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Las Vegas Gaming

article Las Vegas seeks solutions to tourist traffic on Strip (6/28/2015)
(Las Vegas) -- For a travel destination that offers helicopter tours and jaunts in rented luxury vehicles, getting from point A to point B in Las Vegas can nonetheless...
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Mining & Drilling

article The Shell drilling rig Polar Pioneer arrives in city that’s drilling the energy industry (5/15/2015)
(Washington) -- The towering Polar Pioneer, one of two Arctic-bound Shell drilling rigs, arrived at the Seattle waterfront Thursday afternoon, to an uneasy home port in...
article Tribes stand against coal-export terminal (5/15/2015)
(Washington) -- Leaders from nine Native American tribes have urged the Army Corps of Engineers to deny permits for a proposed coal-export terminal near Bellingham.
article Railroading Racism: Warren Buffett vs. Northwest Indians (4/11/2015)
(Washington) -- Warren Buffett's financial and political clout, from Wall Street to the White House, has created a hubris in the "bomb train" magnate...
article Swinomish Indian Tribe sues to stop oil trains through reservation (4/9/2015)
(Washington) -- The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community filed a federal lawsuit against Burlington Northern Santa Fe on Tuesday, alleging that the railway company is...
article Gogama train derailment highlights treaty infringement, chief says (3/11/2015)
(Ontario) -- The third train derailment in less than a month in northern Ontario represents a clear violation of indigenous rights, says Stan Beardy, the Ontario...
article 3rd northern Ontario train derailment increasing First Nation worries (3/10/2015)
(Ontario) -- Three train derailments in less than a month has several small northern Ontario communities questioning rail safety. The most recent one happened Saturday.
article Ontario demands Ottawa step up in wake of 3rd train derailment (3/10/2015)
(Ontario) -- After this past weekend’s train derailment in northern Ontario several politicians are calling on Ottawa to strengthen rail regulations.
article Lummis submit more information to try to block Cherry Point coal port (3/7/2015)
(Washington) -- Lummi Nation is pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to act quickly to halt a proposed coal terminal on historic tribal land at Cherry Point.
article Tribe says Corps has what it needs to deny G.P.T. (3/7/2015)
(Washington) -- The Lummi Nation says the Army Corps of Engineers now has all information required to make a decision on the proposed Gateway Pacific coal terminal.
article Lummi Call Coal Terminals an Absolute No-Go, Invoking Treaty Rights (2/27/2015)
(Washington) -- Lummi Nation Chairman Tim Ballew is talking on the phone about his opposition to construction of a coal export terminal in his historical territory,...
article The Case Against Coal Terminals: Lummi Cite Health, Environmental Factors (2/27/2015)
(Washington) -- Coal trains are not the only threats to sacred sites and traditional hunting and fishing territory.First Nations in the U.S. and Canada that share the...
article Feds Say More Details Needed From Tribe That Wants Coal Project Halted (2/5/2015)
(Washington) -- A federal agency says a Puget Sound tribe has not made a convincing enough case to to halt the permitting process for the largest proposed coal export...
article Salt mine gets OK for rail extension (10/11/2014)
(New York) -- With a final necessary permit in place, American Rock Salt is free to expand its capacity to transport salt by rail from its huge Livingston County mine.
article Schumer Says Salt Mine Gets Permit For Rail Extension (10/11/2014)
(New York) -- New York Senator Charles Schumer says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a permit that will allow American Rock Salt in Livingston County to...
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Water Issues

