Column: States shouldn't rely on gaming dollars (July 13, 2004)

"Never mind the moral qualms over whether the state should be depending on gambling as a source of revenue. Government long ago graduated from being merely the piano player to being the social-events coordinator in this particular sporting house. Never...

Opinion: Rincon Band shouldn't fight other tribes (July 13, 2004)

"Rincon Tribal Chairman John Currier should stop complaining about the five tribes signing new compacts with the state and be thankful for his own tribe's casino near the main highway. The joint venture with Harrah's of Las Vega has made...

Editorial: Politicians making sleazy slot deals (July 13, 2004)

"Slot machines are fast becoming America's preferred way to tax the poor. Politicians from a growing number of states have decided that slots can help pay education costs or stave off tax increases. But it's a fool's bargain. Slot machines,...

Washington tribes fight slot machine initiative (July 13, 2004)

Washington tribes have donated nearly $600,000 to defeat an initiative that would allow slot machines at non-Indian card clubs. The Campaign for Tribal Self Reliance made a $500,000 contribution to the anti-Initiative 892 effort. The donation alone is more than...

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