Victor Calderón

News Producer/Host

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.

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Officials in the South Yuma County city of Somerton say the 2020 U.S. Census may have undercounted the number of people who call the community home. They say based on building permits and home construction, the numbers just don't add up.  KAWC's Victor Calderón spoke with Somerton City Manager Jerry Cabrera about the city's concerns and what can be done if the count was truly off.

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Legal sports betting is now open for business in Arizona, as elected officials joined team representatives from two of Arizona’s professional sports franchises on Thursday.

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Aaron Lieberman, a state representative from the Phoenix area, is one of three Democrats running for Arizona governor. Lieberman visited Arizona Western College this week and spoke about education issues impacting the state, including improving access to higher education and raising teacher pay. KAWC’s Victor Calderón spoke with Representative Lieberman on the AWC campus on these and other topics including agriculture and the border.

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A candidate for Arizona governor expressed his desire to improve access to higher education at Arizona Western College’s main campus in Yuma on Wednesday.

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Yuma Police Department officials said the department is seeking accreditation through the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police and the associated Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program KAWC’s Victor Calderón spoke with Captain Wayne Boyd about the process.

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