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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 »

Phoenix Among Eight Finalists To Host Republican Presidential Nominating Convention In 2016

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Phoenix is among the eight finalists to host the Republicans' presidential nominating convention in 2016. Party leaders will consider the Republican National Committee's list of potential host cities in the coming months. The cities are Las Vegas, Nevada, Denver, Colorado, Phoenix, Dallas, Texas, Kansas City, Missouri and three in Ohio – Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati. The finalists largely represent swing ... Read More »

Arizona Firefighters Hold Annual “Fill The Boot” Campaign To Help Benefit Muscular Dystrophy

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Area firefighters are banding together this weekend to help Fill The Boot. The annual campaign will help benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. John Randle appeared on our Eye on the Desert Southwest program explaining why the firefighters want to help MDA.   They will be taking donations in the roundabout at Yuma Palms on Saturday and then at Sam’s Club ... Read More »

Yuma Lettuce Days To Be Held This Weekend

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Yuma Lettuce Days will begin on Saturday.   This year's headline chef is two-time Top Chef contestant Chris "CJ" Jacobson. Jacobson will present two live cooking demonstrations each day, backed up by an all-star talent lineup that includes a hometown gal turned cupcake baker, local chefs and even some school cooks who will share their secrets for satisfying more than 22,000 hungry kids ... Read More »

Department Of Homeland Security Awards Contract To Build Security Towers Along Mexican Border In Arizona

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The Homeland Security Department has awarded a $145 million dollar contract for a series of border security towers to be built along the Mexican border in Arizona.   Customs and Border Protection spokesman Michael Friel says the contact was given to EFW Incorporated, a government contractor from Fort Worth, Texas. Friel says the integrated fixed towers will detect, track, identify ... Read More »

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