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Gila River governor speaks on how to battle violence epidemic on Native American lands

The governor of the Gila River Indian Community is looking to team up with the federal government to fight the increased violence on tribal lands.

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9/14/2019

article $39K in gaming revenue sought to pay for Apache Junction senior transportation
(Arizona) -- A $39,194 grant from Gila River Indian Community gaming revenue is being sought to pay for senior-citizen transportation in Apache Junction. The Apache...

9/9/2019

article Arizona Cardinals choose Gila River as official hotel and casino partner
(Arizona) -- The National Football League’s (NFL) Arizona Cardinals have named Gila River Hotels & Casinos as the team’s official hotel and casino...

9/4/2019

article Cardinals name Gila River Hotels & Casinos as official partner
(Arizona) -- For 15 years, the Arizona Cardinals have enjoyed a unique relationship with Gila River Hotels & Casino – Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte, and Vee...

9/1/2019

article Dog found hogtied in trash bag in Gila River rescued, recovering from surgery
(Arizona) -- A dog was found hogtied and stuffed inside a garbage bag off the side of the road on the Gila River Indian Reservation early Tuesday morning - today, we...

7/27/2019

article 'If I die tonight, I'll be dying happy': Gila River Indian Community celebrates first new school on reservation in a century
(Arizona) -- Saturday morning was emotional for LaVerne Jackson, who had tears in her eyes as she walked along a newly paved sidewalk toward a brand new school on the...

6/11/2019

article Federal, Arizona Tribal Leaders Seek Solutions To Violence Against Women
(Arizona) -- More than four in five Native American women will experience violence in their lifetime, according to one federal study. In another report, Arizona counted...
article Gila River governor speaks on how to battle violence epidemic on Native American lands
(Arizona) -- The governor of the Gila River Indian Community is looking to team up with the federal government to fight the increased violence on tribal lands.
article US Department Of Interior meets with tribal leaders to discuss public safety
(Arizona) -- Members of the U.S. Department of the Interior came to the Valley on Tuesday to discuss the overlooked crisis of violence in Native American communities....

5/23/2019

article Gila River alliance gains support from Thatcher
(Arizona) -- “Water is what binds us and sustains us,” the Upper Gila River Alliance said on its Facebook page. In the same vein, the alliance is hoping to...

5/7/2019

article George Lopez's restaurant, George Lopez's Chingon Kitchen, opens at Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino
(Arizona) -- Highrollers who have worked up an appetite on the game room floor have another place to fuel up at Gila River's Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino. George...

5/1/2019

article George Lopez is opening a Mexican restaurant at this Phoenix casino. Here's what you need to know
(Arizona) -- Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino’s new restaurant promises to serve comida just like nana used to make — and that's not just a catchy slogan....

4/27/2019

article Gila River breaks two world records for biggest game of bingo
(Arizona) -- Gila River Hotels & Casinos broke two Guinness World Records on Thursday, according to a press release. Lone Butte Casino hosted the event at which...

4/26/2019

article Arizona resort attempts Guinness records with giant bingo game
(Arizona) -- An Arizona resort attempted two Guinness World Records when it rolled out the world's largest game of bingo. Gila River Hotel and Casinos unveiled the...

4/25/2019

article Girl Scouts honor first female governor of Gila River Indian Community
(Arizona) -- The Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council honored the first female governor of Gila River Indian Community with the reveal of a special cabin and mural on...

4/22/2019

press release Gila River Hotels & Casinos will attempt Guinness records for Bingo
(Arizona) -- Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Gila River Hotels & Casinos is marking the momentous occasion in a big way with an attempt to break two Guinness World...

4/20/2019

article Jesus humbled Himself in washing feet, Bishop Nevares tells parishioners at Gila River mission
(Arizona) -- Jesus’ humility was on full display with the act of washing the Twelve Apostles’ feet during the Last Supper, said Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A....

4/10/2019

article Racing school auction depends on what’s in a name
(Arizona) -- The internationally renowned Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving could be under new ownership by May if a big question can be answered to the...

4/3/2019

article Gila River leader says feds’ inattention to roads drives other problems
(Arizona) -- To the list of issues affecting education, Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis would add a new problem: deteriorating roads. Of the web of...

3/30/2019

article George Lopez opening new restaurant at Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino in Laveen
(Arizona) -- Comedian and actor, George Lopez, will kick off Cinco de Mayo in Arizona with the grand opening of his new Mexican restaurant. "George Lopez's...

3/26/2019

press release Gila River Hotels & Casinos will attempt Guinness records for Bingo
(Arizona) -- Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Gila River Hotels & Casinos is marking the momentous occasion in a big way with an attempt to break two Guinness World...

