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American Gaming Association

article AGA Aims To Raise Casino Slot Jackpot Tax Reporting Threshold To ‘Realistic Level’
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s time for a change. Earlier this week, the Trump administration issued an executive order to identify regulatory reform opportunities to...
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Arizona Gaming

article Mazatzal Casino resumes business
(Arizona) -- The Tonto Apache Tribal Council reopened the Mazatzal Casino at noon, Thursday, May 21. The hotel and casino closed March 19, 11 days ahead of the state of...
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California Gaming

article Newsom to announce California casino reopening guidance
(California) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that he plans to issue reopening guidance for casinos and card rooms around June 8. This comes as some casinos, like...
article 'Dreamt of this moment': Reopening day is here for six casinos around the Coachella Valley
(California) -- Six casinos in or near the Coachella Valley are opening their doors Friday to guests who are ready to gamble on slot machines and card games, despite a...
article Casinos reopen amid pandemic
(California) -- Two regional casinos re-opened their doors to the public this week despite concerns from the county’s leading health authority and the governor of...
article More casinos to reopen in San Diego County, more restaurants and shops reopen too
(California) -- Two more tribal casinos will reopen Friday and more restaurants and shops will open their doors for in-person service, as San Diego County steps...
article Cher-Ae Heights Casino opens doors with new safety protocols during the pandemic
(California) -- Cher-Ae Heights General Manager Ryan Sundberg announced Friday the casino is opening its doors to the public. According to their website, employees have...
article Chicken Ranch Casino To Reopen Next Month
(California) -- Chicken Ranch Casino will reopen next month, and officials note that the opening will include health and safety changes for staff and customers. After...
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Catawba Nation

article Cherokee, Catawba tribes head to court over North Carolina casino
(North Carolina) -- Finding an amicable solution to a South Carolina (SC) tribe’s plans for a casino in territory claimed by a North Carolina (NC) tribe seems to...
article CN joins EBCI’s fight over trust land for casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation says it’s been granted permission to intervene in a court case between the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Chickasaw Nation

article Chickasaw Nation resumes gaming operations statewide Wednesday
(Oklahoma) -- All six Chickasaw Nation gaming facilities in the state will reopen Wednesday to limited capacities. Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby made the...
article Chickasaw Nation to reopen casinos, gaming centers May 27
(Oklahoma) -- Chickasaw Nation officials plan to begin a phased reopening of all of the tribe's casinos and gaming centers May 27. Chickasaw Nation officials said...
article WinStar to reopen Oklahoma casino on Wednesday at reduced capacity
(Oklahoma) -- WinStar World Casino and Resort will reopen Wednesday at 25% capacity, but with two months of pent-up demand from Texans who frequent the Oklahoma...
article WinStar, Riverwind casinos prepare to reopen to the public
(Oklahoma) -- Officials with the Chickasaw Nation say a pair of popular casinos will soon be opening to the public. On Friday, Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby...
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Chukchansi

article Chukchansi Gold Resort, Casino Reopening June 1
(California) -- The Chukchansi Economic Development Authority (CEDA) and the management team at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino announced Friday the property will...
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Connecticut Gaming

article Connecticut Casinos to Reopen June 1
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino both announced June 1 reopening dates with COVID-19 safety guidelines in place. Both properties will maintain...
article Lamont administration demands details from Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods on planned June 1 opening
(Connecticut) -- Gov. Ned Lamont is leaning on Connecticut’s two tribal-owned casinos that are disregarding his opposition as they plan a June 1 opening. The...
article Lamont commissioner seeks details of casino reopening plans
(Connecticut) -- In an apparent escalation of the rift between Gov. Ned Lamont and the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes, Lamont’s consumer protection...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Coquille Tribe

article Mill Casino sees successful re-open, gears up for holiday weekend
(Oregon) -- The Mill Casino in North Bend is on day four of being back in business on a limited scale since Monday. The casino was closed during the coronavirus pandemic...
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COVID-19

article COLUMN: There’s No Evidence the Spray Does Any Such Thing
(California) -- Bear River Casino Resort plans to reopen on Sunday despite repeated warnings from the county health officer, who has said that casinos — where...
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Cow Creek Tribe

article Seven Feathers reopens Friday
(Oregon) -- Seven Feathers Casino Resort reopened Friday after being closed for two months, an event that was met with enthusiasm by customers and workers alike, all...
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Fort Sill Apache

