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Arizona House To Hold First Medicaid Expansion Hearing

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State lawmakers will hear their first testimony this afternoon on Governor Jan Brewer’s plan to expand Arizona’s version of Medicaid by around 300,000 people.   The state’s share of the AHCCCS expansion would be financed by a new tax or fee on hospitals.  Emily Jenkins with the Arizona Council of Human Service Providers says the expansion would bring the state ... Read More »

Whooping Cough Outbreak

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There is an outbreak of whooping cough in Mohave County.  County officials say that a few pertussis cases have been confirmed in the Kingman, Bullhead and Lake Havasu area. There have been 114 confirmed cases in the Colorado City area with 16 new cases in the last two weeks.  Whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial disease that if not ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Office Looking For Owner Of Found Horse

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they are looking for the owner of a stray horse found last week in Dome Valley.  Police say the horse was in the area of County Fifth Street and Avenue 17-E near the Gila River.  The horse is described as a Palomino Paint gelding, around 15-years-old.  The Sheriff’s Office is currently caring for the ... Read More »

Search Warrant Leads To Arrest Of Mother And Son On Drug Charges

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says two persons are in custody after a search warrant was executed at a residence on South Ninth Avenue Saturday.  Police say the search of the residence resulted in the seizure of small quantities of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 22-year-old Colton Komora and 59-year-old Darlene Komora were arrested.  Colton Komora was charged with possession ... Read More »

Lady Matadors Slam Gateway With Back-To-Back Shutouts

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The Arizona Western College Lady Matadors played back to back mercy rule games in defeating Gateway Tuesday.  The first game ended after five innings in a 16-to-nothing shutout.  The Lady Matadors scored ten runs in the first inning.  The nightcap was a ten-to-nothing win for the Lady Matadors.  AWC now has a 27-and-11 record overall. Read More »

Two New Programs In Place To Speed Up Border Crossing In San Luis

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Two new programs are in force at the U.S.-Mexico border crossings in San Luis.  The first new program is called Sentri and helps to expedite processing for those who qualify.  Participants must go through an extensive background check and personal interview.  They are still subject to screenings and their privileges can be revoked if they break the rules.   The ... Read More »

Border Patrol Apprehends Group Trying To Enter U.S. Illegally

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15 persons who were illegally trying to enter the United States were arrested Sunday night.  The suspects fled from police when they were spotted near the border near Ocotillo, California.  The car coming into the U.S. was driving without lights.  The car was seized and charges have been placed against the 15 persons arrested. Read More »

Yuma County Administrator Gets A Pay Raise

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, approving a pay raise for County Administrator Robert Pickels.  Pickels will now be paid $165,000, with a $600 a month car allowance and 33 days of paid time off per year.  The base raise is an increase of over $15,000 per year, the first such raise in more than four years.  ... Read More »

Public Meeting To Discuss Water Pipeline Replacement

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A public meeting is scheduled for tonight to discuss infrastructure improvements on 24th Street.  Several feet of a 12-inch water pipeline is expected to be replaced running under 24th Street from Arizona Avenue and continuing east from there.  The meeting tonight will address concerns from the public.  The meeting starts at 6pm and will be held at the McGraw School ... Read More »

Nonprofits Across The State To Benefit During Arizona Gives Day

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The Yuma Community Food Bank is one of the expected 500 nonprofit organizations to participate in in Arizona Gives Day, an online fundraising initiative, scheduled to take place on Wednesday.   Presented by First Bank, Arizona Gives Day is a 24-hour online fundraiser aimed at bringing together communities across the state, to raise awareness and financial support for a variety ... Read More »

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