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The Senate Indian Affairs Committee took up the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act as a federal appeals court was hearing a closely-watched case involving a Michigan tribe.


The ruling is a complete victory for the tribe over the status of machines that were installed at a facility in Madison, Wisconsin.


The Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort has been delayed by litigation but construction could start later this year with union hands.


The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the state in a dispute over a proposed amendment to the Class III gaming compact.


The National Labor Relations Board has slowly asserted jurisdiction over tribal gaming facilities across Indian Country.


Consideration of the Keep the Promise Act comes as the Congressional Budget Office warns that the federal government could be on the hook for $1 billion or more if the tribe wins a case in court.


At least one top lawmaker doesn't believe the state can stop the tribe from opening a casino if the Bureau of Indian Affairs approves a land-into-trust application for a 166-acre site in South Bend.


Chairman John Berrey has been meeting with local officials to discuss the tribe's land-into-trust application.


Someone needed to stand up for the principle of the people's vote in 2002 authorizing tribal gambling compacts.


The tribe says the Nooksack River Casino has been operating at a loss and is $2 million in the hole.


Andrina Charles claims she was promised the payments after she had been banished from the tribe following a crime conviction.


The tribe has a reservation in the southern part of the state but Gov. Susana Martinez (R) won't come to the table.


Individual tribal leaders, including Chairman John Berrey, have been added to the state's lawsuit as defendants.


The city of Duluth has demanded $2 million a year, a figure that the tribe won't accept.


Rock band Candlebox said it was promised $400,000 for a reunion tour but never saw any money.


The 14 defendants who have been charged for a confrontation at the casino are each seeking more than $1 million from Madera County.


Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R) vetoed a bill that would have repealed betting on historical horse races but some say he waited too long to take action.


Chairman Vincent Armenta said the tribe's reservation is indeed a reservation despite claims from an opposition group.


The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals determined that a former employee can't sue under the Civil Rights Act or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.


An opposition group claims the casino site was never placed in trust and is not part of the tribe's reservation.


Gov. Jerry Brown (D) takes a big step back after two off-reservation casinos he approved ran into major opposition.


The state won't negotiate another Class III gaming compact so the tribe is in federal court in hopes of compelling talks.


The city of Duluth keeps on fighting despite losing a series of lawsuits affecting the Fond-du-Luth Casino.


The tribe must return to state court to determine the fate of gaming machines seized from an operation that was shut down by local authorities.


This time the city lost a lawsuit that was filed against the National Indian Gaming Commission.


Anywhere from 30,000 to 150,000 slot machines known as eight-liners are being offered around the state.


New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) has refused to enter into negotiations and it appears the tribe can do little to force her to come to the table.


The tribe dropped plans to build a casino on an Indian allotment but the state of Oklahoma is trying to keep the dispute alive by asking the justices to review a case that's very similar to one they recently decided.


The tribe has a reservation in the southern part of New Mexico that it wants to use for gaming.


Florida should not become another Nevada with gambling casinos strung across the state, but that's the possible scenario with pending legislation in Tallahassee.


The Art Deco facade and interior are being replaced, nearly 30 years after the facility opened in 1986.


Chairman Bill Iyall believes opponents -- including a rival tribe with an existing casino -- have lost the war.


The tribe is withdrawing from a commercial gaming project in order to concentrate on a new battle over its expansion plans.


The tribe claims Gov. Jerry Brown (D) won't negotiate in good faith after voters rejected a compact last November.


The tribe is down to about 900 members and critics say one leader wants to cut the rolls even further.


The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Tigua Tribe are currently barred from gaming on their reservations.


The tribe's 152-acre reservation was placed in trust earlier this week.


Absent the settlement agreement, the tribe would be free to develop its lands as it sees fit.


Opponents -- including a rival tribe with an existing casino -- are still in court trying to stop the project.


The state claims the tribe promised not to use the land for gaming if it was placed in trust.


The Rhode Island Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the law that authorized table games at a non-Indian facility.


The tribe plans to build a Class II facility on its reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard.


The tribe filed the land-into-trust application after gaining federal recognition in 2000.


The tribe wants to open a Class II facility on its reservation but the state is objecting.


Gov. Susana Martinez (R) refuses to negotiate a deal with the tribe.

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