Guidiville Band casino plan an issue in mayoral race in Richmond

Indian gaming is an issue in the mayoral race in Richmond, California, but The New York Times doesn't mention the tribe involved.

The Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians wants to build a $1.2 billion Point Molate casino. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has released a draft environmental impact statement and environmental impact report on the project.

The casino is going before voters in an advisory referendum this November. Incumbent Mayor Gayle McLaughlin opposes the proposal while Nathaniel Bates supports it.

But the Times doesn't name the Guidiville Band in its report .It only mentions the developer -- James D. Levine.

In February, the Times published a story about the Guidiville project and said all tribes could potentially open off-reservation casinos.

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