Oregon senators, Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, have contacted Washington DC in
hopes of stopping the Medford Casino project.
The proposed project would allow for the Coquille Indian Tribe to build a casino
where currently there is a bowling alley. Tribe, as of now, has a casino in
North Bend. This would be their second casino if approved.
Currently there are nine casino in the state. Each of the nine casino are owned
by a separate tribe.
The two senators have set a letter the U.S. Department of Interior. The letter
was addressed the assistant secretary of Indian Affairs, Kevin Washburn. It was
expressed in the letter that the proposed casino is being opposed. Support of
the opposition also includes commissioners of Jackson County. As well as Gov.
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