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Washington State: Collect Your Own Taxes - That's Where the Money Is
Saturday, August 13 2011
 
Written by Ryan Dreveskracht,
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I grew up Longview, Washington. A small town on the banks of the Columbia River, on the Washington-Oregon border, Longview had a few small stores, mostly catering to the logging industry that inundates all small towns in the Pacific Northwest. For Christmas shopping, or, come to think of it, for any big-ticket purchases, my family would hit the I-5 South to Portland, Oregon.

When I turned sixteen, I got a job and a driver's license, and it was time to do my own Christmas shopping. By this time, Longview had a mall - complete with a Bon March? and a Nordstrom's - but I still drove to Portland. Probably for the same reason my parents did. Probably for the same reason a large number of Washingtonians did. Oregon does not impose a sales tax.

According to the Washington State Revenue Department, local governments lose an estimated $50 million in tax revenue annually to Oregon-Washington cross-border shopping.

Apparently, We Were Breaking the Law
White House launchs Native Youth Challenge
Saturday, August 13 2011
 
Written by The Circle Staff,
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In a video message, President Obama announced the challenge at the 2011 UNITY Youth Conference, calling for young American Indian and Alaska Native leaders to submit their stories of leadership and service in their communities.
The stories submitted will be considered and evaluated based on a demonstrated record of service to one's tribe, nation, village, or community. Young leaders who have sought to improve their communities are encouraged to submit stories in one or more of the following areas:
Native youth play Lacrosse on the White House lawn
Saturday, August 13 2011
 
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The White House hosted its first-ever lacrosse clinic on July 11 on the South Lawn featuring some of the nation's best lacrosse players and showcasing the health benefits of the nation's fastest growing sport to 100 youth as part of the First Lady's Let's Move! in Indian Country (LMIC) initiative.
The  clinic, organized by the White House Office of Public Engagement and the Department of the Interior, brought players from the Iroquois Nationals Team, Major League Lacrosse, the National Lacrosse League, MetroLacrosse and representatives from New Balance to introduce local and Native American youth to the sport and its cultural traditions.  The event also kicked off national commitments made between LMIC and major lacrosse leagues and equipment firms to expand Native youths' access to, and participation in the sport.
Claim forms due in Sept. for Cobell fund settlement
Saturday, August 13 2011
 
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Judge Thomas Hogan issued an order on July 27 granting final approval to the $3.4 billion
       settlement for the Cobell trust fund lawsuit.
The order follows the decision he issued from the bench at the June 20 fairness hearing. He awarded $99 million in attorneys fees and approved incentive payments for Elouise Cobell, a member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, and three other named plaintiffs.
Every beneficiary will automatically receive a $1,000 payment as part of the Historical Accounting Class. The order does not indicate when the money will be disbursed but it will likely occur after the appeal period for Hogan's order ends on September 26.
The order sets out another important deadline for the settlement. Beneficiaries who want a payment from the Trust Administration Class must file a claim form by September 16.
SEC?warns that scams may target $3.4B Indian settlement
Saturday, August 13 2011
 
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he Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in July warned Native Americans against scammers who may be coming after their share of a $3.4 billion settlement with the U.S. government.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan on July 27 gave final approval to the settlement, 15 years in the making and meant to compensate for more than a century of government mismanagement of Native American land royalties.
The first payments are expected to go out to between 300,000 and 550,000 plaintiffs after a 60-day appeals period due to end Sept. 26.
The SEC issued an alert to warn those plaintiffs to watch out for investment scams. Affinity fraud - scams that target particular ethnic or religious groups - usually involves somebody pretending to be part of that ethnic group, or enlists somebody from the ethnic group to help dupe the victim, according to the SEC.
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