3/1/2019

article Gila River Indian Community Celebrates Historic Groundwater Project
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community unveiled a new groundwater infrastructure project on Friday. The tribe hopes it will provide for members when surface water...

2/26/2019

article Arizona tribe back in favor of Colorado River drought plan
(Arizona) -- An Arizona tribe says it is back in favor of a drought plan for the Colorado River after receiving assurances that legislation it opposes will not become...
article Tribal firm may take over famed racing school
(Arizona) -- An internationally known East Valley racing school may be heading for a final ride. Unless they come up with $245,402 by Friday, Valley motorsport legend...

2/25/2019

article Arizona Tribe Back in Favor of Colorado River Drought Plan
(Arizona) -- An Arizona tribe says it is back in support of a drought plan for the Colorado River after receiving assurances that legislation it opposes will not become...
article Lawmaker assures Gila River Indian Community contentious water bill is dead
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community will provide the promised 500,000 acre feet of water for the state’s drought contingency plan after being assured that...

2/24/2019

article Gila River Community reaches deal with Arizona over drought plan
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community will provide the promised 500,000 acre-feet of water for the state’s drought-contingency plan after being assured that...

2/23/2019

article Gila River Indian Community moves ahead with Colorado River drought plan after clash with lawmaker
(Arizona) -- Arizona’s efforts to finish a Colorado River drought plan are moving forward after leaders of the Gila River Indian Community announced that they will...

2/22/2019

article Executive Inc.: Kenneth Manuel rises from one of Gila River Hotel and Casinos' first employees to CEO (sub req)
(Arizona) -- Growing up on the Gila River Indian Community, Kenneth Manuel gained a unique perspective on the impact gaming has had on his home. It's something he...

2/21/2019

article Bowers, Gila River Indian Tribe at odds over drought plan
(Arizona) -- House Speaker Rusty Bowers is blowing off a threat by the Gila River Indian Community to pull out of the drought contingency plan — and deny the state...

2/18/2019

article Legislators' battle over water rights bill could jeopardize drought plan
(Arizona) -- A bill looking to change Arizona's water laws could hit one of the key players in the state's drought contingency plan. Republican House Speaker...
article Tribal group threatens to pull out of Arizona water-sharing plan
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Legislature approved a deal, but now a Native American tribe could back out of Arizona’s Drought Contingency Plan due to a bill that it...

1/28/2019

article One tribal nation could decide the fate of Arizona’s drought plan
(Arizona) -- In Arizona, the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan now hinges on the approval of tribal nations. The plan is meant to levy water cuts to seven Western...

1/21/2019

article Gila River tribe threatens to pull out of Arizona drought plan
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community is threatening to blow up the drought-contingency plan because of efforts it says will undermine its claim to water rights....

1/14/2019

article What's that loud rumbling in southeast Chandler?
(Arizona) -- No, that loud “jet engine” noise Chandler residents reported hearing over the past week wasn't a UFO. As one Chandler resident noted on...

12/27/2018

article Gila River Indian Community Honors Kenso Zenimura
(Arizona) -- Nisei baseball pioneer Howard Kenso Zenimura passed away on Dec. 13 at the age of 91. Zenimura, along with his brother Harvey Kenshi and their father...

12/5/2018

article Dramatic video shows couple crashing car into Chandler shop, stealing guns
(Arizona) -- Chandler police have just released the video of a man and woman crashing a stolen car into a store, then stealing almost two dozen handguns.

11/22/2018

article Gila River leader wants to help Arizona complete water deal but vows to defend landmark settlement
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community is entitled to about a fourth of the Colorado River water that passes through the Central Arizona Project’s canal....

11/14/2018

article Gilbert man sentenced to 21 years in prison for molesting tribal students
(Arizona) -- A Gilbert man who used to work as a teacher in the Gila River Indian Community was sentenced to more than two decades in prison for molesting several of his...

11/3/2018

article CAP agrees to water supply deal with Gila River tribe
(Arizona) -- Central Arizona Project board of directors voted unanimously Thursday to accept a proposed agreement with the Gila River Indian Community and Gila River...

10/30/2018

article Gila River tribe gets OK to develop water quality standards
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community has received federal approval to develop its own water quality standards. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced...

10/19/2018

press release State Forty Eight will give away 3,000 shirts
(Arizona) -- State Forty Eight has partnered with Gila River Hotels & Casinos to give away 3,000 shirts this Saturday, October 20th. Starting at 12 pm, the first 1,...

