June 18, 2013 |
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Arizona's misguided effort to set its own voter registration requirements for federal elections. In so doing, the high court recognized that it is Congress, and not individual states, that has the final say over federal election rules. Congress enacted the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 in the hopes of encouraging greater participation in the political system and creating a simplified, uniform registration system for federal elections.
May 12, 2013 |
'Cloud Atlas' Warner Bros., $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99 Available on VOD beginning Tuesday Directors Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer do something daring with their adaptation of David Mitchell's bestseller "Cloud Atlas" - the same core cast of Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent and Susan Sarandon (among others) appears in multiple stories of romance and defiance, spanning from the 19th century to the distant future, all cut together into what amounts to a nearly three-hour montage.
April 13, 2013 |
Sometimes even the most devoted ravers outgrow their fairy wings and neon bikinis. The 160,000 people expected to attend Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival over the next two weekends will find a new electronic music tent with the kind of accouterments rarely seen at these venues - including air conditioning, a hardwood floor and comfy chairs. The new Yuma tent is a world apart from the bare grass floors and body heat of other tents, reflecting maturing tastes and older fans.
April 12, 2013 |
As the afternoon sun mercilessly beat down on Coachella 2013's kickoff Friday, temperatures soared above 90 degrees at the Empire Polo Club. But inside the festival's most conspicuous new upgrade, the Yuma Tent, it could have been midnight for all any of the several dozen dance enthusiasts raving inside the nightclub-like space would have known. Providing the only fully enclosed, air conditioned performance venue at the fest, the Yuma exerts a kind of louche cool -- all black lights and spinning disco balls with a backdrop of faux Caravaggio paintings taking up a back wall.
February 5, 2012 |
For almost a decade, Alejandrina Cabrera has had no trouble speaking her mind in this dusty Arizona border town. She's gone door to door campaigning for City Council candidates. She's addressed the City Council. She's even led two recall petitions against the mayor. But when she decided to run for San Luis City Council, she hit a surprising roadblock: her language. Like virtually everyone else in town, Cabrera conducts her life in Spanish. Late last month, Yuma County Superior Court Judge John Nelson ruled that Cabrera's command of English was insufficient for her to hold public office.
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April 2, 2011 |
A Southwest Airlines flight with 118 passengers made an emergency landing Friday in Yuma, Ariz., after a rapid loss of cabin pressure, and the crew found a hole in the top of the fuselage, according to the airline and the Federal Aviation Administration. Photos: Hole opens up in plane during flight A flight attendant was slightly injured during the steep descent, but no passengers were hurt on Flight 812 from Phoenix to Sacramento, the airline said. The Boeing 737 landed safely at 4:07 p.m. at Yuma International Airport, according to the FAA. The pilot "made a rapid, controlled descent" from 36,000 feet to 11,000 feet after the loss of cabin pressure.