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6/29/2015

article West Valley leaders on next move in casino clash
(Arizona) -- The Republic regularly asks West Valley leaders to share their thoughts on issues, and this week's question is about the casino going up near Northern...

6/26/2015

article A look at the proposed Tohono O'Odham Nation casino
(Arizona) -- Construction continues to the West Valley $200 million casino the Tohono O'odham Nation is building near Loop 101 and Northern Avenue. The Southern...

6/25/2015

article Tohono O'odham takes state to court
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation issued a press release June 22, wherein it gave particulars about its request to a federal court, asking it to instruct the...

6/24/2015

article Casino battle headed to court
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham tribe that wants its new Phoenix-area casino to open by the end of this year has filed a lawsuit naming Gov. Doug Ducey and other...
article Tribe Fights With Arizona to Save Casino
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation sued Arizona on Monday, for refusing to certify tribal employees in a last-ditch effort to stop the tribe from opening a new...

6/23/2015

article Native American tribe sues Arizona governor, attorney general
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation is suing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Attorney General Mark Brnovich over their opposition to a planned $450 million casino...
article ROBERTS: State should play fair in casino fight (and here's how)
(Arizona) -- As expected, the Tohono O'odham Nation sued the state this week – the inevitable move after the Arizona Department of Gaming announced it would...
article Southern Arizona tribe sues state to be able to open casino
(Arizona) -- Gov. Doug Ducey and other top Arizona officials are facing a lawsuit from a southern Arizona tribe that wants an injunction allowing its casino to open by...
article Tohono O'odham Nation fights back against ADG intimidation tactics
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation has asked a federal court to institute an emergency injunction against the Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) in relation to...
article Tohono O'odham sue state to open new casino
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation is asking a federal judge to stop state officials’ efforts to block the opening of its new casino in the Phoenix area...
article Tohono O'odham Tribe Sues State to Open Casino
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Tribe has filed suit against Gov. Doug Ducey and other Arizona officials seeking a court order to allow the tribe to open a casino in...

6/22/2015

article PALERMO: Playing Politics / Arizona casino creates some strange bedfellows
(Arizona) -- The steel and concrete first phase of a planned $400 million casino resort is slowly rising near the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona, testimony to the...
article Tribe sues over Ariz.’s refusal to let W.V. casino open this year
(Arizona) -- The Indian tribe building the West Valley’s first casino is going to court over Arizona’s refusal to clear the gaming venue for operation when...
article Tribe sues state to open West Valley casino
(Arizona) -- A southern Arizona tribe that is building a $200 million West Valley casino filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday in response to the state's...

6/18/2015

article MY VIEW: Gov. Ducey: State, West Valley, tribe win with casino
(Arizona) -- The Honorable Governor Ducey: I am 100 percent Native American Indian from the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin. In 2005, my wife and I established permanent...

6/17/2015

article Sen. Kavanagh demands evidence from gaming director about Tohono O’odham casino
(Arizona) -- Sen. John Kavanagh (R-Dist. 23) wrote to Arizona Department of Gaming Director Daniel Bergin June 11, seeking evidence he may have to support the claims...

6/15/2015

article Navajo Nation Council votes 18-0 to oppose Glendale casino
(Arizona) -- U.S. House Bill 308 and Senate Bill 152 would bar the Tohono O’odham Nation from building a casino on their trust land in the Phoenix suburb of...
article Sen. McCain claims authority on Tohono O'odham Nation casino bid
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) continues to push for passage of a bill that prevents the Tohono O'odham Nation from using its trust land for a...

6/13/2015

article Promise Act Blatantly Breaks Promise to Tohono O’odham Nation
(Arizona) -- While Canada moves toward reconciliation with First Nations peoples, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that would break yet one more promise to...

6/12/2015

article Navajo Nation Council supports bill to block rival casino in Arizona
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council has joined the fight against a controversial casino in Arizona. Lawmakers voted 18-0 on Thursday to support the Keep the Promise...

5/27/2015

article Glendale leaders see no shift in casino project with voters’ ouster of tribal head
(Arizona) -- A change in leadership of the tribe building a West Valley casino most likely indicates no shift in the project’s future, city leaders on both sides...

5/19/2015

article Sherwood faces recall
(Arizona) -- For the first time in its recorded history, the City of Glendale will hold a recall election as the Maricopa County election officials certified May 13 that...

5/15/2015

article Opinion: Why is Sen. McCain carrying the Gila River Indian Community's water?
(Arizona) -- From 2004 to 2006, Washington was transfixed by the revelations that several Indian tribes had paid exorbitant fees to then-uber lobbyist Jack Abramoff to...
article Tribal casino fight tests lobbying clout
(Arizona) -- Two Indian tribes locked in a six-year battle over the opening of a casino near Phoenix have spent millions on high-powered Washington lobbyists over the...

5/13/2015

article Glendale councilman who provided swing vote on casino facing recall
(Arizona) -- The head of an organization seeking to oust Sahuaro District Councilman Gary Sherwood from office a year before he faces re-election said the effort is...

