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Holiday Music In Maricopa County Jails Limited To Two Hours In The Morning And At Night

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Inmates at Maricopa County jails will no longer be subject to around the clock holiday music this time of year.   Sheriff Joe Arpaio says the change comes after numerous complaints from inmates and detention staff that the music was more irritating than joyful. Beginning in 2005, Arpaio ordered that the music be played throughout all jail facilities to ensure ... Read More »

Child Abuse Case Updates

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A new team assigned to review more than 6500 abuse and neglect reports that were not investigated by Arizona child welfare officials says they have now assigned nearly 2900 of those cases to investigators. The so-called CARE team named nearly three weeks ago by Governor Jan Brewer provided the latest update Monday (23). It said almost 1400 children identified in ... Read More »

City Of Yuma Provides Christmas Tree Drop Off Sites

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The City of Yuma will again offer a drop-off site for those who wish to safely dispose of their natural Christmas trees.   Christmas Tree recycling will begin on Thursday, December 26 at 265 West 13th Street. Hours for the Christmas Tree Recycling Program are from 7am to 5pm Thursday and Friday and 7am to 5pm December 30th through January ... Read More »

Two Federal Land Managers To Be Honored By The Wilderness Society

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Two federal land managers from Arizona are being honored by The Wilderness Society for their work in promoting conservation while balancing multiple uses on Bureau of Land Management lands. The so-called CAPE awards go to Kathy Pedrick of the Arizona State B-L-M office for her work on renewable energy planning, and to Claire Crow, manager of Ironwood Forest National Monument. ... Read More »

Yuma Police Cracking Down On Thieves During Christmas Holiday

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  With only a couple more days left until Christmas, the holiday hustle is in full throttle. And while this may be a favorite time of year, officials say burglars are thinking the exact same thing. Leanne Worthen of the Yuma Police Department says criminals are on a field day at this time of year.   Agencies including the Yuma ... Read More »

Arizona Congressman Ron Barber Extends Invitation To The New Secretary Of Homeland Security To Tour International Drug Smuggling And Illegal Border Crossings

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Arizona Congressman Ron Barber is extending an invitation to the new secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to tour an area of the international border that is plagued by drug smuggling and illegal crossings. Barber, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, sent his offer Friday, December 20th in a letter to Jeh Johnson, who was confirmed ... Read More »

Somerton Considers Constructing New City Hall Building

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The city of Somerton is considering the purchase of land to construct a new city hall. The Yuma Sun is reporting that the city council recently established $125,000 as the amount the city will offer to Precious Treasurers Mission for a lot located at the corner of State Avenue and Spring Street. The council wants to construct the new city ... Read More »

Lower Health Subsidies Are Expected In 3 Arizona Counties

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People living in Pima, Maricopa and Pinal counties are expected to get less in health insurance subsidies than most consumers in the 36 states that use the federal marketplace created under the nation's new health care law. An analysis by The Arizona Republic found that the calculations used to determine the subsidies are driven in Arizona by a single insurer ... Read More »

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