Kim Johnson

News Producer/Reporter

Kim Johnson says coming to work for KAWC is like coming home. Kim has been doing Yuma news on radio since 1981. Kim and his wife Joan moved to Yuma two months after getting married in 1981. Yuma has been good to the Johnsons as they are blessed with three great kids -- Kory, Nicole, and Jacqueline (but she likes to be called Jackie!).

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday issued a Declaration of Emergency, announcing he’s deploying the Arizona National Guard to the state’s southern border.

It was announced in early April that $135 million was coming to Arizona from the American Rescue Plan and it is now being disbursed to help community health center's fighting COVID-19. 

The number of families, unaccompanied children, and single adults being taken into custody by the U.S. Border Patrol continue to increase along the Southwest border. 

Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot said the numbers are overwhelming local border agents and impacting the community and his deputies. 

Sheriff Wilmot tells KAWC's, Kim Johnson he lays the blame at the feet of the Biden Administration. 

CASA of Yuma County


The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in Yuma County need volunteers to advocate for kids in foster care. 

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A relatively common plant virus, known to infect over 600 species of plants has been found for the first time in some Yuma area lettuce fields. 

The virus is called Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus, or INSV and was found locally in early March, said Yuma Grower John Boelts, from Desert Premium Farms and 1st Vice President of the Arizona Farm Bureau.