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California tribe seeks decisions on off-reservation casino


North Fork Rancheria tribal leaders are still pushing for a Madera County casino amid questions about Interior Department plans and their partners' finances. The tribe needs decisions, the partners need money and the administration needs time. "There has been a delay, but in a new administration, there are new players," Elaine Bethel Fink, chair of the North Fork Rancheria Tribal Council, said Wednesday. "They have to come up to speed on the issues."