5/12/2015

article Glendale Councilman Sherwood to face recall election
(Arizona) -- A Maricopa County election official on Tuesday certified that a political group has gathered enough valid signatures to force a recall election of a...
article SLOAN: Why is Sen. McCain carrying the Gila River Indian Community’s water?
(Arizona) -- From 2004 to 2006, Washington was transfixed by the revelations that several Indian tribes had paid exorbitant fees to then-uber lobbyist Jack Abramoff to...

5/10/2015

article Should There be a Legislative Solution to Disputed Indian Trust Applications?
(USA) -- Recent actions in Arizona and Indiana suggest that there is a new approach to local government opposition to Indian tribal applications for trust status of...

5/8/2015

article West Valley Casino Construction Encounters Strong Opposition
(Arizona) -- The question about the establishment of a tribal casino managed by the Tohono O’odham Nation has created a lot of disagreements over the last couple...

5/7/2015

article Senate committee passes bill to stop West Valley casino
(Arizona) -- It came as no surprise to the Tohono O’odham Nation, when the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, in a strict party line vote April 29, passed S....

5/5/2015

article Post-Abramoff: Indian Tribes Still Ponying Up to Influence Lawmakers
(Washington D.C.) -- “Casino Jack” Abramoff went to prison years ago but his playbook lives on. The swaggering influence peddler, armed with $40 million from...

5/4/2015

article Rivals outspend Tohono O'odham Nation in urban casino battle
(Arizona) -- Two rival tribes are outspending the Tohono O'odham Nation in hopes of blocking a new casino that would compete with their existing facilities in the...

5/3/2015

article Congress steps into Indian Country brawl
(Arizona) -- Congress is stepping into a bitter, years-old Native American feud over casino rights, as a trio of Arizona tribes jockeys for position with a lobbying...
article Tribe could sue Arizona if gaming agency blocks casino near Glendale
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation’s plans for a new casino near University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale could be headed back to court as the project...

5/2/2015

article Big money spent on casino clash
(Arizona) -- In the first three months of this year, two area American Indian tribes poured more than a combined $1 million into a fight over a proposed $400 million...
article Group files petitions to recall Glendale's Gary Sherwood
(Arizona) -- A group targeting Glendale City Councilman Gary Sherwood has filed petitions to recall him from office. The recall committee could force a November election...

5/1/2015

article COLUMN: Glendale casino supporters celebrate tribal backstabbing
(Arizona) -- The southern Arizona tribe that's building a new casino in Glendale has racked up a lot of court wins. As many as 13, we're told, although that'...

4/30/2015

article ASU Professor Robert Clinton Provides Insight On Casino Fight
(Arizona) -- This week, the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved a bill aimed to stop construction of the Tohono O’odham casino in the West Valley. This...
article Senate committee passes bill to stop West Valley casino
(Washington D.C.) -- It came as no surprise to the Tohono O’odham Nation, when the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, in a strict party-line vote April 29,...

4/29/2015

article House, Senate panels forward bills to halt Glendale casino development
(Washington D.C.) -- Bills that would halt construction on a Tohono O’odham casino in Glendale passed committees in both the House and the Senate Wednesday. The...
article Senate committee moves to block Glendale casino
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday dealt the Tohono O’odham Nation another setback in its bid to open a casino on the edge of Glendale. On a...
article Senate panel’s support of anti-W.V. casino measure raises stakes in fight over project
(Washington D.C.) -- A Senate panel Wednesday approved legislation that would declare illegal a casino being built by the Tohono O’odham Nation. The Committee on...
article West Valley leaders call for action
(Arizona) -- Call, e-mail, sit down and write an old-fashioned letter to the attention of Gov. Doug Ducey. That was the message Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned...
article Betting a billion (of your) bucks to block a casino
(Arizona) -- Sen. John McCain, Sen. Jeff Flake and a few others Arizona politicians are playing a winner-take-all-game of political poker – with your money...

4/28/2015

article Report: Legislation blocking West Valley casino could cost taxpayers $1 billion
(Arizona) -- Federal legislation to block the Tohono O’odham Nation from operating a casino on its Glendale property could cost taxpayers up to $1 billion...
article Senate panel takes up bill to halt Tohono O'odham Nation casino
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will take up S.152, a bill that prevents the Tohono O'odham Nation in Arizona from using its trust land for...
article Senate panel to consider anti-W.V. casino measure
(Washington D.C.) -- A Senate panel is scheduled to take up a measure that would declare illegal a casino under construction by the Tohono O'odham Nation on tribal...

4/26/2015

article OP/ED: Butt out Congress, this casino is already paying off
(Arizona) -- We, along with other local and state elected officials, are joined in opposition to H.R. 308 and S. 152, the "Keeping the Promise Acts of 2015,"...
article OP/ED: Don't be deceived. The Tohono O'odham casino is fraud
(Arizona) -- As the elected mayors of cities and towns across metropolitan Phoenix who oppose the Tohono O'odham's casino under construction in Glendale, we feel...

