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Income Inequality Grows In Arizona


A new report on income growth shows Arizonans saw theirs expand by 17% between 1979 and just before the Great Recession hit. That is not an incredibly healthy growth rate for a span of almost 30 years, and when the Economic Policy Institute examined the numbers by income level, it found most of the money went to the top one-percent ... Read More »

Chrystal Figueroa Murder Case Continues


The woman tied to the death of a Wellton mother almost a year ago has had a day to come to terms with her punishment. Our television partner KYMATV says Brandi Michalski faced a judge Friday to learn her fate for hindering prosecution in the murder of Chrystal Figueroa. A judge sentenced her to one year behind bars and five ... Read More »

Harvest Homegrown Fun At Yuma Lettuce Days


Sure, Yuma Lettuce Days is all about the green stuff. But salad is just the first course at this agricultural "feastival" showcasing the diverse bounty of the area’s fertile river delta and the delicious dishes that can be created from it. This year's headline chef is two-time Top Chef contestant Chris "CJ" Jacobson, now executive chef at Girasol, in Studio City, California. At ... Read More »

Somerton School District Superintendent Retiring In June


The Yuma Sun is reporting that Somerton Schools Superintendent Frank Reed is retiring. Reed will leave his post in June. In the meantime, the district is seeking a new leader and has just this week approved a nationwide search. The position will be advertised for about three weeks. Read More »

Rep. Gosar Condemns Federal Overreach In Education


United States Congressman Paul Gosar issued the following statement after announcing his co-sponsorship of the Common Core Resolution, legislation that strongly denounces President Obama’s attempt to coerce states into adopting Common Core by instituting preferences in federal grants and flexibility waivers. Quote – “As a father, I know that a good education is critical to every child’s success. This is ... Read More »

New Bill Would Require Cities, Towns To Calibrate Photo Radar Every 24 Hours


An Arizona House committee has approved a bill that would require cities and towns to calibrate photo radar cameras every 24 hours. The transportation committee approved House Bill 2690 with a five-to-one vote on Thursday. Republican bill sponsor Representative David Gowan of Sierra Vista says the bill ensures the public has due process when ticketed by radar cameras. Legislators have ... Read More »

State Treasurer Calls To Veto Religious Rights Bill


Arizona State Treasurer Doug Ducey, who is running for governor, says a bill allowing business owners to refuse to serve gays by citing their religious beliefs should be vetoed.   The Republican said Saturday that he would try to create some kind of consensus legislation to protect religious liberty. Several Republican gubernatorial candidates have already weighed in on Senate Bill ... Read More »

Armed Robbery Suspect At Large


Two persons are behind bars and a third is being sought in connection with an Armed Robbery at an area gas station.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says the robbery occurred at the Chevron Station located at 2003 West Eighth Street on Thursday (20) morning.  A male walked into the store and demanded money, threatening to harm the store clerk.  ... Read More »

Miss Yuma County is Hosting Walk Off Hunger 5k


Miss Yuma County 2014 Hailey Bernardo has partnered with the Yuma Community Food Bank to Fight the War on Hunger in Yuma County.  She is hosting a Walk Off Hunger Five-K at Smucker Park on March 22nd.  Festivities begin at 4pm with the  Glow Walk around 6pm.  Pre-signup details are being worked out in next few days and will be ... Read More »

Yuma Sex Offender Relocation


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public of the relocation of a sex offender.  20-year-old Elijah Hernandez of Yuma is now living at 3617-and-a-half West Third Place in Yuma.  He is described as standing six-foot tall, weighing 265-pounds with brown hair and eyes.  In May 2012, Hernandez was convicted of Kidnapping per Domestic Violence in Yuma County Superior ... Read More »

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