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MLive.com
Progress on casino's approval. 'Could it be 2 years, 7 years? I don't know'FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, MI – An application for a new casino never moves quickly, b
Progress on casino's approval. 'Could it be 2 years, 7 years? I don't know'
MLive.com / Posted 16 hours ago
FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, MI – An application for a new casino never moves quickly, but one tribe's plans to build an $180 million casino development in a Muskegon suburb keep moving steadily. The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians will be the "Little... Read more
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Boston Globe
Taunton property owners file lawsuit to block tribal casino in TauntonA group of Taunton property owners filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday ch
Taunton property owners file lawsuit to block tribal casino in Taunton
Boston Globe / Posted 19 hours ago
A group of Taunton property owners filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday challenging the designation of neighboring land as a Native American reservation, a legal move meant to block a $500 million casino planned for the location. The lawsuit... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Casino plans move forward in Muskegon CountyFRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- The effort to bring a casino to Muskegon Co
Casino plans move forward in Muskegon County
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted yesterday
FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- The effort to bring a casino to Muskegon County is moving forward. The latest step in the process is a scoping report from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. That report outlines areas to be studied in an environmental... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Letter to the Editor: Speak out against Prairie Band Potawatomi bingo planThe federal Bureau of Indian Affairs has announced a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesd
Letter to the Editor: Speak out against Prairie Band Potawatomi bingo plan
Daily Chronicle / Posted yesterday
The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs has announced a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jenkins Auditorium at Kishwaukee College to offer residents an opportunity to discuss the proposed Prairie Band Potawatomi casino outside Shabbona. Recent Daily... Read more
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Greenwich Time
State admits error in accepting Schaghticoke tribe’s latest casino bidKENT — It was a short-lived celebration in the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation’s lon
State admits error in accepting Schaghticoke tribe’s latest casino bid
Greenwich Time / Posted yesterday
KENT — It was a short-lived celebration in the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation’s long quest to form a Connecticut casino. The Kent tribe appeared this week to have finally taken a significant step toward establishing the state’s third casino, but the... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Schaghticoke tribe pursues 3rd CT casinoWill there be a third casino - or a downsized gaming hall - operated by an Indi
Schaghticoke tribe pursues 3rd CT casino
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 2 days ago
Will there be a third casino - or a downsized gaming hall - operated by an Indian tribe in Connecticut? That prospect - years in the making, and still a long way to go - has taken another step forward after the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation formed a... Read more
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The News-Times
Schaghticoke tribe pursues 3rd CT casinoWill there be a third casino - or a downsized gaming hall - operated by an Indi
Schaghticoke tribe pursues 3rd CT casino
The News-Times / Posted 2 days ago
Will there be a third casino - or a downsized gaming hall - operated by an Indian tribe in Connecticut? That prospect - years in the making, and still a long way to go - has taken another step forward after the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation formed a... Read more
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KXII Sherman
Ada pasture set on fire to film PSAADA, Okla.- Multiple agencies and departments in Pontotoc County came together
Ada pasture set on fire to film PSA
KXII Sherman / Posted 2 days ago
ADA, Okla.- Multiple agencies and departments in Pontotoc County came together on Tuesday to intentionally set a pasture ablaze. Ada Professional Firefighters, Ada Fire Department, Bureau of Indian Affairs Chickasaw Nation Fire Management Division,... Read more
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The Bristol Bay Times
Helena Marie Bartman AndreeGreatly beloved and surrounded by her family, , age 95, went home to the Lord o
Helena Marie Bartman Andree
The Bristol Bay Times / Posted 2 days ago
Greatly beloved and surrounded by her family, , age 95, went home to the Lord on Jan. 20, 2016? She died at the Alaska Native Medical Center from complications following hip surgery. Affectionately known as Lena, she was... Read more
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WVVA Bluefield
Pamunkey tribe withstands challenge to federal recognitionNORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A group challenging federal recognition of Virginia's Pamun
Pamunkey tribe withstands challenge to federal recognition
WVVA Bluefield / Posted 3 days ago
