Kim Johnson

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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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If you have been to any of the four Walmart's in the Yuma area you may notice departments have been re-arranged and renovations have been underway. 

According to Anne Hatfield, Walmart's Western States Director of Communication, the stores are being renovated to the highest standards of Walmart's newest stores. 

"Things that customers will see include expanded beer and wine selections, expanded delis. New interactive departments in electronics and the baby section. Where products are out of the box," said Hatfield. 

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The City of Yuma and the Regional Council of Ramat HaNegev, Israel signed an official Memorandum of Understanding Wednesday to establish a partnership for agricultural collaboration, amongst other future points of interest.

Arizona's opening of the Arizona-Israel and Investment Office in Tel Aviv made the partnership possible. 

Through a Zoom video conference between Yuma and Israel, Mayor Doug Nicholls and Ramat HaNegev Mayor Eran Doron signed the memorandum between the two desert regions. 

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Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, along with the state's health director, Dr. Cara Christ, want all residents to get the influenza vaccine. 

The new head of the Postal Service testified Friday, Aug. 21 before a committee of the Republican-controlled Senate on the controversial changes made to postal operations. 

The changes come less than three months before many Americans plan to vote by mail in the November Election. 

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was appointed to the post in June and spent most of his time before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee answering questions about the changes implemented at U.S. Post Offices. 

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Monday was day one of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. It was also the first time Bryan Rasmussen,  the Yuma County Democratic Party Chairman, took part in an all virtual-based convention instead of gathering as planned in Milwaukee. 

The convention intends to hammer out the party platform, and nominate the party's candidates for President and Vice President. 

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