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House Of Representatives Pass Casino Bill

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The United States House of Representatives has passed a bill that would stop the Tohono O'odham Nation from building a casino in the Glendale area. It passed by a voice vote Tuesday. The measure now awaits consideration by the U.S. Senate, which did not vote on a similar bill last year.   The bill seeks to prevent more casinos from ... Read More »

Cambpbell Not Running For Arizona Governor Next Year


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House Minority Leader Chad Campbell says he will not be running for Arizona governor next year. The four-term Democratic lawmaker from Phoenix announced the decision Tuesday on his Facebook page. Campbell says he needs "to focus on my family and other new business opportunities that will allow me to improve communities not only in Arizona, but also across the nation." ... Read More »

Four Suspects Charged In Connection With Strip Club Robberies

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The four suspects charged in connection with an armed robbery of the Stilettos strip club last month pled not guilty in court Monday according to our television partner KYMATV. Deputies say victims told them that on August 23rd, two men wearing black ski masks went in through the back door into the manager's office. The victim says one suspect held ... Read More »

Arizona Has Three “Dirtiest” Power Plants

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Many scientists and environmentalists say climate change caused by carbon emissions is one factor contributing to America's extreme weather of recent years. This as a new report finds that Arizona has three of the "dirtiest" power plants in the country when it comes to carbon dioxide pollution. Environment America Research and Policy Center analyzed data the plants submit to the ... Read More »

Freedom Library Observes The Adpotion Of The U.S. Constitution

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The Freedom Library in Yuma will observe an important anniversary today. It was on this date in 1787 that the United States Constitution was signed and adopted. The library will hold an open house this afternoon from 4pm to 6pm.   Again the event will be held at their offices on South Pacific Avenue. A Constitution Class will also be ... Read More »

Arizona Western College Holding Rededication Ceremony

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Arizona Western College and Northern Arizona University will renew their partnership that has been a part of Yuma for the past 25 years. This morning, a Rededication Ceremony will be held to further solidify a program that has helped many in Southwest Arizona obtain higher college degrees that AWC was unable to offer. The Dean of Marketing and Public Relations ... Read More »

Flags At Half Staff For Washington D.C. Victims

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer says flags on all state buildings around Arizona will be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C.   Brewer says flags will remain lowered until sunset on Friday. She made the announcement Monday in accordance with a proclamation from President Barack Obama.   A former Navy man ... Read More »

Meeting To Be Held For Yarnell Firefighting Crew And Wildfire Victims

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An Arizona legislative committee is set to hold its first hearing on a proposal to give full survivor benefits to relatives of the part-time members of the 19-man firefighting crew killed in the Yarnell Hill wildfire.   House Speaker Andy Tobin's plan also would help Prescott pay increases in state retirement system payments and other costs triggered by the deaths ... Read More »

Yuma Mesa Irrigation Drainage District Reaches Agreement

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The Yuma Mesa Irrigation and Drainage District has reached an agreement with the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District for a short-term pilot fallowing program. The Yuma Sun is reporting this is not a water transfer but rather a voluntary fallowing of 1500 acres over three years with a possible three year extension beyond that. The saved water will not be ... Read More »

Gang Member Arrested At Calexico Border

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United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States Monday.   Border Patrol agents observed a 35-year-old Mexican national, later identified as Jose De Jesus Salazar-Gomez, as he entered the United States illegally from Mexico. Agents arrested Salazar without incident before he could reach ... Read More »

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