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Southgate Mall Remodel To Begin Shortly

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Yuma City Administrator Greg Wilkinson says planned work on the recently sold Southgate Mall will be progressing shortly.  The new owners, Korwasser Shopping Centers, told merchants who were on the inside portion of the mall they had 30 days to vacate the premises.  Some relocated while other simply went out of business.  Now, the new owners are just a short ... Read More »

Effort To Recall City Council Members Withdrawn

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A recall effort against two Yuma City Council members has now been withdrawn.  Members Paul Johnson and Jerry Stuart were targeted last year by a group called “Recall Them All 2012.”  The group claimed they abdicated their responsibilities to their constituents by supporting certain actions of the entire Yuma City Council.  Now the group says with an upcoming election on ... Read More »

AARP Upset With Inclusion Of Chained CPI In Purposed Budget Plan

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AARP says the senior advocacy organization is “deeply dismayed” by President Obama’s budget proposal to use a calculation known as a “chained CPI” to determine future Social Security cost-of-living adjustments.   The plan was officially unveiled in the President's new budget proposal. Chained CPI would mean benefit increases would be slowed, and Cynthia Fagyas of AARP Arizona says that means ... Read More »

Brewer Pushes For Support As Arizona Legislature Moves Closer To Vote On Medicaid Expansion

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is bringing her Medicaid expansion charm offensive back to the Capitol as her staff continues to negotiate with legislative leaders who hold the key to bringing the proposal to a vote.  Today’s press conference and rally features mental health professionals and comes as a growing number of lawmakers are saying they believe the proposal may have ... Read More »

Brewer Signs Bill On Photo Enforcement Cameras On Arizona Highways

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill requiring state transportation officials to confirm there is a legitimate safety need before they allow cities to put photo enforcement cameras on state highways.  A Senate amendment to House Bill 2477 passed by the Legislature softened a requirement that cities show photo enforcement has improved safety if they want to renew their ... Read More »

Wage Inequality Remains Between The Sexes

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A new report is a reminder that the wage gap between the sexes persists.  It says Arizona women earn 85-cents per hour for every dollar paid to men, a gap of about $6500 a year for a full-time worker.   Sarah Crawford with the National Partnership for Women and Families says not much has changed since Equal Pay Day a ... Read More »

Red Cross Grand Opening

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The American Red Cross celebrated the grand opening of their new facility at 2197 South Fourth Avenue.  The facility will help with response times when disasters strike.  Recently, the Grand Canyon Chapter of the American Red Cross held a fire prevention awareness campaign, targeting homeowners.  Brian Gomez tells News Talk 560 KBLU the event went well.  Gomez adds that there ... Read More »

Suspects Plead Not Guilty In Figueroa Murder Case

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A Yuma County Grand Jury indicted three suspects connected to a murder of a Welton woman last month.  The three – identified as 31-year-old Jose Jimenez, 24-year-old Brandi Michalski and 22-year-old Andres Francisco Flores Galindo – all pled not guilty to charges of pre-meditated first-degree murder and one Felony count of first-degree murder.  The three made an appearance in court ... Read More »

Mexican President Announces Construction Of Pipeline Through Arizona

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Mexico's president says a Japanese company has been tapped to build a pipeline to import U.S. natural gas through Arizona. President Enrique Pena Nieto is visiting Japan, where he made the announcement about the $460-million project Tuesday.  Japan's Mitsui Corporation will build the pipeline, which will run from Tucson to the Mexican border. The president's office said in a brief ... Read More »

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