Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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Interior Secretary Says There Is Room For Energy Development On Public Lands


There is room for energy development on public lands – but more care has to be taken to do it responsibly, and other uses should have equal priority. That is the message from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in a speech to the National Press Club. Jewell told the group that science and technology should be making it easier to extract ... Read More »

Apple Opens Manufacturing Plant In Phoenix


Apple says it will open a manufacturing plant in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa that will eventually employ 700 workers. The Cupertino, California maker of the iPhone confirmed Monday that it is expanding its U.S. manufacturing operations in a former First Solar plant in Mesa. The city southeast of Phoenix already hosts a long list of high-tech manufacturing firms. About ... Read More »

More Than Half Of Arizonans Who Buy Insurance Through The Federal Marketplace Qualify For Tax Subsidy


  A new study says nearly 60% of Arizonans who can buy health insurance through the federal marketplace will qualify for a tax subsidy. The analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation released today looked at people without company-provided insurance who do not qualify for Medicaid plans for the very poor. That marketplace in Arizona is about 551,000 people. An estimated ... Read More »

Group Appealing Race And Sex Based Abortion Ban


Groups opposed to an Arizona law banning abortions based on the race or sex of the fetus are challenging a ruling that dismissed their suit. U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell ruled that the NAACP's Maricopa County branch and the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum lacked legal standing to sue. The groups say they are appealing Campbell's ruling to ... Read More »

Border Patrol Officers Arrest Woman Trying To Smuggle Methamphetamines


California border patrol officers arrested a woman who attempted to bring nearly $96,000 worth of methamphetamines into the United States Thursday.   Our television partner KYMATV says the 25-year-old Mexican citizen stashed the drugs into a specially built compartment of her vehicle's dashboard. At the Calexico downtown port, detector dogs brought by the CPB alerted the officers to the hidden ... Read More »

Study Concludes It’s Twice As Hard For Low Income And Minority Families To Achieve Necessary Skills By Third Grade


Nearly two-thirds of America’s children are having a tough time achieving necessary skills by third grade. And a new study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation concludes it is twice as hard for kids from low-income and minority families. If a child does not possess age-appropriate skills by age eight, Children’s Action Alliance president Dana Naimark says chances for a ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Meeting This Morning


The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at 9am at the County Offices on Main Street in Downtown Yuma. The board will discuss the appointment of Monty Stansbury to the position of Planning and Zoning Director/Zoning Inspector for Yuma County effective November 13th. The board will also consider to approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Yuma County ... Read More »

Christmas Tree Cutting Permits To Go On Sale Soon


Permits for cutting Christmas trees in Arizona's forests are going up for sale soon. Nearly 6,000 permits will be available at 19 Big Five Sporting Goods stores across the state starting Saturday. The $15 permits are available for all of the national forests in Arizona except for the Coronado in the southern part of the state. Permit holds are limited ... Read More »

Grandmother Missing From Home; Grandson A Prime Suspect


Arizona authorities who have been investigating the disappearance of a 78-year old suburban Phoenix woman say they have found an unidentified body in the desert near Gila Bend. Goodyear Police Department spokeswoman Lisa Kutis says this is the area where the missing woman's grandson had led detectives to find additional evidence. Kutis says Helen Jean Lee's grandson, 40-year-old Jason Eric ... Read More »

Town Of Buckeye Plans To Be Recognized As A City


Town officials want Buckeye to be more than just a town. With more than 56,000 residents and a planning area of 650 square miles, Buckeye has room to grow. To usher in that future, town leaders say they want the community to be recognized as a city. Buckeye residents will vote Tuesday to decide whether that happens. Supporters tell The ... Read More »

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