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Ponca Tribe

article Ponca Tribe of Nebraska breaks ground for new gaming facility
(6/8/2018)
(Iowa) -- The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska held a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday for the construction of a gaming facility in Carter Lake. Ponca Tribe of Nebraska...
article Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Issues a Statement after State of Nebraska Joins Lawsuit
(5/31/2018)
(Iowa) -- Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Chairman Larry Wright, Jr. today issued a statement after it was announced that the State of Nebraska would be joining a lawsuit...
article The Public Pulse: Tribal casino worth a listen
(3/25/2018)
(Iowa) -- The hypocrisy of our neighbors to the east is embarrassing. Las Vegas, er, Council Bluffs, can tolerate dozens of casinos from the Mississippi River to the...
article Nebraska homeless shelter raises concerns about Iowa casino
(3/23/2018)
(Iowa) -- An official for an Omaha homeless shelter says a casino proposed nearby in Iowa would be a problem for people the shelter serves. The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska...
article Open Door Mission: A Ponca casino in Carter Lake would hurt homeless
(3/22/2018)
(Iowa) -- A proposed casino in Carter Lake would be a problem for the nearby Open Door Mission, the homeless shelter’s chief executive said Thursday. The Ponca...
article Ponca Tribe 'moving forward' on Carter Lake casino despite legal challenge
(3/9/2018)
(Iowa) -- The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska continues to edge toward plans to open a casino in Carter Lake, despite a legal challenge from the City of Council Bluffs.
article ICYMI: City Council hears plan for new Ponca Tribe HQ on former Infogroup site near Ralston
(3/9/2018)
(Iowa) -- The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska plans to move its health clinic and administrative offices from South Omaha to the vacant former Infogroup headquarters campus near...
article Native American-Run Carter Lake Casino Expansion Proposal Springs to Life Despite Legal Hurdle
(3/6/2018)
(Iowa) -- Ponca tribe’s hopes to build a full-fledged gambling center in Carter Lake might finally become reality despite Council Bluffs’ efforts to thwart...
article Ponca Tribe 'always open to talk' about contested gaming project
(3/5/2018)
(Iowa) -- The Ponca Tribe continues to work on plans for a controversial casino in Iowa. The tribe celebrated late last year when the National Indian Gaming Commission,...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Iowa Gaming

