Editorial: Summit shows importance of tribes (June 19, 2007)

"Finally, there are some hard statistics to prove what many have guessed. The casinos are a tremendous economic engine -- not just in Eastern Connecticut, but in the state. Together, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino spent almost $700 million...

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe still interested in casino (June 19, 2007)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts still wants to open a casino but will wait to see whether lawmakers legalize Class III-style gaming. "In terms of what's out there, it's all speculation," Chairman Donald Widdiss told The Martha's Vineyard Gazette....

Mashpee Wampanoag casino sparks recall effort (June 19, 2007)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's proposal for a casino in the town of Middleboro has sparked a recall against local leaders. The tribe hasn't made final decisions about the casino and still needs to clear several state and federal hurdles. But...

Labor unions to rally against California compacts (June 19, 2007)

The California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, is holding a rally at the state Capitol today to oppose new tribal gaming compacts. Labor unions oppose the deals, saying they don't protect workers. Their concerns have blocked the state Legislature from approving the...

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe to hire 1,000 (June 19, 2007)

The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe of Wisconsin will hold its first job fair on June 27. The tribe plans to hire 1,000 for its $240 million casino expansion. A wide number of positions are available. With the expansion, the tribe...

Opinion: Investigate California gaming compacts (June 19, 2007)

"The road to ratification of tribal casino expansion deals leading to Sacramento and of the largest expansion of gambling in American history is littered with private deals, silenced communities, co-opted police, media, local governments and elected officials who have been...