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The City of Somerton held its annual 4th of July Celebration on Thursday evening. The night featured live music, a watermelon eating contest, food and, of course, fireworks.

UPDATE JUNE 5: Saying they had no choice but to meet their operations budget, Somerton city councilmembers voted Tuesday night to increase water and wastewater rates for residents.

An independent investigation found that the former Somerton police chief brought discredit to the department by allowing the use of city police cars for off-duty travel to the Phoenix area, city officials announced.

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U.S Rep. Raul Grijalva said the federal government must support agencies who serve migrant asylum seekers released in the Yuma area.

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U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva met with teachers Wednesday at Somerton Middle School to discuss a bill he has introduced in Congress called the Success in the Middle Act that would help students in middle schools.