article CAL THOMAS: Gambling on sports: A bad bet on many levels
(5/26/2018)
(Iowa) -- Human nature being what it is it should come as no shock that the next level of approved gambling in America is sports betting. States already have casinos,...
article Casino looks forward to sports betting
(5/23/2018)
(Iowa) -- Now that the United States Supreme Court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to ban online sports gambling, the question is how this will affect local...
article Iowa free to legalize sports betting, but it won't happen soon
(5/14/2018)
(Iowa) -- Iowa is free to legalize sports gambling thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling delivered Monday. Some proponents in the state are lamenting a missed...
article Iowa Gaming Association ready to push for sports betting law again after federal ruling
(5/14/2018)
(Iowa) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned a law which limited sports betting to the state of Nevada.
article Iowa will consider sports betting in wake of U.S. Supreme Court ruling
(5/14/2018)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Legislature will consider a bill to legalize sports betting statewide next year in the wake of Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that strikes...
article Sioux City casino to pay $20K penalty for underage gambler
(4/14/2018)
(Iowa) -- Officials say the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sioux City has agreed to pay a $20,000 penalty for letting an underage person gamble. The casino's...
article Casino to pay $20K penalty for underage gambler
(4/13/2018)
(Iowa) -- Officials say the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sioux City has agreed to pay a $20,000 penalty for letting an underage person gamble. The casino’s...
article Iowa Riverboat Casino Settles Revenue-Sharing Lawsuit for $1.5M
(4/9/2018)
(Iowa) -- The owners of a former Sioux City, Iowa, riverboat casino have agreed to pay $1.5 million to a nonprofit group that had filed a lawsuit over unpaid revenue-...
article Iowa riverboat casino settles lawsuit for $1.5M
(4/7/2018)
(Iowa) -- The owners of a former Sioux City riverboat casino have agreed to pay $1.5 million to a nonprofit group that had filed a lawsuit over unpaid revenue-sharing...
article New redemption bill considered in Iowa
(3/25/2018)
(Iowa) -- Legislation aimed at bringing Dave and Buster's FEC chain to the US state of Iowa is set to go before the Governor for consideration.
article Dubuque casino numbers drop in February, but local industry has reasons for optimism
(3/21/2018)
(Iowa) -- Dubuque’s casinos collectively saw a 6.4 percent decline in gaming revenues during the month of February, reflecting a rough stretch for facilities...
article Dave & Buster's bill heads to Gov. Reynolds' desk, despite gambling fears
(3/20/2018)
(Iowa) -- Legislation aimed at bringing the Dave & Buster's restaurant and arcade chain to Iowa is headed to Gov. Kim Reynolds' desk for her consideration....
article Endowment fund sends gambling money to counties without casinos
(3/12/2018)
(Iowa) -- The president of the Iowa Gaming Association presented the annual report on the County Endowment Fund during the recent meeting of the Iowa Racing and Gaming...
article Iowa Casinos Submit Updated Security Plans
(3/9/2018)
(Iowa) -- When Sioux City’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and other Iowa casinos went through their license renewal process this past week, they also submitted new...
article Iowa gaming regulator renews commercial casino licenses
(3/9/2018)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission held its most recent meeting on Tuesday morning and reportedly renewed every one of the 19 licenses attached to the...
article Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Renews Casino Licenses
(3/7/2018)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission renewed the licenses for the 19 casinos it oversees during its meeting this week. The state issues one license to the...
16 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Sports betting ruling good for states’ rights
(5/20/2018)
(Iowa) -- Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down a 1992 federal law that prohibited states from authorizing sports betting will allow states to...
article Iowa casinos on a winning streak will make a strong play for sports betting
(5/17/2018)
(Iowa) -- Iowa’s casino cartel may have just hit another jackpot, this time courtesy of the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court struck down a 1992 federal law...
article OP/ED: Iowa should pursue legalized sports betting
(5/16/2018)
(Iowa) -- In light of Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision, we support plans already under discussion for the Iowa Legislature to revisit next year the legalization...
article Sports betting bill likely in Iowa
(5/16/2018)
(Iowa) -- When a sports betting bill is once again introduced in the Iowa Legislature in 2019, it’s going to draw a bit more attention than the one that circulated...
article Legal sports betting would boost rural Iowa, Wild Rose says
(4/9/2018)
(Iowa) -- The way State Rep. Brian Best, a Glidden Republican, sees it, sports betting — wagers on the Minnesota Vikings or an Iowa-Iowa State game or any number...
article Could legalizing sports wagering in Iowa hurt its NCAA Tournament hosting future?
(3/30/2018)
(Iowa) -- Jake Highfill doesn’t claim to be the biggest sports fan on the planet. He says he’s never placed a bet — legal or illegal. But the Iowa...
article Sports betting in Iowa inevitable, experts say
(3/9/2018)
(Iowa) -- Were they betting people — and some sure sounded like they were — state and national experts appear ready to wager that sports gambling will be...
article Sports betting in Iowa inevitable, experts say
(3/6/2018)
(Iowa) -- Were they betting people — and some sure sounded like they were — state and national experts appear ready to wager sports gambling will be legal in...
article Is Sports Betting Coming to Iowa?
(3/5/2018)
(Iowa) -- One Drake Law professor says the U.S. Supreme Court may reach a decision on legalizing sports Monday morning. The current law says betting on sporting events...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Meskwaki Tribe

