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House Oks Bill Giving Pascua Yaqui 20 Acres for Future Golf Course

By Ryan Clark for the the Arizona Daily Star

Photo Credit: A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star

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.

The land – one 10-acre parcel from the Tucson Unified School District and another from the Bureau of Land Management – will be used to develop a golf course for the casino on the reservation.

The bill originally called on the tribe to turn over some land in exchange to the school district. But the BLM, which supported the bill, asked for several amendments that resulted in the amended bill not transferring any parcels to the school district at this time.

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