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Brewer’s Plan To Expand Medicaid Shot Down


An Arizona House panel dominated by conservative Republicans has rejected Governor Jan Brewer's plan to expand Medicaid to 300,000 additional poor residents.  The 7 to 4 vote to reject a budget bill on health spending containing the expansion means the full House will have to revive Brewer's number one priority.  A similar coalition passed the bill out of the Senate ... Read More »

AZ Cardinals To Host Fan Fest Today At the University of Phoenix Stadium


The football preseason is still a little less than two months away, but training camp is getting closer and fans of the Arizona Cardinals will be able to see the team in action during Fan Fest today in Scottsdale.  The Vice President of Stadium Operations John Drum says this is a great opportunity for fans to see their favorite team ... Read More »

Yuma Police Investigate Attempted Sexual Assault


The Yuma Police Department is investigating a case of attempted sexual assault.  The incident occurred Thursday night.  Police responded to a business in the 1800 block of West 25th Street.  Upon arrival, they located the victim and she told them that she went to a storage shed to get supplies.  She was grabbed from behind by a male subject and ... Read More »

Search Warrant Leads To Narcotics Arrest


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force arrested two individuals following the execution of a search warrant Friday morning at a residence in the 2700 block of South Olivia Avenue in Yuma.  Police say 41-year-old Chevalier Cavanaugh and 23-year-old Sean Pollard were both taken into custody on several drug related charges.  Both subjects were booked in the Yuma County Detention ... Read More »

COPD More Likely Among Women


A new American Lung Association report says women are 37-percent more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, than men – and that millions of women have symptoms that go undiagnosed.   As of 2011, the most recent numbers available, more than 250,000 Arizonans had been diagnosed with COPD, the majority of them women.   Mary Kurth with the ... Read More »

Non-Native Honey Bees Still In Decline


Honeybees are still in decline across the United States, according to a report from the USDA that points to pesticides, parasites, poor diet and lack of genetic diversity as some of the problems.   The situation has piqued interest in native bees, which did all the pollination work until industrial mono-crop farming. Scott Black at the Xerces Society – which ... Read More »

$3 Million Gift In Memory Of Yuma Man Goes To Further Cancer Research At YRMC


A new endowment fund has been established in the name of Richard Michael McDaniel.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that the $3-million gift is to further cancer research and treatment.  The foundation has already received 80-percent of the funds with the remaining 20-percent going to the foundation when the estate is finalized.  For more information on the endowment, check out ... Read More »

Father Accidently Shot And Killed By 4-Year-Old Son


Authorities are not expected to seek charges in the death of an Arizona man who was accidentally shot by his four-year-old son.  Justin Stanfield Thomas was fatally shot Friday after he and his son traveled from Phoenix to a friend's home 90 miles away in the northern Arizona community of Prescott Valley for a surprise visit.  Prescott Valley Police officer ... Read More »

Arizona Tribe Seeks To Build Bypass Road To Grand Canyon Skywalk


Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick is asking federal officials to help an Arizona American Indian tribe with plans to build a "bypass" road to the Grand Canyon Skywalk amid an ongoing dispute with a rancher.  The Arizona Democrat wrote the U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Friday and asked the agency to expedite a permit application for the planned bypass to Hualapai ... Read More »

Feather Signs May Be In Violation


Business owners may be violating a Yuma city sign code with feather signs.  The sign code was put in place years before the feather signs starting popping up around the city, according to city officials.  There is nothing in the current code that allows these kinds of signs. For city code enforcers, public safety is a big concern.  The City ... Read More »

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