Editorial: Cowlitz casino not in county's 'vision' (February 20, 2006)

"Now that the shouting and sign-waving is over, the free pizza is gone and officials from Washington, D.C., have left, the process of deciding the Clark County casino issue is back on track. So, too, are intense efforts to influence...

Michigan tribe sees gaming as key to better future (February 20, 2006)

The Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi, also known as the Gun Lake Band, sees gaming as a way of building a better future for tribal members. The tribe won recognition in 1999 through the Bureau of Indian Affairs process. A year...

Gaming money, tribal and non-tribal, pours into DC (February 20, 2006)

Campaign contributions and lobbying expenditures by gaming interests, tribal and non-tribal, have increased more than 27-fold since 1990, The Chicago Tribune reports. In 1990, gaming interests contributed $478,000 to politicians, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. In 2004, they...

Opinion: California tribes risk their golden goose (February 20, 2006)

"Now we are on the verge of the next big political battle over Indian gaming, and the results could determine the future of the enterprise in California. The question is fundamental: Why not build Indian casinos in urban areas closer...