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The Kalispel Tribe of Indians has filed a suit in federal court seeking an immediate halt to the construction of a rival casino being built in Airway Heights by the Spokane Tribe of Indians. The Kalispels' complaint said the the new casino will cause their tribe “significant harm.”Lawyers for the Kalispel tribe filed the civil suit in U.S.

Two arena companies have pitched multi-million plans to remake Seattle's KeyArena into a premier entertainment venue that's ready for an NBA or NHL team. Seattle received two proposals ahead of Wednesday's 5 p.m. PDT deadline for bids to renovate the 55-year-old city-owned facility.

SunPower announced Monday that construction has started on the 56MW Gala Solar Power Plant in Crook County, Oregon. The installation, which is expected to be the state's largest operating solar power plant when it is completed by the end of 2017, is expected to generate around 300 jobs during peak construction.

Alaska state lawmakers are considering the creation of a holiday to honor the contributions of more than 4,000 black soldiers who endured harsh conditions while building the Alaska Highway during World War II. The road is the only one linking the state to the continental U.S.

State transportation officials say construction on a $20 million road project in Fairbanks could begin as soon as this summer thanks to federal funding. The University Avenue project was one of several state road projects Gov. Bill Walker nixed funding for last year as a cost-saving measure, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported (http://bit.ly/2kRuK82) Tuesday.

A midtown Anchorage bank had a rather rude awakening after an early morning heist left a gaping hole in the wall. The ATM usually kept inside was nowhere to be seen. The first call to police came from the Anchorage Fire Department, stating that a fire alarm at Denali Federal Credit Union had been tripped at around 2:30 a.m.

Takeuchi-US has announced FMI Sales as the latest addition to the Takeuchi dealer network in North America. As a full service equipment distributor, FMI Sales will represent the full line of Takeuchi compact earthmoving equipment. FMI Sales is the equipment sales and rental division of Fiber Marketing International Inc., which was founded in 1991, and continues to be a supplier of hydroseeding products in the United States.

Case Construction Equipment recently donated a cutaway training model of a Case skid steer loader to the heavy equipment operation and maintenance program at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, Iowa. Roger Solberg, heavy equipment operations and maintenance instructor at NWICC, said the program’s 25 students will begin using the machine during the upcoming semester’s studies, including breaking down, re-assembling and re-installing the engine.

Montreal-based Major Wire Industries Limited has named Westate Machinery Company as its new screen media authorized dealer in Montana, eastern Idaho and parts of Wyoming. The dealership offers all of Major Wire’s screen media solutions, including the Flex-Mat 3 self-cleaning screen media in tensioned and modular versions and optimumwire woven wire.

UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) Construction of a highly anticipated Mississippi River port project in northwest Tennessee is expected to start shortly, an official said. Jimmy Williamson, chairman of the Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority, said the Port at Cates Landing in Lake County will immediately create 234 jobs when construction begins.

Northwest Georgia is currently home territory to ten American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funded highway projects. Work on all the projects began during the summer of 2009 and cumulatively they are valued at more than $48 million. The scope of the projects range from adding turn lanes on U.S.