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Yuma County Board Of Supervisors Award $1.2 Million Contract To Reconstruct County 14th Street


The Yuma County Board of Supervisors awarded a $1.2 million contract on Monday to reconstruct County 14th Street from Avenue “G” to Somerton Avenue. The Yuma Sun is reporting that Alliance Streetworks won the contract. The construction will consist of the installation of guardrails and the paving of the existing gravel surface. The board also approved to reduce the speed ... Read More »

Child Abuse Cases Assigned To New Investigators


A team assigned to review more than 6,500 child abuse and neglect reports that were not investigated by Arizona child welfare officials has assigned all of those cases to investigators. The final three cases are on Indian reservations and out of the state's jurisdiction. Those cases have been referred to tribal authorities. The so-called CARE team named on December 2nd ... Read More »

State Senator Leah Landrum Taylor Drops Her Bid For Democratic Party Nomination For Secretary Of State


State Senator Leah Landrum Taylor is dropping her bid for the Democratic party nomination for Secretary of State. Landrum Taylor formally announced she was running in December but dropped out Monday. She said she instead wants to focus on reforming the state's child welfare system. Landrum Taylor was the minority leader in the Senate before being ousted by fellow Democrats ... Read More »

Yuma Fire Department Responds To House Fire


Members of the Yuma Fire Department responded to a house fire on North 12th Avenue on Sunday. Officials say the house suffered extensive damage. The American Red Cross is assisting the family. Four adults were displaced following the blaze. Read More »

Gosar Co-Sponsors Bill To Hold Obama Accountable For Constitutional Violations


United States Congressman Paul Gosar released the following statement after announcing his co-sponsorship Friday of the Stop This Overreaching Presidency Resolution. It would direct the House to institute legal action to require the President to comply with the law. He said quote – “The fact that we were forced to introduce legislation to judicially force the President to comply with ... Read More »

Rep. Grijalva Visits Yuma; Wants Unemployment Benefits Extended


United States Representative Raul Grijalva talked about two key issues during a press conference at his district office in Somerton Saturday – unemployment benefits and raising the minimum wage to ten-ten an hour. Grijalva says federal unemployment benefits ran out on December 28th 2013 and he hopes to see those extended.   Grijalva says he wants economic change for Yuma ... Read More »

Free Tax Help Available Throughout Arizona


It is tax time again, and no matter how you file, it can be an expensive and complicated process. But thanks to the AARP Foundation, free tax help is now available to Arizonans at locations statewide. Frank Perazelli, the state coordinator for Tax-Aide, says the program is aimed mainly at seniors and lower and middle income people, but everyone is ... Read More »

On-Duty University Of Arizona Police Sergeant Arrested For DUI


A University of Arizona Police Department sergeant has been arrested after crashing a department vehicle while on duty. The Arizona Daily Star reports Tucson police cited and released 27 year old Sergeant John McGrath on Saturday night for DUI and other charges. Sergeant Pete Dugan says McGrath crashed the marked SUV into a traffic sign and then struck a cement ... Read More »

Arizona Game And Fish Offering $30,000 In Grants


Arizona wildlife officials are seeking ideas on how to spend $30,000 in grant money. The Arizona Game and Fish Department has announced it is seeking grant proposals through mid-March for its Heritage Grant awards. The agency says it can award grants in two categories, environmental education and outdoor education. Applicants are urged to review the eligibility application forms at the ... Read More »

Deadline Nears On Gila River Decision


New Mexico officials are facing a looming deadline on how to manage the state's last free-flowing river. The state has rights to some of the Gila River and one of its tributaries under a 2004 settlement with Arizona but must decide by the end of the year what to do with the water. If New Mexico does not use the ... Read More »

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