article Judge rules against Fort Sill Apache casino in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- A federal judge ruled last week against the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma that has long sought to operate a casino in New Mexico. In an opinion, U.S...
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Foxwoods

article Foxwoods lays out safety plans as casinos prepare phased reopening
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino, which announced with Mohegan Sun that they would reopening the first week of June, laid out its new safety protocols and...
article Inside Foxwoods Casino Resort Ahead of June 1 Reopening
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe announced Wednesday that they will begin reopening portions of their reservations on June 1...
article Safety measures implemented at Foxwoods ahead of reopening
(Connecticut) -- Both Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun casino are working together towards a safe reopening. Mohegan Sun announced its plans to welcome patrons...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Jamestown S’Klallam

article S’Klallam Tribe launches regular COVID-19 testing for employees at drive-through site
(Washington) -- The swab slides up one nostril, way back, far back enough to make the eyes water, and circles four times. The same for the other nostril. The swab drops...
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Morongo Tribe

article Players pack chairs as some Southern California casinos reopen
(California) -- Slot machines displayed flashing graphics and made clanging noises as patrons spun the reels and Donna Summer’s “She Works Hard for the Money...
article VIDEO: ‘We Want To Go Above And Beyond’: Morongo Casino Reopens Today With Strict New Rules
(California) -- Morongo Casino and Spa is reopening Friday afternoon, and guests who want to roll the dice will see some new changes to their game. The casino along the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Nez Perce Tribe

article Clearwater River Casino takes precautionary measures as they reopen
(Idaho) -- “We are excited to announce that the Clearwater River Casino will be opening its doors Friday,” said Kayeloni Scott, Nez Perce Tribe spokesperson...
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North Carolina Gaming

article CN joins EBCI’s fight over trust land for casino
(North Carolina) -- The Cherokee Nation says it’s been granted permission to intervene in a court case between the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article Comanche Nation, Otoe-Missouria Tribe respond to other tribes' opposition to new compacts
(Oklahoma) -- Following the April 21 signing of new gaming compacts between the State of Oklahoma and the Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouria Tribes, turmoil has followed...
article Oklahoma Tribes Write Interior Department Regarding Their New Gaming Compacts, Dismiss Sister Tribes’ Allegations
(Oklahoma) -- The two Oklahoma tribes that reached new gaming compacts last month with Governor Kevin Stitt (R) tell the US Interior Department that their casino revenue...
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Prairie Island

article Radisson Sued by Tribe Over ‘Treasure Island’ Resort Trademark
(Minnesota) -- The American Indian tribe that owns Minnesota’s Treasure Island Resort and Casino sued the same-named Las Vegas hotel for letting Radisson Hotels...
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Trinidad Rancheria

article City Pumps Brakes on Trinidad Rancheria’s Request for Water
(California) -- During a hectic and a technologically troubled Webex meeting last night, the Trinidad City Council discussed the controversial topic of water for the...
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Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk

article Black Oak Casino Resort announces June 1 reopening
(California) -- Black Oak Casino Resort in Tuolumne announced it will reopen at 10 a.m. on June 1 after being closed for more than two months due to the COVID-19...
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Wilton Rancheria

article EG casino project delayed, says Wilton Rancheria chair
(California) -- Wilton Rancheria Chairman Raymond “Chuckie” Hitchcock last week told the Citizen that impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...
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Wisconsin Oneida

article More Washington casinos resume operations with safety measures in place
(Washington) -- After being closed for two months, casinos across Washington state are starting to reopen their doors to guests. Tribal casinos are allowed to reopen on...
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Wyandotte Nation

article River Bend Casino to reopen June 1
(Oklahoma) -- The Wyandotte Nation will reopen its 7th Street Casino in Kansas City, Kansas, and River Bend Casino & Hotel in Wyandotte, Okla., June 1 with safety...
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Other News

article When will New York's casinos reopen? What Cuomo and the betting halls are saying
(New York) -- Casinos in New York were shuttered in mid-March as the coronavirus started to spread throughout the state. It could be a month or more before they reopen....
article In a pandemic, no one wants to touch it. Why cash has become the new Typhoid Mary
(USA) -- “This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private.” That’s what it says right under “Federal Reserve Note” and “...

