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


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


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 »

Arizona Child Abuse Case
 Has 6,000 Cases Assigned To Investigators


A new team assigned to review more than 6500 child abuse and neglect reports that were not 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 Monday. It said more than 3300 children identified ... Read More »

Federal Government Releases Affordable Care Act Figures


The federal government says nearly 28,000 Arizonans have picked plans under the Affordable Care Act health care exchange in the first three months of open enrollment. The figures were released Monday by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. More than $2 million people have signed up nationally. Most of those signing up for coverage in Arizona are ... Read More »

Judge Sets New Date For Jodi Arias Trial


A judge has set a March 17th trial date to decide whether Jodi Arias should be sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty. The 33-year-old Arias was convicted of murder last year, but the jury deadlocked on her punishment. A new penalty phase must be held in which lawyers are expected to bring evidence and call witnesses. The ... Read More »

SNAP Cuts Affecting People Living On Edge Of Hunger


The federal government's cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP and food stamps, are being felt in Arizona. A 5% cut in SNAP benefits took effect in November 2013, amounting to about $36 per month for a family of four. Jerry Brown with Saint Mary's Food Bank Alliance says the reduction can mean many lost meals ... Read More »

Congressman Paul Gosar Votes In Favor Of Health Exchange Security And Transparency Act


United States Congressman Paul Gosar voted in favor of the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act Friday, legislation that requires the Department of Health and Human Services to notify within two business days any individual whose personal information was stolen or unlawfully accessed through an ObamaCare exchange. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 291-to-122. After ... Read More »

Suspect In Yuma Shooting
 Pleads Not Guilty To Attempted Murder


A suspect in a shooting that left one man wounded has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder. 22-year-old Marco Navarrete was arraigned Friday on two felony offenses. Navarrete has also been charged with one count of aggravated assault. Navarrete entered not guilty pleas to both charges. A justice of the peace denied a request from Navarrete's defense lawyer to reduce ... Read More »

Sex Offender Relocation Notifications


The Yuma Police Department is notifying the public concerning the relocation of a registered sex offender. Police say 33-year-old Kevin Wiley has relocated to 2513 South Edgewood Drive in Yuma. He is described as standing 5’9 tall and weighing 265 pounds. He has brown hair and eyes. In August 2003, he entered a plea agreement on one count of Attempted ... Read More »

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