4/24/2015

article Blocking Glendale casino could cost taxpayers $1 billion
(Arizona) -- Federal legislation to block the Tohono O’odham Nation from operating a casino on its Glendale property could cost taxpayers up to $1 billion,...
article Independent Congressional analysis: Anti-casino measure would cost taxpayers up to $1B
(Arizona) -- Legislation that would halt a casino resort under construction by an Arizona Indian tribe on land near Glendale carries a potential $1 billion cost to...
article Price for stopping West Valley casino could be $1B
(Arizona) -- Congressman Raul Grijalva, a Democrat representing the 3rd Congressional District, for six years has stayed out of the feud between the Tohono O’odham...

4/23/2015

article Tohono O'odham vow to defend Glendale casino rights
(Arizona) -- The chairman of the Tohono O’odham Nation vowed Wednesday to do whatever it takes, including going to court, to ensure that the tribe is allowed to...
article Tohono O’odham Tribe battles Gov. Doug Ducey over Casino
(Arizona) -- Local elected and business leaders from across the West Valley, together with leaders of the Tohono O’odham Nation, gathered at the construction site...
article Tribe presses ahead with WV casino although state’s halted process to put it in business
(Arizona) -- The leader of an Indian tribe building a $400 million West Valley casino resort near Glendale said legal action is possible to “defend” its...
article War of words marks latest turn in Glendale casino fight
(Arizona) -- The chairman of the Tohono O'Odham Nation is accusing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey of political strong-arming in the latest showdown surrounding the $400...

4/22/2015

article Glendale backs West Valley casino
(Arizona) -- The city that spent five years opposing a nearby tribal casino project is stepping out to defend the plan against its latest opponent.
article Tribe, Glendale leaders address halt to casino approval
(Arizona) -- Leaders of the Tohono O’odham Nation and the city of Glendale today urged the public to contact Gov. Doug Ducey in support of a West Valley casino now...
article Steller: O'odham were sly, smart pursuing Glendale casino
(Arizona) -- In Southern Arizona we tend to applaud those who put one over on Phoenix. So it’s natural that we smile at the Tohono O’odham Nation’s...

4/21/2015

article State attempts to block casino opening
(Arizona) -- After six months of construction on the new West Valley Casino & Resort, the state of Arizona has said it will block the opening of the $200 million...

4/19/2015

article A rogue casino? You're going to have to fight for it
(Arizona) -- The decision by Gov. Doug Ducey to stand athwart the Tohono O'Odham Nation's plan to open a casino near Glendale is gratifying and encouraging.

4/18/2015

article Gaming chief to block approval for new Glendale tribal casino
(Arizona) -- Arizona’s gaming director has told a Tucson-area Indian tribe building a casino in Glendale that he will block any certification of the new operation...

4/17/2015

article Ariz. Rejects Tribe's $400M Phoenix Casino, Cites Fraud
(Arizona) -- Arizona’s gaming authority will not approve a controversial $400 million Native American casino in the Phoenix metro area, the agency has told the...
article Arizona to block approval of new Tohono O'odham casino
(Arizona) -- Arizona's gaming director has told a Tucson-area Indian tribe building a casino in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale that he will block any certification...
article Casino war: Tribe rewriting Old West movie scripts
(Arizona) -- Years ago I did an interview with N. Scott Momaday, the great Native American author of the Pulitizer Prize-winning novel "House Made of Dawn."...
article OP/ED: Ducey should play fair in casino fight (and here's how)
(Arizona) -- The fight to prevent a casino in the northwest Valley takes a new twist this week, as the state moves to block the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening...
article Planned Tohono O'odham casino faces new state opposition
(Arizona) -- Insisting the tribe defrauded voters and the state, the head of the Arizona Department of Gaming is refusing to give final approval for the Tohono O’...
article Tribe could sue Arizona if gaming agency blocks casino near Glendale
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation’s plans for a new casino near University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale could be headed back to court as the project...

4/16/2015

article State gaming agency will block W. Valley casino opening
(Arizona) -- The state has warned the Tohono O'odham Nation that it will block the tribe from opening a $200 million tribal casino under construction north of...

3/25/2015

article House panel’s action prolongs fight against W.V casino
(Arizona) -- A House panel has advanced legislation that could halt work on a new casino near the city, the West Valley’s first such project.
article Tribe vs tribes: US House panel passes bill that would stop new casino near Glendale
(Arizona) -- A bill aimed at stopping a $450 million casino development west of Phoenix gained approval from a U.S. House committee. The House Natural Resources...
article West Valley casino faces new challenge
(Arizona) -- A casino slated to open in the West Valley is facing another challenge. A House of Representatives committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would keep...
article Sherwood faces second recall effort in Glendale
(Arizona) -- Glendale City Councilman Gary Sherwood is the target of a recall effort for the second time in less than a year. A political group wants to remove Sherwood...

3/16/2015

article Tribes top list of Arizona spending on federal lobbying
(Arizona) -- A six-year casino battle among three Arizona tribes has fueled a federal lobbying spending spree of nearly $20 million. The Gila River Indian Community...
article Soundoff: WV casino means jobs, money and entertainment
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Republic regularly asks West Valley leaders to share their thoughts on issues. The Tohono O'odham Nation has started construction on what...

3/13/2015

article West Valley Resort tops off steelwork
(Arizona) -- Thursday morning, hundreds of people from the Tohono O’odham Nation and dignitaries from across the West Valley gathered at the West Valley Resort...

