SALEM -- Oregon will not see a new casino open in Multnomah County. Voters on Tuesday rejected two ballot measures that would have allowed a new casino in Wood Village, east of Portland.
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Two Canadian companies and a pair of businessmen from Lake Oswego fought hard to convince voters to approve the casino, but they abandoned their campaign when polls showed that voters were overwhelmingly opposed.
Tentatively titled "The Grange," proponents pitched the casino idea as a revenue generator and jobs creator. Opponents renamed the project "The Grunge," arguing the operation would siphon money from tribal casinos and open the door to more casinos statewide.