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Arizona The Only State To Cut Off Welfare During Government Shutdown


Experts say Arizona's decision to withhold welfare checks because of the federal government shutdown appears to make it the only state to cut off funding for the very poor because of the budget crisis. The state stopped payments averaging $207 a week to 5200 families eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families checks after Tuesday's government shutdown. The Arizona Republic ... Read More »

Arizona Shares Execution Drug Information


Arizona has handed over information on the execution drug it plans on using in two upcoming executions after a judge ordered the release. The documents filed in federal court in Phoenix Saturday show the pentobarbital to be used at Wednesday's execution of Edward Schad and that of Robert Glen Jones Junior on October 23rd expires in November. It comes from ... Read More »

Yuma Police Shootout With Gang Member In Motel Parking Lot


 The Yuma Police Department has identified the suspect involved in a shooting at an area motel on Wednesday. Police say 26 year old Jesus Bran Ibarra is a known violent gang member and was located in the parking lot at the Knights Inn and Suites in the alleged possession of a stolen vehicle. He used the vehicle to ram law ... Read More »

Gas Prices Continue To Fall In Arizona


Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are lower again this week. Officials with AAA Arizona say that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.31 a gallon, almost four cents lower than last week. This week's national average is at $3.37 per gallon, down by nearly six cents from the previous week. AAA analysts say prices ... Read More »

Lawyers Of Death Row Inmates Ask For More Information On Execution Drugs


Lawyers for two Arizona death row inmates set for execution in the coming weeks want a federal judge to force the state to turn over more information on the drug it plans to use. The federal public defenders for Edward Schad and Robert Glen Jones Junior say in court filings that Arizona has a history of having problems legally obtaining ... Read More »

Red Cross Invites You To Practice Earthquake Drills


On October 17th at 10:17, you are invited to join your local Red Crossers and “Drop, Cover and Hold on” in honor of The Great Arizona Shakeout. It is as easy as it sounds. For one minute that day, you can participate by dropping to the ground, taking cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and Holding on ... Read More »

Imperial Irrigation District Celebrating Public Power Week


The Imperial Irrigation District is celebrating Public Power Week October 6th to the 12th, along with more than 2,000 other electric utilities that provide electricity on a non-profit basis. Each day, as public power providers across the nation light up homes, businesses and streets of the communities they serve, customers take advantage of the many benefits associated with public power. ... Read More »

Breast Cancer Awareness Month


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year's event marks a major shift in women being able to access the health care they need. Matt Schafer works for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. He says under the Affordable Care Act, women cannot be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition such as breast cancer.   Each ... Read More »

Gosar Weighs In On Government Shutdown


The Government shutdown continues as both party sides are still trying to find common ground. The budget for the new fiscal year was to be approved by Tuesday. Part of the issue lies with no bi partisan support for the Affordable Care Act. United States Representative Paul Gosar says now that it is law, it would be hard to repeal ... Read More »

Low Income Families Denied Welfare Checks


Nearly 5200 low income Arizona families have been denied welfare checks as a result of the federal government shutdown. The Arizona Republic reports that 5,150 families eligible for help from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program did not get their payments Thursday. The group denied checks included people who had been approved for cash assistance, which averages $207 per ... Read More »

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