3/10/2015

article Opinion: Casino near Glendale means jobs, entertainment
(Arizona) -- It has been six years since the Tohono O'odham Nation announced plans to build a resort and casino near Glendale. Despite countless delays and...

3/9/2015

article Mayors: Don't reward years of deceit with mega-casino
(Arizona) -- As mayors of Valley cities, we believe the potential Glendale casino represents no cause for celebration. From the Tohono O'odham Nation's secret...

3/2/2015

article Tohono O'odham Nation spends $200M on first phase of casino
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona is spending $200 million on the first phase of its off-reservation casino. The tribe broke ground on the West...

2/28/2015

article Casino rising near Glendale as opponents push back
(Arizona) -- Construction crews are erecting steel framing for a $400 million West Valley tribal casino, despite continued objections to the project by competing tribal-...

2/27/2015

article Tohono O’odham Nation's West Valley Resort Takes Shape
(Arizona) -- After years of patiently waiting, residents can get a glimpse of the major project taking form at the site of the Tohono O’odham Nation’s West...
article West Valley casino takes shape as construction goes vertical
(Arizona) -- West Valley residents passing by 95th and Northern avenues can get a glimpse of the future West Valley Resort being built by the Tohono O’odham Nation.
article DICICCIO: Glendale casino fight about far more than one city
(Arizona) -- If you live miles from the city of Glendale and you believe that the Tohono O’odham Nation’s neighborhood casino will have no impact on you,...

2/26/2015

article First W.V. casino building taking shape; project on pace to open in late 2015
(Arizona) -- The steel framework of the initial building for the Tohono O’odham Nation’s West Valley casino is taking shape. The latest work began within the...

2/24/2015

article First W.V. casino building taking shape; project on pace to open in late 2015
(Arizona) -- The steel framework of the initial building for the Tohono O’odham Nation’s West Valley casino is taking shape. The latest work began within the...
article Tribe building temporary 1,100-slot casino in West Valley
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation is building a temporary casino as the first phase of its new gaming development just north of University of Phoenix Stadium in...

2/22/2015

article DiCiccio: Ariz. congressional delegation proposes legislation to close loopholes in new casinos until 2027
(Arizona) -- If you thought the casino being built by Glendale was something that won’t impact you, think again. The real issue of how casinos could impact you and...

2/18/2015

article Tribal funds help Glendale fire pay for new engine
(Arizona) -- The most active engine in the Glendale Fire Department's fleet of vehicles was so notorious that it had its own nickname - the vortex - because the busy...

2/9/2015

article Dissecting the ‘poison pill’: A new West Valley casino can’t trigger it, but tribes remain opposed
(Arizona) -- OIn 2002, Arizona voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposal allowing slot machines and table games at race tracks. Voters also narrowly approved Proposition...

2/4/2015

article Peoria council formally reaffirms backing for W.V. casino
(Arizona) -- If Glendale has a direct financial stake in establishment of a casino resort on tribal land just outside the city, then Peoria’s interest, though...

1/27/2015

article New Arizona Casino Could Have Same Economic Impact as Super Bowl
(Arizona) -- The “coming soon” signs for a new Tohono O’odham casino in Glendale, Arizona, can be replaced with “Construction (well) Underway...

1/20/2015

article Glendale council affirms casino backing in wake of latest federal legislation
(Arizona) -- The City Council is reaffirming its support for a casino resort now under construction by the Tohono O’odham Nation on tribal land near Glendale in an...

1/16/2015

article US lawmakers try again to block tribe's casino
(Arizona) -- Some members of Arizona's congressional delegation are trying again to block a tribe's casino project now under construction near Phoenix's west...

1/15/2015

article Bills seeking to block casino near Glendale reintroduced in Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- Members of Arizona's congressional delegation are seeking to block construction of the $400 million casino and resort project near Glendale at...
article COLUMN: Should tribe be punished for outfoxing the government?
(Arizona) -- Tohono O'odham Nation got the better of the U.S. government -- a first, perhaps, for native people -- and Arizona's Congressional delegation can...
article Legislation to stop Indian casino re-introduced
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill aiming to stop an Indian casino under construction near Glendale was re-introduced this week. U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-...
article McCain and Flake Reintroduce 'Keep the Promise Act of 2015'
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) today reintroduced the Keep the Promise Act of 2015, legislation which would prohibit the...
article McCain and Flake reintroduce bill to stop West Valley Resort
(Washington D.C.) -- The battle has been going on since January 2009. In court, and now, out of court and into the halls of the United States Senate – again. U.S....

1/14/2015

article Bills to block West Valley casino reintroduced
(Washington D.C.) -- Members of the Arizona congressional delegation have reintroduced legislation that would block construction of a $400 million tribal casino in the...
article Federal lawmakers revive effort to kill $400 million West Valley casino project
(Washington D.C.) -- Arizona’s two U.S. senators and a House member have revived efforts to kill a planned West Valley casino through a resolution claiming the...

12/23/2014

article Bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino fails to clear Congress
(Arizona) -- Opponents of the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino plan to resume their fight in the next session of Congress. The House passed H.R.1410, the...
article Glendale tosses petition seeking to force recall of councilman
(Arizona) -- The City Clerk’s Office has dismissed a petition by a private group seeking to force a recall election against Councilman Gary Sherwood. The document...

