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Nebraska Gaming

article New Nebraska bill will legalize sports betting, poker
(1/19/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska is ready to join several other states across the U.S. who allow have expanded their gambling laws. This could happen hanks to the new Games of...
article Nebraska Games Of Skill Act Would Legalize Poker, Sports Gambling
(1/16/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Online poker in Nebraska could become a reality if a new gaming bill passes through the legislature this year. The Games of Skill Act (LB990), filed by Sen...
article Ricketts warns of ‘creep of socialism’ in Nebraska; Democrats fire back
(11/30/2019)
(Nebraska) -- All politics is local, legendary former House Speaker Tip O'Neill used to say. But the language of U.S. politics increasingly has been nationalized and...
article LETTER: State missing out on sports betting
(11/30/2019)
(Nebraska) -- So my wife and I had an enjoyable visit to the Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs last week. It was our first visit since sports betting was approved in...
article With new track, Lincoln Race Course hopes to revive horse racing in Capital City
(11/10/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Lincoln Race Course was originally slated to debut its new, seven-furlong track in September. Officials hoped the new track, the largest in the state,...
article With sportsbooks open in Iowa, the action for Husker fans isn't only on the field
(9/1/2019)
(Nebraska) -- While sports betting is illegal in Nebraska — and has been forever — local bookies operating out of backrooms and in basements have eagerly...
article Nebraska Authorities Think Suspects May Be From Cheyenne
(8/23/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Officials think the suspects in a theft from a slot machine at a Nebraska bar may be from Cheyenne, and they are hoping the public might be able to...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Winnebago Tribe

article Ho-Chunk subsidiary buys $1.3 million of farmland on Winnebago reservation
(1/16/2020)
(Nebraska) -- A subsidiary of Ho-Chunk Inc. has finalized a $1.3 million deal to buy 231 acres, its first purchase of farmland on the Winnebago Tribe's reservation...
article St. Augustine portrait dedication celebrates 14 years at Encounter Center
(1/12/2020)
(Nebraska) -- "The Children of St. Augustine Indian Mission," an exhibit featuring portraits by award-winning photographer Father Don Doll, will be at 1 p.m....
article ICYMI: Nebraska gambling measure gets big boost from tribal company
(12/25/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The economic development arm of a Nebraska-based Native American tribe is once again pumping big money into a campaign to legalize casino gambling. Ho-...
article Expanded Gambling Opponents Undaunted By Petition Supporters’ Big Money
(12/23/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Expanded gambling opponents are readying to fight a ballot initiative to legalize casino gambling. Gambling with the Good Life spokeswoman Pat Loontjer...
article Ho-Chunk Again Backs Nebraska Gaming Effort
(12/22/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is once again helping to fund a campaign to legalize casino gambling in the state. Campaign...
article Nebraska gambling measure gets big boost from tribal company
(12/21/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The economic development arm of a Nebraska-based Native American tribe is once again pumping big money into a campaign to legalize casino gambling. Ho-...
article Winnebago Tribal Council member James Snow dies
(10/20/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is mourning the loss of one of its tribal council members. A spokesperson for the tribe says James Snow passed away on...
article Winnebago Tribe receives $1.1M Justice Department grant
(10/18/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The Winnebago Tribe has received more than $1 million to address juvenile justice issues. The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced the awarding...
article Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska elects tribal council members
(10/9/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Voters have elected four members of the Winnebago Tribal Council. The top three votegetters were John Snowball with 361 votes, Coly Brown with 272 votes,...
article Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska elects tribal council members
(10/8/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Voters have elected four members of the Winnebago Tribal Council. The top three votegetters were John Snowball with 361 votes, Coly Brown with 272 votes,...
article Ho-Chunk holds 4th Annual Live Horse Racing
(9/15/2019)
(Nebraska) -- A race that did make it to the track on Saturday was Ho-Chunk’s 4th Annual Live Horse Racing at the Dakota-Thurston Fairgrounds. KCAU 9’s...
article Lance Morgan says expanded gaming and horse races would boost rural Nebraska
(9/14/2019)
(Nebraska) -- If Nebraska voters approve of expanded gaming in 2020, Ho-Chunk CEO Lance Morgan says it'd be a win for rural Nebraskans. A group led by Ho-Chunk Inc....
article Ho-Chunk Inc. celebrates 25 years of economic growth on Winnebago reservation
(9/11/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Beginning in 1994, when Ho-Chunk Inc. was formed, the mission has been to recognize and develop various economic opportunities for people living on the...
article Winnebago farmer issues an apology to the school following field mishap
(8/29/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Early this week, a farmer destroyed crops grown by Ho-Chunk Inc. for the Winnebago Public School's academy to learn about their tribal culture and...
article Winnebago cornfield used for education destroyed
(8/27/2019)
(Nebraska) -- It was a field of dreams destroyed in an instant. Now members of the Winnebago community are raising money online to replace that harvest, and help...
article Man sentenced to prison for sexual assault on Winnebago Reservation
(8/27/2019)
(Nebraska) -- A member of the Omaha Nation was sentenced Monday to eight years in federal prison for sexually assaulting a woman on the Winnebago Indian Reservation.
16 Total Articles on this Issue