5/21/2020

article Judge: Electronic pulltabs don't violate tribal gambling monopoly
(Minnesota) -- Electronic pulltabs, the source of public funding for U.S. Bank Stadium, survived a legal challenge Thursday by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community....
article Lucky Star Casino remains open after employee tests positive for COVID-19
(Oklahoma) -- Lucky Star officials say operations will continue after one employee tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. The Casino's updated Play It Safe...
article Casino employee fears reopening amid coronavirus pandemic
(California) -- Several of the valley's casinos are opening their doors to the public once again. The casinos reopening have implemented many safety precautions, the...
article Casino to reopen today with COVID-19 safety measures
(California) -- The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, owner and operator of the Rolling Hills Casino and Resort announced it will reopen its doors to guests 10 a.m.,...
article Pala Casino, Spa & Resort to reopen Friday after temporary coronavirus closure
(California) -- Pala Casino, Spa & Resort in northern San Diego County is among the casinos that will reopen its doors on Friday, May 22. In postings to its social...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino reopens to long lines: ‘It’s about time we can really live’
(California) -- It had the look of a good time, if these were normal times. On Thursday, long lines snaked outside of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire...
article Neighbors Have Mixed Feelings About Hard Rock Casino Reopening
(California) -- In less than 24 hours, the Hard Rock Casino in Wheatland will open its doors to the public again. But coronavirus has forced some big safety changes you...
article Bear River Casino to reopen Sunday despite public health concerns of Humboldt officials
(California) -- In a controversial move, Bear River Casino Resort said they plan to reopen their doors Sunday, May 24. "We are excited to announce we are reopening...
article Gamblers face big changes: Here's a look inside Cache Creek Casino Resort amid pandemic
(California) -- Every day, COVID-19 changes the way people interact in this world. On Wednesday, ABC7's Wayne Freedman dined in at a restaurant in Napa County, the...
article One Of Tuolumne County’s Two Casinos To Reopen Next Month
(California) -- One of Tuolumne County’s two casinos will reopen next month after being closed for over two months due to the COVID-19 crisis and customers will...
article San Manuel Casino extends coronavirus closure, implements furloughs and layoffs
(California) -- San Manuel Casino announced Thursday, May 21, that the casino’s closure because of the novel coronavirus pandemic will be extended into June and...
article Casinos plan June 1 reopening in opposition to Lamont
(Connecticut) -- The state’s tribal casinos announced Wednesday they will partially reopen their facilities on June 1, defying health experts and Gov. Ned Lamont...
article Amid skepticism from Gov. Lamont, Mohegan Sun pitches safety measures ahead of June 1 reopening
(Connecticut) -- In the face of opposition from the governor, Mohegan Sun executives Thursday sought to persuade the gambling public that it will be safe to return to...
article Indian Nation casinos open ahead of NY restrictions
(New York) -- Free of state regulations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oneida Indian Nation's Turning Stone Casino, along with two others, is tentatively set...
article New York: Oneida Nation casinos set tentative date of June 10 for reopening
(New York) -- The Oneida Nation announced a reopening plan for its three casinos in Central New York. The tentative date set for the limited, phased-in reopening of...
article Seminole Hard Rock guitar hotel glows, but casino inside still dark - for now
(Florida) -- The iconic 36-story guitar-shaped tower has continued to glow every night during the coronavirus crisis, but the slot machines have been dark and silent...
article Socially distant gambling debuts at Florida casino with glass barriers, temperature checks
