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Nevada Governor Linking Proposed Interstate Highway From Phoenix To Las Vegas To 2016 Presidential Election

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Nevada Governor, Brian Sandoval, is linking a proposed Interstate Highway from Phoenix to Las Vegas to the 2016 Presidential Election. Sandoval has said that presidential candidates may be judged by voters on their support for Interstate-11, which would connect the two major Southwest cities. Damon Hodge with Nevada's Department of Transportation says the highway would likely benefit the regional economy. ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Apprehend 12 Men; Seize 20 Bundles Of Marijuana

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Border Patrol Agents of Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station apprehended 12 men Wednesday and seized 20 bundles of marijuana valued at $426,000. Agents patrolling near Gila Bend spotted what appeared to be people walking toward Highway-85. Agents responding to the location arrested one man and seized 481-pounds of marijuana valued at $216,000. In another incident, agents patrolling in the same area saw ... Read More »

Arizona Citrus Growers Preparing For Possible Disease Outbreak In Fruit Trees

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Citrus growers in Arizona are preparing for the possible outbreak of a disease that has already devastated thousands of acres of fruit trees in Florida and California.   The Arizona Republic reports that an insect known as the Asian citrus psyllid, which carries the citrus-greening disease, has been detected in western Arizona. The disease, however, has not yet manifested. Agriculture ... Read More »

Arizona Legislators To Debate A Bill To Reimburse Glendale For Public Safety Expenses Following Next Year’s Super Bowl

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Arizona legislators will debate a bill that would require the state to reimburse the city of Glendale for some of its public safety expenses following next year's Super Bowl.   House Bill 2547 would require the state to reimburse Arizona cities for up to $2 million dollars of public safety costs for hosting major events. The House will debate the ... Read More »

Bill Granting Tax Breaks To Private Property Owners Who Lease To Churches Headed To Senate

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A bill granting tax breaks to private property owners who lease to churches is headed to the Senate after being narrowly approved by Arizona House Republicans. The House approved House Bill 2281 with a 33-to-25 vote on Thursday. The bill grants property owners who lease to churches but are not themselves religiously affiliated similar tax breaks to the ones churches ... Read More »

AWC SPORTS

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 The Arizona Western College Matadors saw their season come to an end Saturday night at the hands of the Mesa Thunderbirds by a final of 108-to-63 in the ACCAC Championship game. With the loss, the AWC Matadors end their season 24-and-eight overall and 17-and-five in ACCAC play. Read More »

Cocopah Indian Tribe Donates Money To Somerton Senior Center And Youth

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The Cocopah Indian Tribe has donated over $13,000 to the City of Somerton to benefit the Somerton Senior Center and Somerton youth. Each year, the Cocopah Indian Tribe donates money to local community agencies and organizations as part of the casino gaming compact approved by voters under Proposition 202. The money is to be used to benefit the general public ... Read More »

Yuma Mayor And City Council Schedule To Bring Back Citizens Forum

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Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls and the city council have scheduled to bring back the citizens forum. The forum is a half hour slot before council work sessions, where citizens can request time in front of the council for discussion. Nicholls is excited the forum is making a comeback.   Citizens will need to submit their requests at least two weeks ... Read More »

Open Enrollment Deadline For Affordable Care Act Approaching

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The open enrollment deadline to obtain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is now only a month away. More than 600 members of the nonprofit "Cover Arizona" coalition are holding a statewide “Day of Action” Saturday, kicking off a final push throughout March to get people enrolled.   Arizona PIRG Education Fund director Diane Brown says information, education and ... Read More »

Yuma Police Have One In Custody Following Alleged Car Theft

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The Yuma Police Department says one person is in custody following the alleged theft of a vehicle. Police say they received word of the stolen Honda Civic on Thursday morning. The initial investigation revealed a passenger in the car was dropped off near the victim’s residence. The suspect then entered the Chevrolet Tahoe in the 100 block of West 22nd ... Read More »

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