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A group challenging federal recognition of Virginia's Pamunkey Indian tribe has lost its case before the Interior Board of Indian Appeals. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/1P1wt20) that in July, the Pamunkey became the... Read more
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Daily Press
Pamunkey challenge denied, tribe now federally recognizedThe Pamunkey Indian Tribe cleared its final hurdle to obtaining federal recogni
Pamunkey challenge denied, tribe now federally recognized
Daily Press / Posted 3 days ago
The Pamunkey Indian Tribe cleared its final hurdle to obtaining federal recognition late last week when a federal appeals board dismissed a challenge to the group’s status. The Pamunkey Indian Tribe has fought for more than a decade to receive... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Tribal casino proposed at Elk Grove’s ‘ghost mall’ siteElk Grove’s “ghost mall” along Highway 99 has been an eyesore since constructio
Tribal casino proposed at Elk Grove’s ‘ghost mall’ site
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 5 days ago
Elk Grove’s “ghost mall” along Highway 99 has been an eyesore since construction stopped eight years ago in the midst of a deep recession. The news in 2014 that the half-built mall would become an outlet center, and last year’s announcement of a... Read more
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Valley Free Press
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation's plan reviewed at Bureau of Indian Affairs forumThe forum was a scoping session by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs as part
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation's plan reviewed at Bureau of Indian Affairs forum
Valley Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
The forum was a scoping session by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs as part of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation's application to have their tribal land near Shabbona held in trust. The event was held in the Conference Center at Kishwaukee... Read more
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News On 6 Tulsa
State Prison Inmates Among 8 Charged With Running Meth Drug RingEight Oklahomans, including two state prison inmates were charged this week in
State Prison Inmates Among 8 Charged With Running Meth Drug Ring
News On 6 Tulsa / Posted 7 days ago
Eight Oklahomans, including two state prison inmates were charged this week in federal court in Muskogee with operating a methamphetamine drug ring across eastern and central Oklahoma. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of... Read more
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Alaska Public
Ex-leaders not budging after losing Alaska tribal dispute Former officials in an Alaska Native village are refusing to relinquish their
Ex-leaders not budging after losing Alaska tribal dispute
Alaska Public / Posted 10 days ago
Former officials in an Alaska Native village are refusing to relinquish their old office and tribal records, despite a federal appeals panel’s finding that they’re no longer in charge. Andy... Read more
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International Business Times
Oklahoma town of Anadarko hit by 'spirit of suicide' as four young people kill themselves within 8 weeks Anadarko, a town of 6,700 residents was rocked by a spate of suicides by young
Oklahoma town of Anadarko hit by 'spirit of suicide' as four young people kill themselves within 8 weeks
International Business Times / Posted 11 days ago
Anadarko, a town of 6,700 residents was rocked by a spate of suicides by young people in the past two months. All four killed themselves using guns, and the most recent death was an 11-year-old boy. The first death in Anadarko occurred on 1 December... Read more
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Daily Mail
Oklahoma town rocked by four suicides in two monthsSmall Oklahoma town rocked after four young people commit suicide in just two m
Oklahoma town rocked by four suicides in two months
Daily Mail / Posted 11 days ago
Small Oklahoma town rocked after four young people commit suicide in just two months Anadarko, Oklahoma is a small Oklahoma town with a large Native American community Since December 1, four young people have committed suicide by shooting... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Tribal sovereignty in Alaska court affirms independence for some, misfortune for othersA small Juneau tribe took a larger Alaska tribe to court to settle a nearly $1
Tribal sovereignty in Alaska court affirms independence for some, misfortune for others
Juneau Empire / Posted 11 days ago
A small Juneau tribe took a larger Alaska tribe to court to settle a nearly $1 million dispute. The court’s response: wrong place. On Jan. 13, a case between the Douglas Indian Association and the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Navajo lawmakers to meet for winter sessionFARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council will hear about the benefits
Navajo lawmakers to meet for winter session
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 12 days ago
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council will hear about the benefits of Indian gaming among other issues when it meets in its first regular session this week. National Indian Gaming Association chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. will give remarks... Read more
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The Columbian
Herrera Beutler letter challenges casino’s wastewater planU.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protect
Herrera Beutler letter challenges casino’s wastewater plan
The Columbian / Posted 13 days ago
