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Arizona’s Government Transparency Grade Drops

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Arizona’s state government transparency grade has dropped from an 'A-minus' last year to a 'B' this year.  That is according to the latest “Following the Money” report from the Arizona PIRG Education Fund.  Byron Schlomach of the Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute says the lower grade does not mean Arizona is slipping back.  It just means that over time, other states innovate ... Read More »

Future Of Landlines Changing For Those Who Still Depend On Them

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Millions of consumers have cancelled their old landline telephone service and replaced it with wireless phones.   But many seniors and people who live in rural areas still depend on land-lines.  Consumer watchdogs are making sure they do not lose them.  And those who perhaps prefer a landline to a wireless phone because of potentially hazardous health effects still being ... Read More »

Matadors Take On The Bears In Phoenix

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The Arizona Western College Matadors will travel to Phoenix to take on the Phoenix College Bears this afternoon.  Travis Garcia-Perreria will start the first contest and Jeremy Alderman will pitch in game two. Read More »

Police Continue Search For Suspects Involved In Friday’s Hit and Run

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The Yuma Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle collision that occurred at 1st Street and Madison Avenue Friday morning.  Two Hispanic females and three Hispanic males were seen getting out of the suspect vehicle and starting running.   Some weapons were found by the Gowan Company LLC building at 370 Main Street.  Police say they started receiving phone calls from ... Read More »

Yuma Man Arrested On Assault Charges

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The Yuma Police Department says one person was injured on Sunday afternoon following an assault.  Police say a victim was found bleeding from the head due to injuries he sustained in an apparent assault near Sixth Street and Orange Avenue.  Witnesses say a male subject fled from a nearby apartment.  He was later identified as 44-year-old Paul John Talario the ... Read More »

Police Identify Body Of Wellton Woman Found In Tree Grove

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Police have positively identified a body found in a grove of trees over the weekend.  The Yuma Police Department says they were notified of the body on Friday morning.  It is that of 29-year-old Christal Figueroa of Wellton.  Figueroa’s body was found near the corner of Avenue Two-E and County 17th Avenue.  Police are investigating the incident as a homicide.  ... Read More »

Arizona Teens At Risk For Tobacco Use

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The CDC says more than one in six Arizona teens either smokes or chews tobacco products, and a new report from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids shows how new products are reaching young people – despite age and marketing restrictions. Danny McGoldrick with the Campaign says some companies have added tobacco to their cigarette paper or wrapper, which qualifies it ... Read More »

Man Charged With Assault And Rape Shortly After Release From Prison

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Authorities say a 23-year-old man who was released from a federal prison earlier this month is accused of beating and raping a woman in Tempe.  Police say Lane Halona attacked the woman as she was walking home from work near Mill Avenue. Halona had been released three days earlier after serving a 23-month sentence for aggravated assault and DUI. Halona is ... Read More »

AWC Softball and Baseball Scores

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Softball – Saturday: Arizona Western College 7 Chandler-Gilbert 3 Arizona Western College 8 Chandler-Gilbert 0 Baseball - Saturday: Arizona Western College 3 Mesa College 2 Arizona Western College 16 Mesa College 13 Read More »

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