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Water Rates Increase

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The Arizona Corporation Commission has finally after months of back and forth discussions agreed to raise the base sewer rate for Far West Water and Sewer customers by 162%. The Yuma Sun is reporting that the current rate of $21.75 a month will rise to $39.05 and then six months later will see another increase, this time to $56.92 a ... Read More »

Cell Tower Causes Complaints

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Residents of one Yuma neighborhood are upset with the construction of a cellular tower. The 140ft cell phone tower recently erected is just south of the levee that runs parallel to 14th Avenue in Yuma. Now the neighbors are taking control by complaining to the Yuma City Council. They attended the work session held on Tuesday to ask why such ... Read More »

New Marriage Equality Campaign

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It is only an educational campaign for now, but supporters of marriage equality say their effort launched Tuesday may lead to a 2016 ballot measure to legalize same-sex marriage. The campaign is called “Why Marriage Matters Arizona.” Nelda Majors and her partner Karen Bailey say they have been in a committed relationship for more than 55 years. Majors worries about ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Office Opposes Federal Court’s Proposal

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The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office still opposes a federal court's proposal that deputies announce traffic stops to radio dispatchers before making contact with the driver. American Civil Liberties Union lawyers representing the plaintiffs in the racial profiling case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office say the court's suggestion is consistent with previous consent decrees for law enforcement protocol in New Jersey ... Read More »

Verizon Goes To Court Over Open Internet Rules


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A federal appeals court heard arguments last week from Verizon, which would benefit, if it and other Internet service providers could start charging fees to content providers to reach some customers through faster speeds. This idea of an Internet “fast lane” would create an uneven playing field in the eyes of the FCC, which says established, deep-pockets companies such as ... Read More »

One Dead And One Injured In Phoenix Shooting

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Authorities say one man is dead and another hospitalized in critical condition after a shooting at a northwest Phoenix home Wednesday. They say a 60 year old woman who owns the home says her 55 year old boyfriend and 33 year old son were the two people shot. Police say the 55 year old was found inside the house and ... Read More »

Federal Government and Tribes Partner On Water Study

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The federal government has pledged to work with American Indian tribes in the Colorado River in to address projected shortages of water. A group of ten tribes from around the West and the United States Bureau of Reclamation signed an agreement Wednesday to study tribal water resources. The agency provided $100,000 to initiate the study that is expected to be ... Read More »

Sex Offender Update


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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a sex offender has recently relocated to another residence. Matthew Scott Minner is now living at 550 South Avenue “C” Apartment “D” in Yuma. Minner is described as 5’3, weighing 175 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was convicted in August 2012 of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor by a Judge Advocate ... Read More »

Car Safety Seat Week

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As part of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office ongoing traffic safety campaign, a “Child Passenger Safety Week” campaign will be conducted this week. This national effort will help ensure the safety of young children traveling roadways in our community and throughout Arizona. In 2010, on average, almost two children were killed and 325 children were injured in motor vehicle traffic ... Read More »

Three Arrests Made Across From Elementary School

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Three Wellton people are behind bars after police suspect them of dealing with dangerous drugs and stolen property all right across the street from an elementary school. Our television partner KYMATV says police arrested 18 year old Victor Bravo from his home on San Jose Avenue on Tuesday, a day after police served search warrants at Bravo's home and the ... Read More »

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