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Kansas college president accused of muting free speech fired

May. 13, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The embattled president of Haskell Indian Nations University has been fired following an internal investigation into complaints that he violated the free speech rights of faculty and students. Ronald Graham, who began his presidency in May 2020,...

Vermont Senate joins House in eugenics apology

May. 13, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Senate has joined the House in passing a resolution apologizing to Vermonters, their families and descendants who were harmed by state-sanctioned eugenics policies and practices that led to sterilizations. Some Vermonters of mixed...

Suit challenges restaurant aid priority to women, minorities

May. 12, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A conservative legal outfit filed a lawsuit Wednesday against President Joe Biden's administration for its prioritization of restaurants and bars owned by women and certain minorities in its COVID-19 relief package, arguing white men are being “pushed to the back...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

May. 12, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 10 The Washington Post on a school bombing and Afghanistan's future: The horrific bombing of a school for girls in Kabul on Saturday was a grim presage of the...

Rare plants to be reviewed amid New Mexico oil and gas fight

May. 12, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will take a closer look at two rare plants found only in northwestern New Mexico to see if they warrant protection under the federal Endangered Species Act as environmentalists push to stop oil and gas development in the region. ...

State moving forward with plans to allow sports gambling

May. 12, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. (AP) — State gambling officials and the Kalispel Tribe of Indians have reached an agreement that would allow sports gambling to occur at Northern Quest Resort. A tribal spokesman said Tuesday the move is one of the biggest developments for the...

Tribal casinos in Las Vegas seen reaching a milestone moment

May. 12, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The purchase by a California-based Native American tribe of a casino resort just off the Las Vegas Strip is being seen a milestone in the evolution of Indian casino ownership in city at the center of U.S. gambling. “Who doesn’t want to be in Las...

Tribal leader says pandemic has increased drug abuse

May. 12, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Native Americans in Wisconsin are struggling to overcome increased drug abuse related to the COVID-19 pandemic, a tribal leader said in the annual State of the Tribes address. Speaking to Assembly lawmakers at the Capitol Tuesday afternoon, Lac du...

Montana landmarks named for Confederate leader questioned

May. 11, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Multiple groups have asked the federal government to rename three Montana geographic features currently named after a Confederate Civil War leader and proponent of slavery. The groups — the Montana Racial Equity Project, the Confederated Salish...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

May. 11, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 7, 2021. Editorial: ‘He should be fired!’ Olathe North coach needs to go after using n-word Pete Flood, head baseball coach at Olathe North High School, needs to be fired after aiming the n-word at the only Black player on...