EDITORIAL: Can we handle the truth, or even recognize it?

If ever there was an example of why we need clear, concise law, it is the situation we find ourselves in now. We are now finding that it is going to take a court session (or three) to figure the difference between the “letter of the law” and the “essence of the law”.

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By Scott On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
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EDITORIAL: Trumped

“Does a resolution trump an ordinance?” This and many other questions were presented during Tribal Council last week.

By Scott On Monday, April 17th, 2017
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LETTER: Divided house cannot serve Cherokee people

I am truly sorry that anyone should have to be addressing the current negative status of our tribal government.

By Scott On Monday, April 10th, 2017
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LETTER: Reader against ACA repeal

Regardless of your political party affiliation, health care is important to all of us.

By Scott On Monday, April 10th, 2017
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EDITORIAL: R-E-S-P-E-C-T (Just a little bit)

Wow! We are experiencing a twilight zone moment in our country and in our Tribe.

By Scott On Monday, April 10th, 2017
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LETTER: Respect is two-way street

Representative Mike Clampitt, NC House District 119, explained to his constituents, at his town hall meeting of Feb. 24 in the Waynesville Haywood County Historic Courthouse, how “in Raleigh we have red buttons and green buttons

By Scott On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
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LETTER: Money should not determine state, federal elections

I would like voters to determine who wins our elections.

By Scott On Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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COMMENTARY: March Madness and hypocrisy issue.

It’s been a busy few weeks. On the homefront, the battle of wits between the Executive and Legislative branches of tribal government continues to dominate the headlines of the local papers.

By Scott On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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EDITORIAL: What is good is bad news?

Many things look bad. Whether you look at tribal or national politics, you can find things that will make you fearful, mad, and even disgusted.

By Scott On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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COMMENTARY: Climate change impacts our health

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the Climate and Health Meeting in Atlanta, Ga., hosted by former Vice President Al Gore,