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FDA Imposes New Food Safety Regulations


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The landscape of Arizona's farming industry could change if new food safety regulations take effect. The changes come as a result of the Food Safety Modernization Act that the FDA says will prevent almost two-million cases of food-borne illness. However, the additional requirements may cost small farmers as much as half of their annual profits, according to Roland McReynolds, who ... Read More »

Union President Arrested After Getting Into Quarrel


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The union president of Teamster Local 542 who is striking against their employer Gold Cross Ambulance Service in El Centro was arrested Sunday. Phil Farias was arrested after getting in an argument with Gold Cross Manager John Goodall. The incident started with a replacement worker who was in his truck screaming at one of the union members. Farias broke up ... Read More »

Grijalva Visits Nevada To Oversee Government Corral

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The top Democrat on a congressional panel on public lands is traveling to Nevada to get a firsthand look at a government corral used to temporarily house 1500 mustangs recently gathered from federal rangeland. Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva is an outspoken critic of the Bureau of Land Management's wild horse policies. He says it makes no sense to spend tens ... Read More »

John McCain Caught Playing Poker During Syria Hearing

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Sometimes senators need a diversion from even the weightiest of topics. For Senator John McCain during Tuesday's hearing on Syria, it was a game on his iPhone. The Washington Post posted a picture taken during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing and reported that it shows the Arizona Republican playing poker on his phone. Only his hands and iPhone were ... Read More »

Yuma Police On The Lookout For Homicide Suspect

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The Yuma Police Department is on the lookout for a man in connection with an attempted murder they have been investigating since last month. Police say they received a report of an attempted homicide in the early morning hours on August 10th at the El Encanto Apartments on South Eighth Avenue. Officers found a victim in critical condition suffering from ... Read More »

Humane Society Receives Grant

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The Humane Society of Yuma has received a grant totaling $30,000. The Yuma Sun reports the grant was used to purchase a new and larger animal rescue van and to make repairs to the original van in use since 2009. They use the vans to transport animals to other shelters and rescue groups. Altogether, since 2008, the Humane Society of ... Read More »

Robbery Arrest At Local Strip Club

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The Yuma County Sheriff's Office arrested a man who was involved in an armed robbery at a local strip club. 23 year old Dante Hubbard was arrested Monday, August 2nd on charges of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery among other charges. According to investigators two people entered the Stiletto's Gentlemen's Club early the morning of August, 26th. ... Read More »

Imperial Irrigation District Extends Conservation Program

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The Imperial Irrigation District has extended its 2013 On Farm Efficiency Conservation Pilot Program to run through August 2014 and is currently soliciting conservation proposals from its agricultural water customers. The program's goal is to give incentives to agricultural water customers to conserve 20,000 acre feet in 2013 and 40,000 acre feet in 2014 by implementing water use efficiency improvement ... Read More »

Arizona SNAP Benefits Decreasing

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1.1 million people in Arizona will have less money to spend on groceries starting this November. Funding for SNAP benefits – more commonly known as food stamps – is decreasing as a result of the expiration of the federal Recovery Act passed during the recession.   Association of Arizona Food Banks President Angie Rodgers says food banks will not be ... Read More »

Arizona Gay Marriage Campaign Initiative Put On Hold

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An initiative campaign to have Arizona voters decide next year whether to legalize gay marriage has been put on hold amid reluctance by national and local advocacy groups to back the measure. Campaign co-chair Erin Ogletree Simpson says volunteers continue to collect signatures but that the campaign is now largely dormant as backers try to gain support from other groups ... Read More »

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