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Leading Children’s Advocate Says Tough Work Just Beginning For CPS

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Although Governor Jan Brewer has ordered replacement of Child Protective Services with a new, cabinet-level state agency, a leading children’s advocate says the tough work is just beginning.   Children’s Action Alliance President Dana Wolfe Naimark says CPS is a complex, multi-layered system of overlapping responsibilities.   Naimark says CPS also interacts with other parts of state government, such as ... Read More »

San Luis Mexico Hikes Taxes By Five Percent

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San Luis' businesses rake in plenty of sales from Mexican nationals crossing the border just to shop. However, the city might see a spike in sales due to a recent decision of the Mexican congress. Local businesses in San Luis gathered together at City Hall Tuesday night to learn about projects coming up in 2014. But projects may not be ... Read More »

Nearly 6,000 Child Abuse And Neglect Cases Assigned To Investigators

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A new team assigned to review more than 6500 child abuse and neglect reports that weren't investigated by Arizona child welfare officials says they have now assigned nearly 6,000 of those cases to investigators. The so-called CARE team named on December 2nd 2013 by Governor Jan Brewer provided the latest update Tuesday. It said more than 3600 children identified in ... Read More »

Lawmaker Seeks To Allow Cuts in Public Pensions

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An Arizona lawmaker wants the state Constitution amended to allow cuts to public employee pension payouts and increases in employee contributions if the systems are badly underfunded. Republican Representative John Kavanagh introduced a bill that if passed would refer the proposal to the voters. He says he is targeting automatic cost of living increases but nothing in his proposal would ... Read More »

U.S. Customs And Border Protection Citizens Academy To Provide Local Residents With Inside Look On Securing The Arizona Border

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The United States Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector, Port of San Luis and Office of Air and Marine will host an integrated U.S. Customs and Border Protection Citizens Academy beginning February 26th. The program is designed to provide local residents and community leaders an inside look into securing the border – at and between the ports – in southwestern Arizona. Throughout ... Read More »

Man Who Fired At Area Apartment Complex Begins Prison Sentence

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A man who fired a weapon in April 2013 at an area apartment complex began serving a prison sentence for the crime. 34-year-old Jorge V. Clark of Yuma was sentenced to 30 months in jail on misconduct with a weapon charges – with credit for 53 days previously served. Clark was arrested after firing the gun at the Pepperwood Studios ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Seize 152 Pounds Of Marijuana

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United States Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station arrested six individuals and seized 152 pounds of marijuana Sunday worth an estimated $76,000.   Agents arrested six Mexican nationals near the Granite Mountains, located on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge – all of whom were in the U.S. illegally. In close proximity to the apprehension site, agents located ... Read More »

Paul Gosar Releases Statement On Supreme Court’s Decision On Reviewing Abortion Law

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United States Congressman Paul Gosar released a statement after the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to review the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that held unconstitutional an Arizona law protecting the lives of babies 20 weeks and older, effectively striking down the law. He said quote – "The spurious legacy of Roe continues unabated. This is more than ... Read More »

Leading Insurance Industry Analyst Upgrades Rating For Yuma’s Building Code Effectiveness

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A leading insurance industry analyst upgraded its rating for the City of Yuma’s building code effectiveness to a level shared previously by only one other jurisdiction in Arizona and only one-percent of jurisdictions nationwide. The Insurance Services Office Incorporated, which supplies data and analytics for the insurance industry, upgraded the City’s rating in the Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule to a grade ... Read More »

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