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Gosar Weighs In On Government Shutdown


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The Government shutdown continues as both party sides are still trying to find common ground. The budget for the new fiscal year was to be approved by Tuesday. Part of the issue lies with no bi partisan support for the Affordable Care Act. United States Representative Paul Gosar says now that it is law, it would be hard to repeal ... Read More »

Low Income Families Denied Welfare Checks


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Nearly 5200 low income Arizona families have been denied welfare checks as a result of the federal government shutdown. The Arizona Republic reports that 5,150 families eligible for help from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program did not get their payments Thursday. The group denied checks included people who had been approved for cash assistance, which averages $207 per ... Read More »

Yuma Show Off MRAP Vehicle


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The city of Yuma is now only one of two Arizona cities with their own Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. The new equipment was shown off to the media on Thursday.   The Yuma Sun reports the vehicle is being provided to the Yuma Police Department by means of the Department of Defense’s 1033 program. It allows law enforcement agencies ... Read More »

Yuma Police Assist U.S. Marshalls With Arresting Fugitive

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One person was seriously injured following a gunfight at an area motel. The Yuma Police Department says they were assisting the U.S. Marshals Service on Wednesday afternoon with the apprehension of a fugitive at the Knights Inn. The male suspect is a known violent gang member. During the initial investigation, police say the unidentified suspect rammed law enforcement vehicles with ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Meeting

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The Yuma City Council met on Wednesday. During the meeting, a presentation requested by council member Edward Thomas was then criticized following the presentation. The Yuma Sun is reporting that Thomas asked for more information about the city’s health care coverage, and then said the information was less than adequate and failed to give him the information he was looking ... Read More »

Arizona Wilderness Photo Contest


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Whether amateur or skilled professional, photographers across Arizona are being urged to enter their favorite photos of the state’s wild places into a contest celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The winners will appear in Arizona Highways magazine, where Photo Workshops director Roberta Lites says entries already are arriving.   The contest is open until year’s end and ... Read More »

Brewer Asks For Medicaid Lawsuit To Be Tossed


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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer wants a lawsuit filed by opponents of a law expanding Medicaid in Arizona thrown out of court. Lawyers for Brewer asked a Maricopa County judge Wednesday to dismiss the suit filed last month on behalf of 36 Republican state lawmakers and a pair of citizens. They argued that the plaintiffs did not have standing to sue ... Read More »

Zombie Fun Run This Friday

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You might want to run if you see zombies coming toward you. But it is all part of fun as the city of Yuma gets prepared for the annual Zombie Fun Walk and Run on Friday at the West Wetlands Park. Yuma Parks and Recreation’s Recreation Supervisor Oscar Chavez says you may not recognize the new name of the event. ... Read More »

Phoenix Woman Killed After Boyfriend Accidentally Shoots Her

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Phoenix police say an embrace turned deadly when a woman was fatally shot as her boyfriend removed a gun from his waistband. Police say the 18 year old man was hugging his 24 year old girlfriend on Tuesday when he went to remove the gun because she was uncomfortable hugging because of the gun.   The gun discharged, fatally wounding ... Read More »

Road To Grand Canyon Closed For Government Shutdown

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The state highway that runs through the Grand Canyon is closing this morning after visitors disregarded the park closure. Residents of Grand Canyon Village still can access State Route 64. The Grand Canyon was forced to turn away visitors after the federal government shut down. The highway had been open to through traffic, but visitors were pulling off the road ... Read More »

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