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Arizona Land Endowment Fund Tops $4 Billion

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The account that holds and invests money from the sale of Arizona trust land has topped $4-billion for the first time ever.  State Treasurer Doug Ducey says total assets in the state's Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund exceeded the mark at the end of February.  The fund gets it cash from the sale of some of the ten-million-plus acres of land ... Read More »

March Is Disabilities Awareness Month

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In 1987, when then-President Reagan declared March as the first Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, there was little housing, social help or employment opportunities for people with those disabilities. Since then, much has changed, according to Becky Harker, with the Developmental Disabilities Council, such as the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act and workplace acceptance of people with disabilities. She ... Read More »

Many Yuma Families Suffer Food Hardship

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According to a recent report, parts of Yuma County are ranked 76th in food hardship – meaning several families have issues being able to purchase food.  The report in the Yuma Sun says nearly 22-percent of families at some point do not know where their next meal is coming from.  Yuma Community Food Bank President Mike Ivers traveled to Washington, D.C. ... Read More »

Man Assaulted And Robbed After Accepting Car Ride

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Two suspects are being sought by police after an alleged armed robbery.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a 28-year-old man accepted a ride Sunday afternoon near the corner of Avenue “B” and 32nd Street.  The suspects drove the victim to another area on Highway 95 and Madonna Road.  The victim was told to get out of the car.  He was ... Read More »

3rd Annual Polar Plunge To Raise Money For Special Olympics Of Arizona

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The Yuma Police Department, in cooperation with the City of Yuma and Parks & Recreation, will host the third annual Polar Plunge at the Valley Aquatics Center on Saturday.  This year’s theme is “Halloween in March”.  Yuma Police Chief John Lekan and Deputy Chief Susan Otero will take the plunge to help raise money for Special Olympics Arizona.  Each plunger ... Read More »

Three Men Arrested After Attempting To Smuggle Marijuana Across The Border

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United States Border Patrol Agents arrested three men on Thursday after they attempted to smuggle 71 pounds of marijuana valued at $56,000.  The individuals climbed over the United States/Mexico fence east of Calexico.  The ages of the men arrested are 29, 32 and 34. The men and marijuana were turned over to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Unit. Read More »

B-29 Superfortress Bomber “FiFi” Makes Appearance In Yuma

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The world’s only flying B-29 Superfortress Bomber, dating back from the closing days of World War Two, flew into the Yuma International Airport on Thursday.  It is the only such aircraft that is still operational and in the skies.  The plane was piloted by 30-year-old David Oliver, based out of Dallas, Texas.  He is the youngest Commemorative Air Force pilot ... Read More »

ADOT Five Year Plan Open To Public Feedback

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The Arizona Department of Transportation’s latest five-year construction plan is up for public comment in Phoenix today.   The proposal contains money only for highways and airports.  Serena Unrein of the Arizona PIRG Education Fund says alternatives like rail, transit and bike paths need to be included, because not everybody drives. Because of limited funding, ADOT says it must focus ... Read More »

MCAS Launches New Website

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The Marine Corps Air Station at Yuma is launching a new and improved website.  The Yuma Sun reports today that the site is more visually enhanced and is part of a nationwide effort to update and refresh all Marine Corps’ websites. You can see the site online at mcasyuma.marines.mil.  The older site will remain operational while the information is archived ... Read More »

Locally Grown Food Celebrated This Weekend At Lettuce Days

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Yuma’s Lettuce Days kicks off Saturday with a huge weekend event at the Quartermaster’s Depot.  The festival combines locally grown ingredients, interactive displays and programs, exhibitors and vendors, and Yuma culture into a sophisticated, educational and entertaining weekend event. Visitors have the opportunity to sample a variety of locally grown freshly made food and beverages in an outdoor setting over ... Read More »

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