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Yakama tribe to sue over Hanford cleanup

Yakama tribe to sue over Hanford cleanup

YAKIMA — The Yakama Tribal Council says it will sue the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency over plans to clean up Hanford’s 300 Area. The tribe has filed a required 60-day notice of its intent to sue the agencies in federal court. The tribe says the selected cleanup actions for the […]

2nd developer interested in a SE Kansas casino

2nd developer interested in a SE Kansas casino

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — Odds for southeast Kansas getting a casino have improved after a second developer expressed interest in the project and a Pittsburg city commission approved early procedural steps. Southeast Kansas Casino Group said this week it was interested in developing a casino, hotel and restaurant on 200 acres of privately owned land […]

New indictments unsealed against ex-tribal leader

New indictments unsealed against ex-tribal leader

HELENA — A federal court has unsealed new theft and tax evasion charges against a former chairman of Montana’s Chippewa Cree tribe who already planned to plead guilty to theft and bribery in a previous indictment. Former Chippewa Cree Tribal Business Chairman Bruce Sunchild originally was indicted in June on charges that he took a […]

Reid: Moapa energy decision a setback for Nevadans

Reid: Moapa energy decision a setback for Nevadans

CARSON CITY — U.S. Sen. Harry Reid said Wednesday that a decision by the Nevada Public Utilities Commission to reject a 200-megawatt solar project on the Moapa River Paiute Indian Reservation is a setback for all Nevadans. In a statement, Reid, D-Nev., said the project, part of an overall plan submitted by Nevada Power to […]

Our Voice: Keep Indian gaming on tribal properties

Our Voice: Keep Indian gaming on tribal properties

Indian gaming should be done on Indian land. That principle was established by statewide propositions approved in 1998 and 2000. The commitment is being tested this year by Proposition 48, which would approve gaming compacts with Central Valley tribes off reservation land. Riverside County tribes oppose the compacts because it violates the agreement approved by […]

Casino Is The Forgotten Issue Of The Election Section

Casino Is The Forgotten Issue Of The Election Section

Remember the casino? It used to be a big deal around here. Somehow it has been almost completely ignored during the campaign for governor. The only hurdle that remains for a tribal casino at the Dairyland Greyhound Park site in Kenosha is a decision by the governor. The Bureau of Indian Affairs gave the project […]

Trial starts for a former Choctaw Nation construction director

Trial starts for a former Choctaw Nation construction director

A trial began Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Muskogee for a former executive director of the Choctaw Nation’s Construction Administration accused of theft and bribery. Jason Brett Merida, 40, Rattan, is on trial for federal indictments of bribery, conspiracy to commit theft, money laundering and tax fraud. Merida is accused with others of accepting […]

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