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Feds Threaten To Pull Funding From Arizona State Hospital

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The federal government is threatening to pull funding from the Arizona State Hospital because of problems affecting patient care and safety identified in a recent inspection. Arizona Department of Health Services Director Will Humble says there is little chance of that and the hospital has already taken corrective action. A letter to the hospital gives the agency until Friday to ... Read More »

Arizona Seeks To Revive Law That Disqualifies Abortion Providers From Receiving Funding

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Arizona is asking the United States Supreme Court to revive a state law that disqualifies abortion providers from receiving funding for other medical services they provide. The appeal filed by Attorney General Tom Horne on Wednesday seeks to overturn a Phoenix federal judge's ruling blocking the 2012 law. That ruling was upheld by an appeals court in August. The law ... Read More »

Community Leaders Call For Immigration Reform

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Arizona Speaks, an assembly of Arizona community leaders, will hold a three-city event calling for Congress and the president to support and pass urgent immigration reform.   Events will be held simultaneously Thursday in Yuma, Phoenix and Tucson. The Yuma event will take place at 4pm at the First United Methodist Church, 298 West Third Street. Key business, education, healthcare, ... Read More »

U.S. Border Patrol Arrest Multiple Drug Smugglers

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station arrested a smuggler and seized a total of 887 pounds of marijuana, valued in excess of $440,000 during two incidents. Agents patrolling southeast of Tacna Sunday apprehended a smuggler found guarding a stash of 745 pounds of marijuana. Record checks showed the man, a Mexican national illegally present in the United ... Read More »

Young Woman Dies Of Alcohol Intoxication

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says excessive alcohol led to a young woman's death recently. Our television partner KYMATV says the toxicology report for 19 year old Jazmin Serrano revealed she had a blood alcohol level of .585 – more than seven times the legal limit of .08 in Arizona. Serrano's body was found October 27th inside a vehicle in ... Read More »

More Kids In Arizona Losing Health Coverage

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While health coverage for children is improving nationwide, more kids in Arizona are losing coverage. A new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families says Arizona ranks second in the nation for the number of children who lost insurance coverage between 2010 and 2012. During the same time period, Georgetown Center director Joan Alker says 40 other ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Meeting Tonight

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The Yuma City Council will meet tonight at 5:30pm at the Yuma City Hall. Items on the agenda include several temporary liquor licenses for upcoming holiday events around Yuma. Mayor Alan Krieger points out one agenda item involving the Yuma Police Department. The meeting will be held at the Yuma City Hall in downtown Yuma.   Read More »

Help You Can Trust Workshop Helps Struggling Home Owners

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Struggling home owners often feel like they have nowhere to turn, but organizers of the Help You Can Trust workshop held Tuesday say help is there, even if you have been turned down before. Irma Myers, executive director of Housing America Corporation, has been in the same position as many homeowners today. Read More »

Arizona Game And Fish Aim To Prevent The Spread Of Mussels And Invasive Species

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department says it will be cracking down on boaters starting next year in an effort to stop the spread of mussels and other invasive species. The agency says law enforcement officers with the department will start issuing citations to boaters who do not clean, drain and dry their boats when they leave mussel-infested waters.   ... Read More »

Arizona State Fair Shows Record Attendance

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Arizona State Fair attendance was up again. Fair officials say its attendance of 1,178,515 was up by approximately 24,000 from last year and set a record since the fair switched to a five-day schedule four years ago.   It is also highest in fair history overall. Fair officials credit mild weather and the 18-day event's attractions. Tentative dates for the ... Read More »

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