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Smokers' pleasure counts in new U.S. tobacco rules

WASHINGTON – Buried deep in the federal government’s voluminous new tobacco regulations is a little-known economic analysis with a potentially poisonous outcome for public policy. It assumes that the benefits from reducing smoking have to be weighed against the loss in pleasure that smokers suffer when they give up their habit....

 

Gov. Dayton orders state agencies to dramatically increase hiring of disabled workers

Gov. Mark Dayton has directed state agencies to hire more employees with disabilities, seeking to reverse an alarming decline in the state’s hiring of disabled people....

 

VA deputy secretary: Long wait times for veterans to get health care can be fixed in 2 years

DENVER — Long wait times for veterans to get health care can be cleared up in two years, along with investigations of employees accused of falsifying data to hide the problem, Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said Wednesday....

 

Court: Public workers can challenge job evaluations under data law

The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that public employees can challenge a bad performance review under the state’s government records law, in a decision that could affect a 350,000-member workforce that ranges from teachers and clerks to police officers and state-employed scientists....

 

Inmates at Ohio women's prison dump lunches in garbage after another discovery of maggots

MARYSVILLE, Ohio — Officials say about 1,000 inmates at a central Ohio women's prison dumped their lunches in the trash after another discovery of maggots in the serving area....

 

Red Lake Band and Oshkiimaajitahdah announce intention for Tribal TANF Program

On Friday, July 25, 2014, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians and Oshkiimaajitahdah announced their intention to operate a Tribal TANF Program. One of the requirements was to have a 45-day viewing and comment period for the proposed TANF Plan. The mission statement of the program developed by the staff at Oshkiimaajitahdah...

 
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Red Lake Inaugural Ceremony - Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 9 AM

Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians Inaugural Ceremony - Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 9 AM Tribal Secretary-Elect Don R. Cook, Sr. Tribal Treasurer-Elect Annette Johnson Redby Representative, Julius Thunder Red Lake Representative Roman Stately, Jr. Little Rock Representative Robert Reynolds A public swearing-in ceremony will be...

 

Nearly two-thirds of First Nations haven't disclosed finances to Ottawa

One week after a new legal deadline, nearly two-thirds of Canada’s First Nations have not yet provided Ottawa detailed financial information – including how much chiefs and councillors are paid....

 

Police Protection in CT Increases: Tribes Can Now Arrest Non-Natives

On Friday, August 1, 27 members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police received the power to arrest non-Natives on tribal land. “Up until now they could only hold and detain non-tribal members until the state police could come and make the arrest,” William Satti, director of public affairs for the Mashantucket Pequot Nation, said at a swearing-in ceremony heralding the...

 

Line 9 blockade halts work on Enbridge pipeline

Protesters set up a blockade at an Enbridge pipeline site in southwestern Ontario on Tuesday, disrupting work on what is called Line 9....

 

Shiprock woman sentenced to federal prison for aiding in arson

FARMINGTON — The U.S. District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday that a 33-year-old Shiprock woman accused of helping her brother burn a house down has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison....

 

Tribal Election held Saturday

Members of the Santee Sioux Tribe re-elected Anthony Reider to the chairman’s seat after Saturday’s general election held at Eastman Hall....

 

Archaeologists piece together evidence of bloody apocalypse in 12th century America

After building a thriving society over centuries, one Native American society in the 12th century underwent a violent collapse that left the southwestern region of what is now the U.S. virtually depopulated....

 

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Second Chief Roger Barnett charged with embezzlement

OKMULGEE, Okla. - Charges have been filed against a high-ranking official of the Muskogee (Creek) Nation....

 

Native American tribal official arrested for embezzlement

TULSA, Okla. – A high-ranking figure in a local Native American tribe has been arrested by the FBI....

 

Franklin grad Shoni Schimmel makes her first Northwest appearance in three years Thursday when WNBA's Atlanta Dream plays at Seattle

The WNBA's Seattle Storm are traveling on a rocky path these days, having lost seven of their past eight games. Yet Thursday night's game against the Atlanta Dream is a near sellout of KeyArena's 9,686 seats....

 

Shoni Schimmel returns to her Northwest home

Shoni Schimmel's distinctive style of play first took shape on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in northeast Oregon....

 

County, tribe agreed on juvenile jail beds

KINGMAN — Juveniles arrested by the Fort Mojave tribal police will be held at the juvenile detention center in Kingman....

 

City has cut funding to center that helps homeless Native Americans

Shortly after, officials from the Navajo Nation met with city officials. Read more: http://www.koat.com/news/city-has-cut-funding-to-center-that-helps-homeless-native-americans/27322388#ixzz39i2gC3nG...

 

Federal agency orders fixes at Winnebago Indian Hospital or it'll pull Medicare funding

WINNEBAGO, Neb. (AP) — Federal authorities are giving a northeast Nebraska hospital less than three months to make corrections before they pull Medicare funding....

 

First Nations poverty troubles Thunder Bay man

A Thunder Bay man says he had to "do something" after hearing first-hand about living conditions in northern First Nations communities....

 

Ojibwe language project takes flight

Be it a tweet, a chirp or a whistle, the birdsong has long been an instrumental piece in nature and part of Minnesota history....

 

Meet Redbone, the Native American Rock Band Behind That Guardians of the Galaxy Song

If you saw Guardians of the Galaxy last weekend — and from the looks of it, that appears to be most of you — you likely found yourself grooving along with Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill to the song he plays during one of the film's opening scenes while simultaneously wondering, Who sings this again? Thanks to Star-Lord and his Awesome Mixtape No. 1, we now know more than we...

 

Evacuations ordered for wildfire on Colville Reservation

LEAVENWORTH — Officials fighting a new wildfire complex on a Colville Indian Reservation have issued an urgent evacuation notice for about 20 homes....

 

East Coast First Nation risks losing fire department over lack of funds

A lack of funding could mean the end of a fire department on a reserve in Nova Scotia....

 

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