After 12 years of effort, the North Fork Mono Rancheria has finally obtained a gaming license for slot machines. Pending lawsuits will keep construction of a planned casino next to Highway 99 from starting for now.
In only a few weeks, the next school year will start in the Mountain Area. But visit Yosemite Madera County says it has a few ideas for a last-minute trip before parents start hunting for school supplies and preparing lunches.
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More on the mosquito that can carry the Zika virus
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