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The Yuma Sun copy desk also helps publish the funeral notices. It may sound like a morose job, but I don’t think any of us look at it that way. It’s more like a way of honoring people who lived in our community. I sometimes feel like it’s the least we can do for them. 

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According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), about half of Americans are currently trying to lose weight, many of them employing strategies like switching from peanut M&M’s to the plain variety, or drinking more Cherry Coke to increase their intake of fruit.

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On Instagram recently, the TSA released a list of strange items they found in 2018 while inspecting people’s carry-on baggage, and boy, it did not disappoint.

Should I file my tax returns early this year or wait until Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers resolve their dispute over income taxes?

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When I was a starstruck youth, I watched more than my fair share of televised awards programs; but in my nearly 28 years of wedded bliss, such show-biz soirees have consumed only minuscule amounts of my time.

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• Thumbs up to the Yuma Sector Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection, who continue to find and seize drugs throughout the sector. In four separate incidents alone, agents and officers seized over 200 pounds of methamphetamine at the Wellton checkpoint and the U.S. Port of Entry at …

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Love is in the air, and everyone knows … including the feral cats that recently appeared in my neighborhood.

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As new residents of Yuma and subscribers to the Yuma Sun, we are truly impressed by your paper. The only things we miss about our previous newspaper are the cartoons. “Shoe” and “Pluggers” would be great additions.

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I am writing to lend support to your decision to terminate this comic strip for the unforgivable vulgarity displayed on Feb. 10 of this year. I went online, to see for myself, before writing this letter so I would be better apprised of exactly what was printed by cartoonist Miller. It was in…

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I will miss “Non Sequitur.” In fact, I would rather read it, even after a missed profane word, than read “Phoebe and Her Unicorn” or “Breaking Cat News,” as I find those two comics to be dumb.

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One strike then you’re out? I’d rather see “Non Sequitur” than the vapid “Breaking Cat News.” I didn’t even notice the profanity and I read almost all the comics (not cat news) daily and Sunday.

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao did the right thing when she put the brakes on the Obama administration’s regulatory mandate that would have forced an expensive technology called dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) in all new cars and trucks sold in America. The Obama rule would …

It’s an exciting time for Yuma Catholic soccer. The Shamrocks’ boys and girls teams have both made the 3A state tournament semifinals.

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Wow! A big thank you to all the workers and participants who helped make the fourth annual teddy bear benefit a huge success. Special thanks to Lowe’s for donating the barbecue and allowing us to have the car show there and all the clubs and people who attended.

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I can’t even guess what each individual got or took from acting AG Whitakers’ horrendous biased grilling from the House Judiciary Committee hearing. To me it is just another attempt to skin, gut, and cook the President of the United States over an open fire pit. When does this mindless rheto…

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It’s not every day that we in the newsroom get a report of a bobcat sighting in the area. But that’s precisely what happened last week, when a gentleman from the Foothills reached out to us with a photo of his back porch visitor.

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I don’t know what is more worrisome: That presidential campaigning for 2020 has already started, or some of the ideas that are coming out of those campaigns.

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I remember when New England lost a Super Bowl it should have won, Tom Brady’s wife voiced none-too-nice sentiments against Patriot receivers who dropped passes and Giants fans who were rubbing salt in Brady’s wounds.

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When students graduate from high school, they are generally considered adults, ready to march off into the world armed with the skills they need to navigate through life on their own.

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There’s nothing wrong with being wealthy. What matters is how one got to be that way. Far too often the economic elites and the political well-connected manage to exploit their power and status to enrich themselves at the expense of the average taxpayer. It’s called “crony capitalism” and th…

When it comes to enticing kids, fast food restaurants have it figured out. Free toys with the meals, play areas, kid-specific food options … these places have a direct pipeline to children mapped out.

I recently read a Facebook post from someone who just moved to Yuma and they were blown away by how friendly people here are. She had driven around, checking out parks, neighborhoods and other sites, and people everywhere waved to her.

My wife and I went back to see one of the places we would visit during our courtship — an eatery that brought back special memories involving many great people.

The state of our union is in need of repair. This is not in reference to the President’s State of the Union address to the nation. I am speaking of the state of our union we observe and endure daily.

I agree with Mr. Lacey until he uses the word “Democracy”. This country is not a Democracy: it is a “Democratic Republic.” There is an important distinction between the two, although I agree that it’s constantly used by the press and most of Americans, as if the two were equal.

• Thumbs up to the middle school students who competed in the MATHCOUNTS event last week at Arizona Western College. And a special congrats to Pablo Rascon, Hailey Chulamorkodt and Ron Watson Middle School for their victories!

During the years I lived in Manhattan I got used to sleeping through screeching sirens, revving engines and even, sadly, the occasional cry for help. Here in Central California, things are so quiet that a falling pine cone can be jarring.

I have a message for those who voted for Donald Trump and this is, we either get behind him in lending our support, or we can plan on kissing our country goodbye with its being overtaken.

Seems that for decades, “truth, logic, whatever” or “we need comprehensive immigration reform” has been the theme. Yet nothing ever gets accomplished. The answer is simply to be proactive and get to work on the issue as President Trump is attempting to do while the “truth, logic, whatever, a…

My favorite color is red but I forget why. I dislike seeing women wear anything but red lipstick. When did purple and black lipstick come into fashion?

As the polar vortex swept across the upper Midwest last week, the temperature in Milwaukee was minus 22 degrees, with a wind chill of 35 to 45 below.

As our elected legislators make their way to the capitol to manage the state’s budget, public safety, business regulations and so many more issues, the Yuma Education Advocacy Council is looking forward to working with them — and members of our community — to improve education for each of ou…

I didn’t watch Maroon 5’s halftime performance during Sunday’s Super Bowl, but I saw the reaction on Twitter.

The Super Bowl was a bit of a snoozer. The New England Patriots beat the L.A. Rams 13-3, but the game itself was slow-moving. However, what did you think of the ads?

I am writing to thank Yuma residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season.

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