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Cowlitz Tribe

article Tribe offers gambling addiction services
(8/20/2018)
(Washington) -- Before ilani even opened in April 2017, the Cowlitz Tribe promised it would fund therapy for compulsive gamblers. That service became a reality this...
1 Article on this Issue

Bigfoot

article Speaking of Bigfoot: Inaugural Kitsap Sasquatch Symposium draws seekers, skeptics
(8/19/2018)
(Washington) -- Beyond the cling and clang of slot machines, past the large central bar, sports-slathered TV screens ablaze (if you reach the bathrooms you’ve gone too...
1 Article on this Issue

eSports

article Investor sues esports gambling startup Unikrn, alleging securities violation
(8/19/2018)
(Washington) -- Seattle-based esports gambling startup Unikrn -- which is backed by the likes of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Ashton Kutcher -- is being sued by...
article Expert calls for eSports industry to embrace gambling after leading publisher Valve demands ban on betting sponsorships
(8/15/2018)
(Washington) -- Leading eSports publisher Valve has instructed professional Dota 2 teams competing in next month’s The International 8 to stop accepting...
article Valve wants TI8 teams to turn down gambling sponsorships
(8/14/2018)
(Washington) -- As the top teams in Dota 2 gear up for the biggest tournament of the year, the game’s developer has laid out some changes for the professional...
article SOOD: Esports legitimizes itself — it doesn’t need the Olympics
(8/4/2018)
(Washington) -- When table tennis was added to the Olympic Games in 1988, its proponents had spent 57 years pushing for its inclusion. But what may surprise you is that...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

article Mark Cuban-Backed Unikrn ICO Sued by Disgruntled Investor
(8/17/2018)
(Washington) -- Unikrn, an esports gambling startup that raised approximately $31 million through an initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017, has become the latest ICO-...
article Suit alleges Unikrn initial coin offering broke SEC rules, esports betting startup calls claim meritless
(8/16/2018)
(Washington) -- Unikrn, the Seattle-area esports betting startup, is being sued on allegations that the company skirted federal regulations during its initial coin...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Colville Tribe

article Tribe restricts access to reservation because of fire danger
(8/16/2018)
(Washington) -- All access to the Colville Indian Reservation is being restricted to certain roads because of very high fire danger, limited fire suppression resources...
article Fire danger alerts issued for Colville reservation
(8/14/2018)
(Washington) -- Very high to extreme fire danger alerts have been issued for the Colville Indian Reservation and the state has increased fire danger ratings for several...
article Two new wolf packs confirmed on Colville Indian Reservation
(8/8/2018)
(Washington) -- Two new wolf packs were confirmed on the Colville Indian Reservation this week. Colville Confederated Tribes Fish and Wildlife found that the alpha male...
article Colville Tribes Urges Priority of Native Nations For New FCC Licenses
(8/7/2018)
(Washington) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, in its official comments, has urged the Federal Communications Commission to give top priority for...
article Tribal member pitches drones to Okanogan Valley orchardists
(8/3/2018)
(Washington) -- Since they were accidentally introduced to British Columbia in the 1900’s, codling moths have been a thorn in the side of apple orchard farm owners...
article Jim Boyd's greatest hits album released online
(7/31/2018)
(Washington) -- Though physical copies are not yet available, a 17-track "Greatest Hits" album by Jim Boyd is available on Apple Music. The CD features several...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Redwolf Pope

article Man charged with rape of unconscious women in Capitol Hill apartment
(8/16/2018)
(Washington) -- A Capitol Hill man has been charged with the rape of two unconscious women and detectives are still hoping to identify one of the victims in a case...
1 Article on this Issue

