Brandon Mejia

Digital Content Editor

This Arizona native was born in Tucson and graduated from the University of Arizona in May of 2017 with a degree in broadcast journalism.

During his time at the university, Brandon received the 2017 Excellence in Broadcast Journalism award from the UA School of Journalism.

Soon after graduation, he got his start at the local NPR/PBS affiliate in Tucson, where he was introduced to live radio and TV news covering education throughout Southern Arizona.

He is also the Evening News Anchor/Producer for KYMA in Yuma - El Centro. 

The Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) in Yuma will close Friday, April 17 through Tuesday, April 21 for computer system upgrades. The shutdown will interrupt all services provided at the MVD offices and through its third-party provider  

The new computer systems will update previous systems that are 35 years old and outdated.

Sunset Health clinic in Somerton has closed down its offices as it monitors a patient who tested positive for COVID-19. 

Two male inmates within the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) have tested positive for COVID-19. 

Since the virus hit Arizona,  60 ADCRR inmates have been tested for the virus out of more than 42,000 throughout the state. The results showed 48 inmates were negative, 10 are pending and two positive cases. 

The Arizona Department of Corrections will not take inmates for the next 21 days as part of a collective agreement with Sheriff's throughout the state to limit the spread of COVID-19. 


The Yuma County Sheriff's Office was made aware after the Corrections Department Director decided to have law enforcement work together to limit the spread of the virus. 

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman extended the closure of all Arizona schools through the end of the school year Monday. 

The decision comes as the Centers for Disease Control and the White House extend physical distancing guidelines until April 30, 2020.