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  • Skabewis
    Hundreds of Native Hawaiians protest land appeal
    by Skabewis
    By Mark Niesse
    Honolulu, Hawaii (AP)

    Hundreds of Native Hawaiians protested Nov. 24 against the state selling out lands they believe should be their inheritance.

    The red-shirted Hawaiians blew conch shells, waved signs and cheered at the Hawaii Capitol to rally against...
    12-03-2008, 02:40 PM
  • Skabewis
    Supreme Court hears American Indian land case
    by Skabewis
    By Andrew Miga
    Washington, D.C. (AP)

    Rhode Island officials told the Supreme Court on Nov. 3 that permitting the federal government to hold land owned by the Narragansett Tribe would undercut the state’s criminal, safety and zoning laws.

    State leaders fear if the...
    11-12-2008, 01:11 PM
  • Skabewis
    State officials sound off over rejected land deal
    by Skabewis
    Honolulu, Hawaii (AP)

    State Attorney General Mark Bennett said recently that the Lingle administration was disappointed state lawmakers had scuttled a proposed $200 million settlement with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

    The settlement aimed to resolve a 30-year dispute...
    03-26-2008, 03:25 PM
  • Skabewis
    NY appeals court won’t lift block on cigarette tax
    by Skabewis
    Salamanca, New York (AP)

    New York state remains barred for now from taxing cigarettes sold by Indian retailers to non-Indian customers.

    A federal appeals court recently rejected the state’s request to lift the ban on collections while appeals on both sides of the issue...
    12-16-2010, 10:35 PM
  • Skabewis
    Office of Hawaiian Affairs proposes land transfer to settle 30-year claim
    by Skabewis
    By Herbert A. Sample
    Honolulu, Hawaii (AP)

    The Office of Hawaiian Affairs proposed land swaps to settle a 30-year dispute between Native Hawaiians and the state over income from former Hawaiian kingdom lands.

    Its legislation would transfer two state-owned properties...
    01-21-2009, 04:18 PM

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