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article Kansas Lottery Transfers $173.6 Million to the State of Kansas in Fiscal Year 2019
(8/9/2019)
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Lottery is pleased to announce it transferred more revenue to the State of Kansas in Fiscal Year 2019 than in Fiscal Year 2018. The combined...
article Casino revenues rebound in May
(6/12/2019)
(Kansas) -- Statewide casino revenues were up about 9 percent in May 2019 when compared to May 2018, said Keith Kocher, director of program assurance and integrity for...
article Lawsuit claims Wichita dealership provided SUV to drug dealer who delivered prostitutes to casino, ran over cop
(6/6/2019)
(Kansas) -- Legal documents in a Wichita lawsuit support claims that a dealership owned by Brandon Steven was complicit in providing a Tahoe to a drug dealer who...
article Kansas sports betting deal tangled over who runs it and who gets a cut
(4/29/2019)
(Kansas) -- Legalizing sports gambling in Kansas seemed like a safe bet earlier this year. It’s a new source of tax dollars and enjoys bipartisan support. Yet so...
article Gaming revenues flat for March
(4/10/2019)
(Kansas) -- Gaming revenues at the four Kansas state-owned casinos in March were largely flat, according to information presented at the Kansas Lottery Commission...
article Wichita seeks to shutter coin-operated laundry over gambling
(3/26/2019)
(Kansas) -- The Wichita Eagle reports that police have seized at least 34 illegal gambling machines from the Fabric Care Center since 2016. But the city said last week...
article Kansas Trying Again With Sports Betting Bill Made For State Lottery
(3/25/2019)
(Kansas) -- The latest sports betting offering in Kansas would make Kansas a “lottery state,” in the general mold referenced in an Illinois sports betting...
article Low-key meeting exposes Kansas’ challenge making a deal on sports gambling
(3/22/2019)
(Kansas) -- Fans intrigued by the idea of wagering on the Wildcats and Jayhawks have a vested interest in an under-the-radar meeting of lobbyists, politicians and...
article Kansas Sports Gaming Debate Could Hinge On Personal Data
(3/11/2019)
(Kansas) -- The debate over legalizing sports betting in Kansas could hinge on how gamblers’ personal data is used. Some House lawmakers studying the issue are...
article Pair of Kansas Bills Would Legalize Mobile Through Lottery, Racetracks
(3/11/2019)
(Kansas) -- A new pair of Kansas sports betting bills, one each in the Senate and the House, would legalize sports betting via the lottery and at state racetracks both...
article Sports betting in Kansas could be done through apps; at bars and restaurants
(2/20/2019)
(Kansas) -- A Kansas lawmaker says sports betting could bring up to $1 billion to the state. Rep. Francis Awerkamp gave the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee an...
article Sports Gambling in Kansas? Experts Say It Is a Possibility
(2/16/2019)
(Kansas) -- It has been a rough few years for the state of Kansas from a financial standpoint. The Kansas legislature has been in an open war with the former governor,...
12 Total Articles on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article Indigenous food sovereignty examined in new book
(7/31/2019)
(Kansas) -- Sustainability. Locally sourced. Farm-to-table. These are familiar concepts to Americans who are hoping to improve their eating habits. But the term that...
1 Article on this Issue

Payday Loans

article Payday loan mogul Scott Tucker’s possessions draw crowd — and money — at estate sale
(7/31/2019)
(Kansas) -- More than 1,000 people paid a visit to Leawood’s tony Hallbrook neighborhood last month to buy up $85,626 worth of imprisoned payday loan businessman...
article Scott Tucker’s Leawood house headed for estate sale after seizure by IRS agents
(6/15/2019)
(Kansas) -- Imprisoned payday loan mogul Scott Tucker’s residence in Leawood is going up for an estate sale later this month as part of an ongoing attempt by the...
article Judge won’t let Overland Park payday loan lawyer out of prison while he appeals case
(3/28/2019)
(Kansas) -- Tim Muir, an Overland Park attorney who is serving a prison sentence for helping payday loan magnate Scott Tucker build his expansive and illegal business,...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Sharice Davids

article US Rep. Davids draws first GOP challenger in Kansas district
(7/29/2019)
(Kansas) -- The former leader of a national disability rights group on Monday became the first Republican candidate seeking to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids...
article KANSAS CITY STAR: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez owes Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids an apology for staffer’s tweet
(7/15/2019)
(Kansas) -- U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff sucker punched U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids of Kansas with an indefensible tweet saying she casts votes...
article Republicans attack Native American rep for T-shirt about killing ‘colonizers’
(5/16/2019)
(Kansas) -- The main campaign wing of House Republicans is attacking Rep. Sharice Davids over a photo showing her wearing a shirt it says endorses political violence,...
article ‘Not a showoff.’ Sharice Davids’ quiet approach endears her to Democratic leaders
(4/13/2019)
(Kansas) -- When Rep. Sharice Davids arrived in Washington, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver was eager to mentor his fellow Democrat, whose district sits on the other side of the...
article Sharice Davids doesn’t commit to ‘Medicare for all’ or ‘Green New Deal’ at town hall
(3/24/2019)
(Kansas) -- U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids said Sunday she can’t commit to supporting two policy proposals dominating debate within her party heading into the 2020...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Prairie Band Potawatomi

article Prairie​ Band Casino & Resort hopes to bring new experience to customers with second phase of renovations
(7/20/2019)
(Kansas) -- Prairie Band Casino & Resort is taking the next step in its expansion.Members from the Prairie Band tribal council and board members broke ground Friday...
article Big renovations coming to Prairie Band Casino and Resort
(7/19/2019)
(Kansas) -- Prairie Band Casino and Resort is betting on a major expansion to up the ante on its entertainment offerings. Friday launched the second phase of casino and...
article Prairie Band Casino begins phase 2 in major expansion
(7/17/2019)
(Kansas) -- The Prairie Band Casino & Resort has announced plans to break ground on an expansion including new recreation and business facilities. Moving into phase...
article A day of giving at the Prairie Band Casino
(7/11/2019)
(Kansas) -- The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation donated more than $72,000 to area charities Thursday. The tribe presented the grants today during its quarterly charitable...
article Multiple agencies respond to fire at Prairie Band Casino
(6/30/2019)
(Kansas) -- Multiple agencies responded to a fire that broke out Sunday afternoon at the Prairie Band Casino. At this time no information on how extensive the fire was,...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

eSports

article Developers propose $500M arts campus near Kansas Speedway
(7/10/2019)
(Kansas) -- Developers are proposing a $500 million arts-and-entertainment campus in the Kansas City area with housing for students and seniors.
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article The challenges and potential of legalized sports betting in Kansas and Missouri
(6/29/2019)
(Kansas) -- This week, many families in Kansas received back-to-school shopping lists. Those schools are constitutionally funded, finally, though the state Supreme Court...
1 Article on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article Some argue Wichita's flag steals prominent symbol from NM state flag
(6/28/2019)
(Kansas) -- A little bit of a controversy surrounding the Wichita flag surfaces with a complaint from New Mexico. The Zia symbol is cherished in New Mexico and displayed...
1 Article on this Issue

Kickapoo Tribe

article Kickapoo water rights act introduced Tuesday
(6/25/2019)
(Kansas) -- Kansas lawmakers and the Kickapoo Tribe have come to an agreement over the tribe's right to water in the Delaware River - and now a Kansas Senator and...
article NE Kan. dam expected to fail, send floodwaters over U.S. 36, Golden Eagle Casino
(5/30/2019)
(Kansas) -- A dam south of Sabetha, Kansas is expected to fail this afternoon, sending floodwaters downstream on the Delaware River.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Buffalo & Bison

article Kansas A to Z: 'S' is for Sandsage Bison Range & Wildlife Area
(6/17/2019)
(Kansas) -- Barely a mile south of Garden City, visitors from around the world have long visited a 5-square-mile plat of prairie where dozens of bison have roamed free...
1 Article on this Issue

Citizen Potawatomi

article Citizen Potawatomi Tribal Leader honored for community involvement
(6/5/2019)
(Kansas) -- A Citizen Potawatomie Tribal leader and former Air Force Colonel was recognized Wednesday for his work in the community.
article New signage commemorating Potawatomi tribe coming to Skyline Park at Burnett’s Mound
(5/13/2019)
(Kansas) -- New interpretive signage depicting the history of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation in northeast Kansas soon will be coming to Skyline Park, located on Burnett...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Billy Mills

article Billy Mills to receive honorary degree from University of Kansas
(4/25/2019)
(Kansas) -- Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills will be an honorary degree recipient at this year's commencement ceremony at the University of Kansas. Mills is a...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Study examines how tribes have used treaty rights to successfully halt energy development on indigenous lands
(4/24/2019)
(Kansas) -- The protests at Standing Rock in opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline brought international attention to energy development on tribal...
1 Article on this Issue

Choctaw Nation

article Choctaw historian to release new book on food sovereignty
(4/18/2019)
(Kansas) -- The published works of Devon Mihesuah fill a wide space between two bookends in her office at the University of Kansas. The prolific author juggles her time...
article Choctaw historian at KU restoring cultural knowledge through food, fiction, family
(4/14/2019)
(Kansas) -- The published works of Devon Mihesuah fill a wide space between two bookends in her office at the University of Kansas. The prolific author juggles her time...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Belinder Elementary PTA votes to discontinue use of Native American imagery
(4/17/2019)
(Kansas) -- Saying that imagery associated with the school’s Braves mascot could be viewed as insensitive and may contribute to the objectification of indigenous...
1 Article on this Issue

Haskell

article KU, Haskell students to present research projects at 19th annual symposium
(4/15/2019)
(Kansas) -- Research relating to cancer, developmental genetics, microbiology, behavior in model organisms, enzymes and proteins, soils and Native American communities...
article Chenault won’t return as president of Haskell
(3/6/2019)
(Kansas) -- Venida Chenault won’t be returning to her position as president of Haskell Indian Nations University, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Indian Affairs...
article Reassigned Haskell president won't return to job
(3/6/2019)
(Kansas) -- The president of Haskell Indian Nations University who was reassigned shortly after a scathing federal report won't be returning to the job. Venida...
article Reassigned Haskell president won’t return to job
(3/6/2019)
(Kansas) -- The president of Haskell Indian Nations University who was reassigned shortly after a scathing federal report won't be returning to the job. Venida...
article Dr. Venida Chenault No Longer President of Haskell
(3/5/2019)
(Kansas) -- In a meeting of Haskell Indian Nations University employees Tuesday afternoon, Jackie Shamblin from the Bureau of Indian Education human resources department...
article Haskell Cultural Center and Museum to close indefinitely
(2/23/2019)
(Kansas) -- Haskell Indian Nations University's Cultural Center and Museum will close indefinitely because its operating grant expired Friday. Julia Good Fox, a...
article Things to do at Haskell besides drugs and alcohol
(2/23/2019)
(Kansas) -- Haskell Indian Nations University is often stereotyped as a “party school”. But there are many different options and activities you can do rather...
article Haskell Cultural Center and Museum to close indefinitely after grant expires
(2/21/2019)
(Kansas) -- Haskell Indian Nations University’s Cultural Center and Museum will close indefinitely after its operating grant expires on Friday, according to a...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

International Game Technology

article IGT extends contract with with the Kansas Lottery
(3/24/2019)
(Kansas) -- IGT Global Solutions Corporation, subsidiary of Las Vegas-based slot machine manufacturer, International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT...
1 Article on this Issue

