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Two Federal Land Managers To Be Honored By The Wilderness Society

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Two federal land managers from Arizona are being honored by The Wilderness Society for their work in promoting conservation while balancing multiple uses on Bureau of Land Management lands. The so-called CAPE awards go to Kathy Pedrick of the Arizona State B-L-M office for her work on renewable energy planning, and to Claire Crow, manager of Ironwood Forest National Monument. ... Read More »

Yuma Police Cracking Down On Thieves During Christmas Holiday

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  With only a couple more days left until Christmas, the holiday hustle is in full throttle. And while this may be a favorite time of year, officials say burglars are thinking the exact same thing. Leanne Worthen of the Yuma Police Department says criminals are on a field day at this time of year.   Agencies including the Yuma ... Read More »

Arizona Congressman Ron Barber Extends Invitation To The New Secretary Of Homeland Security To Tour International Drug Smuggling And Illegal Border Crossings

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Arizona Congressman Ron Barber is extending an invitation to the new secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to tour an area of the international border that is plagued by drug smuggling and illegal crossings. Barber, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, sent his offer Friday, December 20th in a letter to Jeh Johnson, who was confirmed ... Read More »

Somerton Considers Constructing New City Hall Building

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The city of Somerton is considering the purchase of land to construct a new city hall. The Yuma Sun is reporting that the city council recently established $125,000 as the amount the city will offer to Precious Treasurers Mission for a lot located at the corner of State Avenue and Spring Street. The council wants to construct the new city ... Read More »

Lower Health Subsidies Are Expected In 3 Arizona Counties

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People living in Pima, Maricopa and Pinal counties are expected to get less in health insurance subsidies than most consumers in the 36 states that use the federal marketplace created under the nation's new health care law. An analysis by The Arizona Republic found that the calculations used to determine the subsidies are driven in Arizona by a single insurer ... Read More »

Target Says 40 Million Credit And Debit Cards May Be Affected By Data Breach

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Many people have been affected by the recent security breach with Target. Some 40 million names, information and debit and credit card account numbers were stolen – one of the biggest electronic breaches in history. Now the company is in damage control to try to fix the situation. Our television partner KYMATV spoke the the Yuma Better Business Bureau. Janet ... Read More »

Yuma County’s Unemployment Rate Drops Below 30%

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For the first time in several months, Yuma County’s unemployment rate is below 30%. The November unemployment rate is 28.2%. Jobs in Yuma County increased from 61,700 to 63.500 from October to November. Statewide, Arizona’s unemployment rate in November was 7.8% – dropping nearly a half percent from the October figure of 8.2%. Read More »

Congress Fails To Extend Unemployement Benefits To Arizonans This Holiday

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A dark cloud is circling over the heads of 17,000 Arizonans this holiday, as they face the end of their emergency unemployment benefits on December 28th. Congress has failed to extend those benefits before leaving on its holiday break. Rebekah Friend with the Arizona AFLCIO says the emergency unemployment – put in place in 2008 at the beginning of the ... Read More »

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