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Arizona Senate Approves Ban On Common Core Standards

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The Arizona Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would prohibit the state from using a set of educational standards already implemented in most states. Arizona adopted the Common Core standards in 2010 without opposition, but some Republicans have recently denounced the standards, saying they are a poorly conceived, federally driven effort that usurps states' rights. Governor Jan ... Read More »

Arizona House Of Representatives OK’s Bill To Limit Access To Autopsy Photos

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The Arizona House of Representatives has approved a bill that would ban the release of autopsy photos without a court order. House Bill 2225 was sponsored by Representative Karen Fann of Prescott. She proposed the bill after the Yavapai County Medical Examiner and the sheriff's office refused to release photos of the autopsies of 19 firefighters killed in June 2013 ... Read More »

Cocopah Indian Tribe To Donate Money To The City Of Yuma

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The City of Yuma will host a donation this morning by the Cocopah Indian Tribe to benefit the Yuma Community Food Bank and Crossroads Mission.    The Cocopah Indian Tribe is donating over $13,700 to the City of Yuma to benefit Crossroads Mission and YCFB. Both charities will get $6800 each. Per the State of Arizona Gaming Compact, tribes must ... Read More »

Yuma County Sheriff On The Lookout For Missing Person

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MISSING PERSON-The Yuma County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing person. 88-year-old Ramon Villegas walked away from his home this morning (Tuesday 4) in the 17000 block of South Avenue "B" in Somerton. He may have been picked up by an unknown person in the area of County 18-and-a-half and Avenue "B". Police are ... Read More »

Man Taken Into Custody Friday For Attempting To Smuggle Methamphetamines Into The United States

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A 53-year-old male Mexican national was taken into custody Friday for attempting to smuggle more than 31-pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.   Customs and Border Protection officers located 26 packages of methamphetamine, worth over $482,000 hidden in the doors of a Jeep Cherokee driven by Alejandro Perez-Corrales.   The drugs and vehicle were seized. Perez was turned over ... Read More »

Yuma County Superior Court Testing Out New Pretrial Release System

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Yuma County Superior Court will be testing out a new system of pretrial releases. Heather Murphy from the Arizona Supreme Court says it will help judges do their job more effectively and save you money. Currently the country spends $9 billion a year to hold defendants before trial. The Yuma county jail makes up part of that money. Murphy says ... Read More »

New Requirements Help Take A Bite Out Of Tooth Decay In Kids

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It is the most common chronic childhood disease, and across Arizona and the nation, there are new requirements that could help take a bite out of kids' tooth decay. Pediatric dental care is one of the essential benefits under the Affordable Care Act, meaning childhood dental care must be offered, whether it is part of a health plan or as ... Read More »

San Luis Announces New Recreational Activities At Montezuma Park

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The City of San Luis is announcing new recreational activities at Montezuma Park. Those activities include remote control off road racing, the creation of a new BMX bike track, painting ramadas, restrooms and making minor lighting updates. There are several projects that have been completed, including some electrical needs, reseeding of grassy areas, making changes to area landscaping and adding ... Read More »

Three Year Old In Stable Condition After Accidental Self Inflicted Gunshot Wound

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The Pima County Sheriff's Department says a three-year-old boy is in stable condition after accidentally shooting himself.   Sheriff’s deputies responded to the shooting at a home in Amado Monday afternoon. The boy shot himself in the lower torso.   The child was flown to a trauma center, where he underwent surgery and is in stable condition. The shooting is ... Read More »

Grand Canyon Communities Lose Out On $17 Million During Last Years Partial Government Shutdown

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Arizona communities near the Grand Canyon lost out on $17 million dollars during last year's partial government shutdown. That is according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service. The report found that Grand Canyon visitors typically spend $37 million dollars during October on gas, food, lodging and outfitters. That figure fell to $20 million dollars as Congress ... Read More »

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