WW Endorsement Video: Would a New Casino Really Create 2,000 Jobs?

Watch the video as two sides debate the question

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Measures 82 and 83 on the Nov. 6 ballot would authorize a 3,500-slot machine private casino at the former Multnomah Kennel Club site in Wood Village. The measures' backers claim the casino would create 2,000 permanent, family wage jobs. Is that true?Proponents and opponents debated this job prediction during our endorsement interview. The participants are, left to right, Justin Martin and Cynara Lilly ...   More
 
Thursday, October 11, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Wood Village Casino Backers Fold Campaign

More than $6 million spent on Measures 82 and 83

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Proponents of Ballot Measures 82 and 83 made the surprise announcement this afternoon that they are calling off their campaign just three days before ballots for the Nov. 6 general election go in the mail.The news comes after two Canadian investment groups pumped more than $6 million into an effort to get voters to warm up to the idea of a private casino in Wood Village they called "The Grange." In ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Crapping Out

A state analysis finds a private casino would cost Oregon millions every year.


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Between now and the Nov. 6 election, promoters of a vast new 3,500-slot-machine casino in Wood Village hope to keep voters’ attention...   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Grange Won't Sue Grange Over Casino Name

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The Grange can keep calling itself the Grange, at least until November.Wood Village casino backers caught a break today: The leaders of a national rural advocacy group have decided not to sue over the use of the name "the Grange" for the proposed project at the old Multnomah Kennel Club greyhound track. In return, the developers will acknowledge in their casino ballot-measure campaign that the Grange ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 AARON MESH

Trying to Beat the Odds

Promoters of a private casino are betting they have a better story than in 2010.


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If insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting a different result, the people behind a proposal to develop a private casino in Wood Village might seem a little crazy.  After all,    More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Wood Village Casino Backers Say They’ll Be Back in 2012


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  A little more than three hours after election results showed Oregon voters soundly rejecting Measure 75, the measure’s supporters issued the news release below to say they’ll be back in 2012 with another run at getting voters’ OK for a private casino in Oregon. “The Portland area will be getting a casino in the next few years and we believe it is better on our side of the river, ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 HANK STERN

AG's Opinion Casts Shadow Over Measure 75's Proposed Wood Village Casino


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There's a new addition to the long and dizzying list of complications around the private casino proposed for Wood Village. The travails over this proposal go back to the summer. That's when casino proponents failed to get on the Nov. 2 state ballot a proposed amendment to the Oregon Constitution allowing a private casino. Proponents considered a legal appeal of the ruling by Secretary of ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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