N. Idaho Tribe Says State Poker Ban Doesn't Apply - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

N. Idaho Tribe Says State Poker Ban Doesn't Apply

Posted: Updated:
WORLEY, Idaho (AP) - The Coeur d'Alene Tribe in northern Idaho plans to offer poker after deciding Idaho's constitutional ban on the game doesn't apply to the tribal-owned casino.
    
The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/1ithcYG) the tribe has announced plans to open a poker room on May 2.
    
The tribe says it will offer Texas Hold' Em and Omaha.
    
Tribe spokesman Helo Hancock says several legal opinions have led the tribe to conclude that poker is exempted from state regulation under the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
    
But Jeff Anderson of the Idaho State Lottery Commission says poker isn't exempt.
    
Anderson has asked the National Indian Gaming Commission to make a determination.
    
Commission spokesman Eric Shepard says the commission is working through an analysis.
    
Meanwhile, the tribe has hired poker dealers.
    
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mysterious wolf-like creature shot in Montana

    Mysterious wolf-like creature shot in Montana

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:58:21 GMT
    Image Courtesy KXLO via KFBBImage Courtesy KXLO via KFBB
    Image Courtesy KXLO via KFBBImage Courtesy KXLO via KFBB

    DENTON, Mont. - A large wolf-like animal was shot and killed May 16 by a rancher near Denton, Montana. It now has wildlife officials and the public wondering what it was, according to KFBB. The animal came within several hundred yards of the rancher’s livestock. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) said in a statement the rancher shot it and reported it as required by law. The animal was a young, non-lactating female and a canid, a 

    >>

    DENTON, Mont. - A large wolf-like animal was shot and killed May 16 by a rancher near Denton, Montana. It now has wildlife officials and the public wondering what it was, according to KFBB. The animal came within several hundred yards of the rancher’s livestock. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) said in a statement the rancher shot it and reported it as required by law. The animal was a young, non-lactating female and a canid, a 

    >>
  • FIRST ON KHQ: Former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal facing felony theft charges for welfare fraud

    FIRST ON KHQ: Former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal facing felony theft charges for welfare fraud

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-05-25 06:09:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Spokane Chapter NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is now facing legal trouble that could land her behind bars. KHQ has confirmed that Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, is accused of 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Spokane Chapter NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is now facing legal trouble that could land her behind bars. KHQ has confirmed that Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, is accused of 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance. Her potential punishment under RCW 74.08.331 could include up to 15 years in prison.

    >>
  • Man accused of murdering 10-month-old baby asks for change in his release conditions

    Man accused of murdering 10-month-old baby asks for change in his release conditions

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:36:09 GMT
    Suspect Joshua Mobley PHOTO: FacebookSuspect Joshua Mobley PHOTO: Facebook

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The man accused of murdering the 10-month-old baby he was babysitting was back in court Friday asking for a change in his release conditions. Josh Mobley, 29, has been out on bond in the months following the death of baby Caiden Henry. His parents posted his $250,000 bond. Attorney's said Friday Mobley was asking to move his wife and four children into his parent's home after some financial issues. The 

    >>

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The man accused of murdering the 10-month-old baby he was babysitting was back in court Friday asking for a change in his release conditions. Josh Mobley, 29, has been out on bond in the months following the death of baby Caiden Henry. His parents posted his $250,000 bond. Attorney's said Friday Mobley was asking to move his wife and four children into his parent's home after some financial issues. The 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • WATCH: Officer saves 2-month-old baby on dash cam video

    WATCH: Officer saves 2-month-old baby on dash cam video

    Saturday, May 26 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-05-26 19:20:44 GMT

    MARIETTA, Ga. - A police officer in Georgia is being called a hero after he saved the life of a 2-year-old who stopped breathing. The rescue was captured on the officer's patrol car dash camera. The dash camera video of the May 15 rescue in Marietta was released Thursday. The baby's grandmother called 11 after the infant started choking and turning blue while feeding on a bottle.

    >>

    MARIETTA, Ga. - A police officer in Georgia is being called a hero after he saved the life of a 2-year-old who stopped breathing. The rescue was captured on the officer's patrol car dash camera. The dash camera video of the May 15 rescue in Marietta was released Thursday. The baby's grandmother called 11 after the infant started choking and turning blue while feeding on a bottle.

    >>
  • 'Sesame Street' sues over new Melissa McCarthy puppet movie

    'Sesame Street' sues over new Melissa McCarthy puppet movie

    Saturday, May 26 2018 2:39 PM EDT2018-05-26 18:39:36 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - The makers of "Sesame Street" are suing the promoter of a new Melissa McCarthy movie, saying it's abusing the famed puppets' sterling reputation to advertise the film.    A judge Friday scheduled a hearing next week to consider a request for immediate relief by Sesame Workshop, which sued Thursday in federal court for unspecified damages.

    >>

    NEW YORK (AP) - The makers of "Sesame Street" are suing the promoter of a new Melissa McCarthy movie, saying it's abusing the famed puppets' sterling reputation to advertise the film.    A judge Friday scheduled a hearing next week to consider a request for immediate relief by Sesame Workshop, which sued Thursday in federal court for unspecified damages.

    >>
  • Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

    Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

    Saturday, May 26 2018 2:33 PM EDT2018-05-26 18:33:58 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) - Engineers say damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely.    Hawaii News Now reports boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel operators noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial. 

    >>

    HONOLULU (AP) - Engineers say damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely.    Hawaii News Now reports boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel operators noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial. 

    >>