Westerners fear Obama preparing monuments land grab

Thomas Burr The Salt Lake Tribune 5/2/2014

…Obama already has named a handful of monuments across the country — using his unilateral power under the 1906 Antiquities Act — and has promised more.

“I’ll use my authority to protect more of our pristine federal lands for future generations,” he said in his State of the […]

House gives boost to Native Hawaiian government

Kevin Freking AP News 2/23/2010

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress moved closer Tuesday to allowing Native Hawaiians to establish their own government despite objections from the state’s governor.

By a vote of 245-164, the House passed a bill largely along party lines that gives Native Hawaiians the same opportunity provided to Alaska Natives and 564 Indian […]