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Senator Reagan Considers Run At AZ Secretary Of State


Arizona District 23 Senator Michele Reagan says she is exploring the possibility of running for Arizona Secretary of State.  She appeared on our Eye on the Desert Southwest Program on Thursday to discuss several election related issues, and when asked, said she is looking to the future. Reagan’s district comprises a portion of the highest population center in the state ... Read More »

School Staff And Students Plan To Pursue Charges Against Senator Shooter


Things could get sticky for Arizona Senator Don Shooter of Yuma.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that several are planning to file charges against Shooter, relating to an incident that occurred last month at a charter school.  Police reports indicate that Shooter went to the EOC Charter School on March 22nd, demanding to see his grandson’s teacher since he was ... Read More »

Yuma Police Department Graduates Class Of Informed Citizens


On Tuesday the Yuma Police Department 16th Citizens Police Academy Class graduated.  The students attended classes at the Yuma Police Department every Tuesday evening for eight weeks.  The Citizens Police Academy is part of a continuing program to develop citizen awareness and understanding of the role of law enforcement. The Citizens Police Academy is designed for citizens of all backgrounds ... Read More »

San Luis PD Accepting Applications For Citizens’ Police Academy


The San Luis Police Department and the Arizona Department of Public Safety have joined forces to offer a Citizens’ Police Academy to the Spanish speaking community.  Academy organizers are currently accepting applications at the San Luis Police Station at 1030 East Union Street in San Luis.  The Citizens’ Academy is an eight week program designed to give members of the ... Read More »

Border Patrol Apprehends Drug Smugglers Near Gila Bend


United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested three drug smugglers southeast of Gila Bend Tuesday.  Using night vision equipment, agents spotted a group of backpackers walking through the open desert.  As agents approached, the group attempted to hide under a tree.  Agents apprehended the group, all Mexican nationals, and recovered 243 pounds of marijuana they were carrying. ... Read More »

Informational Meeting Regarding New Curbside Recycling Program


Representatives from the City of Yuma and Allied Waste will provide an information session regarding the City’s curbside recycling program tonight starting at 6pm in Room A of the Yuma Main Library on South 21st Drive.  Attendees will learn about the City’s plan to deliver the new blue recycling containers to Yuma homes between May 13th and August 16th as ... Read More »

C-Section Births Popular Despite Health Effects


Most doctors agree that a traditional birth is almost always better than Cesarean, but there has still been a nationwide increase in C-sections in recent years – with rates varying from hospital to hospital, according to new research published in a health journal.   Obstetrician Amy Bingaman says women who request a C-section need to understand the side effects.  First, ... Read More »

AZ House Approves Amendment To Residential Landlord – Tenant Act


The Arizona House has given final approval to a bill requiring landlords to notify tenants when their property enters foreclosure.  House Bill 2281 amends the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act to require the owner to provide written notice to tenants within five business days of receiving a formal notice of trustee's sale.   The law previously only required notice ... Read More »

Yuma’s Calling


The Yuma Visitor’s Bureau is organizing a one-day sales blitz to reach out to tour operators, meeting planners and organizations.  The event will be held on Tuesday, April 30th at the Palms RV Resort.  The Executive Director of the Yuma Visitors Bureau Linda Jordan says it is important for the entire Yuma economy when a large group decides to use ... Read More »

DuVal Announces Plan To Run For Governor


Former Arizona Board of Regents member Fred DuVal is now officially seeking the Democratic nomination for governor. Wednesday's announcement comes about two months after DuVal announced the creation of a formal exploration committee.  Since then, he has collected a large number of endorsements from prominent Democrats.  Democratic Representative Chad Campbell has also signaled interest.  He is the House minority leader. ... Read More »

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