12/22/2014

article Group files petitions to recall Glendale councilman
(Arizona) -- A Glendale councilman who switched his position to support a tribal casino near the Westgate Entertainment District is facing a possible recall. A recall...
article Measure To Block Tribal Casino Near Glendale Fails
(Arizona) -- A bid in Congress to block tribal gaming on the edge of Glendale has failed. The U.S. Senate wrapped up for the year without voting on Sen. John McCain’s...

12/20/2014

article Measure to block Glendale tribal casino falters in senate
(Arizona) -- A bid to block tribal gaming on the edge of Glendale has faltered. The U.S. Senate wrapped up its business earlier this week without voting on a measure...

12/19/2014

article Threat of federal resolution stopping casino project ends with session of Congress
(Arizona) -- Efforts by opponents of a West Valley casino to stop the project via congressional action are over, at least for now. Whether they will be revived remains...

12/17/2014

article Anti-casino groups fined $75,000 over campaign reports
(Arizona) -- Two Glendale political groups that oppose a West Valley tribal casino were fined $75,000 earlier this month for four campaign finance violations. Glendale...

12/12/2014

article Construction starts on WV casino resort
(Arizona) -- Work on the Tohono O’odham Nation’s West Valley Resort at 95th and Northern avenues began in earnest last month. With the completion of pre-...

12/5/2014

article West Valley Resort and Casino construction begins in earnest
(Arizona) -- The steel and concrete has been ordered. The Tohono O’odham Nation is anxious to begin the gaming business as quickly as possible, considering it has...

12/4/2014

article Tohono O’odham Poised to Begin Major Construction on West Valley Resort Project
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation’s West Valley Resort project is moving forward and is poised to begin major construction operations. All pre-...

12/3/2014

article Construction gets going on casino near University of Phoenix Stadium
(Arizona) -- Tohono O'odham Nation is starting to move dirt as construction moves forward on a controversial casino just north of University of Phoenix Stadium and...
article Major construction set to start on W. Valley casino project
(Arizona) -- Major construction work is set to begin on a new $400 million resort and casino – the West Valley’s first such venture. Officials with the...

10/22/2014

article Ariz. Attacks Tribe's Phoenix Casino Plan In 9th Circ.
(Arizona) -- The state of Arizona fired another volley in the Ninth Circuit seeking to halt a local Indian tribe's controversial plan to build a $400 million Las...

10/21/2014

article Strength Of Gaming Market Among The Debates Over West Valley Casino
(Arizona) -- The West Valley Resort and Casino has sparked multiple legal battles, inspired a congressional bill and caused rifts among several of the state’s...
article Tohono O'odham Nation was looking for off-reservation casino
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation told a fellow tribe it was interested in an off-reservation casino more than a decade ago, Chairman Ned Norris said.

10/20/2014

article Analysts Say Questions Over West Valley Casino Could Take Years To Settle
(Arizona) -- In August the Tohono O’odham Nation officially broke ground on The West Valley Resort and Casino. Getting to this point hasn’t been easy. The...

10/6/2014

article McGinn: “Most people don’t realize how close we were to actually getting an NHL team.’’
(Arizona) -- Against a backdrop of 100-degree temperatures, workers last month began implementing the latest changes for a hockey team once just a lone councilman’...

9/25/2014

article Groups sue to put casino deal on ballot
(Arizona) -- Opponents of a proposed West Valley casino have filed a lawsuit against Glendale seeking to overturn the city's decision to reject their referendums.
article MONTINI: Broken promise scorecard: Tribes - 1 U.S. - all of them
(Arizona) -- A number of elected officials from Arizona and some citizens in Glendale are very upset at the Tohono O'odham Nation for breaking a promise. This stems...

9/19/2014

article Hearing held on measure that could halt West Valley Casino and Resort
(Washington D.C.) -- Mayor Jerry Weiers and Councilmember Gary Sherwood testified in front of a U.S. Senate committee on the efforts to block the Tohono O’odham...

9/18/2014

article Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers urges Congress to halt West Valley casino
(Washington D.C.) -- Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers told a Senate committee Wednesday that unless Congress acts to block a Tohono O'odham Nation casino in his city,...
article John McCain To Obama Indian Affairs Official: That’s A ‘Smart Ass’ Answer
(Washington D.C.) -- Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain accused Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn of supplying a “smart ass” answer to...

9/17/2014

article Glendale mayor urges Congress to halt West Valley casino
(Washington D.C.) -- Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers told a Senate committee Wednesday that unless Congress acts to block a Tohono O’odham Nation casino in his city,...
article Legislative Hearing on S. 2670, Keep the Promise Act of 2014
(Washington D.C.) -- Hearings to examine S.2670, to prohibit gaming activities on certain Indian land in Arizona until the expiration of certain gaming compacts.
article Senate panel hears testimony on measure that would halt West Valley casino
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. Senate committee heard testimony but took no vote Wednesday on a measure that would block efforts by the Tohono O'odham Nation to...
article Glendale rejects casino-deal referendums
(Arizona) -- Glendale has rejected two referendums filed by groups opposing development of a West Valley casino. City Clerk Pam Hanna on Tuesday determined that the...

