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September 11th Fire Station Dedication


A piece of New York City and the memory of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 will live on in Yuma. On Wednesday, the 12th anniversary of those attacks, a dedication ceremony was held at the number one station of the Yuma Fire Department. The City of Yuma unveiled a memorial that includes an I-beam recovered from the Twin Towers. The ... Read More »

Annual Kids Day


One of the biggest opportunities of the year for residents to try out much of what Yuma Parks and Recreation has to offer is this Saturday. Yuma Parks and Recreation and the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Yuma are once again teaming up to host "Day For Kids – Come Out and Play" at the Valley Aquatic Center ... Read More »

Student Funding Cuts


Since the recession began, only Oklahoma and Alabama have beaten Arizona when it comes to K-12 per student funding cuts, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The ranking comes in spite of a recent $82 million dollar increase in state schools funding, according to Dana Naimark of Children’s Action Alliance. She says lawmakers ... Read More »

Clean Up Effort This Saturday


The Arizona Game and Fish Department is organizing a cleanup effort Saturday morning that targets farm fields used bydovehunters. The staging area is the parking lot at Sprague's Sporting Goods on 32nd Street. You are asked to bring sunscreen, hats, gloves, and a vehicle to transport, shells, ammo boxes and other trash back to Sprague's, where there will be a ... Read More »

Border Agent Saves Illegal Alien From Dangerous Canal Current


Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Station successfully rescued an illegal alien on Tuesday from the dangerous currents of the All American Canal. The incident occurred ten miles west of Calexico, when a Border Patrol agent encountered an illegal alien attempting to cross the All American Canal. The 20-year-old man was only half way across the canal when ... Read More »

Electricity Consumers Push For Deregulation


The Arizona Corporation Commission has decided not to consider deregulating the state's electricity market. A group funded by the state's major electricity providers says the commission decided Wednesday to close its docket in the case. Customers can choose their power suppliers in a deregulated market but local utilities still use their wires to deliver power. Arizona Public Service, the Salt ... Read More »

Campaign Contribution Limits


A judge is considering whether to block a new Arizona law increasing limits on campaign contributions to candidates for state offices. The Arizona Capitol Times reports that Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Mark Brain on Tuesday heard the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission's request for an injunction temporarily blocking the law. The Legislature approved the law last spring. It is ... Read More »

Remains Identified


Authorities say skeletal remains found by construction workers in Tucson last year have been identified. Tucson police say the remains are those of 51-year-old Christopher Mazzarella.He was identified through DNA. Background information on Mazzarella is not immediately available. Police say the remains were found in May 2012 on the property of the old DeAnza Drive-In theater. At the time, authorities ... Read More »

Yuma Fire Department Receives Certification


The Yuma Fire Department has again received its certification as an "Accredited Agency" by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. Fire Service professionals from throughout the country were sent to Yuma in June to inspect facilities, review procedures, and interview personnel. Recommendations from the visit were reviewed for final approval during a recent Commission's meeting. That meeting was held in ... Read More »

Life Expectancy Of Poor White Women Lower


The life expectancy of white, female high school dropouts has dropped markedly over the past 20 years, according to researchers in population, human longevity and public health. Poor, undereducated, white American women can now expect to die five years earlier than the generation before them. Monica Potts has written an eye-opening article in The American Prospect, called “What’s Killing Poor ... Read More »

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