The Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux reservation is the poorest place in the United States. Its residents have struggled with substance abuse, extreme poverty, lack of education and unemployment since the days when Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse still counted among its leadership. But while these problems have always been complex and intertwined, many critics and [ Read On… ]

The Nebraska State Liquor Board has recently voted to permanently revoke the liquor licenses of all four stores located in Whiteclay, Nebraska. The stores are the source of the town’s only economic activity. With just 12 official residents, Whiteclay will surely be destined to join the ranks of America’s Western ghost towns, should the Board’s [ Read On… ]

The Nebraska State Liquor Control Board recently voted unanimously to revoke the licenses of all four of Whiteclay, Nebraska’s liquor stores. Whiteclay has long been a point of contention for activists and legislators, who have been increasingly appalled by the rampant drunkenness, street fights and other lawless behavior that has plagued the town since its [ Read On… ]

In a recent vote, the Nebraska State Liquor Board decided to revoke the licenses of the four liquor stores that comprise the sole occupants of the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska. The town, located just 250 yards from the dry Pine Ridge Indian reservation, has had, in its 130 years of existence, just one purpose: the [ Read On… ]

The Nebraska Liquor Control Board recently voted to revoke the licenses of all liquor stores operating in the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska. The tiny enclave, with a population of just 12, has long been a lightning rod of complaints and activism for its role in supplying the nearby Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux reservation with beer. [ Read On… ]

A recent vote by the Nebraska State Liquor Control Board has put the future of Whiteclay, Nebraska in serious doubt. The town’s sole industry consists of its four liquor stores, which sell beer almost exclusively to the residents of the neighboring Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux reservation.   Since its founding in the 1880s, Whiteclay has [ Read On… ]