article Three-way deal announced to settle Meskwaki claim vs. Cattle Congress in Waterloo
(5/8/2018)
(Iowa) -- In an announcement issued at 5 a.m. on Sunday, May 6, a Waterloo Development firm announced a deal has been struck between the Sac and Fox Tribe of the...
article Meskwaki Tribe Members To Raise Awareness For Missing Woman
(5/3/2018)
(Iowa) -- For Native American advocates, this Saturday is a national day of awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous women. Members of the Meskwaki tribe are...
article Woman pleads not guilty in Tama shotgun robbery
(4/19/2018)
(Iowa) -- A Marshalltown woman has pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with an alleged shotgun robbery in the Meskwaki Casino parking lot in March.
article Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation won’t assist on the Meskwaki Settlement
(3/28/2018)
(Iowa) -- Even though a Bill in the U.S. Congress continues to await action, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is reported to have pulled out of doing any...
article Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel to award Hotel Scholarships
(3/19/2018)
(Iowa) -- Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel has announced their new Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel Scholarship Program. The scholarship will be awarded to graduating High School...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

eSports

article BIG STORY: Esports is becoming 'huge,' at all levels
(4/13/2018)
(Iowa) -- The newest sports team at Orion High School is an instant hit. In its first year, it has attracted nearly 10 percent of the school’s student body. Some...
1 Article on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Hard Rock Casino in Sioux City pays penalty for underage gambling violation
(4/12/2018)
(Iowa) -- The Hard Rock Casino in Sioux City agreed to a penalty today from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission for allowing minor to gamble.
article State panel fines Hard Rock Sioux City $20,000K for underage gambler
(4/12/2018)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission on Thursday received notice of a stipulated agreement with Sioux City's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in which the...
article Hard Rock adds Counting Crows and +Live+ to Battery Park line-up
(4/2/2018)
(Iowa) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino announced Monday that rock bands Counting Crows and +Live+ will perform at Battery Park on Sept. 15.
article Man gets probation for using counterfeit cash at casino
(3/28/2018)
(Iowa) -- A Le Mars man has been given two years of probation for using counterfeit cash at a Sioux City casino. Woodbury County District Court records say 27-year-old...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Sioux City Casino

article Former Sioux City casino owner glad to reach $1.5M settlement of lawsuit
(4/12/2018)
(Iowa) -- Adding a note of finality to litigation, the owners of the former Argosy Sioux City riverboat casino stood before Iowa gaming regulators Thursday and expressed...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City wins 9 "Best of Dining & Nightlife" awards 2018
(4/6/2018)
(Iowa) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City officials said the Casino Player magazine released its 2018 "Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards." The Hard...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Iowa’s Anti-Protest Bill Would Make The Boston Tea Partiers Felons
(4/9/2018)
(Iowa) -- In what might be one of the most dramatic crackdowns on non-violent protest in recent years, the Iowa state legislature just passed a bill to make it a felony...
1 Article on this Issue

Trust Issues

article Supervisors object to more land placement in Sac and Fox Tribal Trust
(4/7/2018)
(Iowa) -- Citing an estimated loss and additional $2,200 annually in property tax revenue and loss of knowledge of land use, the Tama County Board of Supervisors voted 3...
1 Article on this Issue

Iowa Tribe

article About the Iowa Tribe
(4/2/2018)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa, or Ioway, are a Siouan people who originated in the Great Lakes region. They are known as the Baxoje in their own language.The state of Iowa, where...
1 Article on this Issue

