City seeks new study of Cowlitz Tribe's casino bid (March 1, 2006)

The city of Vancouver, Washington, is asking Interior Secretary Gale Norton to conduct a new study of the Cowlitz Tribe's proposed casino. The city claims the National Indian Gaming Commission erred in approving the tribe's casino ordinance. In making the...

White Earth Band and city agree on casino land (March 1, 2006)

The White Earth Band of Ojibwe has reached an agreement with the city of Mahnomen, Minnesota, over the status of the tribe's casino land. The Shooting Star Casino sits on non-trust land within city borders. So the tribe has paid...

Editorial: Put a stop to Indian gaming 'legal fiction' (March 1, 2006)

"The nearly $20 billion nationwide Indian casino industry began in Michigan some 40 years ago when a federal judge ruled that a 19th century treaty permitted tribes to ignore commercial fi shing regulations. The tribes quickly realized the ruling had...

Editorial: Wrong way to ban smoking at tribal casinos (March 1, 2006)

"Smart generals pick their battles wisely. In trying to enforce the state’s new smoking ban in a Puyallup tribal casino, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has picked the wrong battle. In fact, the issue of smoking in tribal casinos shouldn’t...