Editorial: NIGC finally acted on Seminole Tribe (March 1, 2004)

The Lakeland Ledger welcomes the National Indian Gaming Commission's decision to "do something about the Seminole Tribe of Florida's casinos-gone-wild operation." NIGC Chairman Phil Hogen has threatened to shut down the tribe's casinos if the tribe doesn't follow federal law....

Petition mulled to defeat Okla. gaming compact bill (March 1, 2004)

Oklahoma State Rep. Forrest Claunch, a Republican, wants to take his opposition to a tribal compact bill to the public. Claunch, chairman of Oklahomans for Good Government, says he is considering a statewide petition on the bill. He would have...

Detroit council withdraws opposition to tribe's deal (March 1, 2004)

The Detroit city council voted 5-4 on Friday to drop its opposition to a settlement for the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. The tribe negotiated a $79 million deal with the owners of two casinos in...