Arizona Edition

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News Director, Lou Gum

Hosted by Lou Gum, Arizona Edition, KAWC's news program, is our focus on the issues facing Arizona. Through interviews with local newsmakers, KAWC keeps you informed on issues in the region.

GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES FOR NPR

The Arizona Department of Health Services Covid-19 dashboard says the first case of COVID-19 was collected on Jan. 22nd, 2020. 

 

One year later, there are over 700,000 cases in the state and more than 12,000 people have died from complications of COVID-19. 

 

From day one, standing on the medical frontlines against COVID-19, 95,000 Arizona nurses. 

 

  

Until recently, those in Yuma and other communities in our region had little choice if they wanted to pursue a career in social work.  While Northern Arizona University’s Yuma campus offers a bachelor's degree in Social Work, a master’s level program meant traveling out of town, most likely to Phoenix. 

 

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"Our students have shown amazing tenacity," said AWC President Dr. Daniel Corr who expects student success to be on par if not better moving forward into the new year. 

Yuma Regional Medical Center

CEO Dr. Robert Trenschel hopes the seasonal nurse recruitment plan can help alleviate the influx of patients.

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