10/3/2018

article Man wanted for questioning in homicide on the Gila River Indian Reservation
(Arizona) -- Silent Witness is asking for the public's help locating a man wanted for outstanding warrants, and also for questioning in connection with a homicide.

9/24/2018

article Talking Stick Resort reopens after significant monsoon storm damage
(Arizona) -- After a major monsoon storm damaged Talking Stick Resort, the casino property is finally reopening Monday. The popular casino-resort says it had 300 people...

9/13/2018

article Gila River Indian Community members see traditional house designs come to life
(Arizona) -- Family is the most important thing to people who live in the Gila River Indian Community, and the houses they live in should reflect that reality. That was...

9/11/2018

article Court rejects Gila River tribe’s suit against VA over cost of vets’ care
(Arizona) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs does not have to reimburse the Gila River Indian Community for health care it provided to tribal veterans, a federal...

9/8/2018

article New restaurant at Wild Horse serves up comfort food
(Arizona) -- Diners looking for diverse dishes for a leisurely breakfast, productive business lunch or rich date-night dinner will find they can’t lose if they try...

8/31/2018

article Gila River Tribe Opposes Hopi Lawsuit
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community urged an Arizona federal judge last week to toss a suit brought by the Hopi Tribe seeking to force a state water agency to...

8/21/2018

article ASU athletics teams with Gila River Hotel & Casinos for all-sport sponsorship
(Arizona) -- Arizona State athletics is teaming with Gila River Hotel & Casinos on a five-year partnership to promote all 26 ASU sports. The all-athletic partnership...
article ASU signs key sports sponsorship agreement with Phoenix-area casino group
(Arizona) -- While there are plenty of sponsorship deals among the 26 different mens and womens teams at Arizona State University, only one business – Gila River...

8/19/2018

article Talking Stick Resort and Casino reopening delayed after storm damage
(Arizona) -- Talking Stick Resort and Casino near Scottsdale will not reopen Sunday as originally planned because more time is needed to repair extensive damage caused...

8/18/2018

article Resort postpones reopening after closure due to storm damage
(Arizona) -- A Scottsdale-area resort closed Aug. 11 because of storm flooding and damage is postponing its reopening. The Talking Stick Resort and Casino on the Salt...

8/16/2018

article Court rejects Gila River tribe’s suit against VA over cost of vets’ care
(Arizona) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs does not have to reimburse the Gila River Indian Community for health care it provided to tribal veterans, a federal...

5/9/2018

article 'Soul sisters': Never too late to get degree
(Arizona) -- In the 1950s, after the Indian Relocation Act was enacted, Priscilla Espinoza’s family moved from the Gila River Indian Community in the far southeast...

4/14/2018

article GRIC detective honored for ending 'painful chapter' on reservation
(Washington) -- The U.S. Justice Department recognized a detective from the Gila River Police Department on Friday for helping to arrest a man suspected of abusing...

4/11/2018

article Gila River Indian Community mourns death of tribal leader
(Arizona) -- Rodney B. Lewis, a giant of the legal profession in Arizona and across Indian Country nationally, passed away Tuesday at the age of 77 years old. Known...
article Negotiator on Gila River water rights settlement dies
(Arizona) -- The man who led negotiations on a massive Arizona tribal water rights settlement has died. The Gila River Indian Community says Rodney "Rod" Lewis...

4/9/2018

article Man gets prison term for killing 2 on Arizona tribal land
(Arizona) -- A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatally shooting two people on the Gila River Indian Community south of Phoenix. Federal prosecutors say...

4/3/2018

press release Gila River Casinos recognized by Casino Player Magazine
(Arizona) -- Gila River Hotels & Casinos at Vee Quiva received four 2018 Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards in the Southwest region from Casino Player magazine....

3/26/2018

article Alex Flores wins Ante Up Poker Tour at Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino
(Arizona) -- What an Arizona debut for the Ante Up Poker Tour and Vee Quiva Hotel and Casino! The Laveen property saw 348 hopefuls show up March 22-24 for the inaugural...
article Arizona Homecoming For Gila River Indian Community Marine Killed In Action 68 Years Ago
(Arizona) -- A lifetime of mourning for a 74-year-old member of the Gila River Indian Community has come to an end. Laverne McAfee was finally able to welcome her father...

3/22/2018

article Council overturns tie vote, approves $150,000 tribal grant request
(Arizona) -- The Queen Creek Town Council overturned a tied failed vote from two weeks ago with a 7-0 vote for approval on a nonprofit agency’s request for a $450,...
article Pinal County plans to reroute highway off tribe's land
(Arizona) -- County officials are planning to reroute a roadway southeast of Phoenix after easement negotiations failed with the Gila River Indian Community. The Casa...

