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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...
article McCain, Flake measure steps up fight vs. Glendale casino
(Washington D.C.) -- Opponents of a planned casino in Glendale hope for swift action on a U.S. Senate resolution that would block construction of the project backers say...
article Senators introduce bill to block new casino planned in Phoenix area by Tohono O'odham Nation
(Washington D.C.) -- Arizona's two U.S. senators are proposing legislation to block construction of a Phoenix-area casino planned by a southern Arizona tribe. If...
article Tohono O'odham selects construction team for casino/resort
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise (TOGE) announced July 29 that it has selected the partnership of Hunt Construction Group and PENTA Building Group...
press release SRPMIC Indian Community Applaud Recent Action by U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake
(Arizona) -- Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) President, Diane Enospraised the action of Arizona Senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake for sponsoring...

7/28/2014

article McCain, Flake introduce bill to stop Glendale casino
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona introduced a bill Monday to prohibit any new casinos in metropolitan Phoenix. The measure aims to...
article Senators hope to trump casino project
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) released the following statement announcing that they are today introducing a Senate...
article COMMENTARY: Casino will be a win for West Valley and Arizona
(Arizona) -- As elected leaders of multiple West Valley communities, we want to cut through the over-heated rhetoric surrounding the Tohono O’odham Nation’s...
article Hunt Construction, Penta picked by Tohono O’odham Nation to build $500M Glendale casino
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation has picked Hunt Construction Group and Penta Building Group to build its $500 million casino in the West Valley near...

7/25/2014

article Mayor testifies before Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
(Washington D.C.) -- Nearly a week after Glendale City Council changed its stance on the proposed Tohono O’odham Nation’s West Valley Casino and Resort,...
article Tohono O’odham Closer to Glendale Casino, Tribes Continue to Fight Ruling
(Washington D.C.) -- The Interior Department this month gave Arizona’s Tohono O’odham tribe final permission to convert an island of land it owns in the city...

7/24/2014

article BIA indicates Tohono O'odham Nation can use land for gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate Indian Affairs Committee jumped into the controversy over the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino for the first time on...
article Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers Fails to Convey City's True Stance on Gaming at Senate Hearing
(Washington D.C.) -- Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers was among several individuals who testified before a U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Wednesday regarding...
article Lawmakers Say Bill To Block Ariz. Casino Could Bring Suits
(Washington D.C.) -- Lawmakers raised concerns at a Senate committee hearing Tuesday that proposed legislation aimed at blocking a controversial Arizona casino, which is...
article Casino project could have significant economic impact, consulting firm says
(Arizona) -- The Torres Consulting & Law Group, which counts Arizona Pipe Trades Local 469 as one of its clients, provided the following information about the...

7/23/2014

article Tribal, Glendale officials in West Valley Casino fight testify to Senate panel
(Washington D.C.) -- Tohono O’odham leaders “looked us in the face and lied” about their plans for a Glendale casino, and Congress needs to step in and...
article U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing to impact Glendale casino
(Washington D.C.) -- A Washington D.C. hearing on Wednesday could have a big impact on Glendale's future. The United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will...
article Gila River governor hopes city made good bet
(Arizona) -- Lost in this week’s headlines about the Glendale City Council’s 4-3 flip-flop vote to support the Tohono O’odham Nation’s...
press release U.S. Senators Urged to Act on Bill to Preserve Future of Indian Gaming in Arizona
(Washington D.C.) -- Congress has the power to intervene in a growing national practice and problem of ‘off-reservation gaming,’ or ‘reservation-...

7/21/2014

article Trust decision dissolves city’s opposition
(Arizona) -- As an item of interest on nearly every City of Glendale executive session agenda for the last three months, it appears the council-ordered negotiations with...

7/17/2014

article Glendale City Council votes to support indian casino plan
(Arizona) -- The Glendale City Council gives the green light to plans by a Southern Arizona Indian Tribe to build a Vegas-style casino in the west valley.
article Major Reversal: Glendale Declares Support for Gaming on Tohono O'odham Nation's WV Land
(Arizona) -- In a room brimming with union trades workers wearing bright orange shirts, the Glendale City Council reversed its long held opposition to the Tohono O'...
article Setting the record straight on the West Valley casino
(Arizona) -- Lost in this week’s headlines about the Glendale City Council’s 4-3 vote to no longer oppose the Tohono O’odham Nation’s...

7/16/2014

article City council votes not to object Tohono O’odham casino
(Arizona) -- After five years of arguing and fighting over a proposed Tohono O’odham casino resort at 91st and Northern Avenues, the Glendale City Council used a...
article Glendale City Council supports tribe's casino plan
(Arizona) -- In a major shift, a divided Glendale City Council voted Tuesday to support a southern Arizona tribe's proposed casino near the Westgate City Center.
article Glendale Council throws support to Indian casino
(Arizona) -- For years Glendale stood alone among West Valley cities in opposing the Tohono O’odham Nation’s plans to build a casino resort near the city.
article Glendale council, residents voice opinion on Tohono O'odham Nation
(Arizona) -- 260 packed into the Glendale Council Chambers for a special meeting Tuesday afternoon as the council voted by a 4 to 3 margin to officially support the...
article Glendale passes resolution in support of Tohono O'odham Nation
(Arizona) -- In a 4 to 3 vote, the Glendale Council now officially supports the Tohono O'odham Nation in their quest to build a resort casino on the land that was...
article Neighboring community changes position on tribal land
(Arizona) -- Peoria’s neighbor to the east took a step back Tuesday evening in its relationship with the Tohono O’odham Nation. At a special meeting,...