9/15/2014

article Glendale group files enough signatures for casino ballot initiative
(Arizona) -- A group of Glendale residents has raised enough signatures to place an initiative related to the proposed tribal casino on an upcoming ballot.
article Group files petition to overturn council vote to approve casino
(Arizona) -- After turning in what they claim is nearly 15,000 signatures protesting the city council's vote to approve the West Valley Casino and Resort, a group...
article Petitions filed to block Glendale casino deal
(Arizona) -- Developers already broke ground on a new casino in Glendale, but opponents say it's not too late to stop it. Two different petitions trying to block the...

9/13/2014

article Critics file petitions to halt West Valley casino
(Arizona) -- Opponents of a West Valley tribal casino filed referendum petitions Friday seeking to overturn Glendale's agreement with the Tohono O'odham Nation...
article Exposed: Anti-Casino Signature Gathering Campaign Misleading Some Glendale Residents
(Arizona) -- Just as soon as the Glendale City Council voted to support the Tohono O'odham Nation's efforts to build a casino near the city limits, an effort got...
article Glendale Group Says it Submitted More Than 13K Signatures Against the Casino
(Arizona) -- A group calling itself "Glendale Citizens for Voice and Choice" reportedly turned in more than 13,000 signatures on a "petition protesting...
article Group collects 13K signatures to put casino deal on ballot
(Arizona) -- A group calling itself Glendale Citizens for Voice and Choice held a press conference Friday afternoon to announce they had gathered 13,000 signatures...

9/12/2014

article Group protests City Council deal with tribe to build casino in Glendale
(Arizona) -- Controversy is brewing over a new casino which is expected to be built near 91st Avenue and Northern by the Tohono O'odham Nation.

9/11/2014

article US Senate panel to hear proposal to stop Glendale casino
(Arizona) -- A U.S. Senate panel will consider a proposed resolution next week that could block the $500 million casino that recently broke ground near Glendale.

9/10/2014

article Senate panel to consider measure that would halt Glendale casino
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. Senate committee is slated to hear testimony next week on a resolution that would block operation of a casino on Indian tribal land...
article Gila River Arena now official name for hockey facility
(Arizona) -- Gila River Arena is now officially the name of the Glendale-owned hockey arena. In a 5 to 1 vote, the Glendale Council approved the name with Councilmember...
article Glendale $1 million short in first year of Coyotes deal
(Arizona) -- Glendale spent $1 million more than expected in the first year of a 15-year agreement with the Arizona Coyotes after parking and concert revenue at the city...

9/9/2014

article BALDARAS: Fighting a casino in Glendale
(Arizona) -- The 2002 voter enactment of Prop 202, the 17 Tribes Initiative, was an enormous achievement for Arizona tribes. The new tribal-state gaming compacts that...

9/8/2014

article OP/ED: East Valley trying to protect turf by opposing West Valley casino
(Arizona) -- Regarding the letter by Mesa Mayor Alex Finter, "We must strike the right balance for Indian gaming in the Valley," (Opinions, Aug. 29): Recently...

9/2/2014

article City leaders welcome West Valley Casino and Resort at groundbreaking
(Arizona) -- After supporting the Tohono O’odham Nation’s plan to build the West Valley Casino and Resort, Mayor Bob Barrett welcomed the Tohono O’...

8/31/2014

article Tohono O'odham Nation Breaks Ground at Site of West Valley Resort and Casino
(Arizona) -- Officials from West Valley cities, including Peoria, Tolleson, Glendale, gathered with leaders from the Tohono O'odham inside a white air conditioned...

8/30/2014

article A Matter of Trust / Phoenix casino may impact American Indians nationwide
(Arizona) -- Testifying July 23 before a U.S. Senate committee, President Diane Enos of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community accused the Tohono O’odham...
article Glendale casino 'played by the rules?' Yeah, right
(Arizona) -- Leaders of the southern-Arizona Tohono O'Odham tribe broke ground last week for its planned casino and resort adjacent to Glendale.

8/29/2014

article Leaders from tribe, Glendale break ground on $400 million casino resort
(Arizona) -- Leaders of the Tohono O'odham Nation and this West Valley city broke ground Thursday on a $400 million casino resort that has been the subject of...
article Leaders from tribe, Glendale break ground on $400M casino resort
(Arizona) -- Leaders of the Tohono O’odham Nation and Glendale broke ground Thursday on a $400 million casino resort that has been the subject of lawsuits and...
article Tohono O'odham breaks ground on casino
(Arizona) -- After seven years of planning, the Tohono O’odham Nation broke ground the morning of Aug. 28 for construction of the new West Valley Casino and Resort.
article We must strike the right balance for Indian gaming in the Valley
(Arizona) -- Thanks to legislation just introduced by Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, Valley cities and suburbs are one step closer to stopping new casino...

