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4/15/2014

article LEGAL BLOG: Glendale City (Arizona) Council Softens Stance on Tohono O’Odham Casino
(Arizona) -- After years of losses in court and an estimated $3 million in legal fees, the Glendale, Arizona City Council appeared to ease its opposition to the location...

4/14/2014

article Hirsch pulls referendum petitions to put Franks' casino bill on ballot
(Arizona) -- After the city council voted March 25 to oppose House Bill H.R. 1410, a local citizen pulled a referendum to gather signatures to put on the ballot for...

4/9/2014

article Proposed West Valley casino faces many hurdles
(Arizona) -- Softened relations between the Tohono O'odham Nation and Glendale may bring dreams of a casino closer to reality, but other obstacles remain. An appeals...

4/8/2014

article Contracts to fight Tohono O'odham Nation casino cost millions
(Arizona) -- The city of Glendale, Arizona, spent millions of dollars to fight the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino and most of the contracts were...
article Glendale's lax contract oversight lets millions slip past council
(Arizona) -- Glendale has spent millions on private contracts that didn't always go to public bid or to the City Council for public scrutiny. City leaders are...

4/4/2014

article West Valley sound off: Glendale's proposed casino
(Arizona) -- The Republic will regularly ask West Valley elected officials to share their thoughts on issues. This week's question: Do you support the development of...

3/29/2014

article Editorial: Posturing over casino may be over
(Arizona) -- We don’t want it. We don’t like it. We are opposed to it. We will fight it. Those were not exactly the words put forth by the city council in...

3/27/2014

article Glendale City Council opposes anti-casino bill
(Arizona) -- The Glendale City Council voted to oppose a bill moving through Congress that would block the Tohono O'odham Nation from building a casino near the...
article Glendale City Council votes to oppose House bill 1410
(Arizona) -- Nearly five years to the day that Glendale City Council went to court to try and stop a proposed casino within city limits, the council narrowly voted to...
article Glendale council officially opposes bill to block West Valley casino
(Arizona) -- The Glendale council has formally opposed a bill in Congress designed to block a casino from locating along the city’s border.

3/26/2014

press release Statement from Gila River Indian Community Gov. Gregory Mendoza On the March 25, 2014 Glendale City Council Vote
(Arizona) -- Despite four members of the Glendale City Council falling for the Tohono O'Odham's spin about the proposed Glendale casino and rushing through a...

3/25/2014

article COMMENTARY: Proceed with caution when chasing empty promises
(Arizona) -- In the aftermath of the Glendale City Council’s March 18th workshop, touted by the Tohono O’Odham Nation as a victory for their proposed...

3/20/2014

article Editorial: Glendale casino fight
(Arizona) -- The battle over a Tohono O’odham Nation plan to build a casino outside its traditional boundaries in the West Valley is likely to go on for a while....
article Glendale City Council Begins Formal Casino Negotiations With Tohono O'odham Nation
(Arizona) -- A majority a Glendale City Council agreed on Tuesday to begin formal negotiations with the Tohono O'odham Nation over its proposed West Valley casino...
article Glendale opens casino talks with tribe
(Arizona) -- The Glendale City Council has told its staff to begin formal negotiations with the Tohono O’Odham Nation on a proposed casino near the city’s...

3/19/2014

article Council agrees to negotiate with Tohono O’odham Nation
(Arizona) -- After nearly five years of discussions, legal fights and arguments, Glendale City Council came to a 4-3 consensus to begin negotiations with the Tohono O...
article Glendale Begins Formal Talks with Tohono O'odham Over Casino
(Arizona) -- The Glendale City Council will begin negotiations with the Tohono O’odham Nation for the West Valley Resort and Casino.
article Glendale Council approves bill that favors of tribal casino
(Arizona) -- In a major reversal, the Glendale City Council voted Tuesday to oppose federal legislation designed to block a tribal casino on the city's west side.
article Glendale, tribe to talk about long-delayed West Valley Resort
(Arizona) -- The Glendale City Council March 18 took a major step towards bringing more jobs by directing city staff to begin formal negotiations with the Tohono O...
article Ariz. City Opposes US Bill To Block $600M Tribal Casino
(Arizona) -- The City Council of Glendale, Ariz., said Tuesday that it plans to oppose a federal bill that would block a controversial $600 million tribal casino,...

3/18/2014

article Glendale council drops fight against bill blocking casino
(Arizona) -- In a major reversal, the Glendale City Council voted Tuesday to oppose federal legislation designed to block a tribal casino on the city's west side.
article Glendale opens negotiations with tribe on casino plan
(Arizona) -- Glendale City Council told staff Tuesday to start formal negotiations with the Tohono O'Odham Nation on the West Valley Resort and Casino.
article Glendale, tribe will open talks on casino
(Arizona) -- Negotiations will begin between the Tohono O'odham Nation and Glendale — two parties long divided by a bitter silence, lawsuits and legislation.
article Bill opens up new front in Glendale casino dispute
(Arizona) -- More mayors in Arizona are pushing for Congress to approve a bill that would halt a planned casino in Glendale, to be built by the Tohono O'odham nation...
press release More Arizona Mayors Seek Congressional Action on 'Off-Reservation' Gaming
(Arizona) -- H.R. 1410, the Keep the Promise Act, which would resolve the 'off-reservation' gaming issue in Arizona and bring a sigh of relief to all cities and...

