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Gas Prices Continue To Fall In Arizona


Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are lower again this week. Officials with AAA Arizona say that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.31 a gallon, almost four cents lower than last week. This week's national average is at $3.37 per gallon, down by nearly six cents from the previous week. AAA analysts say prices ... Read More »

Lawyers Of Death Row Inmates Ask For More Information On Execution Drugs


Lawyers for two Arizona death row inmates set for execution in the coming weeks want a federal judge to force the state to turn over more information on the drug it plans to use. The federal public defenders for Edward Schad and Robert Glen Jones Junior say in court filings that Arizona has a history of having problems legally obtaining ... Read More »

Red Cross Invites You To Practice Earthquake Drills


On October 17th at 10:17, you are invited to join your local Red Crossers and “Drop, Cover and Hold on” in honor of The Great Arizona Shakeout. It is as easy as it sounds. For one minute that day, you can participate by dropping to the ground, taking cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and Holding on ... Read More »

Imperial Irrigation District Celebrating Public Power Week


The Imperial Irrigation District is celebrating Public Power Week October 6th to the 12th, along with more than 2,000 other electric utilities that provide electricity on a non-profit basis. Each day, as public power providers across the nation light up homes, businesses and streets of the communities they serve, customers take advantage of the many benefits associated with public power. ... Read More »

Breast Cancer Awareness Month


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year's event marks a major shift in women being able to access the health care they need. Matt Schafer works for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. He says under the Affordable Care Act, women cannot be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition such as breast cancer.   Each ... Read More »

Gosar Weighs In On Government Shutdown


The Government shutdown continues as both party sides are still trying to find common ground. The budget for the new fiscal year was to be approved by Tuesday. Part of the issue lies with no bi partisan support for the Affordable Care Act. United States Representative Paul Gosar says now that it is law, it would be hard to repeal ... Read More »

Low Income Families Denied Welfare Checks


Nearly 5200 low income Arizona families have been denied welfare checks as a result of the federal government shutdown. The Arizona Republic reports that 5,150 families eligible for help from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program did not get their payments Thursday. The group denied checks included people who had been approved for cash assistance, which averages $207 per ... Read More »

Yuma Show Off MRAP Vehicle


The city of Yuma is now only one of two Arizona cities with their own Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. The new equipment was shown off to the media on Thursday.   The Yuma Sun reports the vehicle is being provided to the Yuma Police Department by means of the Department of Defense’s 1033 program. It allows law enforcement agencies ... Read More »

Yuma Police Assist U.S. Marshalls With Arresting Fugitive


One person was seriously injured following a gunfight at an area motel. The Yuma Police Department says they were assisting the U.S. Marshals Service on Wednesday afternoon with the apprehension of a fugitive at the Knights Inn. The male suspect is a known violent gang member. During the initial investigation, police say the unidentified suspect rammed law enforcement vehicles with ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Meeting


The Yuma City Council met on Wednesday. During the meeting, a presentation requested by council member Edward Thomas was then criticized following the presentation. The Yuma Sun is reporting that Thomas asked for more information about the city’s health care coverage, and then said the information was less than adequate and failed to give him the information he was looking ... Read More »

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