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article Bristol, Virginia's city council approves Hard Rock Int'l as preferred casino operator
(Virginia) -- Talks about the casino project are not slowing down in Bristol, Virginia. In a 5-0 vote Tuesday night, city council endorsed Hard Rock International, along...
article Council selects Hard Rock Bristol as preferred casino operator
(Virginia) -- Calling it a “game changer” and a “historic opportunity,” Bristol Virginia City Council unanimously selected Hard Rock...
article Hard Rock Bristol Casino Proposal Welcomed by Area Residents in Virginia
(Virginia) -- The proposed Hard Rock Bristol casino resort that would transform the vacant Bristol Mall received relatively positive feedback from area residents during...
article Bristol, Va. officials: Hard Rock International only casino to submit proposal for operation
(Virginia) -- As of Friday evening, the deadline has officially passed for casino gaming operators to submit proposals for a planned casino and resort in Bristol,...
article New architectural renderings of Bristol casino released
(Virginia) -- We're getting another peek at what a new casino in Bristol would look like. Two new architectural renderings of the proposed Bristol Hard Rock Resort...
article Existing taxes, not gaming tax revenue, would bolster Bristol
(Virginia) -- Casinos permitted by public referendum through new, landmark legislation are forecast to generate millions in new revenues for Bristol and four other...
article Casino gaming revenue could fund future repairs for Bristol Virginia Public Schools
(Virginia) -- As Washington-Lee Elementary students have been away from school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, crews have been working to repair damage from a 20-foot sink...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Pamunkey Tribe

article City of Norfolk selects city's preferred casino operator
(Virginia) -- The Norfolk City Council voted on the selection of the city's preferred casino gaming operator Tuesday. Norfolk City Council voted to select the...
article Norfolk selects Pamunkey tribe as preferred casino developer
(Virginia) -- Amidst an ongoing conflict on who has the right to develop a casino in Norfolk, City Council chose to reaffirm their partnership with the Pamunkey Indian...
article Virginia Casino Developers Celebrate Passage of Gaming Bills, Ready to Move Forward
(Virginia) -- On Wednesday, the Virginia General Assembly signed off on amendments made by Gov. Ralph Northam (D) to the state’s casino legislation and sports...
article Pamunkey Tribe to move forward with casinos in Richmond and Norfolk
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe announced they are ready to move forward with plans to establish casinos in Richmond and Norfolk after the state legislature...
article Pamunkey Tribe says it's ready to build casinos in Norfolk, Richmond
(Virginia) -- The one-day special session of the Virginia General Assembly Wednesday brought legislation that cleared the way for casino gaming in Norfolk and Richmond....
article Pamunkey Tribe to move forward with casinos in Richmond and Norfolk
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe announced they are ready to move forward with plans to establish casinos in Richmond and Norfolk after the state legislature...
article Masinter: Virginia must not gamble with its economic future
(Virginia) -- Last weekend, as we remained completely focused on the fight to preserve our lives and our livelihoods, Governor Northam quietly moved forward on a plan to...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Virginia Gaming

