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Outdoor Recreation Source Of Large Amounts Of Spending

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There are big bucks in outdoor recreation for the state of Arizona, according to a new report from the Outdoor Industry Association. It tallied what people spend on outdoor gear and clothing, guide services and travel expenses, and says it totals more than $10 billion a year in Arizona.  And it brings in nearly $800-million in state and local taxes. ... Read More »

Chained CPI Could Change Social Security Payouts

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One of the proposals for reducing the federal deficit is something called a chained CPI, which would be used as a new way of calculating cost-of-living adjustments to Social Security.   But an Arizona senior advocate says it makes assumptions about seniors that do not reflect reality.  Chained CPI supporters say it is a more accurate measure of the cost-of-living. ... Read More »

Matadors End Regular Season On A Bad Note

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The Arizona Western College Matadors and Lady Matadors ended their regular season on Friday with losses.  The 22nd ranked men’s team lost to Mesa College 55-to-52, handing Mesa College home court advantage through the playoffs.  The Matadors next play in the Region One Semi Finals against Mesa College at Mesa Thursday night at 7:30pm.  The Lady Matadors also lose to ... Read More »

Call To The Public Moved To The End Of City Council Meetings

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The Yuma City Council on Wednesday voted to move the Call to the Public.  The item will now be moved to the end of the meeting – instead of the beginning, where it has been for the past several years.  There are no changes to the amount of time persons will be allowed to speak.  The ordinance was passed on ... Read More »

Yuma Sex Offender Has Relocated

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The Yuma Police Department says they have received information from a registered sex offender of changing addresses.  35-year-old Christopher A. Brown is now living at 457 South 17th Avenue on the front side of the complex.  Brown is described as a male with black hair, green eyes, standing five-foot-eleven-inches and weighing 162 pounds.  Brown is a level two sex offender ... Read More »

Yuma City Annual Auction This Saturday

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The City of Yuma will hold their annual auction of surplus property on Saturday at the city’s surplus warehouse on West 14th Street.  Miscellaneous items will be up for bids in fair to good condition.  A reminder that all items are sold ‘as is’ or ‘where is’ and must be picked up the same day.  Items may be examined today ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Man Suspected Of Smuggling Aliens Into U.S.

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Border Patrol Agents at the Calexico Station arrested a suspected alien smuggler.  The incident occurred on Wednesday around 5pm after agents discovered two individuals jump over the U.S./Mexico fence and enter a vehicle east of Calexico.  The 26-year-old male driver and two other male passengers, identified as El Salvador citizens were arrested.  The driver is charged with alien smuggling and ... Read More »

Bill To End Red Light Cameras Refused By AZ House Committee

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An Arizona House committee on Thursday refused to approve a bill ending the ability of cities and towns to use photo radar and red light cameras, rebuffing opponents who argued electronic enforcement is used to raise money from fines, does not save lives and can actually increase dangers on the roads when drivers slam on the brakes to avoid a ... Read More »

Highway 89 Closed After Road Buckles

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A northern Arizona roadway is closed after the pavement collapsed Wednesday.  The Arizona Department of Transportation says a 150-foot section of US Highway 89 buckled about 25 miles south of Page.  After investigation by geotechnical engineers, it was determined the collapse was due to a landslide.  US Highway 89 is closed northbound at US Highway 89-A and in Page US ... Read More »

Brewer Heads To Washington For National Governor’s Association Meeting

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is in Washington to attend a meeting of the National Governor's Association and the winter meetings of the Republican governor's group.  Brewer spokesman Matthew Benson says she traveled to the East Coast on Thursday and is scheduled to return on Tuesday. Brewer and other governors are expected to attend an event at the White House Sunday ... Read More »

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