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AZ House Passes School Voucher Program Expansion

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The Arizona House has passed an expansion of a small school voucher program that could vastly increase the number of children allowed to use public funds to attend a private school. SB-1363 passed Tuesday and now returns to the Senate.  The program was established by the Legislature in 2011 and slightly expanded last year.  Only students with a disability, whose ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Approves In-Car Camera Purchase For Police

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors heard from the Executive Director of the Arizona County Supervisors Association Craig Sullivan about recent issues involving the county with the 2013 legislative session.  Sullivan says working with all 15 counties as a group, helped to make their needs to state government known.  Property tax issues still present an issue and will linger for ... Read More »

Students Leaving College With More Debt Than Ever

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The average college student in the United States will graduate owing almost $27,000 in student debt, a 40-percent jump since 2002.  Arizona grads typically owe about $20,000.   Jonathan Fox is a college financial counselor.  He says student loans can be especially troublesome for those who rack up the debt but do not come away with a diploma. Typical student ... Read More »

Water Treatment Plant To Conduct Tests Today

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The City of Yuma will conduct tests of one of its water treatment plants today.  Customers may experience short, temporary fluctuations in water pressure.  The City of Yuma Agua Viva Water Treatment Facility will do some routine backup system testing to ensure proper operations of the plant and that the plant continues to function properly in the event of future emergency ... Read More »

AWC To Offer Industrial Manufacturing Program

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Arizona Western College Construction and the Applied Technology Department in partnership with the Yuma Manufacturing Association and Johnson Controls, Incorporated is enrolling now for the 2013-2014 Industrial Manufacturing Technology program. The program provides students with opportunities to gain valuable skills and knowledge related to industrial manufacturing plant operations required for today's advance systems management.  Students can complete training courses for ... Read More »

Sex Offender Has New Yuma Address

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The Yuma Police Department is notifying the public about a sex offender who has recently relocated.  Steven Thomas Varlea now shows an address of 355 East 20th Street in Yuma.  He is 42-years-old with brown hair, standing 5’5” tall and weighing 185 pounds.  He was sentenced to 14 years in prison after entering a plea agreement for one count of ... Read More »

Driver Charged With Death Of DPS Officer Pleads Not Guilty

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The man facing second-degree murder charges in the death of Arizona Public Safety Officer Tim Huffman is charged with 20 counts altogether.  33-year-old Jorge Espinoza appeared in court Monday and pled not guilty to the charges, which include 13 counts of endangerment and six counts of criminal damage.  Espinoza was arrested and charged following an internal investigation that determined Espinoza was ... Read More »

Unemployment Payouts Cut By Sequestration

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Arizonans who have exhausted their initial 26 weeks of unemployment insurance will see cuts in their weekly benefits of as much as $40 because of across-the-board federal budget cuts known as the sequestration.  The cuts mean the maximum payment available goes to $200 a week from $240 a week beginning Monday for people who are on a 28-week federal extension ... Read More »

County Announces New Emergency Management Director

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Tony Badilla has been announced as the new Yuma County Emergency Management Director for the Office of Emergency Management.  Badilla was formally introduced to the Yuma County Board of Supervisors Monday.  Badilla has over 28 years of experience in law enforcement and public safety.   Badilla retired after serving over twenty years for the City of Yuma Police Department – ... Read More »

Public Voices Disapproval Of House Bill 2338 During Water Rights Meeting

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Over 200 attended a jam packed Yuma City Hall Conference Room Friday to voice their opinion over a House Bill authored by Arizona Speaker of the House Andy Tobin that would of augmented the water of Yuma County to other Arizona communities.  Arizona Common Sense has since that time, voiced total disapproval about House Bill 2338, saying that Yuma County ... Read More »

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