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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.

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Arizona voters will have another chance to vote on legalizing the use and sale of marijuana for adults in November. 

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With the general election less than 50 days away, the Yuma County Recorder's Office is preparing for an election impacted by a global pandemic, misinformation, and voter insecurity. 

Yuma International Airport

 

 

At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Yuma International Airport lost up to 80 percent of its load capacity and saw dramatic changes to airport operations, according to Airport Director Gladys Brown. 

"Everyone in the industry is trying to figure out what else we need to do to make it safe to fly, make it safe to use our facilities and then get people to slowly be reintroduced to what we remember prior to March of 2020," said Airport Director Gladys Brown. 

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This year the Arizona Early Childhood Alliance released data indicating a third of the state-licensed childcare centers have been forced to close because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"We have an industry on the brink of collapse," - Nicole Newhouse, Chief Executive Officer at the Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC).

The centers still in operation are at 38-percent capacity, according to Nicole Newhouse, Chief Executive Officer at the Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC).

 

Last year the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Grounds celebrated its 75th-anniversary, this year it celebrates the passing of the torch, as one of the world's largest military installations welcomes a new commander, Colonel Patrick McFall III.  

Col. McFall took command July 8, replacing Col. Ross Poppenberger. McFall says he has he wasn't sure what to expect when he moved to this part of the American southwest. 

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