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Primary Elections In Somerton

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It is Primary Election day in Somerton.  Voters will cast their votes in several city races – for mayor and three city council positions.  Incumbent mayor Martin Porchas is challenged by Vice Mayor Arturo Magana.  Six candidates have filed to run for the three open city council positions.  Polls are now open until 7pm at the Somerton Public Safety Building. Read More »

Libraries Provide Opportunity For Early Childhood Literacy

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President Barack Obama highlighted support for early learning in his State of the Union address.  He should go to the library, according to advocates for using the public library as a key part of the learning process for toddlers to four-year-olds.   Many libraries these days are more than musty book stacks and card catalogs and maybe an occasional story-time ... Read More »

Convicted Felon Among Seven Men Arrested Smuggling Marijuana

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Border Patrol agents in the Yuma Sector arrested a suspected felon and six others over the weekend.  Officials say all seven were taken into custody on Sunday.  One of the men was found to be convicted on manslaughter charges in Los Angeles in 2000.  He was deported back to Mexico in 2006.  The men reportedly were in the possession of ... Read More »

Quechan Housing Authority To Cease Animal Control Services

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The Quechan Housing Authority is shutting down their Animal Control services this week.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that the housing authority is running out of funds to operate and will no longer provide such services as of Friday.  The housing authority in the past has captured an increasing amount of stray animals and taking them to the Humane Society ... Read More »

Arizona Launches “Move Over!” Campaign

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"Move Over!"  That is the message from the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety in an effort to keep emergency responders, highway crews and stranded motorists safe along highways.  A statewide campaign has been launched to raise awareness about Arizona's "Move Over" law, hoping it will prevent deadly roadside crashes. Arizona's law requires all drivers to ... Read More »

Lady Matadors On The Road Today For Softball Double-Header

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The Arizona Western College Lady Matadors are on the road for a doubleheader today at Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher.  It is a key matchup as Eastern Arizona is second in the conference and the Lady Matadors are third, one game behind the Lady Gila Monsters.  First pitch is set for 12 noon.  Briana VanSickle will take to the mound ... Read More »

Police Search For Yuma Man Considered Armed And Dangerous

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they are on the lookout for a man who threatened to shoot a victim.  Police say 23-year-old Gary Lynn Smith allegedly assaulted a victim Saturday morning in the eleven­ hundred block of South Palm Avenue.  He was armed with a handgun and forced a person into his car, threatening to kill him, other people ... Read More »

Survey Shows Stable Deer Population In McDowell Sonoran Preserve

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Arizona wildlife officials say an aerial survey of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve northeast of Scottsdale shows there are stable populations of deer in the area.  The findings of the recent survey could impact decisions on bow hunting in the preserve.  Bow hunting is currently allowed within the preserve, but activists say the sport has the potential to harm hikers or ... Read More »

Arizona Land Endowment Fund Tops $4 Billion

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The account that holds and invests money from the sale of Arizona trust land has topped $4-billion for the first time ever.  State Treasurer Doug Ducey says total assets in the state's Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund exceeded the mark at the end of February.  The fund gets it cash from the sale of some of the ten-million-plus acres of land ... Read More »

March Is Disabilities Awareness Month

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In 1987, when then-President Reagan declared March as the first Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, there was little housing, social help or employment opportunities for people with those disabilities. Since then, much has changed, according to Becky Harker, with the Developmental Disabilities Council, such as the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act and workplace acceptance of people with disabilities. She ... Read More »

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