Skill-Based Gaming

article Nebraska bill would class sports bets, poker as skill games
(1/15/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska state senator Justin Wayne has introduced a bill that would define sports betting, paid fantasy sports and poker as games of skill. The bill,...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIW

article OP/ED: Nebraska has done strong work in addressing human trafficking
(1/8/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Human trafficking stands as one of the world’s most heinous abuses. Vulnerable children and adults are forced into the sex trade and kept under the...
article Editorial: Welcome steps involving missing Native American women and girls
(11/30/2019)
(Nebraska) -- A national study this year pointed to the alarming number of Native American women and girls reported missing across the nation — more than 5,700...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Omaha Tribe

article Authorities investigating body found on Omaha Tribe Reservation
(1/8/2020)
(Nebraska) -- A death investigation is underway into a body found on the Omaha Tribe Reservation in northeast Nebraska. Earlier this week the body of a 29-year-old woman...
1 Article on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article For a Sustainable Food System, Look to Seeds
(1/7/2020)
(Nebraska) -- “Our seeds are more than just food for us. Yes, they are nutrition. But they’re also… spirituality,” says Electa Hare-RedCorn, a...
article Winnebago Tribe celebrates opening of farmers market on reservation
(8/30/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Winnebago residents know where to find Cassie Kitcheyan’s Native arts and craft supplies shop. Right across from the school, just off the highway....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Historical Racing Machines

article Grand Island-area residents ask judge to block historical horse racing terminals at Fonner Park
(1/3/2020)
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska State Racing Commission's order allowing Fonner Park to add historical horse racing terminals at the Grand Island track is...
article Nebraska's historical horse racing approval takes effect; machines not installed in Grand Island yet
(12/4/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Fonner Park officials hope to have new historical horse racing terminals running there before live racing starts at the Grand Island track in February, CEO...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Bet on Brees, Saints wins Nebraska duo $1.47 million in Vegas football betting contest
(1/2/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Eric Jensen and Matt Kucera can’t legally bet on football in their home state. But for now at least, they are the kings of Las Vegas. The pals who...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Wanted: Winter weather clothing for the Pine Ridge reservation
(12/6/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The women, children and — don’t forget — the men of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation could use your help staying warm this winter. And...
1 Article on this Issue

Colorado Gaming

article Feature film on Standing Bear to be shot in Nebraska
(10/23/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The lights, cameras and stars of Hollywood are coming to Nebraska to share a truly Nebraskan story with the rest of the world. Production company Anonymous...
1 Article on this Issue

Whiteclay

article Whiteclay summit allows hope for town and Pine Ridge residents
(10/16/2019)
(Nebraska) -- A little more than two years ago, Whiteclay, Nebraska, was an unincorporated town of 12 located 200 yards from a dry Pine Ridge Reservation that had four...
1 Article on this Issue

