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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Yuma County is now days into its push to increase the number of people receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. 

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The American Lung Association released it State of The Air Report 2021 Wednesday. 


It showed that despite nationwide progress on cleaning and air pollution, more than 40 percent of Americans live with unhealthy ozone or particle pollution. In Arizona, Yuma gets an 'F' on ozone quality. However it did show signs of improvement from the previous year. 

Phoenix got worse and is ranked 5 for most polluted ozone in the country. 


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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.