town in Clackamas
County. That document is needed to show the request
is coming from an entire tribe rather than just one
member or council representative, he said.
“In the event these discussions finalize into a formal gaming or economic development proposal, you can be assured the corporation and the Tribes will release a notice for the press and our membership at the appropriate time,” he said. “At this point, we cannot comment on items that are simply speculation.”
Ben of the BIA said public
hearings aren't always part of the approval process
for casinos, unless there is an environmental
impact. That generally refers to effects on nearby
residents, he said.
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