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Payson, Arizona - Interior Deputy Secretary Michael Connor and Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie joined state, local and private partners today to mark the signing of a new joint watershed restoration agreement for C.C. Cragin Reservoir in Central Arizona. The agreement is a pilot project of the Western Watershed Enhancement Partnership, aimed at reducing the risks of costly wildfires and their impact on western watersheds as part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan.
Washington, DC - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the formation of planets.
Washington, DC - As students and teachers across the country head back to school, the U.S. Department of Education and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards today unveiled Commit to Lead, a new online community that makes it easy for educators to share ideas for teacher leadership and collaborate to bring these ideas to fruition.
Washington, DC - The vast majority of parents are making sure that their children get vaccinated against potentially serious diseases, according to data from CDC’s 2013 National Immunization Survey (NIS) – Children (19-35 months) published in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). While vaccination coverage increased or remained stable for all routinely recommended childhood vaccines in 2013, coverage varied by state, and low coverage levels can leave states and communities vulnerable to outbreaks of potentially serious vaccine preventable diseases.
San Luis, Arizona - Wednesday, at approximately 9:00 a.m., agents with the Yuma County Sheriff’s Narcotic Task Force conducted a traffic stop in the area of Highway 95 and W. County 22nd Street for a traffic violation. The traffic stop led to the discovery of approximately 2 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in packaging consistent with illegal drug trafficking.
Yuma, Arizona - City of Yuma employees were recognized for providing exemplary customer service, workplace excellence, outstanding leadership, exceptional teamwork and above-the-call community involvement during the City’s semi-annual Take Pride awards.
Washington, DC - If it were a 50s scifi movie, we’d call it “Invasion of the Serenity Snatchers” - illegal and annoying robocalls that disturb consumers’ peace and quiet. The battle continues, of course, but we’re happy to announce the winners of the FTC’s “Zapping Rachel” contest held just a few weeks ago at DEF CON 22.
Gila Bend, California - Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested five smugglers and seized 182 pounds of marijuana yesterday.