Lou Gum

While the focus of the race for state senate in legislative district 13 has been on expelled Yuma politician Don Shooter’s return to the ballot, a lone Democrat awaits the winner of the Republican primary in August.

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Federal officials say the e-coli outbreak that led to the deaths of five people and sickened hundreds more is over.  But the U.S. Food and Drug administration now says bacteria that contaminated romaine lettuce grown near Yuma, Arizona has been found in local irrigation canals.

Victor Calderón

More than 100 people marched down Main Street in San Luis, Arizona on Saturday to call for the speedy reunion of families separated at the border. Many held signs and dressed in white as a sign of solidarity.

They chanted slogans including "Love, Not Hate, Makes America Great" as they walked from the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center to the San Luis Port of Entry and back for a planned rally. The march coincided with a national day of action around the country sponsored by a group called Families Belong Together.

June 29th was the last day on the job for Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Executive Director Charles Flynn.  Flynn was honored this week during the annual meeting of Visit Yuma for his impact on the community.  KAWC's Kim Johnson was there and has details.....

In his 19 years on the job Flynn is credited with being the catalyst for Yuma's reconnection with the Colorado River.  He says when he arrived in Yuma it was a river city with no river access, but he says he knew people here wanted that to change.....

The Government's new fiscal year begins next week.  Yuma County's budget for the new year is up from this fiscal year.  But it holds the line on property taxes.  KAWC's Kim Johnson reports.....