Graton Rancheria agrees to pay county to offset casino impacts (October 22, 2012)

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria will pay at least $9 million a year, and up to $38 million a year, to Sonoma County to address impacts of its casino. The $9 million is a base payment that includes law...

Opinion: Keep promises to Oregon tribes under casino compact (October 22, 2012)

"Currently, state law simply dictates who makes the casino-generated money: tribes. And all the talk about casinos bringing harm instead of cash, from the governors on down, is largely a smokescreen. Yes, some individuals harm themselves with the assistance of...

Opinion: Let county talk about Spokane off-reservation casino (October 22, 2012)

"County Commissioner Al French should be congratulated for exposing the absurdity of the muzzle that has been placed on the Spokane County commissioners in regard to the Spokane Tribe’s casino project. For reasons that escape me (and that appear suspect),...

Opinion: Miccosukee Tribe loses decision over gaming per caps (October 22, 2012)

"Individual members of a tribe, though, are American citizens as well as tribal members, and they can be taxed. That can lead to disputes. In a recent court battle, the IRS sought to subpoena banks as it was examining a...