Editorial: No to slot machines at Phoenix airport (July 22, 2008)

"Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon last week suggested gambling machines at the airport - a la nearby McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas - as a revenue-enhancer. The last time Arizona contemplated casino gambling was in 2002, when a trio of...

County responds to Cowlitz Tribe casino study (July 22, 2008)

Commissioners in Clark County, Washington, submitted a 32-page response to the environmental impact statement for the casino sought by the Cowlitz Tribe. The county says the Bureau of Indian Affairs failed to address all of its concerns, such as economic...

Washington Democrats reject probe of compacts (July 22, 2008)

Democratic lawmakers in Washington have rejected a Republican-request probe of gaming compacts signed by Gov. Chris Gregoire (D). Republicans complained that Gregoire killed a compact with revenue-sharing after being lobbied by tribes that opposed the deal. The tribes have since...

Lawmaker wary of deal with Graton Rancheria (July 22, 2008)

A Democratic lawmaker in California says a deal with the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, contains "loopholes" that could allow the tribe to pursue more than one casino. Sonoma County and Marin County are weighing agreements to limit the tribe...

NLRB issues complaint against Mashantucket Tribe (July 22, 2008)

The National Labor Relations Board. has issued an unfair labor practice complaint against the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut. The NLRB is pushing the tribe to the bargaining table. The United Auto Workers wants to negotiate an agreement on...

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