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Red Cross Invites You To Practice Earthquake Drills


On October 17th at 10:17, you are invited to join your local Red Crossers and “Drop, Cover and Hold on” in honor of The Great Arizona Shakeout. It is as easy as it sounds. For one minute that day, you can participate by dropping to the ground, taking cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and Holding on ... Read More »

Imperial Irrigation District Celebrating Public Power Week


The Imperial Irrigation District is celebrating Public Power Week October 6th to the 12th, along with more than 2,000 other electric utilities that provide electricity on a non-profit basis. Each day, as public power providers across the nation light up homes, businesses and streets of the communities they serve, customers take advantage of the many benefits associated with public power. ... Read More »

Breast Cancer Awareness Month


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year's event marks a major shift in women being able to access the health care they need. Matt Schafer works for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. He says under the Affordable Care Act, women cannot be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition such as breast cancer.   Each ... Read More »

Gosar Weighs In On Government Shutdown


The Government shutdown continues as both party sides are still trying to find common ground. The budget for the new fiscal year was to be approved by Tuesday. Part of the issue lies with no bi partisan support for the Affordable Care Act. United States Representative Paul Gosar says now that it is law, it would be hard to repeal ... Read More »

Low Income Families Denied Welfare Checks


Nearly 5200 low income Arizona families have been denied welfare checks as a result of the federal government shutdown. The Arizona Republic reports that 5,150 families eligible for help from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program did not get their payments Thursday. The group denied checks included people who had been approved for cash assistance, which averages $207 per ... Read More »

Yuma Shows Off MRAP Vehicle


The city of Yuma is now only one of two Arizona cities with their own Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. The new equipment was shown off to the media on Thursday.   The Yuma Sun reports the vehicle is being provided to the Yuma Police Department by means of the Department of Defense’s 1033 program. It allows law enforcement agencies ... Read More »

Yuma Police Assist U.S. Marshalls With Arresting Fugitive


One person was seriously injured following a gunfight at an area motel. The Yuma Police Department says they were assisting the U.S. Marshals Service on Wednesday afternoon with the apprehension of a fugitive at the Knights Inn. The male suspect is a known violent gang member. During the initial investigation, police say the unidentified suspect rammed law enforcement vehicles with ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Meeting


The Yuma City Council met on Wednesday. During the meeting, a presentation requested by council member Edward Thomas was then criticized following the presentation. The Yuma Sun is reporting that Thomas asked for more information about the city’s health care coverage, and then said the information was less than adequate and failed to give him the information he was looking ... Read More »

Arizona Wilderness Photo Contest


Whether amateur or skilled professional, photographers across Arizona are being urged to enter their favorite photos of the state’s wild places into a contest celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The winners will appear in Arizona Highways magazine, where Photo Workshops director Roberta Lites says entries already are arriving.   The contest is open until year’s end and ... Read More »

Yuma Proving Grounds Closure


We start the third day of a Federal Government shutdown with no end in sight. Several members of Congress met with President Barack Obama Wednesday night, but failed to come any closer to resolving the issue. Civilian employees of The Yuma Proving Ground have found themselves without work and on furlough during the shutdown. YPG Public Affairs spokesman Chuck Wullenjohn ... Read More »

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