Lummi Nation

article Port of Port Townsend aims to develop joint request to help orcas
(8/15/2018)
(Washington) -- The three Port of Port Townsend commissioners, concerned about the number of chinook salmon available for the declining southern resident orca population...
article Scientists Are Trying Desperately to Save a Starving Orca. Will Their Efforts Pay Off?
(8/15/2018)
(Washington) -- A specialized response team in northwest Washington made a valiant attempt last weekend to save a starving young killer whale (Orcinus orca) named...
article Live salmon released for ailing killer whale but she doesn’t eat
(8/13/2018)
(Washington) -- Marine researchers working to save an ailing killer whale have released live salmon into waters in front of the free-swimming orca. But they did not see...
article Scientists deliver salmon to ailing orca J50
(8/13/2018)
(Washington) -- Scientists and the Lummi Nation deployed live salmon to ailing orca J50 off the coast of San Juan Island on Sunday. National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
article 3-Year-Old Killer Whale Is Starving, and Biologists Don't Know Why
(8/8/2018)
(Washington) -- It's all hands on deck as biologists, fishermen and concerned citizens try to come up with the best plan possible for saving a wild, starving killer...
article That pain you feel about orcas? The Lummi know it well
(8/8/2018)
(Washington) -- Helping our relatives. That’s what Darrell Hillaire calls the project to offer salmon to the young whale known as J50. Hillaire is a member of the...
article 'It's family,' say Lummi tribe members trying to save starving orca
(8/7/2018)
(Washington) -- The effort to save a sick, starving orca named J50 is a personal mission for Aaron Hillaire and Malcolm Owings of the Lummi Tribe. “Hundreds and...
article Veterinarians Grapple With How To Save A Starving Orca
(8/7/2018)
(Washington) -- An emaciated orca from the Pacific Northwest’s critically-endangered resident killer whale population could get a pole injection of medicine under...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Yakama Nation

article Appeals court rules cigarette company must pay federal taxes
(8/15/2018)
(Washington) -- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a cigarette manufacturer on the Yakama Nation Indian Reservation is on the hook for $58 million in...
article Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals: Yakama cigarette manufacture must pay federal taxes
(8/14/2018)
(Washington) -- Yakama cigarette manufacturer King Mountain is still on the hook for $58 million in unpaid federal excise taxes, penalties and interest, the Ninth...
article Ninth Circuit Nails Tribe for $58 Million in Cigarette Taxes
(8/13/2018)
(Washington) -- The federal government can collect $58 million in delinquent taxes from a Native American tribal member’s tobacco business, a Ninth Circuit panel...
article Yakama Nation Declares Emergency After Friday Fire
(8/13/2018)
(Washington) -- Residents in White Swan who were forced from their homes on Friday night were back in their homes on Saturday after firefighters were able to contain a...
article Yakama Nation DJ delivers a message in his 10-minute film 
‘Guardian Ancestor’
(7/31/2018)
(Washington) -- As he stood in the Yakama Nation Winter Lodge with young men and women filming a documentary about huckleberries, Ryan Craig offered a little advice to...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Tulalip Tribe

article School Bash helps supply Tulalip students
(8/14/2018)
(Washington) -- Nearly 2,000 Native American students will get some help from The Tulalip Tribes to prepare for the coming school year. They will attend the annual...
article Remedy Tulalip cannabis shop opens: Tulalip-owned enterprise one of 1st in Indian Country in the U.S.
(8/10/2018)
(Washington) -- The Tulalip Tribes opened the doors to Remedy Tulalip Friday, becoming one of the first legalized marijuana dispensaries in Indian Country in the U.S.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article Tulalip Tribes are latest to join retail marijuana industry
(8/12/2018)
(Washington) -- "This isn't your average neighborhood cannabis store," the Tulalip Tribes said as they prepared to join the marijuana industry. The public...
article Tulalip Tribes opening marijuana store on reservation
(8/11/2018)
(Washington) -- The first Tulalip Tribes retail cannabis store opens Friday. Remedy Tulalip is among the first cannabis dispensaries in the U.S. to open on a reservation...
article $20 million in profits? Tulalip Tribe open retail cannabis store, Remedy Tulalip
(8/9/2018)
(Washington) -- Jonathan Teeters, the Assistant General Manager of Remedy Tulalip — a new state-of-the-art retail recreational cannabis store, with 70 employees...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Trump's 9th Circuit Court nominee has record of litigating cases against Tribes
(8/9/2018)
(Washington) -- President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Eric D. Miller, is a highest-honors graduate of two major universities, has...
1 Article on this Issue