7/15/2014

article Glendale City Council supports tribe's casino plan
(Arizona) -- The Glendale City Council has approved a resolution to support the Tohono O'Odham Nation's proposal to build a casino near the city's sports and...
article Glendale council backs tribe's casino-resort plan
(Arizona) -- The Glendale City Council has voted to support a plan by the Tohono O'odham Nation Indian tribe to build a resort, including a casino, on vacant land...
article Glendale Drops Opposition To Tribal Casino
(Arizona) -- The Glendale city council has dropped its long-standing opposition to a proposed casino near the city. In a 4-3 vote this afternoon, council members...

7/13/2014

article City won't put Tohono O'odham Nation gaming plan on ballot
(Arizona) -- Opponents of the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino won't see the issue on the ballot in the city of Glendale, Arizona. A group called...

7/11/2014

article Referendum on H.R. Bill 1410 denied by city clerk
(Arizona) -- Respect the Promise, who pulled a referendum to overturn the city council’s vote no to oppose H.R. Bill 1410, was rejected by the city clerks office...

7/8/2014

article Council members push Glendale to ‘strike deal’ over casino
(Arizona) -- Supporters of a plan by the Tohono O’odham Nation to build a casino and hotel in the West Valley hope to bring the project back before the Glendale...
article Interior Dept. ruling 'requires' TO's land be taken into trust
(Arizona) -- Kevin Washburn, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of Interior, issued his decision July 3 in favor of the Nation regarding its...
article Residents open to Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino
(Arizona) -- Local residents are welcoming the chance to gamble at an off-reservation casino owned by the Tohono O'odham Nation.

7/6/2014

article Rival tribes blast casino land ruling for Tohono O'odham Nation
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community are vowing to stop the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an off-...

7/4/2014

article Tohon O’odham Nation Allowed To Make Glendale Land Part Of Reservation
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation is one step closer to building a casino on the edge of Glendale. The United States Department of the Interior has concluded...
article Tohono O'odham win reservation status for Glendale land
(Arizona) -- Federal officials on Thursday gave the Tohono O’odham Nation final permission to make land it owns near Glendale part of the reservation, a crucial...

7/3/2014

article Blowhards: Rep. Franks for fighting Tohono O'odham casino bid
(Arizona) -- For its "America’s Worst Politicians" feature, The Missoula Independent singles out Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona) for pushing H.R.1410, a...
article Decision leaves fight against Glendale casino facing uncertain future
(Arizona) -- Attorneys for the city of Glendale will review a decision by the U.S. Interior Department before deciding whether to challenge the ruling allowing an Indian...
article Feds: Tohono O'odhams Can Buy Glendale Parcel
(Arizona) -- The US Bureau of Indian Affairs has ruled that the Tohono O'odham tribe of southern Arizona can "take into trust" a parcel of land adjacent to...
article Ruling favors Tohono O'odham's bid for Glendale casino
(Arizona) -- Southern Arizona's Tohono O'odham tribe on Thursday moved a step closer to winning its contested bid to build a casino near Glendale's sports...
article Tohono O'odham Nation: DOI reaffirms tribe property lies within unincorporated Maricopa County
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation says the U.S. Department of the Interior has reaffirmed its decision that the tribe's property lies within unincorporated...
press release U.S. Department of the Interior Action Detrimental to Arizona and Arizona Tribes
(Arizona) -- Leaders of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) are dismayed with the action by U.S. Department of the Interior, Assistant Secretary of...
article US Interior Dept. poised to let West Valley casino move forward
(Arizona) -- A controversial casino development in the West Valley is taking a big step forward. The U.S. Department of the Interior is notifying Arizona lawmakers and...
article West Valley land approved for tribal status, clearing path for casino near Glendale
(Arizona) -- Federal officials on Thursday gave the Tohono O’odham Nation final permission to make land it owns near Glendale part of the reservation, a crucial...

6/16/2014

article Glendale Applies for Nearly $800K in Grants from Long-Time Nemesis Tohono O'odham Nation
(Arizona) -- A Glendale City Council decision to apply for nearly $800,000 from the Tohono O'odham Nation signals a major shift in the city's relationship with...

6/9/2014

article Glendale seeks $766K in grants from tribe that city has been fighting over proposed casino
(Arizona) -- The Glendale City Council is slated to vote Tuesday on putting in a $766,000 grant request to the Tohono O’Odham Nation for money for libraries, two...

4/25/2014

article Flake reports progress on immigration reform
(Arizona) -- Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake told a packed house in Peoria Wednesday that progress is being made on immigration reform, saying the nation must “deal...

4/16/2014

article The history of the proposed Tohono O'odham casino near Glendale
(Arizona) -- The battle over the vacant land across from Kellis High School in Glendale is a long and complicated one. Here's a step-by-step timeline to help you...

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...

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