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Judges To Hear Redistricting Challenge

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Three federal judges have been appointed to hear a constitutional challenge to the state's redistricting commission process. The Republican controlled Legislature led by Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin filed suit in federal court in June 2012. They argued that the United States Constitution gives state Legislatures the right to regulate congressional elections and that Proposition 106 ... Read More »

News Agencies Request Public Records Of Firefighters Lost In Fire

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The Yavapai County attorney says autopsy reports and photos of the scene where 19 firefighters were killed in Arizona will not be released without a court order. A letter sent to media organizations Monday says the records are being withheld under exemptions in Arizona public records law.   County Attorney Sheila Polk wrote that while the reports and photos are ... Read More »

Judge Delays Date For Jodi Arias’ Sentencing Retrial

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The Arizona judge overseeing the trial of Jodi Arias has put off setting a date for the convicted killer's sentencing phase retrial.    Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens on Monday said prosecutors need time to respond to defense requests for jurors' Twitter user names and to restrict live television coverage of the proceedings. Stephens set a September, 16th ... Read More »

Senator Shooter Reaches Deal In School Intrusion Case

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A settlement has been reached between the Yuma City prosecutor and Senator Don Shooter. The deferred prosecution agreement was reached after consultation and approval by the representatives of the EOC Charter School and the Yuma Police Department. The terms require Shooter to pay $1500 restitution to EOC and another $1,000 to the City of Yuma. This dismisses the charges, but ... Read More »

Arizona Reps Discuss IRS Abuse And EPA Overreach

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Congressman Paul Gosar joined by Congressmen Matt Salmon, David Schweikert and Trent Franks and hosted a congressional field hearing on IRS abuse and EPA overreach Thursday. More than 550 people were in attendance to hear witnesses offer testimony on the EPA's burdensome regulations, the impact a closure of the Navajo Generating Station would have on Arizona and political targeting by ... Read More »

Faith Based Community Forums On Immigration Reform Being Held In Yuma

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During the current congressional summer recess, people from the group Promise Arizona have planned a series of faith-based community forums. On their agenda was Yuma. On Sunday, August 25th, they offered information to immigrants and families about comprehensive immigration reform. The Executive Director of Promise Arizona Petra Falcon tells us more.   The Pilgrimage for Citizenship movement made its way ... Read More »

Health Insurance Reform Just Around The Corner

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With sign up for coverage under health-care reform just around the corner, a new report finds the marketplaces will make coverage more affordable for many Americans. The analysis was completed by Jon Bailey with the Center for Rural Affairs. He says almost half of the people who currently purchase insurance on their own will qualify for premium assistance tax credits. ... Read More »

Torres Named Head Of Community Development For San Luis

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Jenny Torres has been named as the new head of community development for the city of San Luis. The Yuma Sun is reporting that the 35-year-old was appointed to succeed Michael Trend, who stepped down in October, 2012. The position is expected to pay $64,000 annually. Read More »

Best Chance Versus Poverty

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The chances are good that a child in families struggling through poverty in Yuma has a one in ten chance of rising to be in the top five percent of income by the time they reach adulthood. The study by University of California Berkley says they looked at numbers from across the Southwest United States and that the Yuma area ... Read More »

Capital Murder Trial Begins For John McCluskey

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Federal prosecutors are expected to call a fellow inmate to the stand in the capital murder trial of an Arizona prisoner who is accused of escaping in 2010 and killing an Oklahoma couple as they traveled through New Mexico. The trial of John McCluskey will resume today, Monday 26, with testimony from Tracy Province. Defense attorneys plan to challenge Province's ... Read More »

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