3/5/2014

article Feedback: Gila River Indian Community Governor Condemns Cover Illustration
(Arizona) -- As governor of the Gila River Indian Community, I write to register our strong condemnation of your publication’s insensitive cover of February 6,...

3/2/2014

article Tohono O'odham Nation casino opponent to retire from House
(Arizona) -- Rep. Ed Pastor (D-Arizona), an opponent of the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino, will retire from Congress after 23 years of service.

2/5/2014

article Proposed West Valley Casino Is Pitting Valley Indian Tribes Against One Another
(Arizona) -- Jiivik Siiki sits inside the Wild Horse Pass Resort just outside Chandler. His black hair parted into two long braids that rest on his back, he wears a...

1/16/2014

article Tohono O’odham Nation – five years later
(Arizona) -- It was January 2009 when the Tohono O’odham Nation’s public relations firm notified The Glendale Star of a press conference the Nation was...

12/16/2013

press release Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) Names Gaming Industry Expert as New Business Development Manager for Italy
(Italy) -- Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), the world's leading gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy, has named gaming industry expert Simona...

12/6/2013

press release Arizona Leaders Concerned That Their City is Potential Target for Indian Reservation/Casino
(Arizona) -- City leaders express growing concern that building a casino on a Glendale, Ariz. county island sets precedent for the Tohono O'odham Nation—a...

11/27/2013

article Councilmembers explain letter to Dept. of Interior
(Arizona) -- Why did Councilmembers Ian Hugh, Gary Sherwood and Sam Chavira co-sign a letter addressed to Kevin Washburn, assistant secretary for Indian Affairs,...
article Residents take on Council in Glendale casino debate
(Arizona) -- The Glendale City Council chambers this week was a verbal battleground over the Tohono O’odham Nation’s proposed casino near the Westgate...

11/22/2013

article Tension mounts in Glendale over casino
(Arizona) -- The divide is deepening among Glendale officials concerning the casino proposed to be built just outside the city’s border.

11/21/2013

article EDITORIAL: Don’t be fooled by casino propaganda
(Arizona) -- In a recent letter mailed to residents of Glendale regarding the proposed West Valley Resort and Casino, Mayor Jerry Weiers highlights several of his...
article Glendale City Council sending mixed messages about casino
(Arizona) -- Three Glendale City Council members recently sent a letter to federal officials that denounces the city’s opposition to a proposed casino near its...

11/19/2013

article Tohono nation optimistic about casino
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation sees a glimmer of hope as tribal officials fight to have a casino built in the metropolitan Phoenix area.

11/18/2013

article State seeks delay in Tohono O'odham casino hearing
(Arizona) -- State officials are trying to delay a federal appellate court hearing on the question of whether the Tohono O'odham Nation can build a casino on the...
article U.S. Supreme Court case could stall West Valley casino appeal
(Arizona) -- Arizona officials want to delay their appeal to stop the Tohono O’odham Nation’s proposed West Valley casino until the United States Supreme...

10/26/2013

article Former Coyotes owner Ellman sought deal between tribe, Glendale
(Arizona) -- It was an idea that never went far, but former Coyotes owner Steve Ellman said he tried to put together a deal in which the Tohono O’odham Nation...

10/25/2013

article Mayors: House bill would help keep promise on casinos
(Arizona) -- As mayors of our respective cities, we have pledged to protect the best interests of our communities. We believe that the recent passage of H.R. 1410, the...

10/16/2013

article Glendale will open talks on proposed casino
(Arizona) -- A torn Glendale City Council has directed staff to open talks with the Tohono O’odham Nation, the southern Arizona tribe that’s been trying...

10/15/2013

article Glendale OKs talks with Tohono O'odham
(Arizona) -- The Glendale City Council on Tuesday directed city staff to communicate with the Tohono O'odham Nation and gather information as part of a fact-finding...

10/14/2013

article Glendale may open casino talks
(Arizona) -- A slate of West Valley residents and leaders recently lobbied the Glendale City Council to start talks with the Tohono O’odham Nation, which hopes to...

10/6/2013

article Peoria Council approves Tohono O'odham grants
(Arizona) -- The Peoria City Council approved two grants from the southern Arizona tribe that seeks to open a casino on the Glendale-Peoria border.

10/1/2013

article Peoria expected to approve Tohono O'odham grants
(Arizona) -- The Peoria City Council is expected to approve two grants from the southern Arizona tribe that seeks to open a casino on the Glendale-Peoria border.

9/26/2013

article Opinion: Without federal action, expect a casino on land near you
(Arizona) -- As mayors of our respective cities, we have pledged to protect the best interests of our communities. We believe that the recent passage of H.R. 1410, the...

9/21/2013

article Vote in Congress fails to quell casino talk
(Washington D.C.) -- Glendale Councilman Gary Sherwood still supports talking with the Tohono O’odham Nation about a West Valley casino despite this week’s...

9/19/2013

article Franks anti-casino bill passes through House
(Washington D.C.) -- Two years ago during a press conference held Sept. 16, 2011, Congressman Trent Franks, former Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs, President of the Salt...
article House Votes To Block Arizona Tribal Casino, Despite Court Rulings [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- By voice vote on Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to block the construction of a controversial off-reservation casino near...