article Water supply dwindles as First Nation scrambles to fix broken ferry (5/5/2015)
(Manitoba) -- A reserve under one of Canada's longest boil-water advisories is scrambling to fix its broken ferry after being cut off from the outside world. Shoal...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Transit’s $2 million Mass Electric Transit Bus (4/26/2015)
(Arizona) -- Soon, there will be a new bus on the Navajo Transit System bus route between Gallup, New Mexico and Ft. Defiance, Arizona on the Navajo Nation Reservation.
article Health, Education, and Human Services Committee approves purchase of two new buses for Navajo Transit System (12/16/2014)
(Arizona) -- On Dec. 8, the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee approved the purchase of two new buses for the Navajo Transit System using $600,000 from the...
article Work continues on develping a tribal airport system master plan (12/16/2014)
(New Mexico) -- Members of a consultant team that has been overseeing development of the tribe's airport system master plan are presenting proposed development plans...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Traffic upgrades are key to casino plans in Mass. (4/18/2015)
(Massachusetts) -- When Plainville and Everett in 2013 overwhelmingly approved proposals to host gambling parlors, residents were quick to focus on the promises by...
article Safety Top-of-Mind for Bus, Gaming Associations (12/13/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The trip to the casino shouldn’t be as much of a gamble as the slot machine. Two leading associations in the busing and gaming industries agree...
article American Bus Association wants to work with casino industry to ensure safety (12/10/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Stung by a string of crashes involving buses ferrying gamblers to casinos, the American Bus Association is working with gambling trade group the...
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Colorado Gaming

article Casino buses leave riders stranded in Black Hawk (4/16/2015)
(Colorado) -- Casino workers and players who use Horizon Coach Lines to get to and from the Denver metro area found themselves stranded in Black Hawk Tuesday night.
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First Nations Politics

article Aboriginal Affairs defends rejection of Saskatchewan airstrip (3/28/2015)
(Saskatchewan) -- A Saskatchewan First Nation's plea for an airstrip was raised in Parliament on Thursday, but Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Bernard Valcourt...
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Graton Rancheria

article Casino bus catches fire on southbound 101 in Menlo Park, snarling traffic (3/27/2015)
(California) -- A Graton Resort casino bus caught fire on Southbound Highway 101 in Menlo Park yesterday evening (3/26). Menlo Park and Redwood City fire fighters...
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Nevada Gaming

article McCarran reports largest monthly passenger jump since August (3/26/2015)
(Las Vegas) -- Passenger counts continue to soar at McCarran International Airport as the Clark County Aviation Department on Thursday reported the fifth-best February...
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Ontario Gaming

article Gambling profits should go to area roads: Azilda and Chelmsford councillors (2/27/2015)
(Ontario) -- City councillors from Azilda and Chelmsford say their communities were misled about gambling profits being spent on roads in the area.
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Mohegan Sun

article Uber Rides Offered To and From Mohegan Sun (2/16/2015)
(Connecticut) -- Uber, the ride-hailing app, is offering runs to and from the Mohegan Sun casino and hotel. The service is available for guests 24 hours a day, seven...
article Mohegan Sun Offering Helicopter Service From New York City (1/13/2015)
(Connecticut) -- Taking a helicopter to a casino sounds like something out of the Steven Soderbergh blockbuster, "Ocean's Thirteen." And starting this...
article Mohegan Sun, partner introducing helicopter flights between casino, New York City (1/13/2015)
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun has announced it’s partnering with Blade, a digital aviation company, to provide helicopter flights between New York City and the...
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Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation switches to environmentally friendly transit buses (2/7/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation replaced several gas-powered transit buses this week with new environmentally friendly buses that run on compressed natural gas.
article CN opens Tulsa tag office (12/21/2014)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has opened a tag office in Tulsa as it makes its license plates available to its citizens across Oklahoma. Principal Chief Bill John...
article Cherokee Nation, ODOT Tout First-ever Traffic Light Project as a Success (12/12/2014)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s first-ever traffic light project with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation is being touted a success by ODOT and city and...
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Mississippi Band of Choctaw

article Meridian, Choctaws agree on bus (1/27/2015)
(Mississippi) -- Meridian has its bus. Meridian Mayor Percy Bland and Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson signed a memorandum of...
article Public Transit is Coming Back to Meridian (1/25/2015)
(Mississippi) -- An agreement between the city of Meridian and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will provide buses and on call transportation to the citizens of...
article Public transportation to run again in Meridian (1/25/2015)
(Mississippi) -- The Meridian City Council approved by a 5-0 vote to bring public transportation back to the city. The council gave Mayor Percy Bland approval to enter...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

