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City Of San Luis Looks To Claim Franchise Money From APS

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The Yuma Sun is reporting that the city of San Luis has retained a law firm out of Phoenix to try to help the city secure over $1.2 million they believe Arizona Public Service owes them.  The report says the city believes that money is due from APS in unpaid franchise fees for an area, which was annexed by the ... Read More »

Giffords Meets With Former President Bush On Gun Control Tour

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Former Arizona United States Representative Gabby Giffords has met with former President George H.W. Bush during her national tour to push for gun control.  Giffords and her husband, former Navy pilot and astronaut Mark Kelly, visited the former Republican president at his Kennebunkport estate on Saturday.  Former first lady Barbara Bush also attended the lunch meeting.  Kelly, who previously lived ... Read More »

Farmers Concerned With How Immigration Bills Will Affect Their Workforce

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The immigration debate is focused on border security and people in the country illegally, but the nation's farmers are hoping for legislation that makes it easier for them to hire workers.  Producers of cherries, apples and other fruits in Michigan say the immigration crackdown is leaving them short of laborers to harvest their crops.  The same complaint is heard from ... Read More »

Trial Date Set For Sen. Shooter

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A trial date has been set for Senator Don Shooter of Yuma.  The Yuma Sun and KYMA-TV are both reporting the date is September 24th.  Shooter was formally charged last week with three misdemeanor counts in connection with a visit he made to his grandson’s charter school in March.  Those charges include Criminal Trespass, Disorderly Conduct and Interference with or ... Read More »

Local Firefighters Join In Effort To Contain Yarnell Hill Fire

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Several from our area are helping to fight the Yarnell Hill fire and to help rebuild lives.  Salvation Army Captain Randy Hartt is one of those near the fire lines.  He says he cannot think of a better way to spend the holiday weekend. The fire at last report was nearly contained and full containment is expected sometime today. Read More »

Teens Arrested On Burglary Charges

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Two suspects are in custody after police found the pair allegedly leave a residence with someone’s belongings.   The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 18-year-old Giovanni Cinquemani and a 16-year-old female were seen by a patrol officer Wednesday morning entering and then exiting a home by jumping a fence in the 11000 block of East Via Salida in the foothills.  Both ... Read More »

Senator McCain Pays A Visit To U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

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American troops serving in Afghanistan got a special visit from a pair of U.S. Senators.  KSWT-TV reports Republican Senator John McCain from Arizona and Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina visited the troops Thursday, leading a re-enlistment ceremony for about six troops – including 21-year-old Yuma native Anthony Alcala.  McCain, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Thursday ... Read More »

Migratory Birds Struggle From Effects Of Climate Change

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Birds are often considered highly adaptable, but a new report from the National Wildlife Federation claims that many species are struggling as the climate changes.  In Arizona, the effects are seen in the more than 500 species that migrate – including 150 species of hummingbirds.   NWF senior scientist Doctor Doug Inkley says people may assume that migratory birds have ... Read More »

Tucson On Path To Beak Record For Consecutive Days Of Triple Digit Heat

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Tucson is close to breaking the record for the most consecutive days of triple digit heat.  The current record for the number of days on which the high temperature has reached 100 degrees or hotter stands at 39.  It was set back in 2005. Forecasts are calling for triple digits through next Wednesday, which would mark 40 straight days of ... Read More »

Flags To Remain At Half-Staff For 19 Days

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State government buildings' flags will remain at half-staff until sunset of July 19th under an extension ordered by Governor Jan Brewer.  Brewer on Monday ordered that the flags be flown at half-staff through sunset Wednesday in honor of the 19 firefighters killed by the Yarnell wildfire. She says she is now extending her order so that the tribute lasts 19 days ... Read More »

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