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  • Nevada ranchers defy drought closures, graze cattle on federal land

    The big rains that have soaked parts of Nevada, Utah and Colorado in the last month have provided a brief and perhaps misleading sense of relief from the drought that is parching the West. The region’s long-term water supply depends on snowpack, which has been historically low in places.
  • On anniversary, Cliven Bundy backers celebrate when feds backed down

    On anniversary, Cliven Bundy backers celebrate when feds backed down
    Cliven Bundy is throwing a shindig this weekend. It’s a cookout he’s calling a “freedom celebration,” with burgers on the grill and much speechifying under the wide-open desert skies, with an attendance of perhaps thousands of...

    Vote 'yes' on Prop. 48 for off-reservation casino

    California voters have generally supported Indian gaming, which has served, among other things, as an economic lifeline for Native Americans living in poverty. But what happens when a tribe can't reasonably put a casino on its reservation? Should tribes...

    CT Delegation Concerned About More Casinos

    CT Delegation Concerned About More Casinos
    The state's Congressional delegation is unanimously opposing potential changes in federal rules that could allow Indian tribes to build more casinos in Connecticut. The delegation, headed by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy,...

    Lawmakers Oppose Easing Rules On Tribal Recognition, Adding More Casinos

    Lawmakers Oppose Easing Rules On Tribal Recognition, Adding More Casinos
    The state's congressional delegation is unanimously opposing potential changes in federal rules that could allow Indian tribes to build more casinos in Connecticut The delegation, headed by U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy, sent a...