3/13/2018

article Request for $150,000 tribal grant denied in tie vote of Queen Creek Town Council
(Arizona) -- A nonprofit agency’s request for a $450,000 grant over three years to assist with services for victims of domestic-violence homicide will not be...

2/17/2018

article Birthday jackpot: Man wins 'Bingo Millions' at Lone Butte Casino
(Arizona) -- An amazing haul - right here in the Valley. A 34-year-old man is a million-dollar winner just by playing bingo and he won the jackpot on his birthday.
article Man talks $1 million win at Chandler casino
(Arizona) -- A Phoenix man had a very happy 34th birthday, thanks to a massive jackpot win last month. Michael Nolan won the $1 million mega jackpot from Bingo Millions...

2/16/2018

article First $1M Jackpot Bingo Winner in AZ at Lone Butte Casino
(Arizona) -- Just imagine that you’re celebrating your birthday at Gila River Hotels & Casinos in Arizona and you hit the $1 million mega jackpot after playing...

12/13/2017

article Ruling Makes Opening of South Mountain Freeway a Reality for Late 2019
(Arizona) -- Valley motorists have experienced night closures on Interstate 10 west of downtown Phoenix, and have seen freeway interchanges taking shape. In the rural...

12/12/2017

press release Gila River Casinos take MVP Gold Glove Award
(Arizona) -- Gila River Hotels & Casinos hosted the Arizona Diamondbacks' annual Most Valuable Partner Awards event to honor the MLB team's top corporate...

10/31/2017

article Gila River Hotels & Casinos hosting hiring event Thursday
(Arizona) -- Are you looking for work? Gila River Hotels & Casinos in partnership with Spectra Food Services plans to fill more than 100 positions at their job fair...

10/23/2017

article Appeals panel reacts tepidly to anti-freeway arguments
(Arizona) -- Lawyers for South Mountain Freeway opponents appeared to receive a tepid response to their arguments from a three-judge federal appellate court panel at a...

9/29/2017

article Gila River Indian Community hosts job fair for more than 260 casino positions
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community is hosting a casino job fair on Friday. More than 260 positions in a variety of areas are open, The Arizona Republic...

9/27/2017

article Gila River Hotels and Casinos looks to hire more than 260 at job fair near Chandler
(Arizona) -- Gila River Hotels and Casinos, which operates three metro Phoenix casinos, is hiring more than 260 people for positions ranging from bartenders to security...

9/17/2017

article Gila River Community members harvest reeds, willows from Salt River for baskets
(Arizona) -- After recent rains, a lush crop of reeds has grown along the banks of the Salt River. On Saturday, a group of about 20 gathered to harvest the reeds and...

7/27/2017

press release Gila River Casinos snags Romero Award
(Arizona) -- The Romero Awards are the highest honor in casino marketing and Gila River Hotels & Casinos was victorious at this year's conference for its direct...

7/24/2017

article Building pros share job skills with Gila River students
(Arizona) -- Recently ASU’s School of Sustainable Engineering brought together a host of local companies and academic experts to share building and engineering...

7/7/2017

press release Gila River Hotels & Casinos Unveils Enhanced Players Club Program with THE Card
(Arizona) -- Gila River Gaming Enterprises, Inc., operator of the Gila River Casinos three Phoenix-area properties – Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Lone Butte...

6/24/2017

press release Casino Del Sol Celebrates 23 Years with Fireworks and Rock 'n' Roll
(Arizona) -- July marks the 23rd anniversary of Casino Del Sol, The Sol of Tucson, and the award-winning casino resort is celebrating all month long with world-class...

6/18/2017

article Major 9th Circuit Court Ruling Affirms Gila River Indian Community’s Water Rights in Upper Valley of the Gila River
(Arizona) -- In a June 13. 2017 court decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco sweepingly affirmed the Gila River Indian...

6/13/2017

article Phoenix approves water-conservation deal with Gila River tribal leaders, federal agencies
(Arizona) -- The Phoenix City Council unanimously approved a water-conservation agreement with the Gila River Indian Community and federal agencies on Tuesday,...

6/12/2017

article Cardinals, NFL not talking about potential casino naming-rights deal
(Arizona) -- The interest of a casino company in purchasing the naming rights to the Cardinals stadium is real. Neither the Cardinals nor the NFL are saying anything...

5/14/2017

article Coyotes Arena Season: Where do they go from here?
(Arizona) -- There’s an all too familiar feeling of unease lurking in the back of the mind for many Coyotes fans this off-season, or as it has come to be known,...