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, demanding it address public safety concerns about a proposed wastewater treatment system at the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s $510 million casino resort... Read more
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Santa Fe Reporter
Fractured Communities: Oil and gas development near Chaco divides as it conquersCOUNSELOR, New Mexico—The night Daniel Tso was driving home from a traditional
Fractured Communities: Oil and gas development near Chaco divides as it conquers
Santa Fe Reporter / Posted 14 days ago
COUNSELOR, New Mexico—The night Daniel Tso was driving home from a traditional Navajo ceremony to mark his granddaughter reaching puberty, a light caught his eye, silhouetting a hillside along NM Hwy. 550. Since oil and gas development took off in... Read more
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Naples Daily News
State gambling agreement with Seminole Tribe now has more support as revenue forecasts fallTALLAHASSEE — Lawmakers are under more pressure now to approve a $3 billion Sem
State gambling agreement with Seminole Tribe now has more support as revenue forecasts fall
Naples Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
TALLAHASSEE — Lawmakers are under more pressure now to approve a $3 billion Seminole Gaming Compact since Gov. Rick Scott mentioned it as a potential revenue source for his proposed $1 billion tax cut package and $250 million in business... Read more
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MLive.com
Study of proposed casino's impact to get local review before feds publishFRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, MI – Before the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs publishes an
Study of proposed casino's impact to get local review before feds publish
MLive.com / Posted 16 days ago
FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, MI – Before the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs publishes an impact statement on a proposed West Michigan casino, local officials will double check a draft and make comments. The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians has proposed to... Read more
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KULR-8 Billings
Senator Daines warns 7,000 jobs at riskAAA tips for driving on snow, iceAAA tips for driving on snow, ice With anothe
Senator Daines warns 7,000 jobs at risk
KULR-8 Billings / Posted 18 days ago
AAA tips for driving on snow, iceAAA tips for driving on snow, ice With another cold evening ahead of you, it's a good time for some quick reminders about how to drive on snow and ice. With another cold evening ahead of you, it's a good time for... Read more
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KULR-8 Billings
Clark man arrested in neglect horse case Park County, Wyoming Sheriff's Office says deputies have arrested a man in co
Clark man arrested in neglect horse case
KULR-8 Billings / Posted 18 days ago
Park County, Wyoming Sheriff's Office says deputies have arrested a man in connection to the death of several horses. The sheriff's office says 39-year-old Michael... Read more
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KULR-8 Billings
Billings celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. at Grace UMC A special service Sunday afternoon at the Grace United Methodist Church honor
Billings celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. at Grace UMC
KULR-8 Billings / Posted 18 days ago
A special service Sunday afternoon at the Grace United Methodist Church honored the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. More than... Read more
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KULR-8 Billings
Pediatric Unit at Billings Clinic to open Monday Dr. Courtney Stout Paterson said the vision for a pediatric floor at Billings
Pediatric Unit at Billings Clinic to open Monday
KULR-8 Billings / Posted 20 days ago
Dr. Courtney Stout Paterson said the vision for a pediatric floor at Billings Clinic started more than 10 years ago. Dr. Courtney Stout Paterson said... Read more
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KULR-8 Billings
Immunization clinics offered to help students get required vaccinesLocal woman reflects on her 31 year friendship with Dan HaggertyLocal woman ref
Immunization clinics offered to help students get required vaccines
KULR-8 Billings / Posted 20 days ago
Local woman reflects on her 31 year friendship with Dan HaggertyLocal woman reflects on her 31 year friendship with Dan Haggerty The actor known for bringing Grizzly Adams to the small screen has died. Dan Haggerty lost his battle with cancer... Read more
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KTVN Reno
New Mexico pueblo reclaims swath of historic tribal homelandISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) - A Native American pueblo at the edge of New Mexico's
New Mexico pueblo reclaims swath of historic tribal homeland
KTVN Reno / Posted 21 days ago
ISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) - A Native American pueblo at the edge of New Mexico's largest city added 140 square miles of its historic homelands to its jurisdiction Friday under a deal the U.S. Interior Department says represents the single largest... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
New Mexico pueblo reclaims swath of historic tribal homelandISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) - A Native American pueblo at the edge of New Mexico's
New Mexico pueblo reclaims swath of historic tribal homeland
Hawaii News Now / Posted 21 days ago
ISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) - A Native American pueblo at the edge of New Mexico's largest city added 140 square miles of its historic homelands to its jurisdiction Friday under a deal the U.S. Interior Department says represents the single largest... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