article Portsmouth signs casino development agreement, approves proposal Tuesday
(Virginia) -- The possibility of a casino coming to the City of Portsmouth is one step closer to coming to fruition — but there are still several steps left in the...
article Caesars Entertainment’s Bid To Build Casino, Sportsbook In Virginia Is A Winner
(Virginia) -- While still miles from crystallization, Virginia’s nascent casino and sports betting market took some additional shape this week with the city of...
article Pandemic won’t impact future casino tourism in Danville, City Manager says
(Virginia) -- Danville City Manager Ken Larking said he does not think the coronavirus pandemic will have much of an impact on tourism by the time a casino would be...
article As progress continues on potential casino in Danville, so do crime concerns
(Virginia) -- For John Mason, part owner of a clothing store across the street from the former Dan River Mills Schoolfield site, feelings about the potential $400...
article Stakes raised for Danville casino when companies place newspaper ad touting proposed project at iconic White Mill
(Virginia) -- Peninsula Pacific Entertainment and the company looking to purchase the White Mill property want residents to push Danville City Council members to support...
article Casinos are shuttered across America. But gaming interests say they’re still coming to Virginia
(Virginia) -- The mayor of Las Vegas infamously offered up her city as a coronavirus “control group” if it meant getting the casino industry going again. An...
article Virginia Legislature Passes Casino Gaming And Sports Betting Bills
(Virginia) -- As the saying goes, “Virginia is for Lovers”, but as of late April 2020, Virginia is also for casino gaming and sports betting. On April 22,...
article Virginia Legislature Passes Casino Gaming And Sports Betting Bills
(Virginia) -- As the saying goes, “Virginia is for Lovers”, but as of late April 2020, Virginia is also for casino gaming and sports betting. On April 22,...
article Virginia Lottery launches casino and sports betting webpage
(Virginia) -- The microsite will have key information about the rulemaking process and provides estimated timelines for when those verticals will become available.
article Virginia Lottery releases guidelines for legalizing casino-style gambling in approved cities
(Virginia) -- Officials with the Virginia Lottery have unveiled a schedule for legalizing casino style gambling and have launched a website about the process.
article Virginia Lottery Rolls Out Aggressive Sports Betting Timeline
(Virginia) -- When Virginia lawmakers drafted sports betting legislation, they included an aggressive deadline: Have regulations completed by Sept. 15. Two weeks after...
article Virginia Lottery launches casino, sports betting microsite
(Virginia) -- The Virginia Lottery has launched a casino and sports betting microsite, which will include information as the agency regulations for expanded gaming.The...
article Virginia Lottery launches webpage on regulations for newly legal casinos and sports betting
(Virginia) -- After Virginia lawmakers voted to legalize casinos and sports betting earlier this year, with amendments proposed by Gov. Northam approved at their re-...
article Casino, sports betting microsite will highlight new, expanded gaming initiatives
(Virginia) -- The Virginia Lottery has launched an online microsite that provides key information and public transparency as the agency begins developing appropriate and...
article New Virginia Sports Betting Timeline Could Bring Special Christmas Present
(Virginia) -- A preliminary schedule drafted by the state lottery suggests Virginia sports betting could start by late December. That would put sportsbook operators...
article Danville zoning officials waiting on direction from ABC concerning skill games
(Virginia) -- The legal end of skilled gaming machines was pending in Virginia. Then the economic fallout from the coronavirus forced government officials and lawmakers...
article BLOG: Gov. Northam Approves VA Sports Betting Bills After Amendments
(Virginia) -- Virginia sports betting will now be enacted into law beginning July 1, 2020, after the recommended amendments requested by Governor Ralph Northam were...
article Bristol, Virginia candidates talk schools, casino during online forum
(Virginia) -- Any extra money brought into Bristol, Virginia through new revenue could be used to increase pay for teachers, improve law enforcement and maintain roads,...
article How Virginia Sports Betting Crossed The Finish Line In 2020
(Virginia) -- Virginia sports betting is officially legal after overcoming a rocky start and a last-second completion. Both HB 896 and SB 384 were enacted into law and...
article A look at how casino referendum will work
(Virginia) -- A simple yes or no vote will decide whether city voters approve a casino opening at the Bristol Mall. Newly enacted legislation allows Bristol, Danville,...
article Casino gaming revenue could fund future repairs for Bristol Virginia Public Schools
(Virginia) -- As Washington-Lee Elementary students have been away from school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, crews have been working to repair damage from a 20-foot sink...
article Casino bill amendments pass in General Assembly
(Virginia) -- In their reconvened session on April 22, the General Assembly adopted Governor Ralph Northam’s recommendations to their casino bills, HB4 and SB36....
article Casino bills queued up in historic session
(Virginia) -- Legislation to allow casinos by referendum in five Virginia cities including Bristol is queued up for today’s landmark General Assembly reconvened...
article Virginia General Assembly approves governor’s amendments on casinos, sports gambling
(Virginia) -- Both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly voted Wednesday to adopt Gov. Ralph Northam’s amendments on casino and sports betting legislation....
article General Assembly approves casino amendments
(Virginia) -- The Virginia Senate and House this afternoon accepted amendments proposed by Gov. Ralph Northam, to allow casinos by referendum in Bristol and four other...
article Virginia House, Senate approve Northam’s amendments to casino legislation
(Virginia) -- Virginia’s capitol bureau reporter Jackie DeFusco reports that the House and the Senate have officially approved Governor Northam’s amendments...
article Assembly backs Northam plan to extend electronic skill games for year, but no longer
(Virginia) -- The General Assembly on Wednesday granted a one-year reprieve for the operations of thousands of electronic skill games operating in businesses across...
article Casino bills cued up in historic session
(Virginia) -- Legislation to allow casinos by referendum in five Virginia cities including Danville is queued up for Wednesday's landmark General Assembly reconvened...
article Virginia Sports Betting Bill Sponsor Expects Passage Of Northam’s Asks
(Virginia) -- Virginia sports betting should get another stamp of approval from state legislators Wednesday, according to a bill sponsor. Del. Mark Sickles said Tuesday...
article Cobb: Opening casino during COVID-19 harms more than it helps
(Virginia) -- Southwest Virginia deserves real, long-term solutions, not quick-fix, get-rich schemes. While some areas of the state have just begun to experience an...
article Guest View: Northam casino amendment would benefit Virginia schools
(Virginia) -- Over the last several weeks our commonwealth has dealt with a tremendous amount of troubling news. However, high poverty school divisions, and especially...
article Virginia Gov. wants to add NASCAR teams as potential sports betting licensees
(Virginia) -- On March 8, Virginia’s legislature passed a bill paving the way for legal sports betting throughout the state. The bill allows both mobile and in-...
32 Total Articles on this Issue