8/28/2014

article City prepares for windfall from Glendale casino agreement
(Arizona) -- After standing on the sidelines for more than five years, Peoria Mayor Bob Barrett was pleased to hear the Glendale City Council approved a deal with the...
article Leaders from tribe, Glendale break ground on $400 million casino resort
(Arizona) -- Leaders of the Tohono O’odham Nation and this West Valley city broke ground Thursday on a $400 million casino resort that has been the subject of...
article Tohono O'odham Breaks Ground at Glendale Casino Site
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise is starting work on its newest casino outside of Glendale. The group broke ground earlier Thursday at the new...
article Tohono O'odham Nation Breaks Ground on Glendale Area Casino
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation broke ground on its West Valley Casino on Thursday. Contractors estimate the entire project will be completed within three...
article Tohono O'odham Nation breaks ground on new resort and casino
(Arizona) -- Today the Tohono O'odham Gaming Enterprise (TOGE) broke ground on its West Valley Resort & Casino project during a ceremony attended by community...
article Tohono O'Odham nation breaks ground on new west valley casino
(Arizona) -- With much fanfare, the Tohono O'Odham nation broke ground on a new casino it intends to build at 91st Avenue & Northern near the University of...
article Tribe breaks ground for West Valley casino
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation broke ground this morning for the West Valley Resort casino. Marlene Vazquez, a member of the Nation and one of its former...
article Tribe breaks ground on $400 million casino resort
(Arizona) -- Leaders of the Tohono O’odham Nation and this West Valley city broke ground Thursday on a $400 million casino resort that has been the subject of...
article We must strike the right balance for Indian gaming in the Valley
(Arizona) -- Thanks to legislation just introduced by Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, Valley cities and suburbs are one step closer to stopping new casino...

8/27/2014

article Tribe to break ground on planned casino in Glendale on Thursday
(Arizona) -- A southern Arizona tribe isn't letting state lawmakers' efforts keep it from breaking ground on a casino project in the city of Glendale.
article Tribe to break ground today on Glendale casino
(Arizona) -- In a bold move that could later backfire, the Tohono O’odham Nation plans to break ground today on its $400 million West Valley casino.

8/26/2014

article Taxes, debt, and the casino are the big 3 issues for Glendale residents
(Arizona) -- Glendale residents in the Barrel, Cholla, and Ocotillo districts had a wide field of candidates to choose from to represent them.
article Tribe to break ground on Glendale casino Thursday
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation plans to break ground Thursday on its West Valley casino, according to city officials from Glendale and Peoria. Glendale...

8/25/2014

article Rival tribe spends big in fight over Tohono O'odham Nation casino
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community is spending big in Washington, D.C., in its fight against the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino. The tribe...

8/23/2014

article Casino foes pursue effort to kill project near Glendale
(Arizona) -- A local citizens group is gathering voter signatures for a petition that would force a referendum on the City Council’s recent decisions to approve an...

8/21/2014

article Tribe Wins Battle For Phoenix Casino, But Others Fear Consequences [sub req'd]
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation’s effort to build one of the country’s largest American Indian casinos in suburban Phoenix, Arizona, may damage...

8/20/2014

article Critics move to overturn Glendale casino deal
(Arizona) -- The approval of a glitzy gambling hall by the Glendale City Council last week has done little to calm the divisive issue or a five-year legal battle over...

8/19/2014

article Critics move to overturn Glendale casino deal
(Arizona) -- The approval of a glitzy gambling hall by the Glendale City Council last week has done little to calm the divisive issue or a five-year legal battle over...

8/14/2014

article Divided Glendale council gives final clearance to casino plan
(Arizona) -- The West Valley is all but ready to get its first casino. A final agreement between the Tohono O’odham Nation and the city of Glendale approved in a 4...

8/13/2014

article Comments made during Glendale's Council meeting on the Tohono O'odham Nation and casino
(Arizona) -- Nearly 50 people spoke before the Glendale City Council Tuesday night on two measures associated with an agreement between the city of Glendale and the...
article Divided Glendale council OKs agreement for casino
(Arizona) -- A sharply divided Glendale City Council has approved an agreement with a southern Arizona tribe to build a casino adjacent to the suburban city. The 4-3...
article Glendale Approves Casino Agreement, Will Make Millions From Tribe
(Arizona) -- After a five year legal battle, the Glendale City Council has formally ended its opposition to a casino outside the city limits. The Tohono O'odham...
article Glendale City Council approves O'odham casino deal
(Arizona) -- Following a 4-hour-plus meeting last night, the Glendale City Council approved a deal with the Tohono O'odham Nation related to the proposed casino that...
article Glendale Council OKs Agreement to Build Tohono O'odham Casino
(Arizona) -- A divided Glendale City Council has approved an agreement with the Tohono O'odham Nation to build a casino adjacent to the city.

8/12/2014

article $400M resort and casino coming to West Valley: Tohono O'Odham, City of Glendale finalize agreement
(Arizona) -- The City of Glendale and the Tohono O'Odham Nation have finalized their agreement to build a multi-million dollar resort and casino in the West Valley.
article Glendale City Council votes 4-3 to support casino proposal
(Arizona) -- Glendale will be the next site for a new casino. The city council narrowly voted to approve the controversial plan late Tuesday night. After arguing, and...
article Glendale council approves pact with tribe for casino
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation and the City of Glendale have finalized an agreement ensuring that the West Valley Resort project provides significant...
article Glendale council OKs casino deal with tribe
(Arizona) -- In a heated 4 ½-hour meeting, the Glendale City Council voted Tuesday to approve a deal with the Tohono O'odham Nation that will bring $26...
article Will another casino hurt or help the Valley?
(Arizona) -- Letters: Readers weigh in on the Tohono O'odham Nation's plans to build a West Valley casino.