New Mexico pueblo reclaims swath of historic tribal homelandISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) - A Native American pueblo at the edge of New Mexico's
New Mexico pueblo reclaims swath of historic tribal homeland
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 21 days ago
ISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) - A Native American pueblo at the edge of New Mexico's largest city added 140 square miles of its historic homelands to its jurisdiction Friday under a deal the U.S. Interior Department says represents the single largest... Read more
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WALB Albany
New Mexico pueblo reclaims swath of historic tribal homelandISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) - A Native American pueblo at the edge of New Mexico's
New Mexico pueblo reclaims swath of historic tribal homeland
WALB Albany / Posted 21 days ago
ISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) - A Native American pueblo at the edge of New Mexico's largest city added 140 square miles of its historic homelands to its jurisdiction Friday under a deal the U.S. Interior Department says represents the single largest... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
New Mexico pueblo reclaims swath of historic tribal homelandISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) - A Native American pueblo at the edge of New Mexico's
New Mexico pueblo reclaims swath of historic tribal homeland
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 21 days ago
ISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) - A Native American pueblo at the edge of New Mexico's largest city added 140 square miles of its historic homelands to its jurisdiction Friday under a deal the U.S. Interior Department says represents the single largest... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
New Mexico pueblo reclaims swath of historic tribal homelandISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) - A Native American pueblo at the edge of New Mexico's
New Mexico pueblo reclaims swath of historic tribal homeland
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 21 days ago
ISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) - A Native American pueblo at the edge of New Mexico's largest city added 140 square miles of its historic homelands to its jurisdiction Friday under a deal the U.S. Interior Department says represents the single largest... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
New Mexico pueblo reclaims swath of historic tribal homelandISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) - A Native American pueblo at the edge of New Mexico's
New Mexico pueblo reclaims swath of historic tribal homeland
WGEM Quincy / Posted 21 days ago
ISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) - A Native American pueblo at the edge of New Mexico's largest city added 140 square miles of its historic homelands to its jurisdiction Friday under a deal the U.S. Interior Department says represents the single largest... Read more
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KULR-8 Billings
Investigation into a fatal crash in Rosebud County continuesBillings' housing market seemingly unaffected by Bakken declineBillings' housin
Investigation into a fatal crash in Rosebud County continues
KULR-8 Billings / Posted 21 days ago
Billings' housing market seemingly unaffected by Bakken declineBillings' housing market seemingly unaffected by Bakken decline The Bakken's decline is no indication of the housing market's health over the last year. The Bakken's decline is no... Read more
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KULR-8 Billings
Billings' housing market seemingly unaffected by Bakken decline The Bakken's decline is no indication of the housing market's health over the
Billings' housing market seemingly unaffected by Bakken decline
KULR-8 Billings / Posted 21 days ago
The Bakken's decline is no indication of the housing market's health over the last year. The Bakken's decline is no... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Comanche Nation starts Crime Stoppers programLAWTON, OK (KSWO) -The Comanche Nation made history Friday by launching the fir
Comanche Nation starts Crime Stoppers program
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 21 days ago
LAWTON, OK (KSWO) -The Comanche Nation made history Friday by launching the first Crime Stoppers program in the nation that is focused on federal trust land and American Indian lands. Although the title only mentions the Comanche Nation, they will... Read more
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Valley Free Press
Feds set meeting for proposed Shabbona bingo hallIn a public notice, the Bureau of Indian Affairs indicated that the government
Feds set meeting for proposed Shabbona bingo hall
Valley Free Press / Posted 21 days ago
In a public notice, the Bureau of Indian Affairs indicated that the government will be doing an environmental impact study. The public can attend a scoping meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Jenkins Auditorium at the Kishwaukee College Conference... Read more
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Santa Maria Sun
Federal Court denies 'frivolous' motion against ChumashThe following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] -
Federal Court denies 'frivolous' motion against Chumash
Santa Maria Sun / Posted 22 days ago
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 16, Issue 45 Share:By BRENNA SWANSTON A U.S. District Court has denied Save the Valley LLC’s motion to... Read more
