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City Of San Luis Celebrates 5th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Tonight


The City of San Luis will celebrate its Fifth Annual Christmas Tree Lighting tonight at the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center at 1015 North Main Street starting at 6:30pm. The community of San Luis will congregate not simply to light a tree but to honor a tradition. Mayor Gerardo Sanchez says the ceremony is a manifestation of the central message of ... Read More »

Parent In Prison More Common Than Childhood Autism


Having a parent in prison is more common than childhood autism in the United States. That detail was part of a briefing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, where a report was also released that shares experiences and challenges for children whose mothers are in prison. Beth Lovell is the director of Family Strengthening at Volunteers of America – which coordinates programs ... Read More »

American Lung Association Launches Online Lung Cancer Screening Tool


Lung cancer is the number-one cancer killer in the US and in Arizona. The American Lung Association has launched a new online screening tool to help people determine if they should get a low-dose screening for the disease. Doctor Elizabeth Gore is a radiation oncologist, who says low-dose screening can save lives.   The online screening is at Read More »

Educator Says Grattitude Can Improve Health


Gratitude can change your attitude, and maybe even your health. With the season of giving and thankfulness under way, Wickes MacColl is a Strengthening Families educator who points to research that shows people who practice gratefulness are better off physically and mentally.   MacColl says gratefulness is also something that has to be taught to children. She adds that practicing ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Meeting Tonight


The Yuma City Council will meet tonight to consider a somewhat light agenda. On top of Mayor Alan Kreiger’s mind more importantly is the feather sign survey that has recently been completed. Those results are not yet available. Mayor Kreiger says an ordinance is in place and the administration cannot enforce a code against those signs.1   Mayor Kreiger adds ... Read More »

Luke Air Force Base To Host Idaho’s 428th Fighter Squadron


Luke Air Force Base is hosting Idaho's 428th Fighter Squadron and a contingent from the Republic of Singapore for nearly two weeks of flying exercises. Flying will take place at the base and the Barry M. Goldwater Range complex through December 15th. Base officials say the areas around Luke and the range may experience more noise than usual as a ... Read More »

New Opinion Says Public Agencies Can’t Charge A Copying Fee


A new opinion from the Arizona Attorney General says public agencies cannot charge a copying fee if a person just wants to review records at the agency's office. The opinion released Tuesday also says people can bring their own copying devices to the office and use it to make copies without charge.   The opinion was prompted by a request ... Read More »

Five Employees Of Child Welfare Agency Put On Paid Leave


Arizona's child welfare agency has placed five employees on paid administrative leave as it investigates how more than 6500 child abuse and neglect reports were labeled as not worthy of investigation. Department of Economic Security spokeswoman Tasya Peterson says the suspensions do not mean the Child Protective Services workers are being disciplined, only that they are being investigated for possible ... Read More »

Police Department Investigating Hit And Run


The Yuma Police Department is investigating a hit and run from Sunday in which a pedestrian sustained minor injuries. Yuma Police Department Officers went to the intersection of 20th Street and Avenue “B” for a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian hit and run. The preliminary investigation revealed a 27-year-old male was crossing westbound in the south crosswalk when he ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Arrest 12 Individuals And Seize 535 Pounds Of Marijuana


United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station arrested 12 individuals and seized a combined 535 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $267,000 on Friday. Agents arrested 12 Mexican nationals northeast of Papago Well, located on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. All of them were in the U.S. illegally. In close proximity to the apprehension site, ... Read More »

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