Water Issues

article Monacan Indian Nation aiming to preserve Rassawek
(Virginia) -- The Cultural Heritage Partners is representing the Monacan Indian Nation to help preserve Rassawek at the Point of Fork in Fluvanna County, where the James...
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article Caesars wins bid in Danville casino project
(Virginia) -- After taking bids from several companies, Danville officials announced Monday that the city is in negotiations with Caesars Entertainment to be the...
1 Article on this Issue

Buffalo & Bison

article Two Elderly American Bison Die at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
(Virginia) -- Ungulate keepers at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) are mourning the loss of two elderly American Bison, a male named Ten Bears and a...
1 Article on this Issue


article Gloucester Parks: new Pocahontas education course coming up
(Virginia) -- Pocahontas is one of Virginia's most famous historical heroines - but almost everything commonly said about her is wrong. Gloucester County's...
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Other News

article OP/ED: Fighting for a historic site: Time is running out to speak up for Monacan rights
(Virginia) -- Between now and May 7, Virginians have a rare opportunity to facilitate a moment of justice for the Monacan people whose land we live on. Zion Crossroads,...
article VA Clinic renamed in honor of two World War II Veterans
(Virginia) -- The beat of the Native American drums reverberated through the halls of the clinic as Crow Nation drummers proudly sang a war song. The ceremony began with...
article Monacans Fight to Protect History and Culture
(Virginia) -- It’s been more than a decade since Louisa and Fluvanna Counties started planning a water pipeline from the James River to areas they hoped to develop, and...
article Virginia moves closer to casino gaming, posing real threat to MGM National Harbor's revenue
(Virginia) -- Virginia’s House and Senate signed off on legislation Saturday and Sunday that will allow five cities to hold public referendums as early as November...
article Black and American Indian moms are more likely to die giving birth. Senator Kaine is trying to change that.
(Virginia) -- When a woman gives birth in the United States, she is much more likely to die from complications if she is African-American or American Indian compared to...
article COLUMN: Don't sacrifice Virginia's well-being for the sake of expanded gambling
(Virginia) -- “The most dangerous ideas in a society are not the ones being argued, but the ones that are assumed,” warned C.S. Lewis, the renowned British scholar and...
article The Monacan Indian Nation Fights To Keep A Historic Site Untouched
(Virginia) -- In central Virginia, at the point where the Rivanna River flows into the James, there’s a site of deep significance to the Monacan Indian Nation — Rassawek...
article Monacan Nation among tribes to receive federal money for affordable housing
(Virginia) -- U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine on Feb. 13 announced the Monacan Indian Nation received $372,748 in federal money from the Department of Housing...
article Tommy Orange Resonates with Arlington Native Americans
(Virginia) -- ”I didn’t grow up in a reading family,” Tommy Orange told the group of Arlington residents gathered at the library last fall. “We...
article Seven Virginia tribes to receive more than $1M in federal funding for affordable housing
(Virginia) -- The program provides grants, loan guarantees, and assistance to Native American tribes and Alaska Native villages for the development of affordable housing.
article Virginia House approves casino bill
(Virginia) -- The Virginia House of Delegates today voted 61-33 to approve legislation to allow residents of five economically distressed cities, including Bristol...
article Hampton Roads casinos one step closer to reality after Senate committee passes casino gambling bill
(Virginia) -- Some good news if you like to bet money on roulette: casino gambling in Virginia is one step closer to reality. A Senate committee passed legislation to...
article COLUMN: The Genocide Bowl (or what most people call Super Bowl LIV)
(Virginia) -- NFL’s 100th season Super Bowl LIV will decide the champion match-up between the National Football Conference team, the San Francisco 49ers and the...
article Putting the past together, one corroded piece of metal at a time on Jamestown Island
(Virginia) -- Beneath the grass and upper layers of dirt on Jamestown Island, mysteries are often pulled from the ground piece by piece. The Jamestown Rediscovery...
article New casino proposed for southwest Virginia
(Virginia) -- A second group has announced interest in building a casino and resort in southwest Virginia. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and developer Steve...
article ‘We used to be there’: The lost history and legacy of America’s Indian School
(Virginia) -- Several years ago as debate raged over whether two feathers stuck in the College of William & Mary logo was racist, anthropologist Danielle Moretti-...
article Local libraries will bring Pulitzer Prize-nominated author to Williamsburg
(Virginia) -- Tommy Orange, author of the Pulitzer-Prize nominated book “There, There,” will visit the Williamsburg Regional Library as part of the One Book...
article Native American education at Hampton University not always a flattering legacy
(Virginia) -- The historic Wigwam building is getting a makeover. Funds from a $500,000 Department of Interior grant will be used to help preserve the three-story red-...
article State Board Of Education Rejects Native American Charter School
(Virginia) -- The State Board of Education turned down a charter school application from a group that wants to serve indigenous students in Robeson County.
article As sea levels rise, archaeological sites throughout Virginia Beach are at risk, experts say
(Virginia) -- Dotting the rural areas of Virginia Beach — teeming just below farms, fields and Back Bay islands — are a host of archaeological sites...

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