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ASU Drops Fraternity After Hosting Controversial Martin Luther King Junior Party

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Arizona State University is severing ties with a fraternity after the chapter hosted a distasteful party in commemoration of Martin Luther King Junior Day, replete with racist stereotypes and offensive costumes. The school notified Tau Kappa Epsilon that its recognition as a fraternity chapter at ASU has been permanently revoked. Revoking recognition means the 65-year-old local chapter is no longer ... Read More »

State Department Of Administration Releases Yuma County Jobless Rate

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Yuma County’s jobless rate for December 2013 was 27.1%. The numbers released by the State Department of Administration is lower from the 28.3% posted in November 2013. The December figure is still higher from the December 2012 unemployment figure of 26.7%. Arizona’s jobless rate was 7.6% in December. Read More »

Gas Prices Slightly Higher This Week In Arizona

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Gasoline prices around Arizona are slightly higher again at the pump this week. Officials with AAA Arizona say that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.24 a gallon. That is an increase of almost a penny from last week. This week's national average is at $3.28 per gallon, down by nearly two-cents from last week. Tucson has ... Read More »

State Of Nevada Looking For People To Adopt Wild Horses

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The state of Nevada is reaching out to people who may be interested in adopting a wild horse captured in the Virginia Range near Reno. Deniz Bolbol with the California-based "Return To Freedom – American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign," which handles the adoptions, says fifteen of the animals were recently rounded up and are being housed at the Carson City ... Read More »

Woman Rescued After Being Stranded In Papago Park

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A woman has been rescued after being stranded since Wednesday morning on a mountain trail in Phoenix's Papago Park. Phoenix Fire Department officials say the woman in her 30s says she was hiking and got stuck on a 100-foot cliff.   Other hikers noticed her and called 9-1-1. Fire units from Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe deployed technical rescue teams to ... Read More »

Governor Brewer Delivers State Of State Address At Arizona Western College

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Arizona Governor Janice Brewer arrived in Yuma Wednesday to deliver her State of the State address at Arizona Western College. She focused on several issues involving Arizona and Yuma. One of those issues involved her commitment to the military protecting the border state.   She also is asking lawmakers this session to look to eliminate certain taxes for businesses, encouraging ... Read More »

Luke Air Force Base Expecting New Planes In The Near Future


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Luke Air Force Base expects to get its first F-35 in the near future. Officials say they do not have a specific date but now believe the arrival of the new fighter could be as early as next week. Luke is a pilot-training base that has been selected for F-35 training, while operational units flying the F-35 will be located ... Read More »

Teenage Boy Flown To Phoenix Hospital After Being Beaten With Baseball Bat


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A teenage boy was flown to Phoenix for treatment after he was beaten with a baseball bat. The Yuma Police Department says the unnamed victim was walking with another teenager behind the Albertson’s market on West 24th Street Tuesday night, when an unidentified Hispanic male walked up to the pair and struck one of the teens in the head with ... Read More »

Arizona Ranks Slightly Higher In School Breakfast Scorecard

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Arizona is doing slightly better when it comes to getting a nutritious breakfast into the hands of low-income students, according to the School Breakfast Scorecard released by the Food Research and Action Center. The state is ranked 27th, two spots better than the previous year. At the same time, there is an expanding national strategy known as "Community Eligibility," which ... Read More »

Homeland Security Secretary Tours Arizona Border

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson took an aerial tour of the southern Arizona border Wednesday. Johnson visited Douglas and Tucson a day after meeting with officials along the border in Texas. In Tucson, Johnson met with state and local law enforcement officials and received briefings on efforts to secure the border at the Tucson Sector headquarters of U.S. ... Read More »

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