“This study has shown that tribal gaming in California has improved social and economic outcomes on tribal lands and in surrounding areas,” researchers wrote in the report. “Benefits include significant increases in incomes and educational attainment and reductions in poverty, especially in the poorest regions of the state.” The researchers also said that Indian casinos increased employment and reduced dependence on welfare on reservations and surrounding areas. Many reservations are in poorer regions of the state that need economic development, according to the report. UC Riverside’s Center for California Native Nations released the latest piece of its statewide study Tuesday, a year and a half after offering its first detailed look at the effects of tribal gambling in California. The center is studying the social and economic effects by reviewing census data, state reports and other sources of information. The report looks primarily at the impact of gambling between 1990 and 2000, a decade when a number of California tribes ran gambling operations without the state-tribal gambling agreements required under federal law. Voters in 2000 approved Las Vegas-style gambling on Indian casinos, and the growth since then has been dramatic. There were 39 Indian casinos and 20,684 Las Vegas-style slot machines in California in 2000; there were 55 casinos and 58,721 slot machines by 2005, according to the report. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Michelle Dearmond THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE Families living near California Indian casinos enjoyed a greater rise in income than people residing far from gambling reservations, according to a study released Tuesday. The UC Riverside analysis of 1990 and 2000 census data found income levels for families living within 10 miles of reservations with Indian casinos rose 55 percent in that decade. The median income for families not living within 10 miles of a gambling reservation rose 33 percent during that period.
The jury at the inquest into the deaths of five people in the Buncrana Pier tragedy has found they died as a result of drowning.The jury of five men and four women took more than half an hour to return findings of death by misadventure.The jury also issued one recommendation at the suggestion of a number from coroner Dr Denis McCauley. The jury recommended that Water Safety Ireland take a prominent role in advising and working with all interested parties to introduce best international practice for safety on slipways and piers.The jury foreman added that they hoped this could be introduced as quickly as possible in light of the Buncrana tragedy.Coroner Dr Denis McCauley paid tribute to all involved in the incident including the RNLI, Gardai, Fire Service and all emergency services.He said that all at the inquest and himself as a father cannot even imagine what Louis James and members of the McGrotty family were going through. “Each death will be felt differently but it is still eternally tragic and I’d like to extend my condolences to all families,” he said.Garda Inspector David Murphy said that the impact of the events of March 20th, 2016 has been felt in Derry but also in Buncrana, Donegal, across the country and even further afield.He paid tribute to the members of the emergency services who volunteered alongside their everyday jobs such as delivering oil or making gates.He paid particular tribute to Davitt Walsh who managed to rescue a child from the sinking jeep.He said “His was such a courageous act. He is an ordinary man who did an extraordinary thing which he should be commended for.” Earlier pathologist Dr Katrina Dillon had given her medical evidence and said all five people had died as a result of drowning.* The finding of ‘misadventure’ meant jurors thought risks were associated on the day or were taken which may have increased the risk of the event happening.Buncrana Pier Tragedy: Jury returns verdict of misadventure in all five deaths was last modified: November 24th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:buncranaDr Denis McCauleyfindingsinquestjuryrecommendationstargedy