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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The Arizona Legislature has a month under its belt into 2021 and democratic representative Charlene Fernandez is raising concerns about issues being addressed.

Congressman Raul Grijalva said he is pleased with President Biden's decision to end private prison contracts on Tuesday. 


The President issued an executive order ending the Department of Justice's reliance on private for-profit prisons. 


Grijalva called the order "an important, immediate step the federal government can take to address the mass incarceration crisis." A crisis he said currently traps million in the criminal justice system.


COVID-19 vaccinations have become nearly impossible to come by for Yuma County residents. Limited appointments fill up quickly leaving many frustrated. 


KAWC's Kim Johnson spoke with Arizona Representative Tim Dunn about the difficulties of getting appointments for vaccinations in Yuma County. 

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If there was ever a year where the need for donations were at a high, 2020 may have been it and the Yuma Community Food Bank saw that, according to President and CEO Shara Whitehead.




Having served nine years in the past, Democrat Bill Mundell is seeking another term on the Arizona Corporation Commission, which among a number of duties, regulates monopoly utilities. 

Mundell served from 1999 through 2008 on the commission before being term limited from office. He would go on to seek another term in the 2016 election along with fellow Democrat Tom Chabin.