Mental Health

article Tribes call for community members to wear purple and turquoise, honoring suicide prevention, Saturday at Stampede
(8/8/2018)
(Washington) -- This year the jockeys in the World Famous Suicide Race will be wearing turquoise and blue ribbons on the left side of their competition numbers in a...
article Business council acts on suicide resolution
(8/7/2018)
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council has authorized its chairman to declare a state of emergency concerning recent youth and adult suicides on the reservation.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Water Issues

article EPA reconsiders Washington state’s contentious water rules
(8/8/2018)
(Washington) -- The Environmental Protection Agency is reconsidering water quality standards it approved for Washington state two years ago, taking up a review requested...
1 Article on this Issue

Kalispel Tribe

article Kalispel Tribal Utilities to Deploy Itron OpenWay® Riva Solution
(8/7/2018)
(Washington) -- Itron, Inc, which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, signed a contract with Kalispel Tribal Utilities to deploy Itron...
article Indian Reservation Community Lands $43M Financing
(8/1/2018)
(Washington) -- KeyBank’s Community Development Lending and Investment Group (KCDLI), along with KeyBank Real Estate Capital (KBREC) have provided TWG Development...
article Washington state tribe uses bond proceeds for expansion projects
(7/31/2018)
(Washington) -- A small Native American tribe located near Spokane, Washington, has closed a $53.5 million bond deal that will allow it to pursue several capital...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Nooksack Tribe

article A 'banana republic' no more? Nooksack Tribe claims turnaround on disenrollment drama
(8/7/2018)
(Washington) -- The Nooksack Tribe is claiming victory in a long-running disenrollment dispute after a federal judge dismissed a novel lawsuit filed by a group of ousted...
article Nooksack Officials Beat Tribe Members' RICO Suit [sub req]
(7/31/2018)
(Washington) -- A Washington federal judge on Tuesday tossed a suit by Nooksack Indian Tribe members alleging tribal officials conspired to disenroll them, saying that...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Puyallup Tribe

article Lute paddles with fellow Samish tribal members for first locally hosted canoe journey in 20 years
(8/7/2018)
(Washington) -- Before Kelly Hall ’16 and the rest of her Samish canoe family paddled their final strokes through the Hylebos Waterway, Hall did something no one...
article The tribal canoe journey: Revitalizing the coast Salish cultures
(8/7/2018)
(Washington) -- More than 108 canoes arrived on the shore of Tacoma on July 28 and started the weeklong celebration in Puyallup of food, cultural exchanges,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Snoqualmie Tribe

article Seattle Poker Players Cry Foul Over Lost Tribal Casino Jackpot Fund
(8/6/2018)
(Washington) -- What’s the fate of a Seattle, Washington player-funded jackpot when a poker room closes? That’s what customers at the Snoqualmie Casino, just...
article Poker players in Washington state claim casino dealt them a raw hand
(8/5/2018)
(Washington) -- Poker players who frequent a Washington state casino said they are getting ripped off. The players, who frequent the Snoqualmie Casino, said they have...
article Poker Players Upset After Poker Room Closes Without Paying Out Entire Promotional Fund
(8/4/2018)
(Washington) -- The Thursday closure of a small four-table poker room in a tribal casino in the state of Washington has some poker players upset. Per a report, the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Spokane Tribe

article LETTER: Amazon exceptions
(8/6/2018)
(Washington) -- The June 16, 2017, county lawsuit against building the Spokane Tribe Casino concluded that flights into Fairchild would be less safe due to the lighting...
1 Article on this Issue

