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Doug Ducey Announces Candidacy For Republican Nomination For Governor Of Arizona


Arizona State Treasurer Doug Ducey has officially announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor of Arizona. Ducey is the former CEO of Cold Stone Creamery and has been hinting at a run but officially announced his candidacy on Wednesday. He says his campaign will focus on the economy and job creation, education and "solutions-driven" governance. Former Mesa Mayor ... Read More »

Class Size Plays Significant Role In How Well Students Do In School


As school districts across Arizona continue to cope with dwindling budgets, new research examines the impact of class size and the role that crowded classrooms can play in students' educational outcomes. In a new policy brief, Associate Professor at Northwestern University Diane Schanzenbach points out that having a manageable class size really does make a difference in how well students ... Read More »

Yuma Aeromodelers Host Model Airplane Show


Several airplanes will be flying this weekend, but it is not at Yuma International Airport or the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. The Yuma Aeromodelers will host a show that will showcase model airplanes. Dave Bartholomew tells us more about the main day’s events on Saturday.   Anyone can come out on Sunday and fly as well during the open ... Read More »

Another Arizona House Committee Approves $500,000 Appropriation To Create A Memorial Site For Granite Mountain Hotshots


Another Arizona House committee has approved a $500,000 appropriation to create a memorial site honoring the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire last year. The House appropriations committee approved House Bill 2624 by a vote of 8-1 on Wednesday. The energy, environment and natural resources committee approved the bill by Republican Representative Karen Fann of ... Read More »

Police Searching For Owner Of Two Wild Horses


The owner of two horses that have been contained by police are still being sought. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says the horse were caught on January 20th in the area of Avenue 43E and County Eighth Street. One of the horses was identified with a branding mark and is a Bureau of Land Management Mustang. The other Mustang does ... Read More »

Victim Of Deadly Vehicle-Pedestrian Collision Has Been Identified


The victim in the recent deadly vehicle/pedestrian collision has been identified. The Yuma Police Department says 62-year-old Leo Koivu was killed on Saturday. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as 21-year-old Danny Polanco. Polanco has been interviewed by police and released. Koivu was riding his bicycle in a crosswalk on Magnolia Avenue near Eighth Street when the accident ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Meets Tonight At City Hall


The Yuma City Council is meeting tonight at 5:30pm at the Yuma City Hall. The council will further consider a change in the billing cycle for water and sewer customers. The issue has been delayed while some concerns of the council were considered. Mayor Douglass Nicholls says he is looking forward to moving ahead on the agenda item.   Mayor ... Read More »

Grijalva Calls For AZ Schools Chief Investigation


Arizona congressman Raul Grijalva has called for a federal investigation into automated calls made by state schools chief John Huppenthal last week. In a letter Monday to Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Grijalva calls for an investigation into whether Huppenthal violated student privacy laws for sending automated calls to 15-thousand Phoenix and Tucson homes in poor-performing school districts. Huppenthal ... Read More »

Arizona Department Of Water Resources Gets New Director


The Arizona Department of Water Resources now has a new director. Michael J. Lacey was appointed to the job Tuesday by Governor Jan Brewer. His appointment fills the vacancy created by the departure of director Sandra Fabritz-Whitney. Brewer says Lacey has three decades of experience in water resource management. Lacey has been the department's deputy director since 2011, serving as ... Read More »

Arizona State House Approves New System To Alert Public Of Police Killers


The Arizona State House has approved a new system similar to Amber Alerts. It notifies the public when a suspect who has killed or injured a law enforcement officer and who is dangerous and is on the loose. House Bill 2323 creates a "Blue Alert System" which would broadcast over media and highway signs the details of the suspect and ... Read More »

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