Native Americans

FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke rides a horse in the new Bears Ears National Monument near Blanding, Utah. Zinke on Monday, June 12, 2017, recommended that the new national monument in Utah be reduced in size and said Congress should step in to designate how selected areas of the 1.3 million-acre site are managed. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP, File)
June 13, 2017 - 2:59 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to downsize the new Bears Ears National Monument in Utah was applauded by the state's top Republican leaders but marked a stinging setback for a coalition of Western tribes that pushed for protection of lands they consider sacred...
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June 12, 2017 - 4:56 pm
DENVER (AP) — Government investigators say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had no rules for working around old mines when the agency inadvertently triggered a massive spill from a Colorado mine that polluted rivers in three states. The EPA's Office of Inspector General said Monday the...
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This Jan. 26, 1965 file photo shows Mildred Loving and her husband Richard P Loving. Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving’s landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U.S., some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans. (AP Photo)
June 12, 2017 - 4:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving's landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U.S., some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans...
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This Jan. 26, 1965 file photo shows Mildred Loving and her husband Richard P Loving. Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving’s landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U.S., some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans. (AP Photo)
June 11, 2017 - 9:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving's landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U.S., some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans...
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May 31, 2017 - 6:30 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, which is expected to begin shipping oil on Thursday, will face scrutiny later this summer on whether it violated North Dakota rules during construction. The three-member North Dakota Public Service Commission is looking into...
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Tribal leaders from the Pacific Northwest pose for a picture during a meeting of the Members of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians in Portland, Ore., Thursday, May 25, 2017. The group held a news conference during their annual convention to criticize cuts to Native American programs in President Donald Trump's proposed budget that they say will devastate tribes across the U.S. Front row, from left, are Cheryl Kennedy, vice chairwoman of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde; Carina Miller, councilwoman with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs; and Fawn Sharp, president of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians. Back row, from left, are Timothy Ballew, member of the Lummi Nation; Mel Sheldon, councilman with the Tulalip Tribes and Gary Burke, chairman of the board of trustees for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
May 25, 2017 - 6:28 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dozens of Native American tribes in six Western states expressed outrage Thursday at President Trump's proposed budget cuts to American Indian programs, saying they would erase significant progress on child welfare and climate change and gut social services and education on...
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May 24, 2017 - 2:37 pm
FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota jury on Wednesday cleared a consultant on trial for drug charges after he helped an American Indian tribe pursue a marijuana resort on tribal land. Eric Hagen, a consultant who worked with the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, had faced charges of conspiracy to...
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Alaska state Rep. David Eastman speaks during a House floor session on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Juneau, Alaska, after a motion was made to censure him for comments he recently made about abortions that many considered to be offensive and hurtful. The House later in the day voted to censure him. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
May 10, 2017 - 11:05 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House voted Wednesday to censure a Republican member over comments he made suggesting there are women in Alaska who try to get pregnant to get a "free trip to the city" for abortions. The House voted 25-14 to take the highly unusual step of censure after hours of...
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May 06, 2017 - 2:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department has identified 27 national monuments, mostly in Western states, that it is reviewing for possible changes to the protections created by Republican and Democratic presidents over the past two decades. President Donald Trump ordered the review last month,...
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May 01, 2017 - 7:04 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska village blamed for fueling alcohol-related problems on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation remained a virtual ghost town Monday as mental health and substance abuse advocates arrived to help people at risk of suffering from withdrawal. The advocates found...
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