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Revenue From Tribal Casinos Holding Steady

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State authorities say revenue from tribal casinos in Arizona are holding steady. The Arizona Department of Gaming reported Wednesday that the tribes' payments to the state will be about $23.9 million for the quarter that ended September 30th. Gaming officials say that total is within a few thousand dollars of matching the same quarter of a year ago. Money from ... Read More »

Search For Missing Woman Continues In Yuma


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The search for a young woman who has been missing since February continues. 19-year old Emily Lynn Hieber of Yuma was last seen several months ago and now the family is making an urgent plea to anyone who knows her whereabouts to make it known. Her mother Jenny Jimenez and grandmother Lynette Schmit has a message for Emily.   A ... Read More »

Family Members Of Murderer Say He Suffered From Paranoia And Depression

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Family members of Michael Guzzo say he suffered for years from paranoia and depression, always refusing to seek help while blaming his troubles on others. Guzzo's internal fight with those demons culminated over the weekend when he shot to death four members of a family who lived next door to him, along with their two dogs, before turning the gun ... Read More »

Arizona State Democrats Oust Minority Leader

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Arizona Senate Democrats have ousted their leader during a closed-door vote that revealed fractures in the minority party's ranks. The Arizona Capitol Times reports Minority Leader Landrum Taylor of Phoenix was removed Tuesday on an 8-5 vote. Senator Anna Tovar replaced her as minority leader. Taylor told the Capitol Times the move was racist and disrespectful. Four other Democrats in ... Read More »

Three People Dead After Multi-Car Crash On Interstate 10

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Authorities in Arizona say three people are dead and at least 12 others injured after a dust storm led to multiple crashes on Interstate-10 between Phoenix and Tucson.   One of the three people killed Tuesday has been identified as 76-year old Gordon Lee Smith of Mead, Washington.   Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say Smith's wife is among ... Read More »

David Godley Receives AWC Distinguished Alumni Award

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As part of Arizona Western College’s 50th anniversary celebration, the AWC Distinguished Alumni Award for 2013 was presented to David Godley during half-time at the Homecoming game earlier this month. Godley is Professor Emeritus at AWC and President of the AWC Alumni Association. He first arrived at Arizona Western College as a freshman in 1970. He transferred to NAU and ... Read More »

Voters Will Decide If Changes To Election Rules Go Into Effect

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The Arizona Secretary of State's office says voters will decide if a Republican-backed law making sweeping changes to election rules goes into effect. The Secretary of State certified Tuesday that enough signatures were turned in to put a referendum on the ballot. House Bill 2305 will appear on the November 2014 ballot barring a legal challenge backers are expected to ... Read More »

Pet Safety During Halloween

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It is one of the most fun-filled nights for kids of all ages, but unless pet owners take precautions, Halloween could pose serious risks for four-legged friends. Bretta Nelson of the Arizona Humane Society says Halloween safety begins with finding a place for your pet where they will not be frightened or agitated when the doorbell rings.   Nelson says ... Read More »

Fire Safety During Halloween

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Halloween is on Thursday and several families are expected to take their children into area neighborhoods to get all the treats they can. Yuma Fire Department Public Information Officer Mike Efert says fire still remains a danger for persons celebrating Halloween, but he adds there are alternatives to placing an open flame inside a jack-o-lantern.   He adds to make ... Read More »

Imperial Irrigation District Board Approves Revisions To District’s Equitable Distribution Plan

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In light of the seriousness of the drought in the Lower Colorado River Basin, and in preparation for water payback requirements to the Colorado River of about 155,000 acre-feet in 2014, the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors, Monday, approved revisions to the district's Equitable Distribution Plan. In adopting the revised EDP, the board also recently authorized the implementation of ... Read More »

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