Elizabeth Warren

article OP/ED: Democrat identity politics compel Warren to take a DNA test
(3/15/2018)
(Iowa) -- Isn’t it delicious that Fauxcahontas, aka Sen. Elizabeth Warren – the liberal Massachusetts Democrat toying with a 2020 presidential run – is...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Protest staged at Days Inn after incident with Omaha Tribe member
(6/13/2018)
(Iowa) -- In the pouring rain Wednesday, a group of people from local Native American tribes protested in front of a local hotel. This comes after a member of the Omaha...
article Video sparks backlash after woman was denied a room at a Sioux City hotel
(6/13/2018)
(Iowa) -- A woman, who claims she was turned away from a Sioux City hotel because of her ethnicity, has posted a video of he encounter. That video has quickly gone viral.
article Video goes viral after woman denied room at Sioux City Days Inn hotel
(6/12/2018)
(Iowa) -- Discrimination? Or a misunderstanding? A local viral video has members of the Siouxland Native American community frustrated after a woman from the Omaha Tribe...
article SUV fire in Bluffs casino parking lot spreads to 5 vehicles
(6/11/2018)
(Iowa) -- Nobody was injured late Sunday after six vehicles caught fire in a parking lot at a Council Bluffs casino. Police said the fire began around 11:45 p.m. in a...
article Sioux City officials make case for detox center to serve Native Americans
(6/1/2018)
(Iowa) -- Siouxland leaders made their case to federal health officials Friday for the need for a detox center to help the area's addicted and homeless, especially in...
article Low numbers, low awareness of support programs dampen Iowa experience for minorities
(5/13/2018)
(Iowa) -- The University of Iowa has services and programming to help African-American and Latino students feel welcome, but a lot of those students don’t know about...
article EDITORIAL: Eyesore dog track finally going away
(5/12/2018)
(Iowa) -- Hallelujah. The decaying building at the former Waterloo Greyhound Park site will soon face the wrecking ball. It’s been a long time coming. For more...
article Waterloo Greyhound Park to be Demolished
(5/6/2018)
(Iowa) -- After years of legal entanglements, work to remove one of Waterloo's biggest eyesores is about to begin. A local developer has negotiated an agreement that...
article The Man Who Cracked the Lottery
(5/2/2018)
(Iowa) -- When the Iowa attorney general’s office began investigating an unclaimed lottery ticket worth millions, an incredible string of unlikely winners came to...
article Obtaining Federal Food Aid Takes Time, Patience
(4/23/2018)
(Iowa) -- The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the biggest federal program aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty that millions of Americans find...
article LETTER: Inhabitants of a sacred ground
(4/19/2018)
(Iowa) -- I have two questions for Sheila Combs (letter April 16): When and how did you first discover that the United States of America belongs to you? The last...
article Native Pride dancers take center stage at Hampton Heritage Day
(4/19/2018)
(Iowa) -- Dressed in traditional Native American regalia, Larry Yazzie made his dancing debut at the age of 7. Yazzie, 51, recalled dancing for the first time in a...
article Tama Co. Supervisors object to more land placement in Sac and Fox Tribal Trust
(4/6/2018)
(Iowa) -- Citing an estimated loss and additional $2,200 annually in property tax revenue and loss of knowledge of land use, the Tama County Board of Supervisors voted 3...
article National American Legion commander and native Iowan returns to her home state
(4/2/2018)
(Iowa) -- The first female National American Legion commander, Denise Rohan, spent a few days in her home state of Iowa this week, preaching her message of "family...
article Harvard University graduate to speak on food security and environmental justice
(3/27/2018)
(Iowa) -- Winona LaDuke, a member of the Anishinaabeg tribe in northern Minnesota, will be presenting a lecture on food security and environmental justice. LaDuke is the...
article The untold story of how a gaming geek with a checkered past pulled off the biggest lottery scam in U.S. history
(3/26/2018)
(Iowa) -- Eddie Tipton jotted down the numbers on a yellow sticky note as he sat at his desk in Urbandale, Iowa more than a decade ago. Around him were more sticky notes...
article Hardin County grandpa who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting granddaughter can't spend lottery winnings - for now
(3/26/2018)
(Iowa) -- A man who pleaded guilty sexually assaulting his 6-year-old granddaughter won't be able to spend any of the $100,000 he won in the state lottery earlier...
article Iowa Law’s New Dean, Kevin Washburn
(3/22/2018)
(Iowa) -- It’s an exciting time for Iowa Law–we have some phenomenal junior faculty members who joined us this past fall and, as of Tuesday, we have a new...
article University of Iowa names new dean of College of Law
(3/22/2018)
(Iowa) -- Kevin Washburn, Regents professor of law and former dean at the University of New Mexico School of Law, has been named the N. William Hines dean of the...
article Hard Rock Casino Hires New General Manager
(3/16/2018)
(Iowa) -- Sioux City’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has a new general manager. Jim Franke has returned to Sioux City to take over from Todd Moyer as the casino...

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