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CDC Says Binge Drinking Puts Economic Burden On States

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From the crimes committed by people who are drunk to the health problems and lost work productivity associated with binge drinking, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says excessive use puts a huge economic burden on states. In Arizona, the CDC's Doctor Robert Brewer estimates the cost at more than $5 billion dollars in 2006 alone – or almost ... Read More »

Pregnant Widow Asks For Special Session On Benefits

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The pregnant widow of one of the firefighters killed in June is asking Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to call a special legislative session to address benefits for the men's families. Roxanne Warneke said Thursday, August 15th that she wants legislators to vote sooner than later on a proposal by House Speaker Andy Tobin to retroactively provide benefits to the families ... Read More »

Colorado River At Its Driest

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After back to back driest years in a century on the Colorado River, federal water managers are giving Arizona and Nevada a 50-50 chance of having their water deliveries cut in 2016. A U.S. Bureau of Reclamation operations plan being made public today, Friday 16, will slow the flow of water from the Lake Powell reservoir upstream of the Grand ... Read More »

Police On The Lookout For Suspect In Attempted Car Break In

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The Yuma Police Department says they are investigating an incident in which a male tried to break into a vehicle which a teen-ager was driving. Police say on Tuesday, August 13, in the afternoon, the victim told police while she was driving in the 1200 block of South Avenue “C”, she noticed she was being followed by a white colored ... Read More »

Ricky Rinehart Promoted To Deputy City Administrator

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The City of Yuma says that Ricky Rinehart has been promoted to the position of Deputy City Administrator. Rinehart has served as Operations Administrator since February 2012. During that time, he was responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and managing the administrative functions of City Facilities, Neighborhood Services, Media and Public Affairs, Capital Improvement Program projects and special projects. Rinehart will ... Read More »

Arizona Western College Important Information

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Arizona Western College's Student Services and Business Office, on the main campus, will be open the next two Fridays, (August 16 & 23) from 9am-to-3pm, to help with registration, payments, financial aid or advisement. Saturday August 17, will also be the last Explore New Student Orientation for first time students. Students must register for Explore Orientation ahead of time. Students ... Read More »

U.S. Border Patrol Arrest 6 Men Smuggling Marijuana

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United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Border Patrol Station arrested six men smuggling on their backs 265 pounds of marijuana into the United States. The incident occurred Tuesday, August 13th in the morning after agents observed the men entering the United States from Mexico 18 miles west of the Calexico West Port of Entry. Agents tracked ... Read More »

Undocumented Immigrants Frustrated By Deferred Action

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It has been a year since President Barack Obama ordered creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which grants legal status to undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. 15,000 Arizona young people have been approved for work permits and protection from deportation.  But volunteer Kat Sinclair with Keep Tucson Together says thousands more ... Read More »

Motorcyclist Caught Speeding At 114 MPH

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Glendale police say they clocked a motorcyclist going 114 mph in a construction zone Wednesday morning. The motorcyclist was late for work. Police arrested 21 year old Troy Johnson on several misdemeanor traffic charges. Police used a speed measuring device to see how fast Johnson was going. When Johnson was told he was going 85 mph over the speed limit, ... Read More »

Prescott Tells Hotshot Crew Survivors It Can’t Afford Benefits

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The city of Prescott says it is not only illegal to extend full survivors' benefits to the families of 13 seasonal firefighters who died in the line of duty but unaffordable as well.  The city released cost estimates Wednesday, August 14th, showing the price tag would top $50 million dollars 60 years and lead to cuts in vital services. The ... Read More »

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