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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 »

Target Says 40 Million Credit And Debit Cards May Be Affected By Data Breach

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Many people have been affected by the recent security breach with Target. Some 40 million names, information and debit and credit card account numbers were stolen – one of the biggest electronic breaches in history. Now the company is in damage control to try to fix the situation. Our television partner KYMATV spoke the the Yuma Better Business Bureau. Janet ... Read More »

Yuma County’s Unemployment Rate Drops Below 30%

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For the first time in several months, Yuma County’s unemployment rate is below 30%. The November unemployment rate is 28.2%. Jobs in Yuma County increased from 61,700 to 63.500 from October to November. Statewide, Arizona’s unemployment rate in November was 7.8% – dropping nearly a half percent from the October figure of 8.2%. Read More »

Congress Fails To Extend Unemployement Benefits To Arizonans This Holiday

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A dark cloud is circling over the heads of 17,000 Arizonans this holiday, as they face the end of their emergency unemployment benefits on December 28th. Congress has failed to extend those benefits before leaving on its holiday break. Rebekah Friend with the Arizona AFLCIO says the emergency unemployment – put in place in 2008 at the beginning of the ... Read More »

Judge James Alan Soto Nominated To Serve As Federal Judge In U.S. District Court For Arizona


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President Barack Obama has nominated the presiding Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge to serve as a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for Arizona.   Judge James Alan Soto will join five other White House judicial nominees who are awaiting confirmation in the Senate. Soto has served in Santa Cruz County Superior Court since 2001. He was president ... Read More »

Maricopa County Officials Hold Closed Door Meeting To Consider Action In Lawsuits Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

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Maricopa County officials held a closed-door meeting Thursday to consider action in two lawsuits that accuse Sheriff Joe Arpaio of abusing his powers. The officials did not take any action and plan to pick up the issue again today. The county will not reveal the action being considered in a lawsuit filed over unsuccessful criminal cases against ex-County Supervisor Don ... Read More »

Gas Prices Slightly Lower This Week

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Gasoline prices around Arizona are slightly lower at the pump this week. Officials with AAA Arizona say that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.13 a gallon. That is down by nearly $0.02 from last week. This week's national average is at $3.21 per gallon, more than $0.04 lower than previous week. Tucson has Arizona's lowest average ... Read More »

Yuma Police Investigate Aggravated Assault

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The Yuma Police Department is continuing to investigate a shooting. Police say on Monday morning, Yuma Police Officers responded to El Encanto Apartments on South Eighth Avenue for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim. He told officers that an unknown person knocked on his door. The victim answered his door and an unknown ... Read More »

Yuma Border Patrol Seizes Ten Bundles Of Marijuana; Arrest One

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Station seized ten-bundles of marijuana and arrested one man near Yuma Tuesday. Agents patrolling near the border in the vicinity of County 14th Street attempted a vehicle stop on a white Ford F-150 but the vehicle did not yield to the agent’s emergency equipment. A short time later, the driver abandoned the ... Read More »

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