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Tucson Mail-Processing Center Closes Its Doors


U.S. Representative Ron Barber is slamming the U.S. Postal Service's decision to shutter a mail-processing center in Tucson and ship all outgoing mail in southern Arizona to Phoenix.  The Morris K. Udall Post Office processed its final batch of outgoing mail last week. Barber says the decision not only costs 300 jobs but also is the end of Tucson postmarks ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Three Drug Smugglers Near Gila Bend


U.S. Border Patrol Agents in the Yuma Sector arrested three drug smugglers carrying 252 pounds of marijuana Saturday.  Agents found footprints near Gila Bend and followed them to the trio.  The street value of the marijuana is estimated at $125,000.  Officials say there may have been more smugglers but may have ran away before agents arrived on the scene. Read More »

Construction On Interstate 8 To Begin Tomorrow


A portion of Interstate-8 near Dateland will be under construction beginning Wednesday.  The pavement improvement project was awarded to Fann Contracting of Prescott for just under $5-million.  The portion of the interstate affected is between the 66 and 72 mile markers.  Construction is expected to take place from 6am to 6pm weekdays.  There will be restricted speed zones and law ... Read More »

Five People In Border Patrol Custody After Failed Smuggling Attempt


Border Patrol Agents at the Calexico Station arrested three suspected alien smugglers on Thursday.  Altogether five persons were arrested according to authorities, including the 21-year-old male driver and a 22-year-old female, both United States citizens.  The driver tried to flee from authorities after the three aliens climbed over the United States/Mexico fence.  The driver, front passenger, and identified foot guide ... Read More »

F-35 Jets Grounded


Just one day after a successful test run of the new F-35 Fighter Jets at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, the entire fleet has been grounded once again.  The fleet was grounded after a crack was found in the engine compartment during a routine inspection of a jet at Edwards Air Force Base in California.  The suspension of ... Read More »

Drug Smuggling Tunnel Discovered In Nogales


U.S. and Mexican officials have shut down a cross-border smuggling tunnel in Nogales.  The tunnel was discovered Friday in Mexico just as a person was digging what authorities believe was to be another well-engineered tunnel for smugglers.  Authorities say the tunnel was being dug west of the Port of Entry and had extended five feet into the U.S. but had ... Read More »

Outdoor Recreation Source Of Large Amounts Of Spending


There are big bucks in outdoor recreation for the state of Arizona, according to a new report from the Outdoor Industry Association. It tallied what people spend on outdoor gear and clothing, guide services and travel expenses, and says it totals more than $10 billion a year in Arizona.  And it brings in nearly $800-million in state and local taxes. ... Read More »

Chained CPI Could Change Social Security Payouts


One of the proposals for reducing the federal deficit is something called a chained CPI, which would be used as a new way of calculating cost-of-living adjustments to Social Security.   But an Arizona senior advocate says it makes assumptions about seniors that do not reflect reality.  Chained CPI supporters say it is a more accurate measure of the cost-of-living. ... Read More »

Matadors End Regular Season On A Bad Note


The Arizona Western College Matadors and Lady Matadors ended their regular season on Friday with losses.  The 22nd ranked men’s team lost to Mesa College 55-to-52, handing Mesa College home court advantage through the playoffs.  The Matadors next play in the Region One Semi Finals against Mesa College at Mesa Thursday night at 7:30pm.  The Lady Matadors also lose to ... Read More »

Call To The Public Moved To The End Of City Council Meetings


The Yuma City Council on Wednesday voted to move the Call to the Public.  The item will now be moved to the end of the meeting – instead of the beginning, where it has been for the past several years.  There are no changes to the amount of time persons will be allowed to speak.  The ordinance was passed on ... Read More »

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