Editorial: Indian gaming helps communities (May 6, 2008)

"Tribal casinos in South Sound are pumping hundreds of thousands of dollars back into the communities they serve. The latest example was the Nisqually tribe's $450,000 contribution to nonprofit organizations and government agencies in Thurston County. The tribes, as part...

Southern Ute Tribe continues work on new casino (May 6, 2008)

The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado is busy building a new casino that is scheduled to open later this year. The new Sky Ute Casino will replace the existing facility. It features about 700 slot machines, 10 table games,...

Michigan Republicans weigh Gun Lake compact (May 6, 2008)

Republican lawmakers in Michigan might be ready to give up the fight against a gaming compact with the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians. The tribe and Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) signed the compact last summer. It calls for the tribe...

Column: Neighbors not ready for Soboba casino (May 6, 2008)

"I sang the virtues of The Club at Soboba in San Jacinto. I pointed out that it is a smart marketing tool for Soboba tribal leaders in their campaign to annex land into their reservation so they can build a...

County wants to know if it can kill Cowlitz casino (May 6, 2008)

Commissioners in Clark County, Washington, want to know if they can kill the casino sought by the Cowlitz Tribe. The county is drafting a letter to George Skibine at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. It asks whether the lack...