Editorial: Expansion of non-Indian gaming bad in Washington (December 1, 2011)

"Legislators in their first week of a special session in Olympia are understandably desperate in their search for budget solutions. However, they should be careful not to let their desperation lead to foolishness. One possible new source of revenue being...

Paper publishes large number of anti-Spokane casino letters (December 1, 2011)

The Spokesman Review has published an unusual number of letters in opposition to the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino. In November, the paper ran at least six anti-casino letters. Only one letter -- submitted by a tribal member -- was favorable...

Group's leader again exaggerates gaming plans in California (December 1, 2011)

The leader of Stand Up For California! says most of the 137 land-into-trust applications in California involve gaming but her record on the issue is spotty. Cheryl Schmit often claims tribes are looking casinos even when they have specifically disavowed...

Enterprise Rancheria casino deal signed almost 10 years ago (December 1, 2011)

The Enterprise Rancheria. signed a memorandum of understanding for its casino in Yuba County almost a decade ago. The county approved the deal in December 2002. The Bureau of Indian Affairs didn't approve the casino until September. "We negotiated a...

Editorial: Consider side effects of Eastern Cherokee compact (December 1, 2011)

"Time and again, as the agreement to allow live dealers at the casino of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians was formulated, that four-letter word kept coming up: jobs. And yes, a deal rendered by Gov. Beverly Perdue and...