(Florida) -- Gamblers got good news in Florida on Thursday as one casino in the state reopened following the coronavirus closure. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel &...
article How and when will Poarch Creek reopen casinos, resorts?
(Alabama) -- The casinos and resorts of Alabama’s only federally recognized Indian Tribe have been preparing to reopen following the coronavirus pandemic shutdown...
article Quinault Beach Resort and Casino to Reopen in Phases Starting May 26
(Washington) -- “The Quinault Indian Nation is committed to following best available science to safely reopen our businesses and the local economy,” said...
article 'We’re ready to go': Muscogee (Creek) Nation sets reopening for River Spirit, other casinos
(Oklahoma) -- River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa will reopen to the public June 1, along with eight other Muscogee (Creek) Nation casinos, officials announced Thursday...
article Choctaw Nation releases casino safety guidelines
(Oklahoma) -- The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Casino released guidelines that will be followed during the reopening of casinos owned by the tribe. Earlier this month, the...
article Grand reopening of Downstream Casino in Oklahoma brings travelers from the Ozarks
(Oklahoma) -- Downstream Casino, located just across the Missouri-Oklahoma state line, reopened after being shut down nearly two months due to the pandemic. The casino...
article All Chickasaw Nation casinos to open gaming floors at 25% capacity
(Oklahoma) -- Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby announced this week that the Chickasaw Nation plans to begin implementing a phased reopening of casinos, other...
article Decision In Tribe's Case Pending After Judge Hears Arguments
(Washington D.C.) -- A decision with implications for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s sovereignty over reservation lands is pending after federal Judge Paul L....
article Mackinaw City casino to reopen for Memorial Day weekend
(Michigan) -- A casino in Mackinaw City will be open in time for Memorial Day weekend. Odawa Casino Mackinaw will reopen at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 22, for those 21 and...
article Firekeepers Casino Hotel examines 10-year social and economic impact
(Michigan) -- In December 2019, the FireKeepers Local Revenue Sharing Board received the Socioeconomic Indicators and Economic Impact Analysis of FireKeepers Casino...
article Little River Casino Resort reopening June 1
(Michigan) -- The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians plans to reopen the Little River Casino Resort at 8 a.m. on June 1. The LRBOI voluntarily closed the Little River...
article Mill Casino sees successful re-open, gears up for holiday weekend
(Oregon) -- The casino was closed during the coronavirus pandemic. The Mill Casino's Tourism and Content Manager, Katherine Hoppe, said they reached their restricted...
article Spirit Mountain Casino to reopen on June 1 with additional safety measures in place
(Oregon) -- The Spirit Mountain Casino and Lodge is scheduled to reopen on June 1 after being closed for more than two months. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde...
article Judge Rules Against Fort Sill Apache Casino in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- A federal judge ruled last week against the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma that has long sought to operate a casino in New Mexico. In an opinion, U.S...
article North Star Mohican Casino to reopen Tuesday. Guests must wear masks, get temperature checked
(Wisconsin) -- The North Star Mohican Casino Resort will reopen Tuesday after closing for more than two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The casino, which is run by...
article Nurses Receive Milkshake Donation Courtesy Of Pechanga
(California) -- In honor of National Nurses' Week, Pechanga and its Steak N' Shake franchise donated and dropped off 350 frosty milkshakes for the nurses at...
article Hellenikon Casino Bidder Mohegan Seeking $100 Million Loan
(Greece) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MG&E), the only bidder left for a casino for the long-stalled 8-billion euro ($8.78 billion) development of the...

