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Arizona Governor And Sonora Governor Met Friday To Discuss International Collaboration


Arizona Governor Janice Brewer and Sonora Governor Guillermo Padrés Elias met Friday with elected officials and business leaders from Arizona and Sonora at the Arizona-Mexico Commission Plenary Session in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. The semi-annual event serves as a platform for meaningful international collaboration between the two states, with the ultimate goal of strengthening the bilateral partnership and enhancing the economic ... Read More »

Arizona Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of The Wilderness Act


To celebrate this year’s 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Arizona Highways is organizing a series of wilderness hikes this summer in some of the state’s most spectacular protected lands. Editor in Chief Robert Stieve says hikers will be joined by representatives of the Forest Service and BLM among others, along with members of the Arizona Wilderness Coalition.   Hikes ... Read More »

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne Likely To Take Stand To Defend Allegations Of Broken Campaign Finance Laws


Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is likely to take the stand to testify in his own defense against allegations he broke campaign finance laws. Horne and an aide are facing civil allegations that they worked together to sidestep election laws during his 2010 run for office. A hearing scheduled for three to four days began Monday with an FBI agent ... Read More »

State Wildlife Officials Report Tenth Bighorn Sheep Death


State wildlife officials say a tenth bighorn sheep has died in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson where 31 bighorns were released late last year. The Arizona Game and Fish Department reports that the ewe's corpse was found Friday and the cause of death is being investigated. Game and Fish officials say most of the previous nine bighorn deaths were ... Read More »

Yuma Police Department Investigating Robbery


The Yuma Police Department responded to the 2100 block of West Sixth Street for a report of a robbery on Friday.   The investigation revealed that 21-year-old Brandy Soliz, approached the victim and struck her with a fist. Soliz then took the victims purse and fled east. The victim attempted to take her purse back and was struck again by ... Read More »

Accident Closes Street Intersection This Morning


A single vehicle accident has closed an area street intersection. The Yuma Police Department responded to a single vehicle non-injury collision at the intersection of Eighth Street and Dora Avenue this morning. A motor vehicle collided with a utility pole causing significant damage to the pole and attached utility wires. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision. ... Read More »

Sex Offender Relocation Alert


The Yuma Police Department is notifying the community of the relocation of a sex offender. 20-year-old Elijah Hernandez is now living at 1923 South Second Avenue Unit Number Ten in Yuma. He is described as standing 6’1 tall, weighing 240-pounds with black hair and brown eyes. In May 2012 Hernandez was convicted of Kidnapping Per Domestic Violence in Yuma County. ... Read More »

Tuition Costs On The Rise


The rising costs of college tuition, room and board are not the only financial obstacles to higher learning, according to a new report which finds that soaring textbook prices are keeping some Arizona students from getting the most out of their college education. Ethan Senack of the Public Interest Research Group says the average cost of a college textbook has ... Read More »

Shooting Suspect Faces Ten Felony Counts


After leading local police on a chase across Yuma that involved several shooting incidents earlier last week, 33-year-old Jesse Vasquez was formally charged in Yuma County Justice Court Friday with ten felony counts – two of those counts are for attempted first degree murder. Our television partner KYMATV says state prosecutors decided to combine the multiple cases pending against Vasquez ... Read More »

Lawmakers Push Tax Cut If More Tax Collected From Online Sales


Republican lawmakers in the Arizona House are pushing a measure that would cut income taxes if the state begins collecting sales taxes from online sales. Republicans championed an overhaul of the state's complex business sales tax collection system last year partly to make it possible to collect sales tax on Internet purchases if a proposed federal law passes. Collecting those ... Read More »

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