Weekly return: protests, disputes and festivities
(KYMA, KECY) – On September 20, a protest began outside a Best Western hotel in the Yuma foothills. Many are against the decision to house the migrants while awaiting their court dates.
The demonstrators stood out with placards with several words “Stop illegal immigration”.
Some worry about the spread of COVID-19, other signs indicate that homeless people and veterans should be in hotels instead.
As more places open up, a Yuma taco event kicked off the festivities on Friday September 24 and Saturday September 25.
Tacos and Tunes was an event filled with tacos galore, live music to enjoy, and even carnival rides for the kids.
Two major California water agencies have settled a dispute that once threatened to derail a multi-state deal to protect the Colorado River.
The Imperial Irrigation District is the largest and largest recipient of water from the Colorado River.
He has sued the Metropolitan Water District twice in the past two years for water contributions and water storage.
The entities announced on Monday that they had reached a settlement agreement. Under the agreement, Imperial can store water in Lake Mead on behalf of Metropolitan.
The high-tech tools of the Yuma Sector Border Patrol continue to arrest undocumented immigrants and the smugglers who transport them.
Chief Agent Chris Clem posted the video to social media Thursday morning. Chief Clem says he shows four Mexican nationals crossing the border illegally, then getting into a waiting SUV.
According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), there have been more than 42 million cases linked to the coronavirus in the United States
Considering these numbers, California accounts for about 9.5% of the cases and Arizona for about 4.2% of those related cases.
When it comes to vaccinations, the CDC says 390 million doses were given, with California accounting for 12% of those doses and Arizona about 5.5% of the doses given.