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U.S. House And Senate Back To Work On Farm Bill

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Both the U.S. House and Senate are back to work, and the Farm Bill is tops on the "to-do" list. The last five-year Farm Bill expired in September 2013, and although the House and Senate have passed new bills, they have yet to be reconciled. Arizona Farm Bureau President Kevin Rogers says one of the biggest challenges facing farmers is ... Read More »

U.S. Attorney’s Office In Arizona Collects $7.7 Million In 2013


The U.S. attorney's office for the District of Arizona has claimed more than $7.7 million from civil and criminal actions in fiscal year 2013.   U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo announced the amount in a news release Thursday. Leonardo says about $4.8 million came from criminal cases and $2.9 million from civil actions.   His office also raked in an ... Read More »

Gas Prices Up In Arizona This Week


Gasoline prices around Arizona are slightly higher at the pump this week. Officials with AAA Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.21 a gallon. That is an increase of more than two-cents from last week. This week's national average is at $3.30 per gallon, down by almost two-cents from last week. Tucson has ... Read More »

Yuma’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program Scheduled For This Saturday


Yuma's Household Hazardous Waste program will hold its next quarterly collection event from 8am to 12noon Saturday at the City of Yuma North Public Works Yard located at 265 West 13th Street.  The City only conducts this Household Hazardous Waste day four times a year. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to dispose of unwanted items that ... Read More »

Arizona Western College Announces Flexible Art Program For Area Veterans


A new flexible art program is open for free this semester to area veterans at the main Arizona Western College campus. The collaboration between the college and Yuma Fine Arts, with support from a private donor, makes it possible for vets and family members to explore their creativity through ceramics in a supportive, small-group format. Professor Steven Dilley, who joined ... Read More »

Yuma Border Patrol Seize $236K Worth Or Marijuana; Arrest Seven Men In Three Separate Incidents


United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector seized $236,000 worth of marijuana and arrested seven men in three separate incidents Tuesday near Wellton.   Agents patrolling in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge apprehended four Mexican nationals who had entered the U.S. illegally and were walking north near the Camino Del Diablo. Agents then back-tracked the group’s footprints ... Read More »

Yuma Police Arrest Male Suspect For Attempted Murder 


The Yuma Police Department says one person is in custody on Attempted Murder charges after a shooting incident on Wednesday morning. Police say they responded to a report of a disturbance involving a gun in the 1300 block of West Eighth Place. Officers discovered a 46-year-old male with gun shot wounds to the foot. He was taken to Yuma Regional ... Read More »

Paul Gosar Co-Sponsors ObamaCare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act


United States Congressman Paul Gosar Wednesday announced his co-sponsorship of the ObamaCare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act, legislation that prevents taxpayer bailouts of health insurance companies. This legislation repeals the section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that grants the Secretary of Health and Human Services unilateral authority to establish a risk corridor program, which could result in taxpayer-funded ... Read More »

AARP Members Offer Opinions On New Technologies Featured At CES


Several members of AARP are offering their opinion on some of the new technologies being unveiled at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada this week.   Mark Eisele was among those judging offerings in the product competition called the "50-Plus IT List." Eisele says it was an amazing experience to see firsthand the products geared toward people ... Read More »

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