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Treasury spells out rules on taxing of tribes

In this Dec. 2, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama, Hartford "Sonny" Black Eagle Jr. and Mary Black Eagle, center, bows their heads in prayer during the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Interior Department in Washington. Tribal officials say 78-year-old Hartford "Sonny" Black Eagle Jr. died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at his home in Lodge Grass on the tribe's reservation in the southeastern part of the state. Black Eagle and his family adopted Obama during a traditional ceremony involving the candidate in the weeks leading up to Montana's Democratic primary. As part of his adoption, Obama received a Crow name that translates as "One Who Helps People Throughout the Land." Black Eagle and his wife, Mary, later attended Obama's presidential inauguration.(AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Taxes cannot be levied on honoraria to a shaman or spiritual leader for religious services, but could be assessed on per-capita payments from gambling revenues to tribal members, under a proposal for taxing Native Americans by the Internal Revenue Service.

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Dying man an example of why state should expand AHCCCS coverage

Dave was a homeless guy. Some blamed him for the bad choices he must have made. Some were a bit more sympathetic. A few got close enough to him to realize how little it would take to get Dave to a much better position in life — off the street, working, and even serving as a superb role model for others similarly in desperate need of a few small breaks.

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