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Arizona Wilderness Photo Contest


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Whether amateur or skilled professional, photographers across Arizona are being urged to enter their favorite photos of the state’s wild places into a contest celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The winners will appear in Arizona Highways magazine, where Photo Workshops director Roberta Lites says entries already are arriving.   The contest is open until year’s end and ... Read More »

Brewer Asks For Medicaid Lawsuit To Be Tossed


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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer wants a lawsuit filed by opponents of a law expanding Medicaid in Arizona thrown out of court. Lawyers for Brewer asked a Maricopa County judge Wednesday to dismiss the suit filed last month on behalf of 36 Republican state lawmakers and a pair of citizens. They argued that the plaintiffs did not have standing to sue ... Read More »

Zombie Fun Run This Friday

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You might want to run if you see zombies coming toward you. But it is all part of fun as the city of Yuma gets prepared for the annual Zombie Fun Walk and Run on Friday at the West Wetlands Park. Yuma Parks and Recreation’s Recreation Supervisor Oscar Chavez says you may not recognize the new name of the event. ... Read More »

Phoenix Woman Killed After Boyfriend Accidentally Shoots Her

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Phoenix police say an embrace turned deadly when a woman was fatally shot as her boyfriend removed a gun from his waistband. Police say the 18 year old man was hugging his 24 year old girlfriend on Tuesday when he went to remove the gun because she was uncomfortable hugging because of the gun.   The gun discharged, fatally wounding ... Read More »

Road To Grand Canyon Closed For Government Shutdown

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The state highway that runs through the Grand Canyon is closing this morning after visitors disregarded the park closure. Residents of Grand Canyon Village still can access State Route 64. The Grand Canyon was forced to turn away visitors after the federal government shut down. The highway had been open to through traffic, but visitors were pulling off the road ... Read More »

Goodwill Job Fair Today


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If you are seeking a job, the Goodwill Job Fair is the place you need to be at today. Over 90 employees and agencies will be on hand to meet people on the job market and to dispense information about their place of employment.   Director of Yuma Workforce Development at Goodwill, Marco Garcia, says this will be the largest ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Meeting Tonight

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The Yuma City Council will meet tonight for their first regular meeting in October. There are several items the council will consider. One issue the council will discuss has to do with the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office request to use the city’s Public Safety Training Facility. Mayor Alan Kreiger says he would like to know what charges the county will ... Read More »

Cutting Social Security May Hurt Arizona’s Economy

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Cutting Social Security benefits would do more than just hurt recipients, according to a new report from AARP that says Arizona’s economy will also suffer. The study from the AARP Public Policy Institute calculates that every benefit dollar generates two dollars in spending by Arizona individuals and businesses – which adds nearly $30 billion a year to the state’s economy. ... Read More »

Car Thief In Court Today

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Norberto Aguilar “Sleepy” Ruelas is charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, theft by extortion, and theft by means of transportation. Prosecutors say Ruelas broke into the victim's home on Eighth Street in Yuma Friday. Officials say he owed Ruelas a large sum of money for meth. When the alleged victim did not give him any cash, Ruelas threatened him with ... Read More »

Navajo Parks Not Affected By Government Shutdown

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Navajo Nation officials say the tribe's parks are not affected by the federal government shutdown. Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department Manager Martin Begaye says that "all Navajo Nation tribal parks are fully operating and open to the public." The Navajo tribal parks are open seven days a week. The parks include Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park, Lake Powell ... Read More »

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