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Judge Tosses Challenge To Cowlitz Tribe Casino

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A federal judge has thrown out the city of
Vancouver's challenge to casino plans drawn up by the Cowlitz
Tribe.
U.S. District Judge Benjamin Settle ruled Wednesday the city's
complaints are too hypothetical.
The tribe is planning to build the casino about 10 miles from
the Vancouver city limits, but the land for the project has not yet
become part of the tribe's reservation.
City officials aren't happy about the proposal. They say they're
worried about gamblers becoming addicted, contributing to problems
of crime, bankruptcy, divorce and domestic violence.
      
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