Governor against Coquille Tribe’s bid to open new casino



SALEM, Ore. — Gov. John Kitzhaber strongly opposes the Coquille tribes efforts to build a casino in Medford. He wrote in a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs that he doesn’t believe casinos are good for Oregon. In a separate letter Kitzhaber cited the “one casino per tribe” policy that was agreed to in 1997. The Coquilles, which run a casino in North Bend, want to build a casino at the Roxy Ann Lanes bowling alley and the former Kim’s Restaurant along South Pacific Highway.