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Congressman Paul Gosar Led Efforts to Clean Up Government

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This week, United States Congressman Paul Gosar led a series of legislative efforts to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse within the federal government.  Specifically, Representative Gosar authored and submitted five requests to the Committee on Appropriations for specific language to be included in Fiscal Year 2015 appropriations bills.  Representative Gosar targeted precise areas of waste and abuse that occurred previously and ... Read More »

Spring Cleaning Today

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With spring set to officially arrive today (Thursday 20), many folks across Arizona are in the mood to do some cleaning. With a few simple tips, the process does not need to be so daunting.  Professional organizer Amelia Hatcher says for most people, it just is not realistic to maintain a home in perfect order each day, but they can ... Read More »

Small Loan Rates May Increase

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Community groups ranging from AARP Arizona to the Arizona Community Action Association are urging state senators to reject a bill allowing increased interest rates and fees on small consumer loans.  House Bill 2526 would allow loans up to three-thousand dollars to carry an interest rate of 36-percent, and would permit an origination fee of 150-dollars, more than double the current ... Read More »

Senate Committee Approves Bill to Protect Cities

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An Arizona Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill that would protect cities and towns from large insurance liabilities in the case of a disaster that results in the death or serious injury of a public safety employee. House Speaker Andy Tobin says the bill would help cities like Prescott following the deaths of 19 firefighters in the Yarnell Hill ... Read More »

Obama Releases Picks for March Madness

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President Barack Obama is picking Michigan State to win the N-C-Double-A men's basketball championship over defending champion Louisville.  Arizona and Florida round out his Final Four picks.  When asked why he did not pick Arizona to win the national title, Obama told KPHOTV that the Wildcats are tough but they lost a key starter when forward Brandon Ashley suffered a ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Meeting

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The Yuma City Council will meet tonight (Wednesday 19) at 5:30pm at the Yuma City Hall.  Several items are on the agenda related to the celebration of Yuma’s 100th Anniversary.  Those items mostly concern temporary liquor licenses that will be in effect for several events during the week long celebration.  The council will also authorize the execution of an Intergovernmental ... Read More »

Gunman Appears in Court Tuesday

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A man accused of threatening to shoot people with a loaded gun appeared in court Tuesday (18). 38-year-old Arcemio Ibarra was arrested after the incident near 20th Street and Tenth Avenue.  Formal charges against Ibarra include two counts of aggravated assault and one of misconduct with a deadly weapon.  The defendant asked the court to appoint him an attorney.  The ... Read More »

Brewer Ends Months of Speculation

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer ended months of speculation about her political future on Wednesday when she announced that she will not seek a third term in office. The Arizona Constitution limits governors to two terms, but the Republican governor and her advisers have kept alive a scenario in which she might mount a long shot legal challenge to seek another ... Read More »

Racial Profiling

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A judge who ruled last year that an Arizona sheriff's office has racially profiled Latinos is criticizing the agency's top leaders for mischaracterizing and trivializing the case's key findings during a training session. United States District Judge Murray Snow is questioning whether Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan are encouraging an attitude among sheriff's deputies that undermines efforts ... Read More »

Arizona House of Representatives Introduce Budget

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Speaker Andy Tobin says the Arizona House of Representatives will introduce a mirror copy of the budget introduced this week in the Senate as negotiations with Governor Jan Brewer begin.  Tobin said Tuesday (18) he met with Brewer and she sees the nine-point-two-billion-dollar budget proposal as a good first step. Brewer's spokesman says the proposal is far from what she ... Read More »

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