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Yuma Mayor And City Council Schedule To Bring Back Citizens Forum

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Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls and the city council have scheduled to bring back the citizens forum. The forum is a half hour slot before council work sessions, where citizens can request time in front of the council for discussion. Nicholls is excited the forum is making a comeback.   Citizens will need to submit their requests at least two weeks ... Read More »

Open Enrollment Deadline For Affordable Care Act Approaching

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The open enrollment deadline to obtain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is now only a month away. More than 600 members of the nonprofit "Cover Arizona" coalition are holding a statewide “Day of Action” Saturday, kicking off a final push throughout March to get people enrolled.   Arizona PIRG Education Fund director Diane Brown says information, education and ... Read More »

Yuma Police Have One In Custody Following Alleged Car Theft

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The Yuma Police Department says one person is in custody following the alleged theft of a vehicle. Police say they received word of the stolen Honda Civic on Thursday morning. The initial investigation revealed a passenger in the car was dropped off near the victim’s residence. The suspect then entered the Chevrolet Tahoe in the 100 block of West 22nd ... Read More »

Phoenix Among Eight Finalists To Host Republican Presidential Nominating Convention In 2016

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Phoenix is among the eight finalists to host the Republicans' presidential nominating convention in 2016. Party leaders will consider the Republican National Committee's list of potential host cities in the coming months. The cities are Las Vegas, Nevada, Denver, Colorado, Phoenix, Dallas, Texas, Kansas City, Missouri and three in Ohio – Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati. The finalists largely represent swing ... Read More »

Arizona Firefighters Hold Annual “Fill The Boot” Campaign To Help Benefit Muscular Dystrophy

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Area firefighters are banding together this weekend to help Fill The Boot. The annual campaign will help benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. John Randle appeared on our Eye on the Desert Southwest program explaining why the firefighters want to help MDA.   They will be taking donations in the roundabout at Yuma Palms on Saturday and then at Sam’s Club ... Read More »

Yuma Lettuce Days To Be Held This Weekend

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Yuma Lettuce Days will begin on Saturday.   This year's headline chef is two-time Top Chef contestant Chris "CJ" Jacobson. Jacobson will present two live cooking demonstrations each day, backed up by an all-star talent lineup that includes a hometown gal turned cupcake baker, local chefs and even some school cooks who will share their secrets for satisfying more than 22,000 hungry kids ... Read More »

Department Of Homeland Security Awards Contract To Build Security Towers Along Mexican Border In Arizona

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The Homeland Security Department has awarded a $145 million dollar contract for a series of border security towers to be built along the Mexican border in Arizona.   Customs and Border Protection spokesman Michael Friel says the contact was given to EFW Incorporated, a government contractor from Fort Worth, Texas. Friel says the integrated fixed towers will detect, track, identify ... Read More »

El Centro Border Patrol Agents Arrest Suspected Narcotics Smuggler

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On Tuesday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler with nearly nine-pounds of methamphetamine concealed in a false compartment within an SUV. Border Patrol agents encountered a 21-year-old woman driving a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero as she approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. A Border Patrol Canine Detection team alerted to the SUV ... Read More »

Congressman Gosar Co-Sponsors Bill To Permanantly Ban Taxes On Internet
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United States Congressman Paul Gosar issued the following statement after announcing his co-sponsorship of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, legislation that would amend the Internet Tax Freedom Act to make the current ban on state and local internet access taxes permanent. He said “My position on tax policy is clear: no new taxes. The last thing our nation needs ... Read More »

Safety Of Electronic Cigarretes Still Up For Debate

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Electronic cigarettes often are advertised as a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes, but there are still a lot of questions in Arizona about their safety. E-cigarettes provide users with nicotine through a liquid solution that also contains other substances and flavorings. Because they were invented only a decade ago and are not yet regulated, Thomas Glynn with the American Cancer ... Read More »

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