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Electricity Consumers Push For Deregulation


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


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 »

Remains Identified


Authorities say skeletal remains found by construction workers in Tucson last year have been identified. Tucson police say the remains are those of 51-year-old Christopher Mazzarella.He was identified through DNA. Background information on Mazzarella is not immediately available. Police say the remains were found in May 2012 on the property of the old DeAnza Drive-In theater. At the time, authorities ... Read More »

Yuma Fire Department Receives Certification


The Yuma Fire Department has again received its certification as an "Accredited Agency" by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. Fire Service professionals from throughout the country were sent to Yuma in June to inspect facilities, review procedures, and interview personnel. Recommendations from the visit were reviewed for final approval during a recent Commission's meeting. That meeting was held in ... Read More »

Life Expectancy Of Poor White Women Lower


The life expectancy of white, female high school dropouts has dropped markedly over the past 20 years, according to researchers in population, human longevity and public health. Poor, undereducated, white American women can now expect to die five years earlier than the generation before them. Monica Potts has written an eye-opening article in The American Prospect, called “What’s Killing Poor ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Office Holding Public Auction


The Yuma County Sheriff's Office is auctioning off vehicles that were seized from drug busts online. The new auction process is expected to save money for tax payers on maintenance and storage fees. Cars which were once stored for a year or more – now can be auctioned off in 17 days.   Alfonso Zavala, Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Public ... Read More »

Newsmakers Breakfast

News Makers Breakfast

Newsmakers Breakfast, was live from the Yuma Landing Bar and Grill this morning at 7am here on Newstalk 560 KBLU. The new Arizona Western College Sports Information Director Derek Diesner joined us, along with Janelle Johnson from the Yuma Community Foundation. Come join us for good coffee, good food and great talk at the Yuma Landing every Wednesday at 7am ... Read More »

Border Patrol Rescues Increase Due To Harsh Weather


El Centro Sector Border Patrol rescues are on the rise during this harsh weather and agents now have rescued 18 illegal aliens during the last few weeks. The latest incident occurred Monday when agents received information from the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office regarding some lost individuals. The lost individuals were located north of Ocotillo in an area known as Painted ... Read More »

Programming Changes For NewsTalk 560 KBLU


We have some exciting changes to tell you about your favorite programming and talk shows here on NewsTalk 560 KBLU. Starting today, we are accommodating our programming to begin bringing your America’s favorite talk show host Rush Limbaugh live. Rush will now be aired weekdays from 9AM to 12PM. The second most listened to show in America will follow. Sean ... Read More »

Stuart Joins County Leaders To Support Mandatory PILT Program Funding


Yuma County Supervisor Lenore Loroña Stuart is among a select group of county leaders representing more than 25 counties in 13 states urging Congress this week to keep its promise to counties and communities and extend mandatory funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program for Fiscal Year 2014 and beyond. Stuart along with her fellow County leaders are ... Read More »

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