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Arizona Legislative Committee Meeting To Discuss Survivor Benefits To Survivors Of Fire Crew

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An Arizona Legislative committee charged with figuring out how to pay survivor benefits to part-time members of a firefighting crew killed in June is set to meet today.   The House Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs Committee meeting comes a month after Speaker Andy Tobin urged members to quickly craft a plan to pay full survivor and other benefits ... Read More »

First Case Of West Nile Virus Shows up In Pinal County

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Health officials say Pinal County has its first case of West Nile virus that was acquired locally this year.   The Pinal County Public Health Services District says a Casa Grande man in his 50s is recovering. The virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes are not as active in cooler weather, but health ... Read More »

Yuma Star Tickets Go On Sale Today

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Tickets for the Tenth Annual Yuma Star will go on sale today. El Dorado Broadcasters, including NewsTalk 560 KBLU and our sister stations Today’s Best Country 95.1 KTTI and Star 100.9, are hosting this year’s competition. The first round of competition is slated for November 13th and the second round will be held December 4th. Tickets are $6 for the ... Read More »

Woman In Hospital After Being Struck By Car While Crossing Steet

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A 20 year old female was struck by a vehicle Monday as she was attempting to cross at Avenue 7½ E and 24th Street. Police say the unidentified woman was flown to a Phoenix hospital due to the extent of her injuries. The driver of the vehicle, an 18 year old, was cited for failing to yield. Witnesses told police ... Read More »

Man Charged With Robbing A CVS Store

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Police say one person is in custody in connection with the robbery of CVS on the corner of Fourth Avenue and 28th Street. The incident occurred on Monday morning when 37 year old Mark Matthews allegedly walked into the store demanding money. The clerk left the area and Matthews walked behind the counter and took an undisclosed amount of cash ... Read More »

Gosar Asks National Park Service Director To Use State Resources To Open Lees Ferry And Recreation Areas


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 Over the last week, Representative Paul Gosar led the fight to open the national lands and parks in Arizona for residents and tourists. Last week, Rep. Gosar first took action by sending a letter to National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis, asking the agency to consider the request of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission to use state resources to ... Read More »

Grand Canyon Reopens For Seven Days

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The Grand Canyon is welcoming tourists back after Arizona struck a deal with the federal government to reopen the national park. Crews began removing closure signs, opening restrooms and restocking Saturday morning. The first gate opened just before 6am. Arizona is paying the National Park Service $651,000 to keep the Grand Canyon open for seven days. The funding includes cash ... Read More »

Fire Breaks Out Near Gateway Park

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Firefighters responded to a blaze near Gateway Park Friday evening. The Yuma Fire Department went to the scene to assist the Winterhaven Fire Department. During the blaze, YFD shut down the Ocean to Ocean bridge, because of the fire's proximity, but it was eventually re-opened. The California Highway Patrol website states the flames reached up to 40 feet in height. Read More »

Farm Bill Would Boost Rural Economies And Health

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It is the peak of the farmers' market season in Arizona. Tiny federal programs for farmers’ markets could grow big results for the state's farmers, communities, seniors and low-income families – if Congress would pass a farm bill, according to Union of Concerned Scientists economist Jeff O’Hara. He says the programs give a surprisingly significant boost to rural economies, and ... Read More »

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