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Conservative Group’s TV Ads Target Rep. Barber, Kirkpatrick

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Arizona television viewers will soon know it is an election year just by turning on their television sets. A conservative group is committing $650,000 to television ads targeting two Democratic members of Congress for their support of the president's health care overhaul law.   Americans for Prosperity announced Tuesday it was committing the cash for a three-week campaign targeting Representatives ... Read More »

Congressman Paul Gosar Announces His Nominations For U.S. Service Academies Class Of 2018

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United States Congressman Paul Gosar announced his nominations to the United States Service Academies for the Class of 2018. Of those, several from Yuma were nominated. They include Kyle Spruell of Yuma training at West Point and with the United States Naval Academy, Ryan Hoffmann of Yuma who is a merchant marine and training with the United States Naval Academy ... Read More »

Number Of DUI’s Drop In Arizona

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There is good news for Arizona drivers. The total number of DUI's in the state dropped for the first time in the past decade. This is according to new data from the Governors Office of Highway Safety, which coordinates a statewide task force targeting drunk drivers. Our television partner KYMATV reports that officers participating made more than 29,000 DUI arrests ... Read More »

Latest Arizona Child Abuse Report Updated Shows More Than 5100 Cases Assigned

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A new team assigned to review more than 6500 child abuse and neglect reports that were not investigated by Arizona child welfare officials says they have now assigned more than 5100 of those cases to investigators. The so-called CARE team named on December 2nd 2013 by Governor Jan Brewer provided the latest update Monday. It said nearly 2400 children identified ... Read More »

Permanent Memorial Planned For Victims Of Tuscon Shooting

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A permanent memorial is planned for downtown Tucson in remembrance of the 2011 mass shooting that left six people dead and injured 13 others, including former United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Organizers announced Monday the memorial will be placed at the Old Pima County Courthouse and is expected to take several years to complete. It will be comprised of hundreds ... Read More »

Congress Heads Back To Work Today

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Congress heads back to work today – including Arizona Representative Paul Gosar. Gosar appeared on our Eye on the Desert Southwest program on Monday. He says there are several issues facing lawmakers in 2014 – including that of raising the debt ceiling once again.   He adds that even though 2013 was a rocky year for Congress, his hopes are ... Read More »

El Centro Border Patrol Agents Disrupt Drug Smuggling Attempt; Seize 1200 Pounds Of Marijuana

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Border Patrol agents from the El Centro sector recently disrupted a drug smuggling attempt resulting in the arrest of one man and the seizure of over 1200 pounds of marijuana. The incident occurred on Thursday approximately 15 miles west of downtown Calexico. Camera operators spotted a 2003 Dodge Durango heading north across the United States/Mexico boundary. The driver, a 53 ... Read More »

New Yuma City Council Members Sworn In

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It is a new Yuma Mayor and three new members of the Yuma City Council today. Both Mayor Douglas Nicholls and new council members William Craft, Gary Knight, Gary Wright and new municipal judge James Coil were sworn in Saturday. They officially became members effective midnight on January 1st. Wright says this is all about the citizens of Yuma.   ... Read More »

Investment Banker Advises To Invest In Paid Family Leave

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A strong voice from Wall Street is weighing in on the importance of paid family leave for parents of newborn children and people caring for seriously ill or elderly relatives.   Tom Nides served as Deputy Secretary of State and recently moved to Morgan Stanley. The investment banker believes in legislation introduced in Congress that would create employee-paycheck deduction pools ... Read More »

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