Muckleshoot Tribe

article Washington casino working on app to allow gambling from home
(7/31/2018)
(Washington) -- A local casino is testing a new app that lets gamblers place bets from the comfort of their own home. Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn is developing an app...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Standing Rock Medic Bus Is Now a Traveling Decolonized Pharmacy
(7/30/2018)
(Washington) -- There was something familiar and comforting about the bus. A crowd of people painted green vines and flowers on the exterior as it sat parked in a field...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Tribe restricts access to reservation because of fire danger
(8/18/2018)
(Washington) -- All access to the Colville Indian Reservation is being restricted to certain roads because of very high fire danger, limited fire suppression resources...
article She Nah Nam Seafood Protects Fishers, Fish
(8/16/2018)
(Washington) -- Since the Nisqually’s Chinook fishery opened earlier this month, tribal fishers have been harvesting salmon Sunday through Tuesday, and will be...
article Black Belt Eagle Scout shares new song “Just Lie Down”: Stream
(8/15/2018)
(Washington) -- On her debut album as Black Belt Eagle Scout, buzzing songwriter Katherine Paul seeks to explore her unique experiences as both a queer feminist and...
article Orca back to feeding, frolicking after carrying dead calf
(8/13/2018)
(Washington) -- Researchers say an endangered killer whale that drew international attention as she carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks is finally...
article This Weekend’s Klamath Salmon Festival Will Feature Klamath Salmon
(8/13/2018)
(Washington) -- Let those fish run through! After two years of Klamath salmon-less Klamath Salmon Festivals, the Yurok Tribe announced today that the 2018 event will...
article Two Spokane men arrested at Omak Stampede
(8/13/2018)
(Washington) -- Friday night at the Omak Stampede went from bad to worse for two Spokane men. Around 10 p.m. after the Stampede Race, several law enforcement officers...
article SWW Fair: Rodeo Brings Wild Horse Race to Western Washington For First Time in Decades
(8/13/2018)
(Washington) -- No one in western Washington has officially raced wild horses in decades, but that will change this year at the Southwest Washington Fair. The 2018 Rodeo...
article Yakama Nation declares state of emergency in response to White Swan fire.
(8/12/2018)
(Washington) -- The Yakama Nation declared a state of emergency in response to a range fire in White Swan that destroyed at least two homes, burned over 1,000 acres and...
article After 17 days and 1,000 miles, mother orca Tahlequah drops her dead calf
(8/12/2018)
(Washington) -- Tahlequah the mother orca is no longer carrying her dead calf. “J35 frolicked past my window today with other J pod whales, and she looks vigorous...
article Grieving orca mom lets go of dead calf after carrying it for more than 2 weeks
(8/12/2018)
(Washington) -- An orca mom who carried the corpse of her calf for at least 17 days in mourning has released it. Ken Balcomb, executive director of the Center for Whale...
article EDITORIAL: Targeting sea lions is a shrewd and responsible step for saving salmon runs
(8/12/2018)
(Washington) -- Those who oppose the killing of sea lions that gobble up Northwest salmon are right about at least one thing: The marine mammals are not the only factors...
article County Commissioners meet with Quileute Tribal Council
(8/11/2018)
(Washington) -- On Wednesday, July 25 Clallam County Commissioners; Bill Peach, Randy Johnson and Mark Ozias met in La Push with Quileute Tribal Council members James...
article The stunning, devastating, weeks-long journey of an orca and her dead calf
(8/11/2018)
(Washington) -- A grieving orca was spotted off the coast of Washington state Thursday, carrying her stillborn calf through the Pacific Ocean for the 17th day in a...
article Teams trying to save ailing orca practice feeding live fish
(8/11/2018)
(Washington) -- Teams taking drastic measures to save a young, ailing killer whale loaded up two boats with fat live salmon as the sun rose Friday and rushed to waters...
article Final pact made for Elwha facility: Multi-million dollar settlement has Port Angeles taking over on Tuesday
(8/8/2018)
(Washington) -- In what was described as a “final piece” of dam removal, the National Park Service has reached a settlement with the city of Port Angeles over...
article Pearl Jam raising $11 million to fight homelessness. So where does the money go?
(8/8/2018)
(Washington) -- The Pearl Jam Home Shows are expected to raise more than $11 million to fight homelessness, according to concert organizers. Donations are still coming...
article Pearl Jam’s benefit concerts will do more than just raise millions for Seattle homelessness crisis
(8/7/2018)
(Washington) -- You might know Pearl Jam as the world's most famous grunge band, or the soundtrack of your adolescent angst, or a group of talented yet totally...
article Feeding a wild orca: Inside the practice run to save the ailing killer whale J50
(8/6/2018)
(Washington) -- The Lummi Nation launched a practice run to feed a starving young orca in the wild. The orca is in the same southern-resident orca pod as J35, or...
article King County sends research vessel to help save sick orca
(8/6/2018)
(Washington) -- State, federal and tribal coalitions are working together to help the endangered southern resident orca population in Northwest waters. Now King County...
article From Indian Country Comes Word: 'Native Business' Wants to Empower Native Entrepreneurship
(8/6/2018)
(Washington) -- Gary and Carmen Davis are a husband-wife entrepreneurial team with a string of business ventures to their credit (Red Vinyl Records, Litefoot Enterprises...

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