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City Council Addresses Use Of Funds From Hotel At Pivot Point

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The Yuma City Council answered several questions raised to them at the regular meeting held Wednesday.  Phil Clark spoke for over 30 minutes to the council, asking about where certain funds are in connection with the North Side Redevelopment area – including the Hilton Garden Inn and the Pivot Point Center.  There is a question as to why certain funds ... Read More »

Police Substation Grand Opening

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The new Yuma Police Department’s Substation held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, celebrating the first official substation in the Yuma Police Department’s history – that dates back to 1914.  The station is located off Araby Road on East 28th Street, next to the fire station.  Police Chief John Lekan told those in attendance that the city of Yuma is now ... Read More »

Suspect Arrested On Drug Charges After Police Search Hotel

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Members of the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force arrested one person at an area hotel following the execution of a search warrant.  Police say on Tuesday, 31-year-old Pasquale Mykal Menyhert of Yuma was renting out a hotel room at the Howard Johnson Hotel.  Police searched his room and allegedly found nearly four grams of methamphetamine with an estimated street value ... Read More »

Yuma Federal Employees Rally Against Budget Cuts

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Many federal employees in Yuma rallied against the federal government’s budget cuts due to sequestration.  The Yuma Sun reports that the rally was held on Wednesday afternoon near the corner of 32nd Street and Avenue-Two-and-a-half-E.  Many in attendance were supported by their children and other family members.  The rally was organized by John Lee Simpson, president of the American Federation ... Read More »

Federal Appeals Court To Decide On Arizona Abortion Law

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Arizona is expected to find out soon if a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy will be upheld by a federal appeals court.  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the law enacted last year from taking effect while it considered an appeal from abortion rights groups. The ACLU’s Alessandra Soler expects the court to strike down the ... Read More »

1st Annual Arizona Gives Day A Great Success

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The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum have announced that the first-ever Arizona Gives Day, a 24-hour online initiative encouraging residents to recognize and financially support the efforts of various nonprofits, raised over $928,000 for the more than eight-hundred registered organizations statewide Wednesday.   In total, 8500 unique donors took the time to make over 11,000 total donations ... Read More »

State Revenues Up From Last Year

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State revenues were up by more than 17-percent last month compared to a year earlier, but state officials say it is too soon to say whether that is a one-time boost or a larger trend. The Legislature's budget staff says general fund revenues rose to $340-million last month.  But they warn the increase overstates real economic growth because February revenues ... Read More »

Schools Locked Down During Standoff Between Yuma Police And Barricaded Man

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The Yuma Police Department were kept busy Tuesday afternoon after a subject barricaded himself inside a residence, threatening to kill himself.  Police say 57-year-old Spencer Ross barricaded himself inside a closet at the residence on Carol Avenue.  Police learned he was possibly armed.  Ross refused to come out of the residence or comply with verbal commands.  Several of the surrounding ... Read More »

Arizonans Encouraged To Give To Non-Profits Today

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A statewide fundraising effort is underway.  Today is Arizona Gives Day, a day in which Arizonans are encouraged to give and donate to their favorite charity.  A special website has been established at azgives.org, where several non-profit agencies are linked to make it easier for persons to donate.  As of 4am this morning, over $180,000 has been donated statewide. Read More »

Annual Chili Cook Off Today At Arizona Western College

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Some great chili is coming to a place near you as the annual Chili Cook Off is scheduled for today at Arizona Western College.  In honor of Arizona Gives Day, the admission is only $5 that will benefit the Arizona Western College Foundation.  The event starts at 11am and will be held in the grassy area between the Agriculture and ... Read More »

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