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Former Tempe Mayor Withdraws From Governor’s Race


Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman says he is withdrawing from the 2014 governor's race and will instead run for state treasurer. Hallman made the announcement Thursday on his website. He entered the governor's race in January and was one of several candidates who filed to run on the Republican side.   Hallman says "after a great deal of consideration," he ... Read More »

Healthy Forests Bill Raise Concern Over Wildlife


It might save the government some money – but it will not do anything to quell the controversy over logging in the national forests. That is what the Congressional Budget Office says about a plan to more than double timber harvest on public lands. Arizona co-sponsor Paul Gosar has said the bill, H-R 1526, is a way to get badly ... Read More »

Kidnapping Suspect In Custody


A father accused of kidnapping his own daughter is now in police custody. The Yuma Police Department say 47-year-old Jeff Green took his five month old daughter Aleeha Green from her mother after an argument about custody issues Tuesday night. He has no custodial rights. On Wednesday the Utah Highway Patrol stopped the Yuma Firefighter and arrested him without incident. ... Read More »

Mayor A Hot Topic At City Council Meeting


Mayor Alan Krieger was the hot topic at the Yuma City Council meeting Wednesday night. The office of Attorney General Tom Horne recently released a statement explaining why it dropped the investigation into Mayor Krieger — an investigation the city council unanimously approved in January 2012. But some citizens view it as a waste of time. Several spoke out at ... Read More »

Water Rates Increase


The Arizona Corporation Commission has finally after months of back and forth discussions agreed to raise the base sewer rate for Far West Water and Sewer customers by 162%. The Yuma Sun is reporting that the current rate of $21.75 a month will rise to $39.05 and then six months later will see another increase, this time to $56.92 a ... Read More »

Cell Tower Causes Complaints


Residents of one Yuma neighborhood are upset with the construction of a cellular tower. The 140ft cell phone tower recently erected is just south of the levee that runs parallel to 14th Avenue in Yuma. Now the neighbors are taking control by complaining to the Yuma City Council. They attended the work session held on Tuesday to ask why such ... Read More »

New Marriage Equality Campaign


It is only an educational campaign for now, but supporters of marriage equality say their effort launched Tuesday may lead to a 2016 ballot measure to legalize same-sex marriage. The campaign is called “Why Marriage Matters Arizona.” Nelda Majors and her partner Karen Bailey say they have been in a committed relationship for more than 55 years. Majors worries about ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Office Opposes Federal Court’s Proposal


The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office still opposes a federal court's proposal that deputies announce traffic stops to radio dispatchers before making contact with the driver. American Civil Liberties Union lawyers representing the plaintiffs in the racial profiling case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office say the court's suggestion is consistent with previous consent decrees for law enforcement protocol in New Jersey ... Read More »

Verizon Goes To Court Over Open Internet Rules


A federal appeals court heard arguments last week from Verizon, which would benefit, if it and other Internet service providers could start charging fees to content providers to reach some customers through faster speeds. This idea of an Internet “fast lane” would create an uneven playing field in the eyes of the FCC, which says established, deep-pockets companies such as ... Read More »

One Dead And One Injured In Phoenix Shooting


Authorities say one man is dead and another hospitalized in critical condition after a shooting at a northwest Phoenix home Wednesday. They say a 60 year old woman who owns the home says her 55 year old boyfriend and 33 year old son were the two people shot. Police say the 55 year old was found inside the house and ... Read More »

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