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Slotted for development (VIRGINIA) -- This sleepy beach town along the Potomac River was a bustling hot spot a half-century ago

Rule out slot machines as an education jackpot (VIRGINIA) -- Virginia Gov. Mark Warner plans to come out strong, it appears, for tax restructuring as the salvation for under-funded schools.

Virginia Racing Bill Clears House of Delegates (VIRGINIA) -- While many Virginia horsemen were digging out from the President's Day weekend snowstorm, a bill to rework the Virginia Racing Act cleared the floor of the House of Delegates by a 54-42 vote.

Tribe defends casino near Arlington:-- Neighbors fearing a new tribal casino will bring an end to their rural lifestyle here have been protesting the idea and met Friday night at the Bryant Grange to talk about future strategy.

Candidates spar over gambling (WEST VIRGINIA) -- Video gambling machines may fatten state coffers, but they're still controversial.

Monocans Say Meet Was Promising (VIRGINIA) -- Six Virginia Indian tribes, including the Monocans of Amherst County, have gone back to Washington to seek federal recognition. This time they came back with more hope a decision will come soon.

Administration opposes recognition of Va. Indian tribes:The Bush administration opposes a bill granting federal recognition to six Indian tribes in Virginia.

Mega Millions grows (VIRGINIA) -- The jackpot in the multistate Mega Millions lottery drawing has grown to $78 million for Tuesday's drawing.

PERSPECTIVES - We shouldn’t have (Indian) trust in the Supreme Court: "...the law is just what judges, congressmen and senators say it is, and no more. And Federal Indian law, the law governing the authorities, immunities, and rights of Indian tribes and Indian people, is just what any five members of the Supreme Court say it is at any given moment..."

Tribe recognition bill goes to Senate (VIRGINIA) -- Virginia Indian tribes' efforts to win federal recognition took a step forward Thursday when U.S. Sen. George Allen introduced a bill to grant them such status.

Allen to seek federal recognition for Virginia tribes (VIRGINIA) -- U.S. Sen. George Allen, R-Va., will introduce legislation this week calling for federal recognition of six of the eight Indian tribes in Virginia.

Tribes seek U.S. Senate support in effort (VIRGINIA) -- Several years after they first began working to win official tribal status from the federal government, Virginia's American Indian tribes are hoping to get Virginia's U.S. senators on board to help.

Six Indian tribes to meet in rare Virginia powwow to draw support for sovereignty status (VIRGINIA) -- Virginia is home to one of the most famous American Indians in history, Pocahontas, but the state's tribes are still fighting to gain recognition from the federal government.


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