Gila River Indian Community rejects highway on reservation

Members of the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona don't want a state highway through the reservation, according to the unofficial results of a vote on Tuesday.

The majority of voters -- 720 -- said no to building an extension of Loop 202 altogether. But 603 members were willing to consider a route on the reservation, indicating there is considerable support for the idea.

Only 158 members supported the current proposed route, which cuts through South Mountain, a sacred site.

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