9/18/2013

press release U.S. House of Representatives Approves H.R. 1410 ; A Bipartisan Supermajority Support the “Keep The Promise Act” and Send a Resounding “No” on Tohono O’odham Glendale Casino
(Arizona) -- Today a supermajority of The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1410, The Keep the Promise Act, thus reaffirming the commitments made to Arizona...

9/17/2013

article Full U.S. House OKs measure which would block Tohono O’odham from gaming on land near Glendale
(Arizona) -- The U.S. House voted Tuesday to deny the Tohono O'odham Nation the right to build a casino on the land it bought near Glendale until 2027.
article House passes bill to block Tohono O’odham casino in Glendale
(Washington D.C.) -- The House Tuesday passed a bill to stop the development of a tribal casino in Glendale, a move supporters said is needed to keep Arizona from...
article House passes bill to halt West Valley casino
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday, Sept. 17 that would stop the Tohono O’odham Nation from building a casino in the West...

9/15/2013

article Tohono O'odham Nation blasts claim on off-reservation casino
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona blasted Rep. Ed Pastor (D-Arizona) for claiming that the tribe wants to open a casino 300 miles from the...

9/12/2013

article Congressman, tribe clash over casino
(Arizona) -- The distance widened in the last week between the Tohono O’odham Nation and an Arizona congressman, who is opposed to the tribe locating a casino...

9/9/2013

article Glendale softens harsh tone on Tohono O'odham casino
(Arizona) -- The Glendale City Council recently resolved its four-year saga with the Phoenix Coyotes, so could the long-standing casino conundrum be next?

9/7/2013

article Congressman stands firm despite Glendale casino talks
(Arizona) -- A supporter of Indian gaming, U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor opposes the Tohono O’odham Nation building a casino near the Glendale boundary.

9/3/2013

article Communities show support for casino
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation in partnership with the city of Tolleson hosted a hospitality suite for invited elected officials during the League of...
article Glendale officials discuss casino with tribe
(Arizona) -- Elected and appointed Glendale officials met recently in southern Arizona with members of the Tohono O’odham Nation, which plans to build a casino on...

8/3/2013

article Glendale asks judge to close suit in casino flap
(Arizona) -- Glendale and its allies want to end one of the lawsuits they filed to block the Tohono O’odham Nation’s plans for a West Valley casino, but that...

8/1/2013

article Editorial: Stop the waste; let Nation build resort/casino
(Arizona) -- It has been a long four and one-half years since the Tohono O’odham Nation announced its plans to build a resort/casino on the southwest 135 acres at...

7/30/2013

article House committee OKs bill to block planned casino in Glendale
(Arizona) -- A House committee gave overwhelming approval Wednesday to a bill that would block development of a Tohono O’odham casino on land the tribe bought...

7/28/2013

article Casino foes win round, still face uphill battle
(Arizona) -- Opponents of a proposed casino on the outskirts of Glendale finally had something to cheer about this week, but their prospects for long-term success...

7/26/2013

article House committee backs bill to block Tohono O'odham casino
(Washington D.C.) -- The House Natural Resources Committee voted 35-5 on Wednesday to pass H.R.1410, a bill that prevents the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an...
article State, tribe will appeal Glendale casino ruling
(Arizona) -- Attorneys for the state and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community say they're appealing a judge's decision that another tribe's plan to...

7/25/2013

article Casino games continue / Franks bill passes House
(Washington D.C.) -- Congressman Trent Franks (R-Dist. 2, Ariz.) was successful July 24 in his bid to get H.R. 1410, “Keep the Promise Act of 2013,” passed...
article House attempting to halt Tohono casino in Glendale
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. House is making another bid to block the Tohono O'odham Nation from building a casino on land it owns near the University of Phoenix...
press release Arizona Gaming Tribes Commend Bipartisan Support of State's 'Keep the Promise Act'
(Arizona) -- The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Gila River Indian Community, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, and the Pueblo of Zuni applaud the bipartisan...

7/24/2013

article Bill to halt casino moves forward
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. House committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would block development of a West Valley casino on land the Tohono O’odham Nation...
article House committee OKs bill to block planned casino in Glendale
(Washington D.C.) -- A House committee gave overwhelming approval Wednesday to a bill that would block development of a Tohono O’odham casino on land the tribe...
article US House Committee OKs AZ Casino Limit
(Washington D.C.) -- The Natural Resources Committee of the US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed HR 1410, known as the "Keep the Promise Act...
article Gila River appeals lawsuit to halt Glendale casino
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community on Tuesday appealed its lawsuit to stop the Tohono O’odham Nation from building a casino near Glendale.
article Grijalva wants apology for lobbyist tweet
(Washington D.C.) -- A nasty dispute involving Native American tribes and gambling is about to get a little bit nastier. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), a member of the...

7/23/2013

article Judge: Fees in casino case can be decided later
(Arizona) -- A judge says it's too soon to consider ordering the state to compensate an Indian tribe for its attorney fees and legal costs in a case involving the...

