Gov. Bush to sign Florida slot machine bill (December 9, 2005)

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said he will sign a bill to allow racetracks in Broward County to offer slot machines. Bush had campaigned against a ballot initiative that allowed the slot machines. He has since been forced to negotiate...

Appeals court hears Pokagon Potawatomi casino case (December 9, 2005)

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on Thursday in a lawsuit that seeks to block the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians from opening a casino. The tribe's federal recognition was restored by an act of Congress. The act...

Column: Washington tribes asked to ban smoking (December 9, 2005)

"Citing what she calls "pretty egregious impacts" of cigarette smoke to the health of Native American women and youth, Gov. Christine Gregoire has quietly asked the state's Indian tribes to turn their casinos into tobacco-free zones. The governor's request was...

Opinion: Gaming helps tribes become sufficient (December 9, 2005)

"In the casinos, Indians are not selling us their culture but our own toxic desires. Gaming adds up to nothing of value, and it can set family and tribal members and neighbors against each other. But I love what casinos...

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