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 National Guard

Flags at all Arizona state buildings were lowered from sunrise to sunset Friday in honor of an Arizona National Guard member who died Wednesday after collapsing during a Tuesday fitness test in Tempe. 

The twenty-three-year-old U.S. Army 3nd Lt. Robert Dwayne Bryant Jr., a member of the Phoenix Police Department, was taking a test for the Basic Officer Leader Course when he collapsed during its run portion. 

Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

There was no firm date announced for the start of in-classroom schooling in Arizona during Gov. Doug Ducey’s COVID update this afternoon.  But during the press conference, the governor announced additional resources and what he called “flexibility and clarity” for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

The Office of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

The Yuma City Council approved an emergency proclamation requiring the use of face masks outdoors to help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.  Mayor Doug Nicholls and Councilmember Chris Morris voted against the measure.   


Yuma County

After action Wednesday by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey giving local governments the power to determine if masks must be worn, the Yuma County Board of Supervisors Thursday issued a proclamation requiring them to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the county. 



Arizona Western College

For more than half of the students at Arizona Western College, walking across the stage at college graduation would have been a first for them and their families. 


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, graduation this year is unlike any other but it will be special and a wonderful way to celebrate the accomplishment of students, Arizona Western College President Dr. Daniel Corr said before the college's virtual graduation Friday night.