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Pechanga Band donates $15K to committee of key lawmaker

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians donated $15,000 to the committee of a key state lawmaker, The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports.

The tribe donated to Building California's Future, the ballot-measure committee of Assembly Speaker John Perez (D). The money came as lawmakers considered a bill to block a controversial quarry mine opposed by the tribe.

The tribe says the Liberty Quarry mine site, which is 500 yards from the reservation, will destroy the sacred Pu`eska Mountain.

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PECHANGA TRIBE: $15k donated to Assembly speaker (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 10/4)

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