7/22/2013

article State lawyers call $4.2 million request for attorney fees, legal expenses extraordinarily high
(Arizona) -- Lawyers for the state of Arizona have called a $4.2 million request for attorney fees and legal expenses in a lawsuit over an Indian tribe's plan to...

7/16/2013

article Tohono O’odham tribe asks state to pay tribe’s legal fees
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Indian Tribe is asking a U.S. District Court judge to order the state of Arizona to pay $4.2 million for the tribe’s attorney...

7/11/2013

article Casino a four-year issue
(Arizona) -- It started Jan. 28, 2009, when the Tohono O’odham Nation submitted an application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to acquire in trust 134.88 acres of...
article Tohono O'odham asks for $4.2M for attorney's fees
(Arizona) -- A southern Arizona tribe is asking a federal court to order the state to pay $4.2 million for the tribe's attorney's fees and legal expenses in a...

6/26/2013

article Judge rules again in favor of Tohono O'odham
(Arizona) -- In a ruling June 25, Federal District Court Judge David Campbell ruled once again in favor of the Tohono O’odham Nation, ruling that its plan to build...
article Tohono O'odham win another round for Glendale casino
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation on Tuesday won another major victory in its ongoing fights to open a new casino near University of Phoenix Stadium in...
article West Valley casino foes drop another court battle
(Arizona) -- A judge hearing a legal battle for a West Valley casino ruled on Tuesday there was nothing in a state gaming compact that would bar a new gambling location...

6/25/2013

article Casino foes lose another legal challenge
(Arizona) -- A federal judge on Tuesday threw out the last vestiges of a challenge to a new casino in Glendale, saying it's legally irrelevant whether the state --...
article Ruling could clear way for a Glendale-area casino
(Arizona) -- A federal judge has ruled that Arizona's compact governing Indian gaming doesn't ban more tribal casinos from opening in the Phoenix metropolitan...
article Tohono O’odham closer to Glendale casino after ruling
(Arizona) -- U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell on Tuesday ruled that the state compact governing Indian gaming does not ban more tribal casinos from opening in...
article After nearly one year without gasoline, Navajo community of Pueblo Pintado looks forward to gas station reopening
(New Mexico) -- The tanks are all empty. In the past year, residents of Pueblo Pintado, an isolated Navajo Nation chapter near Crownpoint, have been without easy access...

6/15/2013

article Tohono O'odham Nation awaits decision in casino litigation
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona awaits another ruling in a lawsuit that challenges its proposed off-reservation casino.

6/12/2013

article Tohono O’odham awaits decision from federal judge
(Arizona) -- It has now been two weeks since Federal District Court Judge David Campbell received supplemental briefs and responses to each from the plaintiffs and...

6/4/2013

article Contract law a focus in West Valley casino legal flap
(Arizona) -- Judge David Campbell might be nearing the end of the road on the case between the Tohono O’odham Nation, the state and two other Valley tribes, but he...

5/28/2013

article Arizona Tribe Nearing Victory In Glendale Casino Battle [sub req'd]
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Indian Nation is apparently close to winning its nearly four-year legal, political and public relations battle to build a...
article Ninth Circuit Demands Interior Explain Glendale Trust Gaming Decision
(Arizona) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has required the Secretary of the Interior to reconsider a decision to accept an unincorporated parcel...
article Surprise City Council lends support to proposed casino
(Arizona) -- The Surprise City Council has thrown its support behind a controversial proposed tribal casino near Glendale. The Tohono O’odham Nation has spent four...

5/22/2013

article State officials fight for trial in casino case
(Arizona) -- State officials say a recent court ruling that allows the Tohono O'odham Nation to build a sprawling casino near Phoenix is improper.
article State officials fight for trial in casino case
(Arizona) -- A ruling that allows the Tohono O'odham Nation to build a sprawling, Las Vegas-style casino in suburban Phoenix is improper because it is based on an...

5/21/2013

article Appeals court issues ruling on proposed Tohono O'odham casino
(Arizona) -- The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says there’s still an unresolved question about whether a southern Arizona tribe was rightfully awarded...
article U.S. Court of Appeals Decision Favors Tohono O'odham Nation but Requires Feds to Better Explain Decision to Approve West Valley Reservation
(Arizona) -- If you're keeping score in the Tohono O'odham Nation's epic -- and seemingly endless -- battle against state and local officials to build a...

5/20/2013

article Appeals court orders re-examination of Glendale casino ruling
(Arizona) -- One of the obstacles for the Tohono O’odham Nation’s plans to build a West Valley casino has boiled down to the meaning of the word “within.” The United...
article Appeals court rules Tohono O'odham land in Glendale cannot become reservation
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court gave foes of a new Glendale casino new hope it could be legally blocked. In a new ruling today, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...
article Appellate court rules that issue on Arizona tribe's planned casino site remains undecided
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court says a key legal issue remains unresolved regarding whether a southern Arizona tribe was rightfully awarded reservation status for...

5/18/2013

article Judge sides with tribe on Glendale casino plan
(Arizona) -- Opponents of a proposed Las Vegas-style casino near Phoenix said Monday that a federal judge overlooked important evidence when ruling that the Tohono O...
article Opinion: Tohono leader’s victim act bit much
(Arizona) -- Like egoists throughout eternity, Ned Norris Jr., chairman of southern Arizona’s Tohono O’odham Nation, wants things both ways. In fact, if...

