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Educator Says Grattitude Can Improve Health


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Fort Yuma Health Center To Announce Winner Of Movember Contest

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Fort Yuma Health Center’s, participation in the Movember campaign has come to an end. Individual before and after photos were taken and posted for staff to vote on the best mustache. Participants started with a clean-shaven face on November 1st and grew their mustaches for through the month of November. That time is referred to as “Movember,” short for mustache ... Read More »

20th Annual Sports Turf And Equipment Show This Thursday


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Yuma Parks and Recreation, along with the Sports Turf Managers Association of Arizona will present the 20th Annual Sports Turf and Equipment Show Thursday at the Yuma Civic Center on Desert Hills Drive. Registration fee is $10. Participants receive an immense amount of news and knowledge from industry leaders along with the event’s famous tri-tip lunch. The Turf Show is ... Read More »

2014 Yuma Leadership Academy Taking Applications

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City of Yuma residents are invited to apply for the 2014 Neighborhood Leadership Academy, the most detailed program the City offers for residents to learn about different departments of the City organization while touring City facilities and related amenities such as a fire station, Yuma Art Center and historic Downtown Yuma. The City is now accepting applications for the returning ... Read More »

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