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  • 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 in remote or environmentally sensitive areas be allowed to develop casinos off their reservations? That question is at the heart of Proposition 48 on the November ballot. But like many debates over Indian gaming, the issue is much more nuanced than the ballot measure would suggest.
  • 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...

    Our endangered environment [Commentary]

    Our endangered environment [Commentary]
    Americans received some welcome news last week about the state of their environment. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced that the Delmarva fox squirrel has recovered sufficiently to be removed from the federal Threatened and Endangered Species list....

    Politics moved Nixon, but Fla. reaped environmental benefits

    Yes, yes, there were the high crimes and misdemeanors, the rampant paranoia, the bigotry, the dirty tricks, the questionable mental balance, and of course that break-in. And just in case anyone is inclined to forget any of these things, there are...