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Thousands Of Arizona Election Ballots Rejected

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Tens of thousands of ballots cast in Arizona’s 2012 election were rejected by election officials, indicating continued communication and voter education problems in Arizona.  Nearly 46,000 ballots cast in 2012 were rejected.  The number is down about two-percent from the 2008 election, when Arizona led the nation in rejected provisional ballots.  Election experts say the rejection can be due to ... Read More »

Army National Guard Unit To Return Home To Arizona

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Soldiers with an Arizona Army National Guard helicopter unit are returning from deployment to Afghanistan.  The 35 soldiers from Alpha Company of the First Attack Reconnaissance Battalion of the 285th Aviation Regiment are arriving Friday and Saturday on commercial flights to Tucson International Airport.  The company's soldiers stopped in Texas for demobilization processing at Fort Hood on their way home.  ... Read More »

AWC Sports Report

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The Arizona Western College Matadors baseball team split games against Yavapai College on Tuesday, winning the first contest 2-1 and losing the nightcap 4-2.  The Lady Matadors softball team hosted South Mountain Community College, losing both games, being shut out on the day 3-0 and 1-0. Read More »

Man Found Dead In A Yuma Canal Identified

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they have received notification on the identity of a body found in a canal last weekend.  The Pima County Medical Examiner says it is that of 42-year-old Joaquin Gastelum of Yuma.  Police say Gastelum died due to head trauma and a broken neck after he fell into a canal at Avenue “D” and Poppy ... Read More »

Suspects In Murder Of Christal Figueroa Appear In Court

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Four suspects, who are allegedly involved in the murder of 29-year-old Christal Figueroa last month, appeared in court on Monday.  36-year-old Jeffery Allen Miller is charged with Hindering Prosecution and Tampering or Destroying Evidence with bond set at $150,000.  The accused murderer, 31-year-old Jose Jimenez is charged with First Degree Premeditated Murder and pled not guilty.  24-year-old Brandi Michalski’s attorney ... Read More »

Whole Foods To Require Labeling Of GMO Foods

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A grocery chain with stores in Arizona is weighing in on the issue of genetically modified foods with its wallet. Late last week, Whole Foods announced plans to require labeling of all GMO foods sold in its stores by 2018.   It will be the first major retailer in the nation to make the change. The decision was led by ... Read More »

BBQ Safety Tips

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With the warmer weather coming, thoughts turn to swimming, barbeques and other fun activities.  However, there are several safety reminders to keep in mind.  Yuma Fire Department Public Information Officer Mike Erfert says using gasoline to start your barbeque is a no-no. He adds that cooking with gasoline may not be good for the food or the people who eat ... Read More »

AWC’s Teacher Of The Year Names Scholarship Recipient

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Arizona Western College Faculty and Staff would like to congratulate George Montopoli, Professor of Mathematics, this year's Arizona Western College Full Time Teacher of the Year and Associate Faculty Teacher of the Year Maureen Garrett.  Montopoli's special honor includes a scholarship for an outstanding high school student residing within the college district who intends to enter AWC the next year, ... Read More »

Red Cross Center Opens In Yuma

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A new local American Red Cross Center has now opened in Yuma.  The office is located at 2197 South Fourth Avenue, Suite 203.  An open house and grand opening was held on Monday.  Cynthia Snyder was introduced as the new specialist for Yuma County.  She says she is thrilled to be a part of something new for the community. Last ... Read More »

Border Patrol Apprehends Drug Smugglers

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United States Border Patrol agents arrested eight persons who are suspected drug smugglers.  In the three separate arrests, officials recovered 722 pounds of illegal marijuana with an estimated value of over $361,000.  All arrested were Mexican nationals.  Two vehicles were also seized in the arrests. Read More »

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