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Early Ballot Information

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Early voters in the City of Yuma's general election are asked to please return their ballots, and those planning to vote at the polls are reminded to bring their picture ID with them next Tuesday. Polls will be open Tuesday from 6am-to-7pm. If you are taking advantage of early voting, in order to insure your ballot is counted and released ... Read More »

Research Suggest Growing Up Poor Creates Risk Of Physical And Psychological Problems As An Adult

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New research finds the stresses of growing up poor can have a lasting impact that foretell a greater risk of both physical and psychological problems as an adult. Doctor K. Luan Phan with the University of Illinois College of Medicine is senior author of the study, which found children at age nine from lower-income families showed less activity in areas ... Read More »

Arizona Reports Lower Voter Registration Numbers

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Arizona's voter registration numbers have dropped by about 3,000 since the last report in July.   The Secretary of State's Office announced Wednesday that Arizona still has more than 3.2 million registered voters. While the state's major political parties experienced a decrease, the number of voters not affiliated with any party increased slightly. Nearly all of the electorate is divided ... Read More »

Yuma Children’s Festival Of The Arts To Be Held Saturday

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The Children’s Festival of the Arts will be held on Saturday in downtown Yuma. Oscar Chavez of the Yuma Parks and Recreation Department says they will be making a unique item out of paper bags.   The Children’s Festival will be held from 10am to 3pm on Main Street in downtown Yuma. Read More »

Revenue From Tribal Casinos Holding Steady

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State authorities say revenue from tribal casinos in Arizona are holding steady. The Arizona Department of Gaming reported Wednesday that the tribes' payments to the state will be about $23.9 million for the quarter that ended September 30th. Gaming officials say that total is within a few thousand dollars of matching the same quarter of a year ago. Money from ... Read More »

Search For Missing Woman Continues In Yuma


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The search for a young woman who has been missing since February continues. 19-year old Emily Lynn Hieber of Yuma was last seen several months ago and now the family is making an urgent plea to anyone who knows her whereabouts to make it known. Her mother Jenny Jimenez and grandmother Lynette Schmit has a message for Emily.   A ... Read More »

Family Members Of Murderer Say He Suffered From Paranoia And Depression

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Family members of Michael Guzzo say he suffered for years from paranoia and depression, always refusing to seek help while blaming his troubles on others. Guzzo's internal fight with those demons culminated over the weekend when he shot to death four members of a family who lived next door to him, along with their two dogs, before turning the gun ... Read More »

Arizona State Democrats Oust Minority Leader

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Arizona Senate Democrats have ousted their leader during a closed-door vote that revealed fractures in the minority party's ranks. The Arizona Capitol Times reports Minority Leader Landrum Taylor of Phoenix was removed Tuesday on an 8-5 vote. Senator Anna Tovar replaced her as minority leader. Taylor told the Capitol Times the move was racist and disrespectful. Four other Democrats in ... Read More »

Three People Dead After Multi-Car Crash On Interstate 10

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Authorities in Arizona say three people are dead and at least 12 others injured after a dust storm led to multiple crashes on Interstate-10 between Phoenix and Tucson.   One of the three people killed Tuesday has been identified as 76-year old Gordon Lee Smith of Mead, Washington.   Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say Smith's wife is among ... Read More »

David Godley Receives AWC Distinguished Alumni Award

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As part of Arizona Western College’s 50th anniversary celebration, the AWC Distinguished Alumni Award for 2013 was presented to David Godley during half-time at the Homecoming game earlier this month. Godley is Professor Emeritus at AWC and President of the AWC Alumni Association. He first arrived at Arizona Western College as a freshman in 1970. He transferred to NAU and ... Read More »

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