5/16/2013

article Phoenix-area casino bill denounced as biased
(Arizona) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs director on Wednesday condemned a bill that would prohibit more casinos from opening in metro Phoenix, saying that the measure...

5/15/2013

article Judge overlooked evidence, say foes of casino near Phx.
(Arizona) -- Opponents of a proposed Las Vegas-style casino near Phoenix say a federal judge overlooked important evidence when ruling that the Tohono O'odham Nation...
article Norris presents tribe's case at Alvarez meeting
(Arizona) -- If you had last Thursday afternoon and evening time off and were interested in what’s going on in the world of Glendale politics, you may have found...
article The Tohono O'odham Nation's battle to open a casino near Glendale is a bit of revenge for previous injustices
(Arizona) -- It is the understatement of all time to note that United States law hasn't been kind to Native Americans. Filmmaker Samuel Goldwyn is (probably mis-)...

5/14/2013

article Arizona asks for reconsideration in casino case
(Arizona) -- Opponents of a proposed Las Vegas-style casino near Phoenix said Monday that a federal judge overlooked important evidence when ruling that the Tohono O...
article Tribe Deal Didn't Bar Phoenix-Area Casinos
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation's plan to build a casino near Glendale, Ariz., a suburb of Phoenix, complies with the state's gaming compact, a...

5/13/2013

article OP/ED: Casino law had hole in it
(Arizona) -- Regarding the proposed casino near Glendale: It is absolutely unthinkable in today’s society that an entity can walk into the middle of a metropolitan...
article Judge rules Ariz. casino does not violate gaming law
(Arizona) -- A federal judge has ruled that a Las Vegas-style casino outside Phoenix, Arizona, does not violate that state’s gambling laws that were approved by...

5/12/2013

article Tribal leaders: Bill would safeguard agreement on casinos
(Arizona) -- New federal legislation introduced by Arizona congressional Reps. Trent Franks, Ed Pastor and Ann Kirkpatrick that would keep compacts intact deserves a...

5/10/2013

article Casino court win might alter tribe’s relationship with Glendale
(Arizona) -- Glendale officials are warming up to the idea — or perhaps just the inevitability — that the Tohono O’odham Nation will open a casino near...
article Dick Bowers, Glendale's New City Manager, to City Officials: Drop Lawsuits, Establish Positive Relationship With Tohono O'odham Nation
(Arizona) -- After years of ongoing opposition to the Tohono O'odham Nation's plan to build a resort-style casino, the new Glendale City Manager suggests the...
article OP/ED: Casino issue has gone on long enough – stop the lawsuits
(Arizona) -- After four years, one would think the issue of whether the Tohono O’odham Nation’s plans for West Valley Resort and Casino would be gathering...

5/8/2013

article Acting city manager gives view on casino
(Arizona) -- Councilmember Ian Hugh requested Acting City Manager Dick Bowers’ opinion about the city’s next step in the Tohono O’odham Nation casino/...
article Casino backers get another court win in fight for Glendale facility
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation has won another round in court in its bid to build a $500 million casino in the West Valley north of Jobing.com Arena and...
article Tohono O'odham Nation claim another victory
(Arizona) -- Another court ruling. Another victory for the Tohono O’odham Nation. The latest comes in the form of a summary judgment by Federal District Judge...

5/7/2013

article Judge sides with Tohono O'odham in casino fight
(Arizona) -- A federal judge on Tuesday slapped down the latest efforts by the state to block the Tohono O'odham from building a casino on the edge of Glendale.
article Judge sides with tribe on Glendale casino plan
(Arizona) -- A federal judge says the Tohono O'odham Nation's plan to build a casino on the edge of Glendale doesn't violate the state's gambling laws.
article Judge sides with tribe on Glendale casino plan
(Arizona) -- A plan to build a Las Vegas-style casino outside Phoenix doesn’t violate Arizona gambling laws approved by voters, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
article Judge sides with tribe on Glendale casino plan
(Arizona) -- A federal judge on Tuesday helped ease the way for a southern Arizona tribe to build a new casino in the West Valley. U.S. District Judge David Campbell...
article Tohono O'odham Nation Racks Up Another Legal Victory in Federal Court
(Arizona) -- U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell ruled today that the Tohono O'odham Nation's plan to build a West Valley casino is in compliance with the...

5/6/2013

article Congressman Ed Pastor Joins Congressman Trent Franks in Opposing Tohono O'odham Nation Proposal for West Valley Casino
(Arizona) -- Congressman Ed Pastor joins Congressman Trent Franks's efforts to block the Tohono O'odham Nation from building a casino in the West Valley.

4/22/2013

article Tohono O'odham Nation Opposes Arizona's Keep the Promise Act of 2013
(Arizona) -- Following the announcement of a Bill co-sponsored by Congress members led by Trent Franks and Ann Kirkpatrick titled Keep the Promise Act of 2013 –...

4/18/2013

article Tribes clash in court again
(Arizona) -- It may all come down to one simple question: Who do you trust? The State of Arizona, Gila River Indian Community and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian...

