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Vote 'yes' on Prop. 48 for off-reservation casino
Vote 'yes' on Prop. 48 for off-reservation casino

California voters have generally supported Indian gaming, which has served, among other things, as an economic lifeline for Native Americans living in poverty. But what happens when a tribe can't reasonably put a casino on its reservation? Should tribes in remote or environmentally sensitive areas be allowed to develop casinos off their reservations? That question is at the heart of Proposition 48 on the November ballot. But like many debates over Indian gaming, the issue is much more nuanced than the ballot measure would suggest. Proposition 48 asks voters to ratify or overturn the compact between the state and the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians, an agreement that would allow...