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Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Jan Brewer today signed into law a measure that addresses one of her top priorities of the legislative session. Based on recommendations from the Governor’s Task Force on Human Trafficking – established by Governor Brewer in April 2013 - HB 2454 strengthens state law to increase penalties for human trafficking while improving and enhancing protective measures for the victimized and vulnerable.
Phoenix, Arizona - Attorney General Tom Horne authored the principal Friend of Court Brief, joined by other states, in today's victory by Michigan upholding state bans on racial preferences in college admissions, state contracts, and state employment.
Tucson, Arizona - Just nine days after agents from the U.S. Border Patrol and the Office of Air and Marine’s (OAM) Tucson Air Branch rescued a severely injured hiker near Gunsight, Ariz., an OAM aircrew found themselves involved in yet another rescue mission.
Des Moines, Iowa - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded $6 million to 10 universities to study the effects of climate on agriculture production and develop strategies to provide farmers and ranchers with the solutions they need to supply the nation with quality food. Vilsack made the announcement during remarks at "The Frontier of Climate Change: State and Local Action in the Heartland" conference held at Drake University.
Yuma, Arizona - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Arizona and New Hampshire will receive more than $12 million to continue efforts to turn around their persistently lowest-achieving schools through new awards from the Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. Both Arizona and New Hampshire will use these funds to make awards to a new cohort of their lowest-performing schools.
Washington, DC - Death records show that American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) death rates for both men and women combined were nearly 50 percent greater than rates among non-Hispanic whites during 1999-2009. The new findings were announced through a series of CDC reports released online today by the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH).
San Luis, Arizona - The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office would like to notify the community that Peter Borquez, 40, is now residing at 1013 N. Hidalgo Avenue, San Luis, AZ. He is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 146 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes..
Yuma, Arizona - The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office would like to notify the community that Christopher Allyn, 41, is now residing at 10546 S. Avenue 14E in Yuma, AZ. He is described as 6 feet tall, 190 to 210 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.