Tuesday, April 09, 2002

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Reversing findings made by government scientists a week earlier, the Department of Interior has concluded that drilling in a limited part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will not greatly affect a caribou herd at the center of the controversial debate....

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Nearly a year after President Bush made his first nominations to the federal bench, only three of his initial picks have received a hearing in the Senate, Vice President Dick Cheney said on Monday....

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Did you hear the one about a prominent tribal leader who wasn't recognized by one of his own constituents? At a benefit for the Phoenix Indian Center last month, said leader approached a helpful-looking woman to find out where his table was located....


Testimony in a case challenging how Alaska Native communities are served by the justice system in Alaska continued on Monday....


The Mohegan Tribe's offer to pay $7 million for a regional Connecticut water project is gaining support....


The state of New York has asked the state Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Donald Trump and anti-casino groups....


A large turnout was reported at a hearing held on Monday by the Arizona Legislature to address gaming....


The Northern Arapaho Tribe and the state of Wyoming have failed to come to an agreement on a Class III gaming compact....


The Lummi Nation of Washington is opening a new $20 million casino today....


A growing set of research is fueling the debate over cancer screenings, casting doubt on the claim that early testing will lead to better treatment....


The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho will continue collecting a 25-cent-per-gallon gas tax and use it for transportation projects on reservation, city, county and possibly state roads....


In an editorial today, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader raises doubts about a voting rights lawsuit filed on behalf of members of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota....


A Montana couple has asked the State Supreme Court to dismiss their appeal of an order that prevented the transfer of some elk to the Crow Tribe....


Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn (R) on Monday announced his veto of President Bush's decision to store up to 77,000 tons of nuclear waste at the Yucca Mountain site outside of Las Vegas....


Ignoring a federal judge's order, the Department of Justice is refusing to release documents related to a terrorism investigation....


The state of Montana still hasn't fulfilled its constitutional promise to teach about Indian cultures, educators and officials said on Monday....


A federal judge on Tuesday warned ex-Arthur Andersen partner David Duncan he could face prison time for pleading guilty to obstruction of justice related to the destruction of documents for Enron....


Federal prosecutors in New Mexico on Monday said they have reached an agreement with a Bureau of Indian Affairs employee charged with murder....


Opening arguments and testimony in the murder trial of a New Mexico accused of murdering a Navajo mother began on Monday....


United Shawnee Principal Chief Jim Oyler is raising doubts about a bill aimed at cleaning up a decommissioned Army plant, Bond Buyer reports today....


Veteran musher Fred Jordan was killed Saturday in a snowmachine accident....


The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has taken a traditional approach to combating type 2 diabetes, a disease in epidemic stages in Indian Country....


Depending on who you ask, Republicans in the Senate are going to offer an amendment to an energy bill allowing drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or they are going to abandon the issue....


"Sometimes, though, we treat the deliberate killing of civilians with reverence, or at least feel a special moral pride in our refusal to condemn it....


The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board on Monday night held the first in a series of Utah field hearings on a plan to store nuclear waste on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation....