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Cultural Appropriation

article Minority inclusion programs need to be monitored
(7/17/2019)
(Missouri) -- The recent decision by St. Louis officials to remove five businesses from its list of certified minority-owned businesses due to allegations that the...
article St. Louis officials move to take away 5 area firms' Native American minority designation
(7/8/2019)
(Missouri) -- City officials have moved to take away minority contractor status from five area companies whose owners claimed Native American ancestry but aren’t...
article St. Louis Decertifies 5 Firms That Claimed Cherokee Ancestry to Get Minority Contracts
(7/2/2019)
(Missouri) -- St. Louis has removed five businesses from its list of certified minority-owned firms. The move comes after those companies were featured in a massive L.A...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Missouri Gaming

article State gambling regulators say slot machines spreading across Missouri are illegal
(7/15/2019)
(Missouri) -- In the latest attempt to slow the rapid-fire spread of untaxed and unregulated slot machines in Missouri, state gambling regulators have deemed the...
article Isle of Capri, the KC riverfront casino Trump once tried to buy, may get new owner
(7/11/2019)
(Missouri) -- The Isle of Capri Casino on the riverfront in Kansas City may be part of a $230 million acquisition by gaming company Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc....
article Missouri Prosecutor doesn't want you gambling inside a gas station
(6/27/2019)
(Missouri) -- They look like slot machines, but they aren’t inside a casino. Video gambling machines have been popping up across Missouri, including in St. Joseph...
article Lawsuit could halt spread of video gambling terminals
(6/24/2019)
(Missouri) -- A western Missouri prosecutor's lawsuit against a gambling machine provider could halt the proliferation of video gambling terminals in the state....
article A lawsuit by one county prosecutor could help slow spread of video gambling terminals in Missouri
(6/23/2019)
(Missouri) -- A court case in western Missouri could help decide whether the state can shut off a pipeline of potentially illegal gambling machines flooding into the...
article 2 Missouri casinos, 1 West Virginia casino to be sold
(6/18/2019)
(Missouri) -- Two Missouri casinos will be getting new owners. VICI Properties Inc. and Century Casinos Inc. are acquiring the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau in Cape...
article St. Louis Casinos Grow Year-Over-Year With Sports Betting Still To Come
(6/18/2019)
(Missouri) -- According to a new survey by the American Gaming Association (AGA), the St. Louis casino market generated $550 million in 2018 tax revenue. The total...
article Casino rebounds from second bout with flooding
(6/11/2019)
(Missouri) -- The St. Jo Frontier Casino is bouncing back once again from another tussle with Missouri River flooding. Officials reported Tuesday the cleanup from the...
article Flooding forces Frontier Casino to close doors
(5/30/2019)
(Missouri) -- On Wednesday the St. Jo Frontier Casino was forced to shut down as the Missouri River continues to rise. “We closed the first time for 31 days, and...
article Mark Twain Casino parking lot underwater
(5/28/2019)
(Missouri) -- Highway B through La Grange is submerged in water. Several feet of water have taken over the lower parking lot and main entrance of the Mark Twain Casino....
article Woman killed, man injured in shooting near Lumiere Place casino in downtown St. Louis
(5/28/2019)
(Missouri) -- A shooting left a woman dead and a man injured early Monday morning in a car near the Lumière Place casino and hotel.
article 'My baby got killed for nothing;' mother of 2 identified by family as murder victim in shooting near Lumiere Casino
(5/27/2019)
(Missouri) -- Homicide detectives were called to a double shooting in downtown St. Louis overnight Sunday. Authorities found a bullet-riddled white Chevrolet Impala that...
article Steamboat, Port Authority bills must wait until next year
(5/18/2019)
(Missouri) -- Two proposals expected to impact the Jefferson City Area’s economy — the Steamboat Legacy Fund and land for the Jefferson City port authority...
article Witnesses sought in suspicious death of man at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
(5/18/2019)
(Missouri) -- Authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a man after a concert at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. An 44-year-old man was found unconscious...
article Isle Casino Cape Girardeau one of several casinos named in class-action lawsuit over wages
(5/6/2019)
(Missouri) -- Isle Casino Cape Girardeau has been named in a class-action lawsuit filed Monday alleging the casino has failed to properly pay its hourly employees under...
article Gambling bills in Legislature appear to have minimal impact on region
(5/4/2019)
(Missouri) -- Patrick Tuttle said he enjoys teasing his colleagues in the travel industry across the state. While Southwest Missouri has none of the state’s 13...
article Missouri Gaming Association Opposes Expanded Video Slot Terminals
(4/27/2019)
(Missouri) -- A bill to expand gaming in Missouri may be running out of time in the current legislative session, but that doesn’t mean it’s an issue that...
article 'It's unheard of'; Woman says valet gave away her car
(4/22/2019)
(Missouri) -- She thought her car would be safe in the hands of a casino valet, but fast forward two days and a Florissant woman is still wondering what happened to her...
article Casino set to reopen on Saturday
(4/19/2019)
(Missouri) -- The St. Jo Frontier Casino is getting ready to reopen today. The entertainment establishment had been closed for 31 days following flooding of the Missouri...
article Video slot machine proposal brings support, criticism around Missouri
(4/19/2019)
(Missouri) -- A proposed bill in Missouri could lead to more video slot machines inside businesses and has supporters claiming the plan could generate at least $100...
article Missouri Sports Betting: Bill Clears House Committee
(4/15/2019)
(Missouri) -- One major hurdle that had to be cleared prior to sports betting being legalized in the state of Missouri was traversed on Monday, April 15. HB119, which...
article Future is uncertain as Fairmount Park prepares to open
(4/14/2019)
(Missouri) -- As the 94th season at Fairmount Park arrives, track president Brian Zander wants to be confident. The park, in Collinsville, opens Tuesday at 1 p.m. and...
article New proposal for expansion of gambling in Missouri
(4/12/2019)
(Missouri) -- Missouri legislators may soon consider a major expansion of gambling through HB 423. The bill would authorize the largest expansion of gambling since the...
article Card dealer claims in lawsuit that Isle of Capri casino miscalculated employee wages
(4/8/2019)
(Missouri) -- A lawsuit filed by a card dealer at the Isle of Capri casino in Kansas City claiming that wages of hourly employees were miscalculated is scheduled for...
article Riverside fighting against bills to legalize sports betting, video gambling
(3/28/2019)
(Missouri) -- Imagine being able to bet on Royals and Chiefs games and more while sitting in the stadium or playing video poker at a convenience store. Right now, two...
article Missouri has been slow to legalize sports betting, but budget woes may speed things along
(3/26/2019)
(Missouri) -- While other states are moving to legalize sports betting, turf wars and disagreements over taxes and fees have stymied similar efforts in Missouri this...
article OP/ED: Video lottery machines aren’t going to bring prosperity to rural Missouri
(3/25/2019)
(Missouri) -- Our elected officials are constantly looking for new ways to create jobs for Missourians and new revenue in local communities. During this endeavor,...
article Casino awaits damage assessment
(3/22/2019)
(Missouri) -- The St. Jo Frontier Casino remained untouched by direct human contact Friday as officials expressed hopes of checking the facility soon for the extent of...
article Cardinals, Royals, MLB endorse Smith's sports betting bill
(3/17/2019)
(Missouri) -- The sports-betting bill filed in the Missouri General Assembly by Rep. Cody Smith this past week received the backing of two of the state's most...
article High river levels close casino
(3/16/2019)
(Missouri) -- High river levels along the Missouri River prompted the St Jo Frontier Casino to close Saturday morning and the nearby river walk is flooded but the...
article Cardinals and Royals organizations voice support for Missouri sports gambling bill
(3/13/2019)
(Missouri) -- The heads of the two Missouri Major League Baseball teams came out in support of legalizing sports gambling in the Show-Me state. On Wednesday, March 13,...
article Missouri considers legalizing sports betting
(3/13/2019)
(Missouri) -- The Big 12 games are of passionate interest to fans of the ten teams involved. But in the near future, more people may have a stake in these tournament...
article Sports betting bill making progress in Missouri Legislature
(3/13/2019)
(Missouri) -- A bill that would authorize sports betting online and on gambling river boats made progress through the Missouri Legislature Wednesday. Supporters of the...
article Missouri explores legalizing sports betting
(2/22/2019)
(Missouri) -- After the U.S. Supreme Court last year struck down a federal law that disallowed sports betting in most of the country, multiple bills that would legalize...
34 Total Articles on this Issue

Cahokia

article Federal Legislation Expected Soon To Make Cahokia Mounds A National Park
(7/7/2019)
(Missouri) -- Federal legislation to make Cahokia Mounds part of a new national park could soon be introduced in Congress, according to proponents of the plan....
article Cahokia: North America's massive, ancient city
(2/22/2019)
(Missouri) -- Mesopotamia had Ur, a wealthy city from 2100 BCE and a towering ziggurat. Egypt had Memphis and Alexandria, with their great pyramids and library,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Osage Tribe

article Cahokia Mounds reflect ancient Osage culture, lifeways
(7/3/2019)
(Missouri) -- Recently, I visited the Cahokia Mounds near St. Louis, Mo., the largest earthen monument in the Americas with links to the Osage Tribe of Indians, whose...
article Cahokia Mounds reflect ancient Osage life
(6/30/2019)
(Missouri) -- Recently, I visited the Cahokia Mounds near St. Louis, the largest earthen monument in the Americas, with links to the Osage people, whose sovereign nation...
article Stillwell: Not so warm welcome at Fort Osage
(6/8/2019)
(Missouri) -- For the most part in early-day Missouri, the relationship between the Indians and Americans in our neighborhood was a peaceful coexistence. Both the Kanza...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Claiming to be Cherokee, contractors with white ancestry got $300 million
(6/26/2019)
(Missouri) -- Two years ago, when the mayor’s office in St. Louis announced a $311,000 contract to tear down an old shoe factory, it made a point of identifying...
1 Article on this Issue

Caesars

article Caesars Palace owner buys two Missouri casinos
(6/17/2019)
(Missouri) -- VICI Properties Inc. and Century Casinos Inc. are acquiring two Missouri casinos and one in West Virginia for $385 million from Eldorado Resorts Inc. The...
1 Article on this Issue

Kansas Gaming

article Study: Kansas, Missouri cash in on $550M gaming tax revenue
(6/14/2019)
(Missouri) -- As gamblers double down at tables in the Kansas City area, local and state governments hit the jackpot in gaming revenue taxes. The American Gaming...
1 Article on this Issue

Loot Boxes

article Missouri Senator Proposes Banning Loot Boxes, ‘Pay-to-Win’ Features from Video Games
(5/11/2019)
(Missouri) -- Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) says he is planning to introduce a bill that would ban “manipulative” features in video games marketed at...
1 Article on this Issue

Quapaw Tribe

article Gambling bills in Legislature appear to have minimal impact on region
(5/5/2019)
(Missouri) -- Patrick Tuttle said he enjoys teasing his colleagues in the travel industry across the state. While Southwest Missouri has none of the state’s 13...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Leagues

article Legalized sports wagering from the perspectives of casinos, leagues
(3/13/2019)
(Missouri) -- With the federal prohibition lifted, Missouri now has the ability to open up sports betting in the state. There are multiple measures in the General...
1 Article on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article A viral video that appears to show police officers searching a cancer patient's hospital room for marijuana sparked outrage on social media
(3/9/2019)
(Missouri) -- A Missouri cancer patient and local police are at the center of social media outrage after a video that appears to show officers searching his hospital...
article Missouri Police Searching for Marijuana in a Stage 4 Cancer Patient's Hospital Room Incites a Viral Video
(3/9/2019)
(Missouri) -- A stage 4 pancreatic cancer patient says he feels his rights have been violated after police search his hospital room for marijuana in a video that has...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article Two White Men Indicted After Allegedly Claiming To Be Black Or Native American To Take Funds Intended For Minority-Owned Businesses
(7/1/2019)
(Missouri) -- In a bombshell report, the LA Times revealed that white men in almost every state have been falsely identifying as Native American or paying Black people...
article Missouri lawmaker says some businesses claiming Native American roots are committing fraud
(6/28/2019)
(Missouri) -- A Missouri state lawmaker says local companies are committing fraud by falsely claiming to have Native American connections to get minority contracts. The...
article This KC firm's impact investing already exceeds $200M. Now, it's starting an impact fund
(6/28/2019)
(Missouri) -- Kansas City-based Travois is launching an open-ended impact fund to attract socially responsible investors to their cause. Impact investing refers to...
article A Career Inspired by Culture: Providing a Role Model for Native American Youth
(6/18/2019)
(Missouri) -- Empowered by her First Nations culture and community, Kalina Newmark says that her professional aspirations have been inspired largely by her personal life...
article St. Louis man wins $1 million slot tournament at M Resort
(5/23/2019)
(Missouri) -- A Missouri gambler added $1 million to his net worth at the M Resort over the weekend. The man from St. Louis, whose name was not released, had the top...
article Travois Honors Industry “Superheroes” at Annual Conference
(5/14/2019)
(Missouri) -- Travois, a Certified B Corporation® based in Kansas City, Mo., recognized five outstanding industry professionals and an American Indian tribal entity...
article LETTER: Largest Expansion of Gambling Ever
(4/24/2019)
(Missouri) -- To The Editor: Proposed gambling expansion would bypass Missouri voters and casino regulations.
article Schools need to better teach Native American history
(4/17/2019)
(Missouri) -- As students, we learn about the issues leading to the Civil War and the effects of the Nazis during the 1930s and 1940s. Yet, it is rare to learn about...
article Card dealer claims in lawsuit that Isle of Capri casino miscalculated employee wages
(4/8/2019)
(Missouri) -- A lawsuit filed by a card dealer at the Isle of Capri casino in Kansas City claiming that wages of hourly employees were miscalculated is scheduled for...
article Ameristar Casino Director Told Not to Book 'All Black' Events, Suit Says
(3/22/2019)
(Missouri) -- The former sales director at Ameristar Casino St. Charles is suing the casino and its parent company, alleging sex discrimination and retaliation. Kim...
article MSSU professor works to study, preserve Native American dialects
(2/19/2019)
(Missouri) -- A Missouri Southern State University anthropology professor has dedicated her career to the preservation of a language that no longer has any fluent...
article Pottery reveals America's first social media networks
(2/19/2019)
(Missouri) -- Long before Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and even MySpace, early Mississippian Mound cultures in America's southern Appalachian Mountains shared...
article Authorities unclear on gaming devices now available in Hannibal area
(2/8/2019)
(Missouri) -- Tri-State residents probably noticed gaming machines at various northeast Missouri convenience stores. They've popped up even though the Missouri...
article STLPR-Led 'Fixed Odds' Series Looks At Problem Gambling In America
(2/5/2019)
(Missouri) -- On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh discussed a newly published Sharing America series titled “Fixed Odds.” It explores the...
article Gaming officials say bets still off sports gambling in Missouri--for now
(2/2/2019)
(Missouri) -- State gaming officials on Friday said Super Bowl fans in Missouri still need to refrain from placing bets on the big game. Missouri Gaming Commission...
article Tomahawk shirt causes controversy for Chiefs Kingdom
(1/22/2019)
(Missouri) -- There is a shirt that is creating a big stir on social media. It's based off a chant we hear during Chiefs football games but now people are saying...
article Luke Bryan bringing 'Sunset Repeat Tour' to Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
(1/21/2019)
(Missouri) -- Country superstar Luke Bryan’s “Sunset Repeat Tour” is expected to land at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Aug. 17, according to his tour schedule...
article Missouri archaeological survey reveals many artifacts
(11/25/2018)
(Missouri) -- An archaeological survey at a lake in southern Missouri is revealing a wide range of artifacts. The survey along Lake Taneycomo covers about 6,000 acres,...
article The Indigenous Peoples Who Once Lived In St. Louis: Map
(11/21/2018)
(Missouri) -- While Thanksgiving is a time to share good food with friends and family, the holiday can also be fraught with instances of cultural appropriation and too-...
article Casino posts slight loss for month
(10/12/2018)
(Missouri) -- Revenues at the St. Jo Frontier Casino posted a minor loss for September, according to a new state report issued this week. The Missouri Gaming Commission...

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