5/20/2020

article Lucky Star Casino: Employee tests positive for COVID-19
(Oklahoma) -- Lucky Star Casino officials recently sent out a letter to all employees saying operations will continue after one employee tested positive for COVID-19...
article Native Tribe Could Lose Its Land Under New Trump Administration Guidelines
(Washington D.C.) -- Taking up whether the Trump administration can revoke reservation status for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe that welcomed the pilgrims in 1620, a...
article Agua Caliente casinos in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage to reopen on Friday. Here's what to expect
(California) -- The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced on Wednesday it will reopen the doors to its casinos in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage at noon on...
article Casino Pauma To Remain Closed, Bucking Local Tribal Casino Trend
(California) -- Casino Pauma announced Wednesday that it will remain closed for the time being in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, bucking the trend of many...
article What is the future of casinos in 'A New California'
(California) -- Let the betting begin. We’re less than two days away until a few tribal casinos reopen their doors, including Morongo Casino Resort & Spa near...
article TRIBAL LEADERS: In Response: Casinos reopening is a matter of sovereignty
(California) -- Re “San Diego County casinos are about to gamble with patrons’ lives” (May 14): Your editorial board has expressed concern over the...
article VIDEO: How The Hard Rock Casino & Hotel Sacramento At Fire Mountain Is Preparing To Reopen
(California) -- They have been scrubbing and sanitizing ever since the stay at home order went into effect.
article Connecticut casinos Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods plan to begin reopening from coronavirus shutdown June 1
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe announced Wednesday that they will begin reopening their reservations — and their...
article Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods to open June 1, ignoring opposition from Gov. Ned Lamont who calls move ‘incredibly risky’
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s two tribal-owned casinos said Wednesday they will open portions of their entertainment complexes June 1 despite opposition from Gov...
article Mohegan Sun Tribal Owners Get Pushback on 14% Casino Rescue Loan
(Wall Street) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment is trying to hammer out an agreement to borrow another $100 million to keep its shuttered casinos afloat after...
article MORON ALERT: Butler responds to Emanuel’s claim that casinos’ economic impact is small
(Connecticut) -- odney Butler, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, which owns Foxwoods Resort Casino, took exception to remarks an adviser to Gov. Ned Lamont...
article Financial hit prompts Seneca Nation to cut member annuity payments
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation has been hit by the COVID virus, not just in illness and death but also in the fiscal resources which support Nation members. The Nation...
article Before Oneida Nation released its casino reopening plan, county leaders were briefed and gave it rave reviews
(New York) -- Three weeks from Wednesday, the Turning Stone Resort Casino will welcome gamblers and diners back after being closed for more than two months. But before...
article Miccosukee Tribe aims to host 1,000 gamblers safely in casino
(Florida) -- Billy Cypress, the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida chairman, said he was grateful to the gamblers who were not afraid to visit the casino during the...
article Socially distanced slots, masks in the casino — How Miccosukee gambling looks amid COVID-19
(Florida) -- When Miccosukee Resort & Gaming opened its doors on Sunday, close to 2,000 people flocked to the west Miami-Dade casino to try their luck at the poker...
article Gambling looks different as casinos reopen from coronavirus lockdowns. What changed?
(Idaho) -- As coronavirus restrictions ease across the country, casinos are reopening their doors — but the gambling experience looks a little different. After...
article Lummi Nation’s Silver Reef Casino Resort to reopen to the public Friday in Ferndale
(Washington) -- The Silver Reef Casino Resort will begin to reopen Thursday, May 21, with a “soft opening” for Lummi Nation members, according to a casino...
article Muckleshoot Casino Announces Reopening
(Washington) -- Despite concerns from the governor’s office, four casinos reopened Monday. Three casinos reopened the week prior. Now the Muckleshoot Casino has...
article Tulalip Resort Casino and Quil Ceda Creek to open Tuesday
(Washington) -- With safety measures in place, Tulalip Resort Casino and Quil Ceda Creek Casino will reopen Tuesday at noon, the Tulalip Tribes announced Wednesday. The...
article Casino draws crowd for reopening
(Oregon) -- For the first time in two months, the Mill Casino was once again busy. “We had a few extra folks than we normally do and everybody really worked well...
article Kickapoo Casino in Shawnee and Harrah open today with new guidelines
(Oklahoma) -- Kickapoo Casino in Shawnee and Harrah is opening back up to the public. They will open Wednesday, May, 20 at from 8:00 a.m. to midnight. They will open...
article Winstar to reopen 'soon' at limited capacity
(Oklahoma) -- Winstar World Casino and Resort, Border Casino and other businesses owned by the Chickasaw Nation are to be reopened soon, Chickasaw Gov. Bill Anoatubby...
article Clearwater River Casino & Lodge to Re-Open Friday, May 22 With Designated Protocols & Hours
(Idaho) -- The Clearwater River Casino & Lodge (Casino) ceased operations back on March 18, 2020 as a safety precaution in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since...
article Navajo Nation casinos remain closed amid COVID-19 pandemic
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation’s casinos will stay closed into next month, a decision that is in line with the tribe’s partial government closure and a...
article Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison casino to reopen next week
(Wisconsin) -- Ho-Chunk Gaming-Madison will reopen on Wednesday, May 27, utilizing an effectual safety and sanitation plan, Ho-Chunk Nation President Marlon White Eagle...
article Indigenous owned casino closures costing millions
(Edmonton) -- While some businesses and recreational centres have already opened up across the country, casinos remain closed. One of those with their doors shut is the...
article Cherokee sues feds over Catawba decision
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has filed a federal lawsuit over a recent decision from the U.S. Department of the Interior that would pave the...
article Project Roomkey trailers arrive at Wilton Rancheria casino site
(California) -- The site of Wilton Rancheria’s proposed $500 million casino-resort has a new look. Ten trailers were placed on the site near Highway 99 and...
article Coronavirus Shut Down the ‘Experience Economy.’ Can It Come Back?
(California) -- A quandary is lurking at the heart of the efforts to revive the economy. In recent decades, a growing share of job growth and gross domestic product has...
article App Lets Muscogee (Creek) Nation Employees Identify Symptoms
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation employees returning to work will have a new tool to monitor their health. Tribal health officials are partnering with RespirCare...

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