Tuesday, January 08, 2002

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Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham toured a proposed national nuclear waste dump in Nevada on Monday and said he was ready to make a decision on the controversial issue....

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The Department of Interior is hosting its fourth consultation over the proposed Bureau of Indian Trust Assets Management (BITAM) in Rapid City, South Dakota, on January 10....

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EDS Corporation, a consulting firm Secretary of Interior Gale Norton hired to assess trust reform, is due to present a final version of its report to officials on Thursday....

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The battle over millions of dollars in delayed trust fund payments continued on Monday with attorneys for 300,000 account holders asking a federal judge to punish top Department of Interior officials if money isn't distributed soon....


Edward T Begay, the Speaker of the Navajo Nation Council, testified in New Mexico state court on Monday about the need for more House districts with a Navajo majority....


The Energy Department and the Environmental Protection Agency have made suggestions to reform clean air regulations, changes the industry has sought but which environmentalists and some states oppose....


The Oneida Nation of New York is undergoing an expansion of its Turning Stone casino to include a clubhouse and larger gaming floor....


Finding out who goes to casinos, how much they spend and where they spend it is a vital part of many gaming operations, as California tribes are learning....


Margaret Coel's latest mystery is set on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, featuring a Catholic priest and an Indian lawyer as sidekicks....


Federal and Alaska officials are hosting a public meeting on Wednesday for persons who worked on a nuclear project on Amchitka Island before Jan....


"When your family grows small and you don't have a regular dinner to make each evening, sometimes a bowl of popcorn and a can of diet Pepsi is a pretty good supper to me....


The Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments in a case testing the limits of property rights....


The scandal-ridden former spy chief of Peru was considered a "valued ally" by the United States in its war on drugs, according to documents the State Department has provided to Peruvian investigators....


A woman on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to two counts of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute....


Testimony began on Monday in a trial challenging the political districts in Alaska....


A Navajo mother accused of murdering three of her children was a victim of domestic violence, a FBI agent testified in federal court on Monday....


The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona hasn't given up its sovereign immunity and can't be sued, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday....


Terrorism issues will be part of the decision-making process on a proposed national nuclear waste repository, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham said on Monday....


A spokesperson for the Department of Interior told The Washington Post that payments to individual Indians will be made as soon as the special master in the class action lawsuit agrees to allow computer systems to be reconnected....


The city council of Florence has asked the state of Oregon to challenge a land-into-trust decision the Department of Interior approved for the Confederated Coos Tribes....