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Governor Brewer To Hold Meeting Over Rights Bill


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will hold a series of private meetings with opponents and proponents of legislation adding protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays. Brewer spokesman Andrew Wilder says the governor will spend today gathering information about Senate Bill 1062 as she considers signing it into law or a veto. She has until ... Read More »

Bill To Arm Arizona Teachers Set For Panel Vote


An Arizona House committee is set to vote on a bill allowing classroom teachers to carry guns. House Bill 2412 would allow school districts to authorize an unlimited number of teachers and other staff to be armed. They must complete 24 hours of training from approved instructors and yearly re-training. The sessions include handling and storage of weapons, scenario-based training ... Read More »

Bill Would Impose New Pulic Records Fee


The sponsor of an Arizona bill that would impose new fees for access to public records says he wants to combat abuse of the system. Republican Representative David Stevens of Sierra Vista held a public meeting to discuss his bill on Tuesday. He said the system is sometimes abused with burdensome requests that require hours in costly manpower.   House ... Read More »

One Person Dead In Car Accident


One person was killed in an accident which occurred on Sunday night. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a passenger in the vehicle, 18-year-old Alexis Duran of Somerton was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident – at Avenue “D” and 19th Street. Robby Rodriguez of the Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department tells us more.   Police say Duran and two ... Read More »

Deputies Investigating Shooting


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received multiple calls in reference to shots fired in the 8100 block of South Pima Lane on Sunday night. Upon arrival, deputies spoke to witnesses on scene that saw a white sedan with two Hispanic males leave the area after the shots were heard.  Deputies located multiple shell casings on scene.  No injuries, damage or ... Read More »

Two People Appear In Court Accused Of Robbery


Two persons appeared in court on Monday. The pair are accused of the alleged robbery of the Chevron Convenience Store on West Eighth Street on Thursday. Our television partner KYMATV says prosecutors charged 25-year-old Joshua Edward Amador, and 22-year-old Dennis Jasper Valenzuela. In court, Valenzuela asked for a public defender, admitting he has never had a job in his life. ... Read More »

AARP Looking To Expand Fraud Education Programs


AARP Arizona is looking to expand its fraud-education programs beyond Maricopa and Pima counties.   The Community Educators Program relies on trained volunteers to make presentations to communities and organizations. Arizona is the number one state for identity theft. AARP’s David Parra says the Fraud Watch Network presentations help consumers identify and avoid that scam and several others.   Volunteer ... Read More »

Bill To Refuse Service To Gays Sparks Backlash From Gay Rights Supporters


The Arizona Senate has formally sent to Governor Jan Brewer an already approved bill allowing business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to refuse service to gays. Monday's action starts a five-day clock for the Republican governor to act on a proposed law she herself calls controversial. The legislation has triggered a national backlash from supporters of gay rights. Several ... Read More »

Arizona Senate Approves Bill For Livestock Owners To Shoot Wolves


The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that allows livestock owners to shoot wolves protected by federal regulations if the wolf is attacking other animals.   Senate Bill 1211 passed by an 18-to-12 vote on Monday. The bill sponsored by Republican Senator Gail Griffin of Hereford allows livestock owners and employees of the Arizona Department of Agriculture to shoot a ... Read More »

Arizona Women Pleads Guilty To Child Abuse And Misdemeanor DUI


An Arizona woman who left her five-week-old baby in a car seat on the roof of her car when she drove off has pled guilty to child abuse and misdemeanor DUI.   Maricopa County Superior Court spokeswoman Karen Arra says Catalina Clouser is scheduled to be sentenced March 26th on the plea she entered Monday. Phoenix police arrested Clouser last ... Read More »

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