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Skin Infection Postpones School Wrestling Matches

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School wrestling teams across Arizona were not hitting the mat this past weekend after reports that several athletes have come down with a skin infection.   The Arizona Interscholastic Association postponed all its sectional wrestling tournaments, which were to take place Saturday, as a precautionary measure. AIA officials say when the competition does resume, anyone with a suspicious skin lesion ... Read More »

Gosar Commends FAA’s Decision To Allow More Grand Canyon Flights

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United States Congressman Paul Gosar issued the following statement Thursday commending the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to allow 1721 additional Grand Canyon flights per year utilizing quiet technology. Quote – "I was thrilled to learn that the FAA has allowed additional quiet flights over the Grand Canyon. This commonsense decision will create good-paying jobs and boost economic activity in an extremely rural ... Read More »

Cocopah Tribe Will Donate Money To Special Olympics

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The Cocopah Indian Tribe will donate $5000 to the Special Olympics Arizona in Yuma. The money will support adaptive sports training and competitions in Yuma. Sports offered include power lifting, tennis, track and field, basketball, golf, bowling and aquatics. There are currently 250 participants in the Yuma area. Cocopah Tribal Elder Paul Soto will present a check to Special Olympic ... Read More »

Indio Border Patrol Agents Arrest Suspected Narcotics Smuggler

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler Wednesday and seized more than two pounds of methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle. Border Patrol agents encountered a 32-year-old male driving a blue 2000 Chevrolet pick-up as he approached the Highway 86 checkpoint.   A Border Patrol Canine Detection team alerted to the vehicle ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Arrest Drug Smugglers; Seize Over 800 Pounds Of Marijuana

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Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station arrested 12 smugglers in the past two days and seized over 800 pounds of marijuana worth in excess of $400,000. Agents patrolling southwest of Gila Bend apprehended four smugglers Wednesday carrying 512 pounds of marijuana. Thursday, agents arrested eight smugglers backpacking 289 pounds of marijuana near the Paloma Farm exit on I-8. All 12 ... Read More »

Closing Offshore Tax Loophole Would Bring $20 Million To Arizona

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Arizona would have more than $20 million more in state coffers if a tax loophole were closed. That is according to a new report from the United States Public Interest Research Group that focuses on a so-called "water's edge" exemption – meaning that U.S. taxes on income are exempt for money generated inside another country. Dan Smith helped write the ... Read More »

Transient Hospitalized After Being Run Over In Middle Of The Road


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A transient is hospitalized in critical condition after being run over by a car while he was in the middle of a Phoenix street. They say the man was about 21-years-old, but his name was not immediately released. Police say it is unclear why the transient was in the street. The unidentified driver was on his way to get coffee ... Read More »

Governor Jan Brewer OK’s Millions In CPS Money

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed legislation giving the state's child welfare agency enough cash to hire 192 new workers right away. The Senate and House of Representatives voted last week to approve the extra $6.8 million in spending. Brewer pulled Child Protective Services from its parent agency on January 13th and made it a stand-alone department reporting to her. ... Read More »

Gas Prices Remain Steady At The Pump


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Gasoline prices around Arizona are virtually the same at the pump this week. Officials with AAA Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.24 a gallon. That is down by less than a penny from last week. This week's national average is at $3.27 per gallon, also less than a penny lower than last ... Read More »

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