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Arizona Reps Discuss IRS Abuse And EPA Overreach

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Congressman Paul Gosar joined by Congressmen Matt Salmon, David Schweikert and Trent Franks and hosted a congressional field hearing on IRS abuse and EPA overreach Thursday. More than 550 people were in attendance to hear witnesses offer testimony on the EPA's burdensome regulations, the impact a closure of the Navajo Generating Station would have on Arizona and political targeting by ... Read More »

Faith Based Community Forums On Immigration Reform Being Held In Yuma

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During the current congressional summer recess, people from the group Promise Arizona have planned a series of faith-based community forums. On their agenda was Yuma. On Sunday, August 25th, they offered information to immigrants and families about comprehensive immigration reform. The Executive Director of Promise Arizona Petra Falcon tells us more.   The Pilgrimage for Citizenship movement made its way ... Read More »

Health Insurance Reform Just Around The Corner

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With sign up for coverage under health-care reform just around the corner, a new report finds the marketplaces will make coverage more affordable for many Americans. The analysis was completed by Jon Bailey with the Center for Rural Affairs. He says almost half of the people who currently purchase insurance on their own will qualify for premium assistance tax credits. ... Read More »

Torres Named Head Of Community Development For San Luis

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Jenny Torres has been named as the new head of community development for the city of San Luis. The Yuma Sun is reporting that the 35-year-old was appointed to succeed Michael Trend, who stepped down in October, 2012. The position is expected to pay $64,000 annually. Read More »

Best Chance Versus Poverty

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The chances are good that a child in families struggling through poverty in Yuma has a one in ten chance of rising to be in the top five percent of income by the time they reach adulthood. The study by University of California Berkley says they looked at numbers from across the Southwest United States and that the Yuma area ... Read More »

Capital Murder Trial Begins For John McCluskey

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Federal prosecutors are expected to call a fellow inmate to the stand in the capital murder trial of an Arizona prisoner who is accused of escaping in 2010 and killing an Oklahoma couple as they traveled through New Mexico. The trial of John McCluskey will resume today, Monday 26, with testimony from Tracy Province. Defense attorneys plan to challenge Province's ... Read More »

Father And Son Found Dead In Chandler

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Police say a man fatally shot his three year old son outside a family gathering in Chandler and then committed suicide. Detective Seth Tyler says the 25 year old father walked out of the gathering being held early Sunday, August 25, at a Chandler home and carried out the shootings in his parked vehicle. The child was found on his ... Read More »

AWC Matadors Open The 2013 Football Season With A Win

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Following an hour and a half lighting delay on Saturday, August 24, the Arizona Western College Matadors easily handled the Pima College Aztecs 40-7 to open the 2013 football season. The eleventh ranked Matadors scored on their first two possessions and rolled on to a big win. Read More »

Swat Training Held At Yuma Proving Grounds


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Members of the Yuma Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team team held a training session at the Yuma Proving Ground on Thursday, helping members to meet their average 16 hours a month training sessions. Joe Franklin with the Yuma Police Department says one goal of the training session is to save lives and not sustain any injuries during an actual call. ... Read More »

Wal Mart Evacuated Due To Gas Leak


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The Wal Mart on Avenue “B” was evacuated Thursday morning after a small gas leak was discovered on the roof of the building. No one was injured and the problem was rectified quickly. Once fixed, the store was allowed to reopen. Read More »

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