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first_imgIs more rain in the offing? Check our local weather coverage.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories of the week:Supreme Court denies hearing for casino caseThe yearslong legal battle over the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s right to a reservation near La Center is over.The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from opponents who challenged the tribe’s claim on the land, essentially arguing that a federal mandate was wrongly used to give the tribe a 152-acre plot in 2010.The decision clears the tribe’s road ahead as it opens the $510 million Ilani Casino Resort on the land at the end of April. Today, the tribe will officially open the new Interstate 5 interchange at Exit 16 that it spent $32 million renovating to handle a deluge of casinogoers.Read more about the legal battle over the yearsRelated: Food court, clothing stores announced at Ilani Casino ResortDougan Falls murder victim ID’d; suspect arrestedA Portland man has been arrested on suspicion of  killing an acquaintance whose body was found Saturday near Dougan Falls in Skamania County.last_img

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