5/11/2017

article Casino group could acquire Cardinals’ stadium naming rights
(Arizona) -- According to a report in the Phoenix Business Journal, casino operators Gila River Gaming Enterprises will be meeting with representatives from the Arizona...

5/10/2017

article Casino company could acquire naming rights to Cardinals stadium
(Arizona) -- As the NFL continues to thumb its nose at gambling, it remains otherwise willing to put a hand out for money from gambling concerns. According to the...

4/1/2017

article OP/ED: Phoenix is doing what the West needs to do for water
(Arizona) -- Securing reliable water supplies is a Western problem, and Arizona is in the middle of that existential challenge. States that rely on Colorado River water...

3/24/2017

article VA Gets Tribe's Suit Over Health Care Reimbursements Nixed (sub req.)
(Arizona) -- An Arizona federal judge on Thursday tossed a suit by the Gila River Indian Community accusing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of failing to...

3/21/2017

article Gila River Indian Community agrees to water-storage deal with Phoenix that will restore flow to Gila River
(Arizona) -- The rush of water was louder than he remembered, so Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis stepped away from the canal, toward the group that...

3/17/2017

article Gila River Indian Community Signs New Colorado River Agreement
(Arizona) -- You may know the Colorado River supplies 41 percent of the total water to Arizona. That means a turn of your tap or the swoosh of your sprinklers, and you...

3/4/2017

article Brush fire reported on Gila River reservation
(Arizona) -- Firefighters were battling a brush fire on the Gila River Indian Reservation near Old Price Road and Queen Creek Boulevard. Chandler Battalion Chief Blas...

2/3/2017

press release Gila River Gaming names new Chief Executive Officer
(Arizona) -- Gila River Gaming Enterprises, Inc., operator of three leading casino properties in Arizona, announced yesterday that Kenneth Manuel has been selected as...

1/10/2017

article Gila Community presses freeway fight as ADOT set to begin major Pecos Road work
(Arizona) -- The lawyer for the Gila River Indian Community last week filed a harshly worded response in federal appeals court over two highway planning agencies...

1/9/2017

article Casinos, Pari-Mutuel Supporters Join Forces in Georgia
(Georgia) -- Advocates of legalizing pari-mutuel wagering in Georgia are teaming up with casino operators for this year's legislative push. With an established horse...

1/4/2017

article Highway agencies deny that freeway work disturbed 20 Native American graves
(Arizona) -- The likely final effort to stop construction of the South Mountain Freeway until a federal appeals court rules on an appeal by opponents may come down to an...

12/13/2016

article Gila River tribe files motion to halt South Mountain Freeway construction
(Arizona) -- The Gila River tribe, fearing permanent harm to South Mountain and sacred land, filed a motion Friday in an attempt to halt construction of the South...

10/5/2016

article Freeway injunction would cost taxpayers ‘millions,’ government lawyers say
(Arizona) -- The legal fight over the South Mountain Freeway escalated last week as federal and state attorneys raised the specter of mounting costs to taxpayers if a...
article South Mountain Freeway design rolled out as Native Americans ramp up protests
(Arizona) -- Amid increasing protests by Native Americans, the Arizona Department of Transportation last week unveiled its latest design changes for the South Mountain...

9/29/2016

article Blackhorse: Sacred Prayer Items Banned From Public Meeting
(Arizona) -- Calling for the end to the pre-construction of a six-lane highway that will parallel and cut through the southwestern part of a sacred mountain, the...
article Native Americans ejected from South Mountain Freeway meeting
(Arizona) -- Native American protesters were quickly and peacefully ejected by Phoenix Police Tuesday night after they tried to make a public statement prior to the...

9/6/2016

article Feds reverse conviction, citing 'rat's nest' of tribal court problems
(Arizona) -- A divided federal appeals court Tuesday overturned the assault conviction of a Gila River Indian Community man, saying the tribal court failed to tell him...

9/2/2016

article U.S. Rep. Grijalva and tribal members unite for protection of Great Bend of the Gila
(Arizona) -- In light of a study recently released by Archaeology Southwest which connects various tribes including those in Yuma to the Great Bend of the Gila,...

8/31/2016

article Gila River tribe votes to appeal court's decision on freeway
(Arizona) -- The governing body of the Gila River Indian Community has voted unanimously to appeal a federal court's decision to allow construction of the proposed...

8/30/2016

article Gila River tribe to appeal court decision on Loop 202 construction
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community is appealing a federal district court’s upholding South Mountain Freeway environmental documents.
article Gila River tribe to appeal South Mountain Freeway decision
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community Council will appeal a U.S. District Court judge’s decision to allow construction of a freeway next to tribal lands. In...

