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Arizona Senate Approves Bill For Livestock Owners To Shoot Wolves

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The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that allows livestock owners to shoot wolves protected by federal regulations if the wolf is attacking other animals.   Senate Bill 1211 passed by an 18-to-12 vote on Monday. The bill sponsored by Republican Senator Gail Griffin of Hereford allows livestock owners and employees of the Arizona Department of Agriculture to shoot a ... Read More »

Arizona Women Pleads Guilty To Child Abuse And Misdemeanor DUI

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An Arizona woman who left her five-week-old baby in a car seat on the roof of her car when she drove off has pled guilty to child abuse and misdemeanor DUI.   Maricopa County Superior Court spokeswoman Karen Arra says Catalina Clouser is scheduled to be sentenced March 26th on the plea she entered Monday. Phoenix police arrested Clouser last ... Read More »

Income Inequality Grows In Arizona

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A new report on income growth shows Arizonans saw theirs expand by 17% between 1979 and just before the Great Recession hit. That is not an incredibly healthy growth rate for a span of almost 30 years, and when the Economic Policy Institute examined the numbers by income level, it found most of the money went to the top one-percent ... Read More »

Chrystal Figueroa Murder Case Continues

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The woman tied to the death of a Wellton mother almost a year ago has had a day to come to terms with her punishment. Our television partner KYMATV says Brandi Michalski faced a judge Friday to learn her fate for hindering prosecution in the murder of Chrystal Figueroa. A judge sentenced her to one year behind bars and five ... Read More »

Harvest Homegrown Fun At Yuma Lettuce Days

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Sure, Yuma Lettuce Days is all about the green stuff. But salad is just the first course at this agricultural "feastival" showcasing the diverse bounty of the area’s fertile river delta and the delicious dishes that can be created from it. This year's headline chef is two-time Top Chef contestant Chris "CJ" Jacobson, now executive chef at Girasol, in Studio City, California. At ... Read More »

Somerton School District Superintendent Retiring In June

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The Yuma Sun is reporting that Somerton Schools Superintendent Frank Reed is retiring. Reed will leave his post in June. In the meantime, the district is seeking a new leader and has just this week approved a nationwide search. The position will be advertised for about three weeks. Read More »

Rep. Gosar Condemns Federal Overreach In Education

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United States Congressman Paul Gosar issued the following statement after announcing his co-sponsorship of the Common Core Resolution, legislation that strongly denounces President Obama’s attempt to coerce states into adopting Common Core by instituting preferences in federal grants and flexibility waivers. Quote – “As a father, I know that a good education is critical to every child’s success. This is ... Read More »

New Bill Would Require Cities, Towns To Calibrate Photo Radar Every 24 Hours

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An Arizona House committee has approved a bill that would require cities and towns to calibrate photo radar cameras every 24 hours. The transportation committee approved House Bill 2690 with a five-to-one vote on Thursday. Republican bill sponsor Representative David Gowan of Sierra Vista says the bill ensures the public has due process when ticketed by radar cameras. Legislators have ... Read More »

State Treasurer Calls To Veto Religious Rights Bill

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Arizona State Treasurer Doug Ducey, who is running for governor, says a bill allowing business owners to refuse to serve gays by citing their religious beliefs should be vetoed.   The Republican said Saturday that he would try to create some kind of consensus legislation to protect religious liberty. Several Republican gubernatorial candidates have already weighed in on Senate Bill ... Read More »

Armed Robbery Suspect At Large

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Two persons are behind bars and a third is being sought in connection with an Armed Robbery at an area gas station.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says the robbery occurred at the Chevron Station located at 2003 West Eighth Street on Thursday (20) morning.  A male walked into the store and demanded money, threatening to harm the store clerk.  ... Read More »

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