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Nation Divided Over Gun Control Issues

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It is a divisive issue in Arizona and the nation, and some are wondering if a civil conversation is possible about proposed gun control legislation.   In Colorado, Mark Kelly, husband of former Arizona US Representative Gabby Giffords, testified Monday in favor of background checks for private gun sales. After hearing from Kelly, a Colorado Senate committee approved a package ... Read More »

Staying Heart-Healthy

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A sharp pain or a tight feeling in the chest, along with shortness of breath.  By now, most of us have been briefed on the warning signs of a heart attack, but according to the American Heart Association, those are typical signs of a heart attack in men; for women they can be different.  Teri Arnold with the American Heart ... Read More »

AZ Department Of Transportation To Make Improvement Plans On A Decreased Budget

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The Arizona Department of Transportation says it will be working with $350-million less as it maps out construction projects for the next five years.  The department says the decreased funding is due to stagnant revenue from gas and vehicle license taxes, and declining federal aid.  The public can begin submitting comments on three scenarios Friday.  One focuses on preserving the ... Read More »

Yuma Paychecks Below Average

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If you think your paycheck is not going far, you might be right.  A recent study shows workers in Yuma County are near the bottom of average weekly wages.  Yuma County wages average $668 per week, the second lowest average in Arizona.  Neighboring La Paz County is at the bottom with an average of just $604.  The numbers were recently ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Drug Smugglers Near Calexico

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Three drug smugglers were arrested by border patrol agents near Calexico.  Officials say they observed five men enter the United States illegally Sunday night and make their way toward Interstate-Eight.  Bundles were observed on four of the men.  Two men entered a car and the other three began running back to Mexico.  Officials were able to apprehend the men and ... Read More »

Suspect From Last Week’s Police Standoff Makes Court Appearance

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A man who held off police during an over three-hour standoff last week appeared in court and faces six felony charges.  37-year-old Jacson Williams of Yuma is charged with three counts of Sexual Assault, two counts of Aggravated Assault and one count of kidnapping.  Williams barricaded himself in a residence on South Eleventh Avenue after the Yuma Police Department responded ... Read More »

YRMC Makes Plans To Construct New Emergency Center

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A $250-million project is facing the Yuma Regional Medical Center.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that a project to construct a new and larger Emergency Department has been considered for some time.  However to do that, several other less demanding projects will need to be completed first.  The center is looking to construct a state of the art Emergency Center ... Read More »

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

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March is national Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, and this year in Arizona, more than 2600 new cases are expected to be diagnosed. Nearly one-thousand cases will be fatal, even though colon cancer is very treatable when caught early, says Doctor Paul Amundson. The American Cancer Society suggests that both men and women start to follow a testing schedule when they ... Read More »

Giffords To Air TV Ad Asking For Gun Control Support

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Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords is urging key senators to support expanded background checks for gun purchases in a new television ad that is to begin airing today in Arizona and Iowa.  Americans for Responsible Solutions, the gun control group started by Giffords and husband Mark Kelly, said it is spending six figures on the ad in the two states.   ... Read More »

Court Upholds Ruling In Favor Of Day Laborers

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An appeals court has upheld a ruling that prevents police in Arizona from enforcing part of the state's 2010 immigration enforcement law that prohibited people from blocking traffic when they seek or offer day labor services on streets. Monday's ruling by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals marked a loss for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.  Brewer had asked the ... Read More »

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