San Manuel Tribe

article CHP, San Manuel casino focus on charter bus safety (1/18/2015)
(California) -- Dozens of charter buses from the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino parked on the Palm Avenue bridge over the 210 Freeway on Saturday for routine...
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New York Gaming

article Glenville Talks Traffic, Other Casino Concerns (1/10/2015)
(New York) -- James Bergami sees a lot more cars on Freeman's Bridge Road now, than his father did 43 years ago when he opened the family business.
article Genting proposes new Thruway exit (12/12/2014)
(New York) -- Genting Americas has submitted a draft environmental assessment form for a new exit on the New York State Thruway that would serve its proposed casino...
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Redskins

article 'Redskin' licence plate causes Moncton social media storm (1/10/2015)
(New Brunswick) -- A social-media storm is brewing over a licence plate stamped with what many consider to be a racially offensive word.
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Shakopee Mdewakanton

article Council OKs plan for road through residential area as neighbors cry foul (12/22/2014)
(Minnesota) -- As most people spent the pre-Christmas rush on Monday finishing their shopping, wrapping and baking, about 100 Prior Lake residents instead spent their...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article United ends flights at A.C. airport (12/3/2014)
(Atlantic City) -- Passengers who flew in from Chicago on Tuesday had better hope that they don’t need a return flight to the Windy City.
article Here's Another Sign That Atlantic City Is Dying (11/7/2014)
(Atlantic City) -- United Airlines is ending service to and from Atlantic City after just eight months of serving the East Coast gambling resort. The company issued a...
article United Airlines pulls out of struggling Atlantic City (11/7/2014)
(Atlantic City) -- After only seven months, United Airlines is pulling out as one of only two carriers at Atlantic City International Airport, discontinuing service to...
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Genting

article Bimini SuperFast casino ship leaves Port Everglades (11/10/2014)
(Florida) -- The Bimini SuperFast casino ship will no longer depart from Ft. Lauderdale. After just a month of weekday cruises from Port Everglades, the ship will now...
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Land Issues

article Smooth Sailing to Grand Canyon West with the Hualapai Tribe (11/7/2014)
(Arizona) -- There were many things to celebrate about the newly paved nine-mile stretch of the Diamond Bar Road in Western Arizona, a road that links state and county...
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Indiana Gaming

article Long-awaited road to Gary casino complex completed (10/23/2014)
(Indiana) -- Beginning early next week, Majestic Star Casino patrons will have a direct route to its parking garage. On Wednesday, officials snipped the ribbon on the $9...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article SRPEDD director: Casino uncertainty isn't preventing road improvements in Taunton (10/10/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- The executive director of the Taunton-based regional planning agency that provides advice to the state about road improvements said he wants to...
article Letter: Casino has no bearing on road fixes (10/9/2014)
(Massachusetts) -- Taunton City Councilor Gerald Croteau accuses Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District of holding the city hostage by not...
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St. Regis Mohawk

article Community members invited to Brasher highway garage open house (9/30/2014)
(New York) -- Brasher’s supervisor is encouraging community members to come out during Saturday’s open house at the town’s new highway garage on County...
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Other News

