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Rosa Bevington, YCEDA Media Specialist / Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture

International accounting firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers recently projected a 32-billion-dollar market for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle use in the agriculture industry. In Yuma County, farmers have already begun utilizing UAV or “drone” technology in the fields. Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports…

Southwest Monarch Study

Within the past two decades, the North American monarch butterfly population has plummeted.  To aid in its recovery, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation recently awarded $3 million in grants to various programs, including one in Arizona.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports…

Groundbreaking took place this week for the more than thirteen million dollar Pacific Avenue Athletic Complex.  The project includes six lighted softball fields, batting cages, concessions and restrooms, picnic and play areas, landscaping and walking paths.  DPE Construction of Yuma is building the complex.

Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls says he believes when its finished, the Complex will become an economic driver for the city.  He says it will bring large regional and even national tournaments to Yuma....................

A group of Latino faith leaders, who represent more than 147-thousand churches, called on President Barack Obama to create the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument.

The group sent a letter to the President urging him to extend protection to 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon.

President Obama has created 23 monuments using his power under the Antiquities Act, and has indicated a willingness to add the Grand Canyon.

A fake photograph of a Mexican supermarket ad saying the store is taking “donations” to build the wall along the U.S. Mexico Border is circulating on the internet.

The hoax stems from a campaign promise made by President-elect Donald Trump that he would build wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and make Mexico pay for it.

KAWC Stephanie Sanchez reports.

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