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Napa and Lake counties join fight against Wappo tribal status

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Napa and Lake counties have joined Sonoma in a court fight over federal recognition of Alexander Valley’s Mishewal Wappo Indian tribe, saying it would open the door for casino gambling. The Wappos could build Las Vegas-style casinos “at currently undisclosed locations across the North Bay” if their lawsuit is successful, Napa County deputy counsel Tom Capriola said in court papers.