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Yuma County’s Unemployment Rate Drops Below 30%

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For the first time in several months, Yuma County’s unemployment rate is below 30%. The November unemployment rate is 28.2%. Jobs in Yuma County increased from 61,700 to 63.500 from October to November. Statewide, Arizona’s unemployment rate in November was 7.8% – dropping nearly a half percent from the October figure of 8.2%. Read More »

Congress Fails To Extend Unemployement Benefits To Arizonans This Holiday

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A dark cloud is circling over the heads of 17,000 Arizonans this holiday, as they face the end of their emergency unemployment benefits on December 28th. Congress has failed to extend those benefits before leaving on its holiday break. Rebekah Friend with the Arizona AFLCIO says the emergency unemployment – put in place in 2008 at the beginning of the ... Read More »

Judge James Alan Soto Nominated To Serve As Federal Judge In U.S. District Court For Arizona


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President Barack Obama has nominated the presiding Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge to serve as a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for Arizona.   Judge James Alan Soto will join five other White House judicial nominees who are awaiting confirmation in the Senate. Soto has served in Santa Cruz County Superior Court since 2001. He was president ... Read More »

Maricopa County Officials Hold Closed Door Meeting To Consider Action In Lawsuits Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

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Maricopa County officials held a closed-door meeting Thursday to consider action in two lawsuits that accuse Sheriff Joe Arpaio of abusing his powers. The officials did not take any action and plan to pick up the issue again today. The county will not reveal the action being considered in a lawsuit filed over unsuccessful criminal cases against ex-County Supervisor Don ... Read More »

Gas Prices Slightly Lower This Week

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Gasoline prices around Arizona are slightly lower at the pump this week. Officials with AAA Arizona say that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.13 a gallon. That is down by nearly $0.02 from last week. This week's national average is at $3.21 per gallon, more than $0.04 lower than previous week. Tucson has Arizona's lowest average ... Read More »

Yuma Police Investigate Aggravated Assault

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The Yuma Police Department is continuing to investigate a shooting. Police say on Monday morning, Yuma Police Officers responded to El Encanto Apartments on South Eighth Avenue for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim. He told officers that an unknown person knocked on his door. The victim answered his door and an unknown ... Read More »

Yuma Border Patrol Seizes Ten Bundles Of Marijuana; Arrest One

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Station seized ten-bundles of marijuana and arrested one man near Yuma Tuesday. Agents patrolling near the border in the vicinity of County 14th Street attempted a vehicle stop on a white Ford F-150 but the vehicle did not yield to the agent’s emergency equipment. A short time later, the driver abandoned the ... Read More »

Yuma Star Winner Announced

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It was a big night for Tanner Gomes on Wednesday. He was the grand prize winner of the Tenth Annual Yuma Star. Gomes won in the finals held at the Historic Yuma Theatre. Jamie Inda won second place and Laura Obeso took third place. Gomes won the $1000 cash prize along with prizes presented by Fretworks Music Center in Yuma. Read More »

Mayor Alan Kreiger Holds Final Regular City Council Meeting

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It was the final regular Yuma City Council meeting Wednesday for Mayor Alan Kreiger and council members Paul Johnson, Bobbie Lewis and Jerry Stuart and it ended up being a longer meeting than anticipated. A public hearing was held that lasted for about 90 minutes. The Yuma Sun says some 27 persons signed up to complain about a rezoning issue ... Read More »

Candlewood Suites Opened In Yuma Proving Grounds This Morning

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A new Candlewood Suites is to open this morning at the Yuma Proving Ground. This is the second such hotel that has opened on a military base. The new hotel features a variety of amenities tailored to meet the unique needs of today's military traveler, such as 92 studio and one bedroom suites, fully equipped kitchens, a swimming pool, on-post ... Read More »

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