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Pascua Yaqui basketball player's success a symbol of hope for tribe

Pascua Yaqui basketball player's success a symbol of hope for tribe

The bumpy road Ruben Silvas Jr. took to Fairbanks, Alaska, is a bit like the road to Tohono O’odham Community College, where Silvas started his college basketball career.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ned Norris Jr. and Peter Yucupicio: Rosemont Mine plan is just horrible on so many levels

We, the leaders of Tohono O’odham Nation and Pascua Yaqui Tribes representing more than 50,000 Southern Arizonans, are outraged over the Arizona Daily Star’s Jan. 19 editorial endorsing the proposed Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson.

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Special report: Tribes confront complex problems

Special report: Tribes confront complex problems

Growing up on the Tohono O'odham Nation, Phillip Enos loved playing baseball with friends and picking fresh corn and watermelons at a nearby farm with his grandmother.

August 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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tribes confront complex problems

tribes confront complex problems

Phillip Enos, 29, center, grew up on the Tohono O'odham Nation but left at age 16, sensing little opportunity. But now, years later and back in Southern Arizona, he's seeing a turnaround for tribal members. Here, he's at a jobs club meeting at the Tucson Indian Center.

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tribes confront complex problems

tribes confront complex problems

"My parents struggled, and I saw how it affected them," says Nadia Jose, 17, front, a recent Baboquivari High graduate who will soon start at the University of Arizona. Here, she's at St. Paul Church in Sells with, from left, boyfriend Nakio Lopez; her mother, Tanya Rios; her father, Manalit…

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Tribes seek to join immigration reform debate

As border enforcement increased to the east and to the west of the Tohono O'odham Nation in the mid-to-late 1990s, so did the number of people and drugs coming through the area.

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Viven la tradición con pasión

Viven la tradición con pasión

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Viven la tradición con pasión

Viven la tradición con pasión

Rita Tapia (izq.) y su amiga Rosario Cota sostienen el vestuario que ambas confeccionaron para el papel de Poncio Pilato en el Vía Crucis del Viernes Santo. Durante semanas, ellas y otros voluntarios han trabajado en la elaboración de 127 piezas para esta celebración de la Catedral San Agustín.

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Viven la tradición con pasión

Viven la tradición con pasión

Federico y Rita Tapia trabajan como voluntarios en la Catedral San Agustín de Tucsón arreglando el templo, organizando eventos y asegurándose de que las cosas marchen bien.

March 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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TUSD slows charter-school timetable

Charter-school plans have been scaled back for two TUSD elementary schools.

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1 killed in mobile home fire on Tucson’s SW side

One person was found dead inside a southwest-side mobile home destroyed by a fire Thursday morning.

January 10, 2013 9:56 am

Road runner: What to do when traffic cameras catch your teen driver speeding

When you let your teenager borrow your car, a million thoughts run through your mind.

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County rezoning clears path for new Fry’s

County rezoning clears path for new Fry’s

The plans were held up for months in red tape due to a 5-year-old agreement between Pima County and another big-box retailer.

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Grants awarded for home repairs, safety classes

Grants awarded for home repairs, safety classes

Veronica Garcia, 14, practices using a fire extinguisher during a two-day baby-sitters training class at the Drexel Heights Fire District Station 1. Pima County awarded $2.4 million in Community Development Block Grants earlier this month. The fire district's Family Safety Program received $10,000.

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Grants awarded for home repairs, safety classes

Grants awarded for home repairs, safety classes

Pima County awarded $2.4 million in Community Development Block Grants earlier this month.

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House OKs bill to give Pascua Yaqui 20 acres for Casino del Sol golf course

House OKs bill to give Pascua Yaqui 20 acres for Casino del Sol golf course

WASHINGTON - The House approved a bill this week to give 20 isolated acres of local and federal government land to the Pascua Yaqui tribe for use as part of its Casino del Sol resort in Tucson.

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Arizona's share of tribal casino revenues up

Arizona's share of tribal casino revenues up

Arizona has seen its revenue from tribal casinos rise for the seventh consecutive quarter.

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TUSD joins forces with Yaquis to reopen Richey as charter school

TUSD joins forces with Yaquis to reopen Richey as charter school

The TUSD Governing Board on Tuesday unanimously approved opening a charter school on the shuttered Richey Elementary campus.

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