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Hopi Tribe almost backed gaming measure

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2002

The Hopi Tribe of Arizona, which has opposed gambling for cultural reasons, almost passed a council resolution in support of an Indian gaming measure on the upcoming ballot, The Arizona Republic reported.

The council at first voted 7-6, with two abstentions, to support Proposition 202. But after a council member changed his no vote to an abstention, the tie-breaker was resolved against the measure by the vice-chairman.

Proposition 202 is supported by 17 tribes that operate casinos. They have pumped more than $20 million in a campaign to convince voters to keep casinos up and running.

Get the Story:
Hopi council's action on Prop. 202 debated (The Arizona Republic 11/1)
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Arizona Gaming Proposals (As submitted):
Proposition 200: Yes for Arizona! | Proposition 201: Coalition for Arizona | Arizonans for Fair Gaming & Indian Self-Reliance

Relevant Links:
Arizona Secretary of State - http://www.sos.state.az.us
Arizona Casinos, The Arizona Republic - http://www.azcentral.com/casino/arizona

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