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Maine House approves plan to expand tribal sovereignty

The Maine House of Representatives has approved a proposal to expand the sovereignty of the state’s Native American tribes, who say their rights have eroded under a decades-old pact. Legislation approved by the House of Representatives on Thursday would amend the 1980 Indian Land Claims Settlement Act to expand Wabanaki tribes’ sovereignty in their communities […]

Maine proposal would allow tribes to offer sports wagering

Maine’s federally recognized tribes could have exclusive rights to develop sports betting in the state under a proposal going before lawmakers. A newly-amended legislative proposal that’s gaining support would update a decades-old compact with the state’s Wabanaki Nations – the Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Micmac and Houlton Band of Maliseet – allowing them to set up an online sports […]

New Hampshire sports betting ready for March Madness

New Hampshire Lottery officials expect more than $15 million on wagers to be placed for March Madness this month, making it the largest sports betting event of the year. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament ramps up this week with first-round games today and so far 188,000 wagers, totaling more than $20 million, have been placed. […]

New Hampshire faces lawsuit over ‘divisive concepts’ law

A teachers union has filed a federal lawsuit over New Hampshire’s ban on teaching “divisive concepts” about race, culture and ethnicity. The New Hampshire chapter of the American Federation of Teachers filed the litigation on behalf of several parents and teachers, asking a U.S. District Court judge to block the new law, which prohibits teaching about systemic racism […]

Democrats rip New Hampshire GOP over political maps

Democrats are accusing New Hampshire’s Republican legislative leaders of “gerrymandering” new political maps for the state’s congressional districts. On Wednesday, a GOP-led committee tasked with redrawing the state’s political boundaries based on the 2020 census results released proposed new maps for the 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts that will guide elections for the next decade. The […]

New Hampshire Lottery expands sports wagering

New Hampshire is expanding sports wagering by adding a new retail location where consumers can go to place bets on games. The New Hampshire Lottery announced on Monday that it is adding a Dover retail sportsbook operation in cooperation with DraftKings and Manchester-based Filotimo Casino & Restaurant, which will host the new establishment. The move […]

Maine leaders praise Canadian border reopening

Maine’s political leaders are praising the federal government’s decision to lift the border closure with Canada, saying the move is “long overdue.” On Tuesday, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement that beginning next month, it will allow travelers from Mexico and Canada “who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to enter the […]