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Undocumented Immigrants Frustrated By Deferred Action

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It has been a year since President Barack Obama ordered creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which grants legal status to undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. 15,000 Arizona young people have been approved for work permits and protection from deportation.  But volunteer Kat Sinclair with Keep Tucson Together says thousands more ... Read More »

Motorcyclist Caught Speeding At 114 MPH

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Glendale police say they clocked a motorcyclist going 114 mph in a construction zone Wednesday morning. The motorcyclist was late for work. Police arrested 21 year old Troy Johnson on several misdemeanor traffic charges. Police used a speed measuring device to see how fast Johnson was going. When Johnson was told he was going 85 mph over the speed limit, ... Read More »

Prescott Tells Hotshot Crew Survivors It Can’t Afford Benefits

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The city of Prescott says it is not only illegal to extend full survivors' benefits to the families of 13 seasonal firefighters who died in the line of duty but unaffordable as well.  The city released cost estimates Wednesday, August 14th, showing the price tag would top $50 million dollars 60 years and lead to cuts in vital services. The ... Read More »

Some Election Results My Be Decided During Primary

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There is a strong possibility that two or more four-year terms will be decided when the City of Yuma's primary election takes place August 27th, with early voting currently under way. That is because any candidate who receives at least 50 percent plus one vote among all the votes cast will win the seat and will not participate in the ... Read More »

Military Comfort Center Celebrates Anniversary


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The Military Comfort Center at Yuma International Airport celebrated their three year anniversary Tuesday afternoon by honoring the volunteers that make it all possible.  The center provides a place for military personnel to sit back and relax while waiting for their flights, or finally returning home after a long deployment.   Colonel Robert Kuckuk says the volunteers are what makes ... Read More »

AWC’s Annual Day of Champions Set For Friday

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Student-athletes from Arizona Western College are set to give back to the community with the Ninth Annual Day of Champions.  Over 300 students will participate on Friday in helping well over 40 non-profit organizations in the community in Imperial and Yuma Counties. AWC Athletic Director Jerry Smith says the Day of Champions is an integral part of a students program. ... Read More »

Youth Seek Smoking Ban in Parks and Athletic Fields 


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A youth group – The South Yuma County Youth Anti-Tobacco Coalition – are forming a movement to ban smoking in San Luis city parks.  The Yuma Sun is reporting the group of youths will appear before the San Luis City Council later this month to ask them to adopt an ordinance that would ban smoking from all city parks and ... Read More »

High School Students To Brief Congress on State of Colorado River

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Latino students are bringing the plight of the Colorado River to Capitol Hill.  18 Latino high school students from Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico are starting a  week-long rafting trip through the Grand Canyon today, aimed at learning more about the Colorado River and the threats facing it.  The students will then brief members of Congress, emphasizing the need ... Read More »

Former Customs and Border Protection Officer To Be Sentenced
 On Drug Charges

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Prosecutors say a former Customs and Border Protection officer convicted on charges that he let marijuana be smuggled from Mexico into southeastern Arizona should be sentenced to 19 years in prison.   The U.S. Attorney's Office says Luis Carlos Vasquez should face the lengthy sentence to reflect the seriousness of his crimes and deter others from abusing the public's trust. ... Read More »

Family of Fallen Yarnell Firefighter Continue Fight For More Benefits

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The city of Prescott – who employed 19 firefighters who died in June – says they did not make any promises that any of the temporary workers would be promoted to permanent positions.  13 of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were classified as temporary employees, and their families received smaller death benefits than those of the six full-time employees.   The ... Read More »

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