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Brewer To Congratulate Sunnyside Little League Today

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is set for a trip to Tucson where she will congratulate the city's Sunnyside Little League softball team for winning the Little League Softball World Series in August. Brewer plans to meet with the team this afternoon. Earlier in the day, the governor plans to visit Tucson-based Universal Avionics to recognize the company's contributions to Arizona's ... Read More »

Maricopa County Fourth Highest For Deathrow Inmates


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Not all counties are created equal when it comes to issuing death penalty sentences in Arizona – or the rest of the country. Just two-percent of U-S counties produce the majority of death penalty cases. A new report by the Death Penalty Information Center says Maricopa County is fourth highest in the nation for death row inmates, and Tenth highest ... Read More »

Arizona-Nevada Planning New Interstate Highway


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Arizona and Nevada transportation officials are holding a series of meetings for public comment on possible alternatives for planning and building a new interstate highway. The two states' transportation departments are working on planning for a proposed Interstate-Eleven which would connect Phoenix and Las Vegas and points beyond in each state. The public hearings are beginning in Arizona. The first ... Read More »

Yuma Proving Ground Emloyees Back To Work

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Some employees of the Yuma Proving Ground are back to work. The United States House agreed to pay furloughed government workers, meaning that some employees were called back to YPG. YPG spokesman Chuck Wullenjohn says there is a better morale among workers now.   Meantime they are cautiously optimistic, keeping in mind the government is nearing yet another debt obstacle: ... Read More »

Suspect In Custody After Trying To Evade Police


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A man who was shot last week after trying to evade authorities has been released from the hospital and is now in custody at the Yuma County Jail. 26 year old Jesus Bran Ibarra is a known violent gang member. He tried to evade officials Wednesday while at the Knight’s Inn and Suites on South Fourth Avenue. He used a ... Read More »

Practice Earthquake Preparedness With The Great Arizona Shake Out


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Citizens across Arizona are being asked to prepare for an earthquake with the Annual Great Arizona Shakeout, to be held on October 17th. The American Red Cross is heading up the program and is hopeful many will participate at precisely 10:17am. Cynthia Synder of the Yuma office of the American Red Cross tells us more.   So far over 110,000 ... Read More »

Arizona State Fair Kicks Off In Phoenix This Friday

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One of the largest annual events is about to kickoff in Phoenix. The Arizona State Fair enters it’s 18-day run on Friday and runs through November 3rd. The fair will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Director of Marketing for the Arizona State Fair Kristi Walsh says there are some new attractions you need to make sure to check out. ... Read More »

New Chief Deputy Yuma County Administrator Hired At Board Of Supervisors Meeting

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A new Chief Deputy Yuma County Administrator has been hired. During the Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, it was announced that Paul Melcher is officially stepping into the new role on October 27th. The Yuma Sun is reporting that Melcher served as the former planning director for Yuma County and has done so since 2008. He also served as ... Read More »

Death Row Inmate Appeal Denied


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A federal appeals court and a federal court in Phoenix both have rejected several appeals by an Arizona death row inmate scheduled to be executed Wednesday. A majority of active judges of the Ninth United States Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco declined Monday to rehear an appeal on behalf of Edward Schad and also denied a request for ... Read More »

Arizona Considers Two-Track Voting System

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Arizona plans to implement a dual-track voting system allowing people who register to vote without submitting proof of citizenship to cast ballots only for federal offices such as Congress, but not for state or local seats. A spokesman for Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett says he will implement the system recommended under an opinion issued Monday by state Attorney ... Read More »

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