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Workplace Changes Bring Babies To The Office


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 »

Suspect Arrested On Drug Charges After Police Search Hotel


Members of the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force arrested one person at an area hotel following the execution of a search warrant.  Police say on Tuesday, 31-year-old Pasquale Mykal Menyhert of Yuma was renting out a hotel room at the Howard Johnson Hotel.  Police searched his room and allegedly found nearly four grams of methamphetamine with an estimated street value ... Read More »

Yuma Federal Employees Rally Against Budget Cuts


Many federal employees in Yuma rallied against the federal government’s budget cuts due to sequestration.  The Yuma Sun reports that the rally was held on Wednesday afternoon near the corner of 32nd Street and Avenue-Two-and-a-half-E.  Many in attendance were supported by their children and other family members.  The rally was organized by John Lee Simpson, president of the American Federation ... Read More »

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