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Yuma Police Investigating Bar Parking Lot Shooting


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The Yuma Police Department says they are looking into a report of a shooting in a bar parking lot over the weekend. Police say on Sunday morning, two unidentified subjects shot at each other in the Derailed Saloon parking lot on East First Street. Several vehicles were damaged by gun fire and there were no reported injuries. The investigation continues ... Read More »

Gosar To Attend Business Roundtable In Yuma

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Representative Paul Gosar will be in Yuma on Wednesday. The Yuma Business Roundtable will be held at Booth Machinery from 6pm-to-7:30pm. He is expected to discuss topics covering the Health Care Initiative, taxes, immigration and more. He is looking forward to hearing from local small business owners and will discuss issues facing those small businesses.   Booth Machinery is at ... Read More »

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Three Smugglers Over The Weekend

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United States Border Patrol agents from Blythe Station arrested three smugglers and seized $780,000 worth of methamphetamine in separate incidents during the weekend.   Friday, a Mexican national with U.S. Legal Permanent Resident status, attempted to drive through a Border Patrol checkpoint on Highway 95. A canine unit alerted to the man’s truck, leading to the discovery of nearly 42-pounds ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Convicted Sex Offender Trying To Enter U.S. Illegally


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A convicted sex offender was arrested early Monday by Yuma Border Patrol Station agents during an illegal attempt to enter the United States east of San Luis. A background check of the Mexican national revealed multiple felony convictions for rape, sexual battery and burglary dating back to 1998. The man was also deported to Mexico on five previous occasions – ... Read More »

Interior Secretary Says There Is Room For Energy Development On Public Lands

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There is room for energy development on public lands – but more care has to be taken to do it responsibly, and other uses should have equal priority. That is the message from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in a speech to the National Press Club. Jewell told the group that science and technology should be making it easier to extract ... Read More »

Apple Opens Manufacturing Plant In Phoenix

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Apple says it will open a manufacturing plant in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa that will eventually employ 700 workers. The Cupertino, California maker of the iPhone confirmed Monday that it is expanding its U.S. manufacturing operations in a former First Solar plant in Mesa. The city southeast of Phoenix already hosts a long list of high-tech manufacturing firms. About ... Read More »

More Than Half Of Arizonans Who Buy Insurance Through The Federal Marketplace Qualify For Tax Subsidy


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  A new study says nearly 60% of Arizonans who can buy health insurance through the federal marketplace will qualify for a tax subsidy. The analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation released today looked at people without company-provided insurance who do not qualify for Medicaid plans for the very poor. That marketplace in Arizona is about 551,000 people. An estimated ... Read More »

Group Appealing Race And Sex Based Abortion Ban


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Groups opposed to an Arizona law banning abortions based on the race or sex of the fetus are challenging a ruling that dismissed their suit. U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell ruled that the NAACP's Maricopa County branch and the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum lacked legal standing to sue. The groups say they are appealing Campbell's ruling to ... Read More »

Border Patrol Officers Arrest Woman Trying To Smuggle Methamphetamines

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California border patrol officers arrested a woman who attempted to bring nearly $96,000 worth of methamphetamines into the United States Thursday.   Our television partner KYMATV says the 25-year-old Mexican citizen stashed the drugs into a specially built compartment of her vehicle's dashboard. At the Calexico downtown port, detector dogs brought by the CPB alerted the officers to the hidden ... Read More »

Study Concludes It’s Twice As Hard For Low Income And Minority Families To Achieve Necessary Skills By Third Grade

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Nearly two-thirds of America’s children are having a tough time achieving necessary skills by third grade. And a new study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation concludes it is twice as hard for kids from low-income and minority families. If a child does not possess age-appropriate skills by age eight, Children’s Action Alliance president Dana Naimark says chances for a ... Read More »

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