Keystone XL Pipeline

article Eminent domain process for Keystone XL pipeline begins in Nebraska
(9/27/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Jeanne Crumly said she got a “gut punch” Friday morning — notification that she was being formally sued to obtain right of way across her...
article Keystone opponents dig in after NE Supreme Court ruling
(9/9/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Some Nebraska landowners and tribal nations are committed to fight TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, after the Nebraska Supreme Court's...
article Some presidential candidates sign pledge to stop Keystone XL pipeline
(9/4/2019)
(Nebraska) -- After the latest route for the Keystone XL pipeline was approved after much delay, some presidential candidates said they'd stop its construction if...
article Nebraska court upholds state’s approval of pipeline path
(8/25/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska’s highest court lifted one of the last major hurdles for the Keystone XL pipeline in the state on Friday when it rejected another attempt to...
article Nebraska Supreme Court upholds route of controversial Keystone XL pipeline
(8/24/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline cleared a legal hurdle in Nebraska on Friday, but other hurdles remain that could further delay or derail the $8...
article Keystone XL Pipeline Plan Is Approved by Nebraska Supreme Court
(8/23/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska’s highest court approved the Keystone XL oil pipeline’s planned path through that state on Friday, resolving a permitting battle that...
article Keystone Pipeline's Alternate Route Gets The Go-Ahead From Nebraska Court
(8/23/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline has won a major victory in Nebraska, where environmental activists, two Native American tribes...
article Keystone XL Pipeline Approved by Nebraska Supreme Court
(8/23/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The Keystone XL Pipeline’s passage through Nebraska was approved Friday by the state Supreme Court, to the dismay of several Indian tribes and...
article TC Energy applauds Nebraska court victory over opponents of Keystone XL pipeline
(8/23/2019)
(Nebraska) -- One of the last major hurdles for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline was removed on Friday by the Nebraska Supreme Court, which rejected an attempt to...
article The Fight's Not Over, Say Activists, as Nebraska Supreme Court Approves Keystone XL Route
(8/23/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Environmental and indigenous rights activists vowed Friday to continue fighting after Nebraska's supreme court ruled in favor of the state's...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Ho-Chunk CEO: Expanded gaming and horse races would boost rural Nebraska
(9/16/2019)
(Nebraska) -- If Nebraska voters approve of expanded gaming in 2020, Ho-Chunk CEO Lance Morgan says it'd be a win for rural Nebraskans. A group led by Ho-Chunk Inc....
article Unknown entity warns Nebraskans against signing gambling, medical marijuana petitions
(8/28/2019)
(Nebraska) -- A mysterious entity calling itself the Alliance for the Pure Life is sending out postcards warning people that their private information could be at risk...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Crazy Horse

article What To Know About Crazy Horse on the Anniversary of His Assassination
(9/5/2019)
(Nebraska) -- September 5 is the anniversary of the assassination of one of the greatest warriors the world has ever known: Tasunke Witko — better known as Crazy...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Vote

article Editorial: It's important to understand Native Americans' long struggle for voting rights
(8/30/2019)
(Nebraska) -- It took many decades for American women to secure their right to vote. African Americans, meanwhile, faced blatant discrimination that the federal...
1 Article on this Issue