5/11/2016

article Court hears arguments against Phoenix freeway project
(Arizona) -- Community groups and an American Indian tribe say transportation officials failed to follow federal environmental law in the planning of a new Phoenix-area...
article Federal judge hears arguments to block South Mountain Freeway
(Arizona) -- Lawyers representing opponents of the South Mountain Freeway and the transportation agencies they're suing to stop the project debated in federal court...
article Loop 202 fight heads to federal court
(Arizona) -- A fight over the expansion of Loop 202 will head to court Wednesday morning, as the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway...

9/22/2015

article Gila River Indian Community opposes freeway on sacred land
(Arizona) -- As the future South Mountain Freeway breaks through the barriers of limited accessibility and traffic congestion, it creates a new obstacle by cutting...

7/30/2015

article Judge refuses to block South Mountain Freeway
(Arizona) -- A judge is refusing to block a planned freeway project in the Phoenix area. U.S. District Judge Diane Humetewa on Tuesday denied a request for a pretrial...

7/22/2015

article Gila River leader says lack of broadband is harming tribal, rural areas
(Washington D.C.) -- The governor of the Gila River Indian Community told a House panel Wednesday that Indian Country is the nation’s “least served”...

6/30/2015

article Gila River tribe sues to prevent South Mountain Freeway
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community has filed a lawsuit to prevent construction of the South Mountain Freeway, following a coalition of environmental and...

6/17/2015

article A force for change at Gila River Indian Community
(Arizona) -- Pamela Johnson is one of those individuals who's always looking to improve things. As chairperson of the board of directors for Gila River Gaming...
article Protesters Fight Loop 202 Extension
(Arizona) -- “No desecration for transportation!” loudly chanted a band of protesters, standing in the sun. The members of three local Native American tribes...

5/19/2015

article Lawsuit filed to block Phoenix extension of Loop 202
(Arizona) -- Opponents of a proposed freeway in the Ahwatukee area of Phoenix filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block the roadway's construction. "Move the freeway...
article Opponents sue to stop Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway
(Arizona) -- Environmental groups have sued to stop the controversial South Mountain Freeway from being built, they announced Tuesday morning. The coalition of...

5/11/2015

article Gila River officials reject SRP plan for power line
(Arizona) -- Salt River Project's plan to build a 230-kilovolt power line in the Southeast Valley was dealt a major setback last week, after the Gila River Indian...

11/11/2014

article Cardinals, Gila River Casinos Announce Expanded Partnership
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Cardinals Football Club and Gila River Casinos today announced a nine-year extension of the existing corporate partnership between the two...

9/15/2014

article Gila River Indian Community Federal Lobbying Tab Reaches Nearly $11 million
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community has spent nearly $11 million in federal lobbying since 2009, the year its sister tribe, the Tohono O'odham Nation...

8/13/2014

article Coyotes, Gila River Casino agree on arena name deal
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Coyotes announced Wednesday that the franchise and Gila River Casinos have agreed to terms on a nine-year partnership agreement that would...
article Glendale's Jobing.com Arena changing its name
(Arizona) -- Glendale's sports arena could drop "Jobing.com" from its title in lieu of a new nine-year partnership between the Arizona Coyotes and Gila...

8/20/2013

article Tribe’s trajectory for development along Loop 101 uncertain
(Arizona) -- Loop 101 on the Salt River Reservation east of Scottsdale winds through pastoral fields, past casinos and baseball stadiums. It has a community college and...

7/24/2013

article Gila River Indian Community struggles with freeway extension possibility
(Arizona) -- There has been a struggle going on within the Gila River Indian Community concerning the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.

7/10/2013

article Loop 202 extension won’t go on tribal land
(Arizona) -- A last-ditch effort to gain approval from the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) for the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway to go on tribal land instead of...

7/9/2013

article No new tribal vote on South Mountain Freeway
(Arizona) -- A yearlong, developer-backed effort by tribal landowners to move the controversial South Mountain Freeway onto the Gila River Reservation appears dead.

7/5/2013

article Loop 202 won’t go on tribal land: Last-ditch efforts to put freeway on tribal land have failed
(Arizona) -- A last-ditch effort to gain approval from the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) for the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway to go on tribal land instead of...

5/6/2013

article Initiative to approve the Loop 202 extention on tribal land still stands in limbo
(Arizona) -- The Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) for the South Mountain Freeway was released on April 26, but as the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)...

