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Supreme Court To Rule On Nominating Process For Appeals Court Judges


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The Arizona Supreme Court is expected to rule today on a suit challenging a new state law changing the nominating process for appeals court judges. The lawsuit alleges the law is unconstitutional because it effectively changes part of the Arizona Constitution without voter approval. It was filed on behalf of members of a state judicial nominating commission. Attorneys for the ... Read More »

Airport Hangar Dedication


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A $9 million hangar was dedicated to the memory of the nation’s first World War Two Flying Ace Joe Foss on Wednesday. The dedication fell on what has been called Patriot’s Day since the 9/11 attacks in 2001. Dylan Dalzotto with the Joe Foss Institute says it is fitting to honor Foss. The Yuma International Airport's Defense Contractor Complex is ... Read More »

New Construction In Keystone Industrial Park

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Imperial County Supervisors held a public hearing this week to consider several resolutions that would allow a project at the Keystone Industrial Park to move forward. Construction is to take place on 110 acres in the Keystone Industrial Park, between Highway 86 and Highway 111. Officials with the project said up to 800 people will work on the construction project ... Read More »

September 11th Fire Station Dedication


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A piece of New York City and the memory of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 will live on in Yuma. On Wednesday, the 12th anniversary of those attacks, a dedication ceremony was held at the number one station of the Yuma Fire Department. The City of Yuma unveiled a memorial that includes an I-beam recovered from the Twin Towers. The ... Read More »

Annual Kids Day

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One of the biggest opportunities of the year for residents to try out much of what Yuma Parks and Recreation has to offer is this Saturday. Yuma Parks and Recreation and the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Yuma are once again teaming up to host "Day For Kids – Come Out and Play" at the Valley Aquatic Center ... Read More »

Student Funding Cuts

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Since the recession began, only Oklahoma and Alabama have beaten Arizona when it comes to K-12 per student funding cuts, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The ranking comes in spite of a recent $82 million dollar increase in state schools funding, according to Dana Naimark of Children’s Action Alliance. She says lawmakers ... Read More »

Clean Up Effort This Saturday


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The Arizona Game and Fish Department is organizing a cleanup effort Saturday morning that targets farm fields used bydovehunters. The staging area is the parking lot at Sprague's Sporting Goods on 32nd Street. You are asked to bring sunscreen, hats, gloves, and a vehicle to transport, shells, ammo boxes and other trash back to Sprague's, where there will be a ... Read More »

Border Agent Saves Illegal Alien From Dangerous Canal Current

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Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Station successfully rescued an illegal alien on Tuesday from the dangerous currents of the All American Canal. The incident occurred ten miles west of Calexico, when a Border Patrol agent encountered an illegal alien attempting to cross the All American Canal. The 20-year-old man was only half way across the canal when ... Read More »

Electricity Consumers Push For Deregulation


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The Arizona Corporation Commission has decided not to consider deregulating the state's electricity market. A group funded by the state's major electricity providers says the commission decided Wednesday to close its docket in the case. Customers can choose their power suppliers in a deregulated market but local utilities still use their wires to deliver power. Arizona Public Service, the Salt ... Read More »

Campaign Contribution Limits


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A judge is considering whether to block a new Arizona law increasing limits on campaign contributions to candidates for state offices. The Arizona Capitol Times reports that Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Mark Brain on Tuesday heard the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission's request for an injunction temporarily blocking the law. The Legislature approved the law last spring. It is ... Read More »

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