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COPD More Likely Among Women

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A new American Lung Association report says women are 37-percent more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, than men – and that millions of women have symptoms that go undiagnosed.   As of 2011, the most recent numbers available, more than 250,000 Arizonans had been diagnosed with COPD, the majority of them women.   Mary Kurth with the ... Read More »

Non-Native Honey Bees Still In Decline

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Honeybees are still in decline across the United States, according to a report from the USDA that points to pesticides, parasites, poor diet and lack of genetic diversity as some of the problems.   The situation has piqued interest in native bees, which did all the pollination work until industrial mono-crop farming. Scott Black at the Xerces Society – which ... Read More »

$3 Million Gift In Memory Of Yuma Man Goes To Further Cancer Research At YRMC

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A new endowment fund has been established in the name of Richard Michael McDaniel.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that the $3-million gift is to further cancer research and treatment.  The foundation has already received 80-percent of the funds with the remaining 20-percent going to the foundation when the estate is finalized.  For more information on the endowment, check out ... Read More »

Father Accidently Shot And Killed By 4-Year-Old Son

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Authorities are not expected to seek charges in the death of an Arizona man who was accidentally shot by his four-year-old son.  Justin Stanfield Thomas was fatally shot Friday after he and his son traveled from Phoenix to a friend's home 90 miles away in the northern Arizona community of Prescott Valley for a surprise visit.  Prescott Valley Police officer ... Read More »

Arizona Tribe Seeks To Build Bypass Road To Grand Canyon Skywalk

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Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick is asking federal officials to help an Arizona American Indian tribe with plans to build a "bypass" road to the Grand Canyon Skywalk amid an ongoing dispute with a rancher.  The Arizona Democrat wrote the U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Friday and asked the agency to expedite a permit application for the planned bypass to Hualapai ... Read More »

Feather Signs May Be In Violation

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Business owners may be violating a Yuma city sign code with feather signs.  The sign code was put in place years before the feather signs starting popping up around the city, according to city officials.  There is nothing in the current code that allows these kinds of signs. For city code enforcers, public safety is a big concern.  The City ... Read More »

City Of Yuma Prevails In Zoning Density Case

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The City of Yuma was granted summary judgment in U.S. District Court in a long-running case that followed a City Council vote in 2008 to deny a change in residential zoning to a higher density.  The plaintiffs, Avenue Six-E Investments, had argued that refusal to rezone the 42-acre parcel of undeveloped land to a density more suitable for constructing a ... Read More »

Update: Police Arrest Man Suspected Of Trying To Rob Homeowner

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The Yuma Police Department says they have made a crack in a case that is over one month old.  Police have been looking for 20-year-old Victor Alexis Estrada-Balderas.  He was arrested on Wednesday night at his Yuma residence.  He is one of two persons who tried to rob a homeowner at the Desert Palms Mobile Home Park on West 28th Street ... Read More »

City Utility Bills May Arrive Late

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Following the recent overhaul of the City of Yuma’s utility billing software, bills that had been scheduled to go out during the month of May are late arriving to customers.  The City apologizes for the inconvenience.   Customers who expected to receive their bills in May are either just now getting those bills or are about to receive them.  The result ... Read More »

New Sports Complex Could Be Boost To Local Economy

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A new sports complex is slated to be constructed in Yuma in the near future.  The funds for the construction comes from an extension of a hospitality tax.  The complex – near the Yuma Palms Regional Center – sets the city in a position to host major athletic tournaments.  Yuma City Administrator Greg Wilkinson says the new complex will not ... Read More »

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