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Cherokee-only hiring move fails

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Cherokee construction subcontractors and workers won’t be the only ones to get a chance to work on a $5 million casino project for the Cherokees. Nine of 17 Cherokee Nation Councilors voted against an amendment to proposed legislation on the Tribal Employment Rights Office, or TERO. At issue — allowing only TERO vendors licensed by the tribe to be hired to get $5 million in subcontract work at the new casino in Ramona.