Ponca Tribe

article Another win for Ponca Tribe of Nebraska in legal fight over its Iowa casino
(8/16/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The motion requested by the states of Iowa and Nebraska and the Iowa city of Council Bluffs sought to amend Judge Stephanie Rose’s order earlier this...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Authorities investigating woman's death near Macy
(1/10/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Authorities are investigating the death of a woman found on the Omaha Indian Reservation near Macy. In a statement, the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska identified...
article Some Nebraska teachers promoting bill allowing teachers to physically intervene with students
(1/2/2020)
(Nebraska) -- A group of Nebraska teachers shared personal experiences of being physically abused by students Thursday. The Nebraska State Education Association invited...
article Native American tribe adopts Lifesize pro-VC tech
(12/16/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is unique among federally recognised tribes in that there is no central reservation. Instead, the tribe has a 15-county service...
article NAC: Honoring Ponca Chief Standing Bear
(12/11/2019)
(Nebraska) -- It was a relatively simple act: Ponca Chief Standing Bear left his reservation in 1878 to bury his son on the tribe’s ancestral land in Nebraska. But the...
article Bennett's Premiere Auctions Group Brings the Inaugural Auction of the David L Root Ancient Indian Artifact Collection to Global Bidders via Proxibid
(12/2/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Proxibid, the most trusted way to connect buyers and sellers of highly valued items, has been selected by Bennett’s Premiere Auctions Group to be the...
article Jim McKee: Santee one of youngest towns
(11/30/2019)
(Nebraska) -- One of the last, and hence youngest, towns to incorporate in the state is Santee in the northeast corner of the state on the south bank of the Missouri...
article Dakota Santee Sioux Tribe To Dedicate And Bless Monument Honoring Isanti Dakota Ancestors, Veterans
(11/25/2019)
(Nebraska) -- After years of planning, the Dakota Santee Sioux Tribe is extremely pleased and proud to announce the Dedication and Blessing event of the recently...
article Dakota Santee Sioux Tribe to dedicate and bless new monument
(11/21/2019)
(Nebraska) -- After years of planning, the Dakota Santee Sioux Tribe has announced the dedication and blessing of the recently completed first phase of monuments...
article How Rez Ball Is Transforming the Health and Fitness of a Whole Community
(10/31/2019)
(Nebraska) -- IF YOU'VE BEEN road-tripping for a couple quiet hours through the rolling farmland and lush prairie of northeastern Nebraska, the first things you...
article How Rez Ball Is Transforming the Health and Fitness of a Whole Community
(10/31/2019)
(Nebraska) -- If you've been road-tripping for a couple quiet hours through the rolling farmland and lush prairie of northeastern Nebraska, the first things you...
article Violence against native women to be discussed in a series of upcoming events
(10/31/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs will raise awareness of missing and murdered indigenous...
article Feature film on Standing Bear to be shot in Nebraska
(10/23/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The lights, cameras and stars of Hollywood are coming to Nebraska to share a truly Nebraskan story with the rest of the world. Production company Anonymous...
article Courthouse Rock dig offers clues to Native American history
(10/14/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Courthouse Rock was bustling last week as nearly 30 people worked to excavate a Native American site near the formation. The dig was put on by History...
article Courthouse Rock dig offers clues to Native American history
(10/13/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Courthouse Rock was bustling last week as nearly 30 people worked to excavate a Native American site near the formation. The dig was put on by History...
article Hollywood coming to Nebraska to tell Standing Bear's story
(10/5/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Filmmaker Andrew Troy wasn’t familiar with the story of Chief Standing Bear when he began reading “I Am a Man,” Lincoln author Joe...
article Vision Maker Media Executive Director Begins New Chapter
(10/2/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Shirley Sneve, Vision Maker Media’s (VMM) second executive director, will transition to new opportunities. A member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Shirley has...
article ‘New dawn’ on Rosebud: Tribal electric utility voters triumph
(9/26/2019)
(Nebraska) -- September 14, 2019 marked the first time that tribal members gained the majority of seats on the board of directors in the 70-year history of the power...
article U.S. Senator Deb Fischer: Chief Standing Bear’s legacy is part of our national story
(9/24/2019)
(Nebraska) -- History grants us the ability to see our lives through a much larger lens. It helps us develop an understanding of what the present moment requires....
article Three to be inducted into Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame
(9/22/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Ted Gill of Arapahoe, Les Mann of Wayne and Joe Starita of Lincoln will be inducted into the Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame during ceremonies Oct. 25 at...
article The civil rights leader 'almost nobody knows about' gets a statue in the U.S. Capitol
(9/22/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Chief Standing Bear just wanted to bury his son at home. The teenager, on his deathbed, told his dad he was worried that if his bones were not buried with...

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