4/17/2013

article Franks bill aimed at West Valley Resort
(Arizona) -- Arizona Congressman Trent Franks introduced legislation that will halt plans by the Tohono O’Odham Nationfrom building a resort in the West Valley.

4/15/2013

article No end in sight to litigation over casino proposed near Glendale
(Arizona) -- Virtually every move the Tohono O’odham Nation has made to build a West Valley casino has gotten tangled in lawsuits and legislation.
article Tribes clash in court again
(Arizona) -- It may all come down to one simple question: Who do you trust? The State of Arizona, Gila River Indian Community and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian...

4/13/2013

article Congressional pay cut? Not anytime soon
(Arizona) -- With Congress less popular than cockroaches (yes, pollsters have asked), legislation to dock members’ $174,000-a-year paychecks has become de rigueur.

4/12/2013

article Opinion: Franks’ try worth a shot
(Arizona) -- As game efforts go, federal legislation proposed by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., to forestall construction of a new tribal casino near Glendale is a worthy...

4/10/2013

article Casino combatants square off in court
(Arizona) -- Arguments in the battle over a proposed casino in the West Valley took place in U.S. District Court Tuesday, though at the conclusion of the day presiding...
article Congressman Trent Franks Tribal Gaming Bill Attracts Bi-Partisan Support
(Arizona) -- It’s good to see legislation like H.R. 1410 that would keep the Tohono O’odham Nation (TON) from building a casino in the middle of Glendale. It...
article Gila River attorney gives breakdown on opposition to Tohono O’odham casino
(Arizona) -- While the Gila River and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian communities are presenting their oral arguments in federal district court this week for summary...
article Judge to rule in lawsuit over casino near Glendale
(Arizona) -- A federal judge says he'll rule soon in a lawsuit in which the two Indian tribes and the state are fighting a third tribe over its plan to build a...

4/9/2013

article Arizona lawmakers look to derail $500M casino
(Arizona) -- Opponents of a proposed $500 million Native American casino in the West Valley are taking another stab at stopping the controversial development.
article Federal legislation seeks to derail planned casino near Glendale
(Arizona) -- Federal legislation was introduced Tuesday to try to stop the Tohono O'odham Nation from building a casino near Glendale. The bill spearheaded by...
article Franks introduces bill to block casino near Glendale
(Arizona) -- Repeatedly rebuffed in court, the state and multiple Indian tribes are now banking on last-minute federal legislation to block the Tohono O'odham Nation...
article Trent Franks, Arizona Congressman, Expected to Propose Law -- Again -- to Block Tohono O'odham Nation's Plans for West Valley Casino
(Arizona) -- Arizona Congressman Trent Franks is expected to introduce another bill aimed at blocking the Tohono O'odham Nation from building a West Valley casino.
article Ruling expected soon on casino plan near Glendale
(Arizona) -- About 70 people packed a downtown Phoenix courtroom on Tuesday to hear arguments over a proposed casino near Glendale. The state, the Gila River Indian...
press release Tribal Leaders Commend Congressional Bill Requiring That Prop 202 Promises Made to Arizona Voters Are Kept
(Arizona) -- The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Gila River Indian Community, the Hualapai Tribe, the Cocopah Tribe, and the Pueblo of Zuni applaud...

4/8/2013

article Hearing on tribal casino near Glendale begins
(Arizona) -- On Tuesday, attorneys in court and a politician in Congress will seek to block the Tohono O’odham Nation from opening a casino near Glendale.

4/6/2013

article Opinion: Tohono O’odhams were gaming state over casino all along
(Arizona) -- Support for a new gambling palace in Glendale always has turned on a single issue, a single question: Just how cool are you with being lied to?

2/14/2013

article Tohono O'Odham Casino Plan Wages On in the 9th
(Arizona) -- Arizona had its feet before the 9th Circuit fire over a law it allegedly drafted solely to prevent the Tohono O'Odham Nation from building a casino near...

2/12/2013

article Tribe: Bet on casino win in court
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nationwill face an April day in court, but tribe officials and other supporters are confident the ruling will favor building a West...

2/4/2013

article Tohono O'Odham Nation -- An Emerging Juggernaut in the Desert [2nd Item]
(Arizona) -- The Indian Gaming industry has been closely following over the past several years the saga of the Tohono O’odham Nation of Southern Arizona in its...

1/30/2013

article Tohono O'odham Nation Continues Defending Plans for West Valley Casino; Opponents' Lawsuits Haven't Let Up
(Arizona) -- A U.S. District Court judge has scheduled a hearing on April 9 in an ongoing legal battle to block the Tohono O'odham Nation from building a casino in...

1/28/2013

article Plan for casino near Glendale led to flurry of lobbying
(Arizona) -- A prospective tribal casino near Glendale drove the most lobbying in Washington by Arizona groups last year, federal records show.

1/23/2013

article Franks says Tohono O'Odham Nation deceived voters
(Arizona) -- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 split decision Sept. 11 ruled that the Tohono O’odham Nation has the right to take 54 acres at 95th and...

1/21/2013

article New court documents reveal secret tribe actions during gaming compact negotiations
(Arizona) -- United States Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ), reacted to the evidence filed recently with the U.S. District Court of Arizona as part of the litigation...

