State representative Charlene Fernandez

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Legislators from District 4 held a town hall in San Luis on Tuesday night.

Residents asked state Senator Lisa Otondo and Representatives Charlene Fernandez and Dr. Gerae Peten about immigration, the Port of Entry and more funding for San Luis schools, including the need for a second high school due to overcrowding.

Lou Gum

As the federal government struggles to meet a court-imposed deadline to reunite families separated at the border, the well-being of the young children being kept in facilities in Arizona and neighboring states must be considered, state Representative Charlene Fernandez told KAWC.

Lou Gum

State Representative Charlene Fernandez joined lawmakers earlier this month in visiting a facility housing children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Yuma County Voters To Decide On YUHSD Bonds

Nov 2, 2015

Yuma-Yuma county voters will head to the polls Tuesday to decide on two bond issues for the Yuma Union High School District.

The bonds seem to be widely supported in the community.

The “tin gym” is one of the buildings that would be replaced if voters approve a $79.5 million dollar bond. One of the two bonds voters are being asked to support in elections Tuesday.

YUHSD Superintendent Toni Badone says the tin gym is impossible to air condition with swamp coolers during Yuma’s warm summer and early fall.