5/2/2013

article Initiative to approve the Loop 202 on tribal land still stands in limbo
(Arizona) -- The Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) for the South Mountain Freeway was released on April 26, but as the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)...

2/21/2013

article Loop 202 initiative stalled pending police investigation
(Arizona) -- The tribal council for the Gila River Indian Community is sending the GRIC Landowners initiative — which could move the Loop 202 Freeway off the Pecos...
article Tribe calls for criminal investigation into freeway development group
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Tribal council called for an investigation yesterday into a group that wants to route a freeway through the Gila River Indian...

2/20/2013

article Gila River tribe orders probe linked to Loop 202 freeway signatures
(Arizona) -- A Gila River Indian Community Tribal Council meeting began at 9 a.m. Wednesday with the prospect that an initiative to move the proposed South Mountain...

2/19/2013

article San Tan Freeway expansion on reservation hotly debated
(Arizona) -- Should the San Tan Loop 202 be expanded? If so, how? It's a controversial issue that's being hotly debated within the Native American community.

2/17/2013

article Time to decide South Mountain Freeway's path
(Arizona) -- One of these centuries, the South Mountain Freeway will be built. Yes, you may see this view as naive, considering that nations have risen and fallen since...

2/15/2013

article Signatures for Loop 202 initiative to go before tribal council next week
(Arizona) -- A voter initiative that could move the Loop 202 freeway onto tribal land will go before the tribal council on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Once the initiative goes...

2/13/2013

article Ahwatukee resident homes could be saved from the proposed Loop 202 extension
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community is trying to convince tribal leaders to allow the Loop 202 extension to be built on tribal land.
article Tribe may vote on Loop 202 segment plan by June
(Arizona) -- Gila River Indian Community tribal members could vote on the South Mountain Freeway by June 20, following action by a government panel on Wednesday.
article Tribe to Vote Again on Loop 202 Extension
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community Tribal Council will meet next week to decide on the fate of a proposed extension of the Loop 202 SanTan Freeway on tribal...

1/28/2013

article South Mountain Freeway supporters tout economic benefits for tribe
(Arizona) -- Joseph Perez says he has the best interest of the Gila River Indian Community at heart as the driving force behind an initiative to allow the South Mountain...

1/22/2013

article Freeway issue again before Phoenix-area tribe
(Arizona) -- A Phoenix-area tribe may once again consider allowing a proposed freeway to be built on tribal land.

12/6/2012

article Gila River tribe members plan march against proposed South Mountain Freeway
(Arizona) -- Some members of the Gila River Indian Community have organized a relay run and march this weekend to oppose the proposed South Mountain Freeway on or near...

10/29/2012

article Tribe aims to make Gila River flow again
(Arizona) -- An agreement between the Gila River Indian Community and utility provider Salt River Project is likely to have long-term benefits for many Pinal County...

10/24/2012

article Agreement has SRP, tribes sharing expertise, water rights
(Arizona) -- As the prolonged drought continues, SRP lays plans to keep water available in the event of shortages. On the Gila River Indian Community just south of...

9/28/2012

article GRIC Landowners to formally turn in signatures for new initiative
(Arizona) -- Signatures for a new voter initiative for the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) on the Loop 202 freeway extension was turned in during a meeting yesterday...

9/6/2012

article Gila River Reservation landowners gather Loop 202 backing
(Arizona) -- A group of landowners on the Gila River Reservation who support building the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway on their land about a half-mile south of the...
press release New Vote Eminent to Bring the Loop 202 on Gila River
(Arizona) -- Gila River Indian Community Landowners have been meeting with Tribal officials and are currently waiting for a special council meeting to be held in order...

5/21/2012

article Tribal members work to put Loop 202 on Gila land
(Arizona) -- A dozen landowners on the Gila River Reservation are gathering petition signatures in another effort to have the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway built on...

5/15/2012

article Gila River tribe may hold vote on South Mountain Freeway effort
(Arizona) -- A dozen landowners on the Gila River Reservation have gathered more than 1,200 signatures from residents who support a new effort to put the South Mountain...

5/14/2012

article Gila River tribe may hold vote on Loop 202 freeway
(Arizona) -- A dozen landowners on the Gila River Reservation have gathered more than 1,200 signatures from residents who support a new effort to put the South Mountain...

5/8/2012

article Gila River tribe picks Perini to build new hotel, casino at Vee Quiva
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community has picked Perini Building Company Inc. to develop and construct a new casino and resort hotel at the tribe’s Vee...

