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Yuma Fire Department Successfully Moves Into New Station

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The move out of “old” Yuma Fire Station Number One on West Fourth Street and the move in to “new” Fire Station One on South Third Avenue was completed on Wednesday.  The station is now operational.   Some work will continue on the project such as demolition of the old building, parking lot construction and more. An official ceremony and ... Read More »

Farmers Worried About Possible Water Rights Diversion

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Yuma farmers are upset over a proposed water bill, which could possibly divert water rights from the area.  KYMA-TV is reporting that a lawyer has been retained by irrigation districts.  Wade Noble is representing the districts, who are trying to protect a $3-billion industry.  Other counties across Arizona are trying to divert the use of some of this water to ... Read More »

Workplace Changes Bring Babies To The Office

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The face of the workplace in America has been evolving for decades, and so have employers’ policies around families, but some say they do not go far enough.   Joan Blades is president of 'momsrising,' which is focused on building a more family-friendly nation.  Blades says that includes in the workplace where – in the companies at which it can ... Read More »

Red Cross Comes To Family’s Aid After Apartment Fire

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The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter provided assistance Wednesday to two adults and two children displaced by an apartment fire in Yuma.   The fire occurred near the corner of 14th Avenue and First Street.  The Red Cross met their immediate needs, giving them food and shelter after the blaze.  No injuries were reported. Read More »

Woman Arrested At The Border With Over 150 lbs Of Illegal Drugs

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Federal authorities say a Mexican woman has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly $2-million worth of drugs into southern Arizona.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Naco Port of Entry say the woman had more than 150 pounds of drugs in her pickup truck including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. Officers referred 54-year-old Emilia Reyes-Balderrama for an ... Read More »

AZ Gas Prices Down

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Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are lower for the second consecutive week.  Officials with AAA Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.70 a gallon.  That is a decrease of nearly three-cents from last week and almost 19-cents lower than this time last year.  This week's national average is $3.69 per gallon, ... Read More »

Federal Court to Debate Brewer’s Decision To Deny Driver’s Licenses To Immigrants

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A request to block Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's order denying driver's licenses for immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under a new Obama administration policy is being debated in federal court.  U.S. District Judge David Campbell is scheduled to hear arguments today in a lawsuit by immigrant rights advocates that say Brewer's policy is unconstitutional because it ... Read More »

Wildcats Advance In NCAA Tournament

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The Arizona Wildcats have advanced to the Third Round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament.  They defeated Belmont out of the Ohio Valley Conference Thursday 81-to-64.  They will now face 14th seeded Harvard Saturday at 3:10pm on TNT.  Harvard upset the University of New Mexico Thursday 68-to-62. Meanwhile, third seeded Arizona State will play in the NIT Tournament tonight at second ... Read More »

City Council Addresses Use Of Funds From Hotel At Pivot Point

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The Yuma City Council answered several questions raised to them at the regular meeting held Wednesday.  Phil Clark spoke for over 30 minutes to the council, asking about where certain funds are in connection with the North Side Redevelopment area – including the Hilton Garden Inn and the Pivot Point Center.  There is a question as to why certain funds ... Read More »

Police Substation Grand Opening

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The new Yuma Police Department’s Substation held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, celebrating the first official substation in the Yuma Police Department’s history – that dates back to 1914.  The station is located off Araby Road on East 28th Street, next to the fire station.  Police Chief John Lekan told those in attendance that the city of Yuma is now ... Read More »

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