Supreme Court

article Law professors: Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s reservation still stands
(3/10/2019)
(Kansas) -- There was some laughter during the Murphy review by law professors Bethany Berger and Colette Routel. Berger teaches at the University of Connecticut School...
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article STUDY: Students learning Cherokee writing develop ‘idiosyncratic’ style
(2/21/2019)
(Kansas) -- Cherokee is spoken as a first language by fewer than 5,000 people, yet in recent years it has experienced a remarkable revival as a second language. But what...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Kansas Lottery transfers more money to state this fiscal year
(8/18/2019)
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Lottery is pleased to announce it transferred more revenue to the State of Kansas in Fiscal Year 2019 than in Fiscal Year 2018. The combined...
article ‘Braiding the sacred’: Land Institute studies relationship between people, plants
(8/10/2019)
(Kansas) -- A ritual in May in a field near Salina changed Abbi Han’s life. Han had never been a caretaker for plants. Now, the research resident at the Land Institute...
article Kansas Lottery transfers $173.6 M to state in FY 2019
(8/10/2019)
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Lottery has announced it transferred more revenue to the State of Kansas in fiscal year 2019 than in fiscal year 2018. The combined transfer from...
article Meteorite found in late 40s continues to fascinate visitors to Kiowa County
(7/26/2019)
(Kansas) -- There isn’t an exact total for a number of pounds of the meteorites found near Brenham, a tiny spot on the map in Kiowa County. But it is believed to...
article Kansas governor names a new director of Native American Affairs
(7/14/2019)
(Kansas) -- There’s a renewed focus on hearing from native voices in the state of Kansas. Governor Laura Kelly named Chris Howell as the Director of the Native...
article New leader in charge of sharing concerns of Native American tribes
(7/12/2019)
(Kansas) -- There’s a renewed focus on hearing from native voices in the state of Kansas. Eight years ago, Chris Howell became director at the state’s Native American...
article Drivers get surprise windfall from broken toll machine
(7/10/2019)
(Kansas) -- Some drivers got a surprise windfall when a malfunctioning toll machine spat out coins instead of accepting money near a Kansas casino. The Wichita Eagle...
article Gov. appoints executive director to Office of Native American Affairs
(7/9/2019)
(Kansas) -- Gov. Laura Kelly today announced the appointment of Chris Howell as executive director of the Office of Native American Affairs and Governor’s Tribal Liaison...
article Mental health project a go after survey requested by tribe
(7/7/2019)
(Kansas) -- A proposal for a behavioral health campus in Lawrence will proceed, after a survey of the site requested by the Delaware Tribe found no archaeological or...
article Kansas program helps teachers incorporate cultural history
(6/30/2019)
(Kansas) -- Two Kansas lawmakers are encouraging teachers to incorporate culturally relevant studies into their lesson plans. Democratic Reps. John Alcala and Valdenia...
article Mental health project a go after survey requested by tribe
(6/28/2019)
(Kansas) -- A proposal for a behavioral health campus in Lawrence will proceed, after a survey of the site requested by the Delaware Tribe found no archaeological or...
article ‘Murder and Mayhem’ on the prairie
(6/25/2019)
(Kansas) -- The story of Samuel Dunn and James Anderson was not untold when it happened — the two were murdered May 28, 1869, in rural Butler County. There was an...
article ‘Small, but powerful’: All-Indian Center exhibit highlights cultural misappropriation
(6/24/2019)
(Kansas) -- A small stream of donations is constantly coming into the Mid-America All-Indian Center. Some of these things make it into the museum, but not necessarily...
article Wichita businessman Brandon Steven pays $1.1M, sentenced to probation in illegal gambling case
(6/18/2019)
(Kansas) -- A federal judge has sentenced Wichita businessman Brandon Steven to probation for his role in illegal gambling. Steven, 45, appeared in court Tuesday...
article Wichita businessman Brandon Steven spared prison in gambling case
(6/18/2019)
(Kansas) -- A federal magistrate has spared a Wichita businessman prison time after he pleaded guilty for his role in concealing the transfer of betting information from...
article Kansas town’s treasurer charged with keeping taxpayer cash for herself, going to casino
(5/27/2019)
(Kansas) -- The former treasurer of a Kansas town has been charged with defrauding the city, allegedly keeping taxpayer money for herself and spending some of the money...
article Boyd Gaming Launches Award-Winning ‘B Connected’ Player Loyalty Program at Kansas Star Casino
(5/15/2019)
(Kansas) -- Boyd Gaming Corporation today announced the launch of its award-winning B Connected player loyalty program at Kansas Star Casino Hotel Event Center - giving...
article Great Wolf Lodge too far? There’s a new indoor water park just an hour from Wichita
(4/27/2019)
(Kansas) -- If your kids are the type who dream about and beg for a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park in Kansas City — but you are the type who dreads...
article Lawrence police say woman, child have been found after being reported missing
(4/19/2019)
(Kansas) -- Police in Lawrence are asking for the public’s help in finding a woman and her child who were last seen Thursday. Officers said 22-year-old Felicia...
article Hip hop artist Frank Waln to perform at HCC
(4/17/2019)
(Kansas) -- Highland Community College ​will host a presentation/performance from Frank Waln at 7 p.m. on May 13. The presentation/performance is part of the Highland...

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