3/13/2012

article South Mountain Freeway effort: New vote needs 700 signatures
(Arizona) -- Backers of a new plan to move the South Mountain freeway extension out of Ahwatukee and onto Gila River Indian Reservation land have about three weeks to...

2/26/2012

article Pangea releases Loop 202 plan on tribal allotted land
(Arizona) -- Landowners of the Gila River Indian Community have filed an initiative with the Tribal Council to rescind the Feb. 7 vote and create a yes or no vote on a...

2/23/2012

article Another Loop 202 extension proposal?
(Arizona) -- The dry dusty desert in the south Valley along Pecos road has been slated for development for nearly 30 years. Arizona Department of Transportation...
article South Mountain freeway fight goes on / New Gila River vote is pursued
(Arizona) -- Pro-development forces are taking the South Mountain Freeway fight to tribal landowners less than a month after the Gila River Indian Community rejected...

2/11/2012

article GRIC vote takes freeway off tribal land, battle continues to save South Mountain
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) has spoken once again to not allow any freeway on tribal land. Now, the question is whether or not the Loop 202...

2/10/2012

article Gila River votes down Loop 202 plan
(Arizona) -- Members of the Gila River Indian Community have voted down a plan to move the proposed South Mountain Freeway a half-mile south, out of the Ahwatukee...
article GRIC vote takes freeway off tribal land, battle continues to save South Mountain
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) has spoken once again to not allow any freeway on tribal land. Now, the question is whether or not the Loop 202...

2/8/2012

article Tribal vote may not end South Mountain Freeway struggle
(Arizona) -- Despite Gila River Reservation residents' resounding "no" vote Tuesday, the battle over where the South Mountain Freeway extension will land...
article Tribe says no to Loop 202
(Arizona) -- Gila River Indian Community voters do not want a Loop 202 extension around South Mountain on or off their reservation, according to unofficial results in a...

2/7/2012

article Gila River Indian Community appears to reject plans for South Mountain Freeway
(Arizona) -- In a vote Tuesday, the Gila River Indian Community appears to have killed any chance of relocating the controversial South Mountain Freeway onto tribal land.
article Gila River Indian tribe votes on South Mountain Freeway
(Arizona) -- When the Gila River Indian Community votes Tuesday on whether to permit the South Mountain Freeway to be built across its land, it will end decades of...

2/6/2012

article Gila River Indian Community votes on Loop 202 extension
(Arizona) -- When the Gila River Indian Community votes Tuesday on whether to permit the South Mountain Freeway to be built across its land, it will end decades of...

2/3/2012

article Gila River tribe votes Tuesday on South Mountain Freeway
(Arizona) -- On Tuesday, Gila River Indian Community voters will decide the fate of a freeway extension almost 30 years in the making, most of it controversial.
article Gila River votes on Loop 202 Tuesday
(Arizona) -- Members of the Gila River Indian Community will vote Tuesday on whether to allow the last leg of the Loop 202 to be built on tribal land.

2/1/2012

article Gila River tribe split on South Mountain freeway extension
(Arizona) -- For months, members of the Gila River Indian Community have gone door to door, urging their neighbors to vote in next week's referendum to decide the...

1/29/2012

article Gila River tribe split on freeway
(Arizona) -- For months, members of the Gila River Indian Community have gone door to door, urging their neighbors to vote in next week's referendum to decide the...

1/12/2012

article Opinion: Gila River tribe should vote to allow freeway on its land
(Arizona) -- The Valley has talked for years about the proposed South Mountain Freeway, and Ahwatukee Foothills has made a powerful effort to push the freeway onto...

1/3/2012

article AZ tribe to vote on freeway planned on reservation
(Arizona) -- Gila River Indian Community residents will vote on whether to allow the South Mountain Freeway extension on tribal land.
article Tribe votes soon on Phoenix-area freeway plan
(Arizona) -- Gila River Indian Community residents are scheduled to vote Feb. 7 whether to allow the South Mountain Freeway extension on tribal land.

1/2/2012

article Gila River tribe to vote on freeway
(Arizona) -- Residents of the Gila River Indian Community will vote Feb. 7 on whether to allow the controversial South Mountain Freeway extension on tribal land.

12/14/2011

article Gila River Indian Community plans casino expansions
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community announced Wednesday that it will break ground next year on expansion projects, valued at $160 million, at its Lone Butte and...
article Gila River plans casino upgrades, new hotel
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community will invest $160 million to reconstruct and upgrade two of its casinos in the Phoenix area.
article Gila River tribe to spend $160 million on 2 casino-hotel projects
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community plans to spend $160 million to replace one of its casinos and build new hotels at the rebuilt site and at one other casino.

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