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Advocates Concerned With Privacy Planning March This Weekend In DC


Revelations by leakers Julian Assange and Edward Snowden have shown U.S. government agencies such as the NSA may have violated Americans’ right to privacy, according to advocates planning a protest march and rally in Washington, DC, this weekend. Adwoa Masozi of the Bill of Rights Defense League points out that as far back as the 1920s, the government was spying ... Read More »

Motorcyclists To Meet For Hog Rally This Weekend


Several hundred motorcyclists are expected to converge in Southwest Arizona for the 2013 Arizona Hog Rally this weekend, starting Thursday. Saul LerNa says this is a first for Yuma.   He adds there will be several events in downtown Yuma oriented toward families and events held at Sun Desert Stadium as well. The group is expected to submit their plans ... Read More »

Catfish Rodeo To Be Held This Weekend


A free fishing event is being hosted by the Yuma Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday. The Catfish Rodeo will be held Saturday morning at the West Wetlands Park. Oscar Chavez says there will be special prizes for ones who bring up specially tagged fish.   The Yuma Optimist Club and the Arizona Game and Fish Department will be on ... Read More »

Border Patrol Agents In El Centro Arrest Dangerous Gang Member


United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States Saturday. Border Patrol agents observed the man, later identified as 26-year-old Francisco Javier Lupian-Flores, a Mexican national as he entered the United States illegally from Mexico. Agents arrested Flores without incident 29 miles west ... Read More »

Yuma Police On The Lookout For Two Suspects In Armed Robbery


The Yuma Police Department says they are seeking two men who allegedly held up two other men as they were walking on a sidewalk in the area of Magnolia Avenue and Third Street Sunday night. Police say a vehicle pulled up by the victims and one of the occupants got out and demanded money from one of the men walking ... Read More »

Imperial Irrigation District Launches New Safety Campaign


In October, in honor of the 27th annual anniversary of Public Power Week, Imperial Irrigation District began rolling out a new energy safety campaign to reach seventh and eighth grade students in the Imperial and Coachella valleys on the importance of indoor and outdoor electrical safety. The "Safety Surge" newsletter has been distributed to junior high schools. The newsletter contains ... Read More »

Early Voting Ballots Sent Out For Yuma General Election


Early Voting ballots for the upcoming City of Yuma General Election have been sent out and they are ready to be used. The election is on November 5th with six city council candidates vying for three positions. Robyn Stallworth Poquette from the Yuma County Clerks office says there is a new way they can authorize signatures. Poquette points out it ... Read More »

American Heart Association Reminds Hunters Of Heart Risks While Hunting


It is the peak of the hunting season for most Arizona species. And every year, media reports include stories of hunters suffering heart attacks in the field during this time of year. Gary Myers with the American Heart Association says hunters who have not had a physical or exercised much in the year since the last hunt, are not really ... Read More »

Domestic Violence Vigil To Be Held At West Wetlands Park


A special vigil to remember those victims involved in domestic violence will be held this week. The Yuma County Victim Rights Committee is teaming up with the Healing Journey and will hold the vigil on Thursday at the West Wetlands Park. Estraila Fitch of the Healing Journey tells us more about their mission. The Domestic Violence Vigil will begin Thursday ... Read More »

United Blood Services Encourages Blood Donors To Step Forward


United Blood Services has issued a plea for donors to step forward, saying Arizona's supply of blood type O-negative has slipped to extremely low levels. As of Monday, the nonprofit says just 16 units of O-negative blood remained to fill the needs of 58 hospitals. That leaves the state more than 90% below necessary levels. United Blood Services points to ... Read More »

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