1/16/2013

article Filing says Arizona tribe secretly planned casino
(Arizona) -- The state and two tribes say there’s documentation that the Tohono O’odham Nation was secretly planning about a decade ago to acquire land for a...

1/15/2013

article Filing: Tribe planned to violate casino pact
(Arizona) -- Tohono O'odham Nation leaders were secretly developing plans to acquire land for a casino near Glendale in the early 2000s, a time when they and leaders...

11/23/2012

article Tribes aim to influence vote in off-reservation gaming dispute
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation and the Gila River Indian Community spent $235,000 to influence voters in Glendale, Arizona.

11/19/2012

article Tribes donated heavily in Glendale election
(Arizona) -- As the proposed tribal reservation and casino near Glendale quietly makes its way through a legal appeal, also in the background was tribal spending in the...

10/18/2012

article Gila River tribe helps Glendale’s fight against sales tax cut
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community — as well as police and firefighter unions — are the top financial backers of the campaign against Glendale...

10/10/2012

article Glendale's Sahuaro District candidates want outside audit
(Arizona) -- Both Sahuaro District candidates for Glendale City Council want an outside audit of city finances as part of efforts to gain transparency.

10/5/2012

article Glendale candidates Hugh, Hirsch debate casino, agree on disliking tax hike
(Arizona) -- The two Cactus District candidates for Glendale City Council would not have voted for a recent sales-tax hike that's up for a possible repeal by voters...

9/28/2012

article Alvarez, Clark spar over Glendale decision to appeal casino ruling
(Arizona) -- Glendale has spent more than $3 million already, but the City Council this week voted to keep up the fight to prevent a tribal reservation near Westgate...
article Glendale will continue to tilt at slot machines
(Arizona) -- It took just 22 minutes for the Glendale City Council to agree to shell out $180 million to build an arena for the Phoenix Coyotes. City leaders had spent...

9/26/2012

article COLUMN: Glendale is broke, but still has money to continue fighting a casino?
(Arizona) -- The city of Glendale is on the ropes, financially. If citizens decide to untax themselves for a decade’s worth of reckless decision making by its...
article Glendale City Council to appeal 9th Circuit ruling on tribe's land request for casino plans
(Arizona) -- Glendale continues to oppose a southern Arizona tribe's plan to open a casino near the city's sports and entertainment district.
article Glendale City Council votes to appeal court's casino-land decision
(Arizona) -- Glendale, the Gila River Indian Community and the state will continue their fight against a southern Arizona tribe that wants to open a casino near Glendale...

9/25/2012

article Glendale council to vote on continuing casino lawsuit
(Arizona) -- The Glendale City Council will vote Tuesday night on whether to continue the city’s legal fight against a proposed casino nearby. From Phoenix, KJZZ...

9/24/2012

article Glendale City Council to vote on possible appeal of court's casino-land ruling
(Arizona) -- The Glendale City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to appeal this month's court ruling that went in favor of Tohono O'odham Nation, which wants...

9/19/2012

article After court ruling in its favor, what's next for Tohono O'odham?
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation has now won all of its court cases with the City of Glendale, Gila River Indian Community, and other entities and...

9/18/2012

article Tohono O’Odham tribe emerges as key player in Coyotes sale
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’Odham Nation, which is in a court battle with the City of Glendale over the native tribe’s bid to build a resort and casino...

9/17/2012

article Phoenix Casino Faces Further Legal Hurdles, Experts Say [reg req'd]
(Arizona) -- An American Indian nation’s effort to build a Phoenix area resort casino faces years of litigation, despite last week’s federal court ruling...

9/16/2012

article Appellate Court Rules Tohono O’odham Nation Has Right to Take West Valley Land Into Trust
(Arizona) -- On September 11, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Tohono O’odham Nation’s request to take land in Maricopa County,...

9/14/2012

article Glendale, Peoria leaders react to court's casino-land decision
(Arizona) -- Glendale and Peoria leaders this week reacted to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision that upheld a plan to create a reservation near the border...

9/12/2012

article Glendale, Gila River Indian Community may appeal casino decision
(Arizona) -- The city of Glendale and Gila River Indian Community are considering U.S. Supreme Court and other appeals after losing another round in court over a...

9/11/2012

article 9th Circuit backs Tohono O'odham Nation land-into-trust bid
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation is getting closer to its goal of opening an off-reservation casino in Arizona thanks to a decision from the 9th Circuit Court...
article Appeals court to allow tribe to take Glendale casino land into trust
(Arizona) -- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday put the Tohono O'odham Nation one step closer to building a casino near Glendale's sports-and-...
article Appeals court upholds decision on Glendale land being eyed for tribal casino
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a government decision creating Indian reservation land in the heart of Glendale that is being eyed for a Las Vegas-...
article Court panel rejects challenge to Tohono O’odham land near Glendale
(Arizona) -- Congress did not act illegally in allowing a tribe to create reservation land on the edge of Glendale, a federal appeals court ruled today. In a split...
article Court upholds reservation status of Arizona land slated for casino
(Arizona) -- An Arizona tribe with plans to build a casino and resort on property it purchased near Glendale, Ariz., scored a key victory Tuesday when a federal appeals...
article Federal appeals court sides with the Tohono O’odham tribe in casino case
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of the Tohono O’odham Nation’s bid to take West Valley land just north of University of Phoenix...
article Reservation status of land near Glendale upheld
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a decision that allows an Arizona tribe to covert property it bought near Glendale into reservation land.
article Tohono O'odham Wins Casino Land Dispute
(Arizona) -- The federal government properly added a 54-acre parcel of land in the middle of a Phoenix suburb to the Tohono O'odham Nation, the 9th Circuit ruled...
article Tribe could enter picture in Phoenix Coyotes deal
(Arizona) -- The Phoenix Coyotes ownership soap opera has had plenty of false alarms, false starts, challenges and rumors during its three-year novella.
article Tribe wins round in court for Glendale casino
(Arizona) -- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has given the Tohono O'odham Nation a victory in its effort to build a casino near Glendale.

