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Fight for 15 rallies for minimum wage hike

Nearly two years into their fight for a $15 hourly wage, fast-food workers got a two-day dose of inspiration that organizers hope will push them toward bigger displays of civil disobedience. Hundreds of workers gathered at the first Fight for 15 convention in Villa Park over the weekend. They are part of a movement that has included strikes from New York, where the effort began, to Los Angeles, with Kansas City, Mo., Milwaukee, Detroit and Chicago in between, and arrests outside McDonald's Co... More>>

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Mercury rising

Living in the southwest, warm temps are just part of life; but, lately as the mercury begins to rise it has proven to be too much for some. Emergency crews have been called out fordehydrations calls and area utilities have recorded larger than normal power uses. Some companies have opened their doors offering passer by’s a cool zone and even the Salvation Army has scoured the city looking for people in aide to help them get hydrated and get some shelter from the sun. More>>

Latest polls show Ducey and Jones neck and neck for Republican slot

According to the latest poll from Veterans for a Strong America Arizona Treasurer Doug Ducey leads the pack at 23 percent, he's being followed closely by former Counsel for GoDaddy Christine Jones who received 21 percent of the poll. The poll listed 22 percent of participants as undecided. According to the same poll the biggest issues concerning the state were listed as healthcare and education. Another poll conducted in late June by Harper Polling showed Ducey as the favorite at 33 percent a... More>>

Father beats accused child abuser, Daytona police say

Police say a Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his son. Authorities say the father called 911 early Friday after he walked in on the alleged abuse.Frolander motionless on the living room floor. He had several knots on his face and was bleeding from the mouth. Police said the father -- who was not identified -- told investigators he walked in as Frolander was abusing the boy. Police did not release the boy's age, but Frolander is charge... More>>

Coming soon...Wal-Mart

On Wednesday the Yuma City Council voted to change the zoning designation on the proposed land acquired by Wal-Mart. The property located near the intersection of Avenue B and 8th Street was the home of a mobile home park as zones for residential use; the new designation changes that to mixed which will allow the new store to move in to the property. The new store will be the fifth Wal-Mart for Yuma County. More>>

Border wars: Drop in apprehensions

In Border Wars news the Yuma Sector has become the proverbial diamond in the rough when it comes to border security. According to the latest numbers from the Department of Homeland Security Yuma Sector has reported a record drop in apprehensions compared to apprehensions a decade ago. According to the latest stats apprehensions dropped 96 percent since 2005. Back then the Yuma Sector apprehended 138,438 people; during fiscal year 2013 they apprehended just 6,105. Many factors can be taken int... More>>

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Returned to Regular Army Duty

The Army has given Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a desk job, ending the formal phase of his transition from Taliban prisoner to not-quite-ordinary soldier, and setting the stage for Army investigators to question the Idaho native about his disappearance that led to five years in captivity. In a brief statement Monday, the Army said Bergdahl has been assigned to U.S. Army North at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in Texas. Bergdahl has been decompressing and recuperating from the effects of captiv... More>>

Out with the old...

It has been a staple in the Yuma community since the early 70's and the place to meet for the young and old alike. The Southgate Mall now sits on broken asphalt and bares the scares of more than 40 years; decades being passed from owner to owner and now it's set to be torn down to make way for a new more improved shopping center. Today the building has been stripped from within to make way for demolition equipment to tear down the center portion of the mall. Stores like Sear, Burlington and t... More>>

McCain, Flake propose fix to immigration crisis

Arizona's U.S. Sen's. John McCain and Jeff Flake will lay out legislation Friday they said they hope will clear up the child immigrant crisis on the U.S. border with Mexico. The two Republican senators are expected to unveil their proposal at 10 a.m. Friday and one of the biggest changes they propose is to change the 2008 law under former President George W. Bush that requires immigrants from Central and South American countries to see an immigrant judge before being deported. The numbers of ... More>>

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    Broken water main floods UCLA; 5 people rescued

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:27 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:27:07 GMT
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    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:21:42 GMT
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    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:15:45 GMT
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