article This First Nation Is Crowdfunding to Build an Access Road Because the Federal Government Won’t Pony Up Enough Cash (7/4/2015)
(Manitoba) -- A Winnipeg man has started an all-or-nothing fundraising campaign with a goal of $10 million to build an access road for the isolated community of Shoal...
article Editorial: Tribe could have saved mountain from highway (7/2/2015)
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community says the planned South Mountain Highway will destroy some of the tribe's sacred places. So it joined neighbors in suing...
article Homeowners Worry About Access Via Rez (7/2/2015)
(New Mexico) -- A landowners group sued the Bureau of Indian Affairs, claiming it's trying to deny them access to their property on roads that cross tribal land, a...
article Jamestown S'Klallam is first tribe in nation to earn ‘bicycle friendly' designation (6/14/2015)
(Washington) -- The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe is the bike friendliest tribe in America. That’s according to the League of American Bicyclists, a nonprofit...
article Shoal Lake 40 First Nation relieved as ferry, access out of community restored (5/15/2015)
(Manitoba) -- A reserve under one of Canada's longest boil-water advisories has patched up its aging ferry and is lifting its state of emergency after being cut off...
article Highway ramp to close for week due to Plainridge Park Casino project (5/9/2015)
(Massachusetts) -- As part of the Plainridge Park Casino project, the exit 14B ramp from I-495 southbound onto Rte. 1 southbound will be closed starting this Sunday, May...
article Shoal Lake 40 First Nation Declares Emergency After Ferry Connecting It To Mainland Is Pulled (5/2/2015)
(Ontario) -- A reserve under one of the longest boil-water advisories in Canada has declared a state of emergency after the ferry connecting it to the outside world...
article Passenger rail route from Las Vegas to Los Angeles gaining momentum (4/28/2015)
(Las Vegas) -- A group of federal and local leaders gathered in downtown Las Vegas today to discuss something that hasn't been seen in the region for 18 years: a...
article Passenger traffic at McCarran maintains moderate climb (4/27/2015)
(Las Vegas) -- Passenger volume at McCarran International Airport continued its moderate climb, domestically and internationally, in March with 3.9 million customers...
article Barrasso speaks at hearing regarding tribal roads safety (4/25/2015)
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) delivered the following remarks at an oversight hearing on “...
article Long Overdue: Tribal 'Reservation Area' Signs Posted by Michigan Dept of Transportation (4/18/2015)
(Michigan) -- The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians presence is finally acknowledged on road signs as cars and trucks enter into the tribe’s ancestral...
article State Route 120 first used by Native Americans (4/13/2015)
(Pennsylvania) -- The earliest makings of what is now state Route 120 (SR 120) was a trail used by North American Indians to cross the continental divide between the...
article Federal grants allow tribes to increase road safety (4/10/2015)
(California) -- Five local tribes are moving forward with transportation projects after each received grants from the United States Department of Transportation.
article “Talking Stick Way” to Replace “Indian Bend Road” Within Tribal Boundaries East of Loop in Scottsdale (4/5/2015)
(Arizona) -- On March 4, 2015, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) Council unanimously approved changing the name of the portion of Indian Bend Road,...
article El Dorado County uses gaming grant to double charging stations (4/1/2015)
(California) -- Red Hawk Casino nearly doubled the number of electric charging stations in El Dorado County. The casino is now completing the installation of electric 10...
article Suquamish Tribe reaches deal to allow highway work at casino (3/26/2015)
(Washington) -- The Suquamish Tribe of Washington will see improvements at the intersection leading to its casino after reaching a deal with a local transit agency. The...
article Tribal transportation program receives $480,000 grant (3/26/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma-based Indian tribe has received a $480,000 federal grant for its tribal transportation program. The grant awarded to the Muscogee (Creek)...
article Aboriginal Affairs won't fund life-saving airstrip in Saskatchewan (3/25/2015)
(Saskatchewan) -- A Cree community in northern Saskatchewan without access to air ambulance service says people's lives have been lost or endangered while the...
article MGM National Harbor says public buses won’t have access to casino site (3/12/2015)
(Maryland) -- Workers and gamblers who were hoping to take the bus to the new MGM National Harbor casino when it opens next year are out of luck, according to the...
article SR510 speed limit to lower on Nisqually reservation (2/19/2015)
(Washington) -- The speed limit is about to be lowered for a nearly two-mile stretch of state Route 510 within the Nisqually Reservation. According to the Washington...

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