8/25/2012

article Paton, Kirpatrick share opposition to Glendale casino (updated)
(Arizona) -- After I wrote Wednesday’s item on the tribes’ criticism of Jonathan Paton over gaming, I was asked a pertinent question: What’s Ann...

8/19/2012

article BLOG: Tohono O’odham Nation-My Brother
(Arizona) -- In my favorite Simpsoms episode, Homer agrees to take care of a beaver that built a dam that blocked water to an Indian tribe. The tribe cannot take action...

7/17/2012

article Gila River Indian Community donates $3K to conservative PAC
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community donated $3,000 to a political action committee run by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R), Capitol Media Services reports.

6/28/2012

article Arizona Lawmakers Clash Over Bill to Bar Tohono O’odham Nation From Building Off-Reservation Casino
(Arizona) -- Accusations of lying and dishonest actions from both opponents and supporters stem from plans to build a casino near Glendale, Arizona.

6/26/2012

article Casino opponents launch new website
(Arizona) -- Check out the revamped website by opponents of a proposed Indian casino near Glendale at onebuckforglendale.com. Keeping the Promise launched the “One...

6/23/2012

article Tohono O’odham nation’s fight for glendale casino: Undaunted
(Washington D.C.) -- Tohono O’odham leaders vowed to continue their fight for a Glendale-area casino after the House overwhelmingly approved a bill blocking their...

6/21/2012

article Glendale and tribe react to Congress vote on casino
(Arizona) -- The City of Glendale issued the following statement regarding the vote in Congress on Rep. Trent Franks’ bill in opposition to the Tohono O’...
article Tohono O’odham vow fight for Glendale casino
(Arizona) -- Leaders of the Tohono O’odham Nation are vowing to continue to fight for their right to build a casino near Glendale and University of Phoenix Stadium...

6/20/2012

article BLOG: And We’ve Seen this Before. Unfortunately.
(Arizona) -- The US House passed something called the Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Clarification Act yesterday. It would effectively block the Tohono O...
article City and tribe issue statements on congressional vote on casino
(Arizona) -- The City of Glendale issued the following statement regarding the vote in Congress on Rep. Trent Franks’ bill in opposition to the Tohono O’...
article US House passes bill to block casino near Glendale
(Arizona) -- The U.S. House has passed a bill blocking the Tohono O'odham Nation from building a casino near Glendale. The Arizona Republic says the bill is opposed...

6/19/2012

article Glendale statement on House block of casino
(Arizona) -- The U.S. House passed a bill that blocked a possible casino from being built near 91st Avenue and Northern. In response, the city of Glendale released the...
article Tohono O’odham vow to fight House vote to block casino near Glendale
(Arizona) -- Tohono O’odham leaders vowed to continue their fight for a Glendale-area casino after the House overwhelmingly approved a bill blocking their plans...
article House passes bill blocking planned Tohono O'odham casino near Glendale
(Washington D.C.) -- The House voted 342-78 Tuesday to pass a bill that bars the Tohono O'odham Nation from building a casino near Glendale. Opposed by the Obama...
article House passes bill to block Glendale casino
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill Tuesday that blocks a proposed West Valley casino by the Tohono O’odham Nation.
article U.S. House approves bill to block Glendale casino
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that aims to stop a planned casino in the West Valley. The measure allows the Tohono O’...
article U.S. House Votes To Block Arizona Tribal Casino [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- Defying opposition from the Obama administration, the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed legislation to prevent an...

6/18/2012

article House debates bill to block Tohono O’odham casino in Glendale
(Washington D.C.) -- The House is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a bill to block a proposed Tohono O’odham casino in Glendale, after an emotional debate Monday in...

4/19/2012

article Appeals court hears Arizona tribe's casino project
(California) -- A federal appeals court on Monday took up an Arizona Indian tribe's complicated legal fight to build a massive casino and resort near a Glendale,...

4/17/2012

article Appeals court hears Arizona tribe's casino project
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court on Monday took up an Arizona Indian tribe's complicated legal fight to build a massive casino and resort near a Glendale, Ariz...
article Federal Court Considers Arizona Casino Challenge [sub req'd]
(Arizona) -- Opponents to a proposed Phoenix area casino will argue in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Monday that the U.S. Department of Interior does not have...
article Proposed Glendale casino gets hearing
(Arizona) -- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Monday as to whether the Tohono O’odham can build a casino in Glendale, a move the city has been...

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