8/10/2014

article LETTER: Glendale should halt action on casino plan to hear public opinion
(Arizona) -- Regarding "Tribe would pay Glendale $26 million in casino deal" (Valley & State, Thursday): It is disgraceful and alarming that the Glendale...
article Tribe trumps lawmakers in political card game
(Arizona) -- It takes a special kind of Old West audacity for elected officials of the U.S. government to lecture a Native American tribe about not living up the spirit...

8/9/2014

article Opinion: Hard to stop advance of Glendale casino
(Arizona) -- It is a shameful thing to practice deception and bad faith, especially when those being deceived include your tribal kin. So, expect no applause here for...
article Opinion: What if Tohono O'odham tribe builds a West Valley casino?
(Arizona) -- When highly publicized promises, like those made by all 17 Arizona tribes, including the Tohono O'odham Nation, that there would be no additional...

8/8/2014

article Glendale City Council To Vote On Proposed Casino
(Arizona) -- The Glendale City Council next week is scheduled to vote on a draft agreement with the Tohono O’odham Nation on its proposed casino near the city.

8/7/2014

article City comes to terms with Tohono O’odham
(Arizona) -- After five years of fighting the construction of a casino/resort, the City of Glendale announced Aug. 6 that they have come to an agreement with the Tohono...
article Glendale casino contract calls for $28 million
(Arizona) -- There's an empty plot of desert in Glendale's Westgate District that could generate millions of dollars. The Tohono O'Odham Nation plans to...
article Glendale to receive $25 million to support Tohono O'odham's casino
(Arizona) -- Glendale will get more than $25 million during the next two decade from the Tohono O'odham Nation in exchange for supporting its plans for a casino on...
article Glendale unveils casino deal with tribe
(Arizona) -- A 20-year deal between Glendale and the Tohono O'odham Nation related to the tribe's proposed casino would pay the city an average of $1.3 million a...
article Glendale’s take on casino-development pact: Average $1.3M a year
(Arizona) -- An agreement between the city and a southern Arizona Indian tribe seeking to build a casino on unincorporated Maricopa County land would pay Glendale an...

8/6/2014

article Salt River Pima-Maricopa praises McCain/Flake bill
(Arizona) -- As Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake introduced a Senate companion bill to the House-passed “Keep the Promise Act” (H.R. 1410), sponsored by...
article Glendale announces casino agreement with tribe
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation would pay Glendale $26 million over 20 years under a proposed agreement for the tribe’s casino on its reservation land...
article Glendale to consider agreement between city, potential casino
(Arizona) -- Glendale, Ariz. will consider an agreement between the city and a Native American nation to build a casino near the home of the Arizona Cardinals and...
article Glendale, Tohono O'odham Agreement Released
(Arizona) -- The Glendale City Council will vote next week on an agreement with the Tohono O'odham Nation that would let the tribe build a new resort, including a...
article Glendale, tribe announce final deal to move forward with West Valley casino
(Arizona) -- Glendale is formally on board with the Tohono O’odham Nation’s plans for a casino and resort on Maricopa County land surrounding by the city...
article Tribe to pay Glendale $25M+ for backing casino
(Arizona) -- Glendale will get more than $25 million over the next two decades from the Tohono O’odham Nation in exchange for supporting the tribe’s plans...

8/5/2014

article COLUMN: Gila River and Salt River tribes: What are they? Chopped liver?
(Arizona) -- The southern Arizona tribe that plans to build a casino resort southeast of the financial glory hole called "Sun City West" is moving along nicely...

8/4/2014

article Talk to Tina: West Valley residents weigh in on casino
(Arizona) -- While controversy continues over the proposed casino on the Tohono O’odham Nation’s land near 91st and Northern avenues, there are opinions on...
article Tribe may not need to wait on Glendale casino
(Arizona) -- The tribal casino and resort planned near Glendale's sports and entertainment district still faces some court battles as well as a new effort by Arizona...

7/31/2014

article BLOG: Senator John McCain Embraces Congressman Trent Franks' Anti-West Valley Casino Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- Arizona's political heavyweights have spent years in federal court challenging the legality of Tohono O'odham Nation's proposed West...

7/30/2014

article Arizona Lawmakers Take Aim At West Valley Casino Development
(Arizona) -- Three Arizona lawmakers are trying to stop a proposed casino in the West Valley. It's the latest in a long series of attempts to block the development.
article Majority of Glendale candidates says casino is foregone conclusion
(Arizona) -- Candidates for two Glendale City Council races met at the Surprise Today offices recently for an editorial board meeting and it should come as no surprise...

7/29/2014

article McCain Introduces Bill To Block Arizona Tribal Casino [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- Less than a week after a Senate hearing on a proposed tribal casino in their state, Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona...

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