Controversial professor removed from post (December 20, 2004)
A Fort Lewis College professor who angered Native students by publishing their confidential remarks in an academic journal is being removed from his post. Andrew Gulliford will step down as director of the Center of Southwest Studies on April 1,...
Judge issues a ruling in trust mismanagement case (December 20, 2004)
A judge in Canada has ordered the government to return $360 million in oil and gas royalties to the Samson Cree First Nation of Alberta. The money is at the heart of a $1.4 billion mismanagement lawsuit. The Samson Cree...
Editorial: Good riddance to J. Steven Griles (December 20, 2004)
"J. Steven Griles joined the Bush administration as deputy interior secretary convinced that the nation's land use policies had swung too far in favor of conservationists at the expense of commercial interests, especially the oil and mining industries. In this...
Abramoff and Scanlon scandal won't go away (December 20, 2004)
"Jack Abramoff’s insurance scheme was among the most recent revelations in an Indian gaming scandal that involves the two close associates of U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and six Indian tribes they were hired to represent in Washington. There’s...
AP Interview: Dave Anderson plans to stay at BIA (December 20, 2004)
Bureau of Indian Affairs head Dave Anderson "very definitely" plans to say for President Bush's second term, the assistant secretary says in an interview with the Associated Press. "I think this is an incredible opportunity to get some things done,"...
Editorial: Ney's judgment 'clouded' by Abramoff (December 20, 2004)
"Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards once said, "In politics, your enemies can't hurt you, but your friends will kill you." One of Rep. Bob Ney's friends might not kill him politically, but Jack Abramoff -- formerly a high-profile Washington lobbyist...
Column: Exoneration of Chief Leschi rights a wrong (December 20, 2004)
"On a wet and blustery December day, in a windowless auditorium at the Washington State History Museum in downtown Tacoma, the bailiff slammed the wooden gavel down with a startlingly loud bang, bang! "All rise!" he demanded. "The Washington Historical...
Mark Trahant: Did my vote count? Did yours? (December 20, 2004)
"Did my vote count? It's a question I've never considered before this year because the assumption itself is devastating. Of course my vote counts. It has to count. The system ought to be transparent -- and allow for each of...
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