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MLive.com
No casino planned for riverfront building purchase, says tribal chairGRAND RAPIDS, MI – The chairman of the Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians said
No casino planned for riverfront building purchase, says tribal chair
MLive.com / Posted 23 days ago
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The chairman of the Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians said they have no plans to locate a casino in a riverfront building they recently bought for $475,000. Ron Yob said the 550-member tribe bought the building at 1310 Front... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Feds set public forum to discuss Shabbona gambling centerDEKALB, Ill. (AP) - A gambling center with 24-hour bingo halls, restaurants and
Feds set public forum to discuss Shabbona gambling center
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 23 days ago
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - A gambling center with 24-hour bingo halls, restaurants and lounges may be on its way to the village of Shabbona. The U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs is hosting a hearing Jan. 26 for the public to discuss the... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Feds set public forum to discuss Shabbona gambling centerDEKALB, Ill. (AP) - A gambling center with 24-hour bingo halls, restaurants and
Feds set public forum to discuss Shabbona gambling center
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 23 days ago
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - A gambling center with 24-hour bingo halls, restaurants and lounges may be on its way to the village of Shabbona. The U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs is hosting a hearing Jan. 26 for the public to discuss the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Feds set public forum to discuss Shabbona gambling centerDEKALB, Ill. -- A gambling center with 24-hour bingo halls, restaurants and lou
Feds set public forum to discuss Shabbona gambling center
Daily Herald / Posted 23 days ago
DEKALB, Ill. -- A gambling center with 24-hour bingo halls, restaurants and lounges may be on its way to the village of Shabbona. The U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs is hosting a hearing Jan. 26 for the public to discuss the... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Alaska police can force out village leaders who won't leaveANCHORAGE — A federal judge on Tuesday allowed police to use force if needed to
Alaska police can force out village leaders who won't leave
Juneau Empire / Posted 24 days ago
ANCHORAGE — A federal judge on Tuesday allowed police to use force if needed to remove former officials of an Alaska tribal village who have refused to leave the offices of the community embroiled in a long-running leadership dispute. The new... Read more
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Brandon Sun
A federal judge on Tuesday allowed police to use force if needed to remove former officials of an Alaska tribal village who haveANCHORAGE, Alaska - refused to leave the offices of the community embroiled in
A federal judge on Tuesday allowed police to use force if needed to remove former officials of an Alaska tribal village who have
Brandon Sun / Posted 24 days ago
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - refused to leave the offices of the community embroiled in a long-running leadership dispute. The... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
Judge rules Troopers can help evict former Newtok village leaders in power disputeA federal judge ruled Tuesday that Alaska State Troopers may evict former triba
Judge rules Troopers can help evict former Newtok village leaders in power dispute
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 24 days ago
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Alaska State Troopers may evict former tribal officials who lost a village power dispute months ago and have refused to leave the tribal office or relinquish records. The new leadership faction in the Yup'ik Eskimo... Read more
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The Mining Journal
New at Peter White Public LibraryIn Lynne Truss' sometimes funny, sometimes horrific fantasy "Cat Out of Hell",
New at Peter White Public Library
The Mining Journal / Posted 27 days ago
In Lynne Truss' sometimes funny, sometimes horrific fantasy "Cat Out of Hell", we meet Alec, a librarian and recent widower, who loses both his job and his sister. Seeking rest and clues to his sister's disappearance, Alec and his dog Watson retreat... Read more
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Missoula Independent
Rockies Today, January 7TransCanada to sue U.S. over Keystone XL denialOn Wednesday, Alberta-based Tran
Rockies Today, January 7
Missoula Independent / Posted 29 days ago
TransCanada to sue U.S. over Keystone XL denialOn Wednesday, Alberta-based TransCanada announced that it had filed a lawsuit in federal court in Houston, charging that President Barack Obama's decision to deny the application for the Keystone XL... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Experts address housing issues at summitANCHORAGE — Experts from around Alaska were participating in a daylong summit W
Experts address housing issues at summit
Juneau Empire / Posted 29 days ago
ANCHORAGE — Experts from around Alaska were participating in a daylong summit Wednesday to address housing challenges in the vast state that’s facing a growing shortage of homes amid prohibitive construction costs, particularly in rural areas far off... Read more
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