Arizona Edition

Allstate launches Holiday Home Hazards Campaign

Dec 3, 2014

AZED-The holidays are here and a new Allstate poll found that 83 percent of Americans plan to party this season. Experts say that during the holidays, it is easy to overlook the hazards surrounding holiday parties.

In Arizona, theft increases nearly 4 percent during the holiday season.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez speaks with Allstate Agency owner Paulina Kalaj about how you can avoid holiday hazards.

Medal of Honor museum now open in Yuma

Nov 26, 2014

AZED-The Arizona Historical Society recently opened up its new exhibit that showcases the stories of U.S. military personnel who went above and beyond the call of duty.

Located inside the former house of early-day prominent businessman E.F. Sanguinetti, the “Above and Beyond” exhibition features five actual medals of honor earned by a diverse mix of military service members.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez has more on the exhibition that tells the story of Arizona and the medal of honor.

A remedy for burnout during the holidays

Nov 26, 2014

AZED-November and December are months when patients wait till the last quarter to squeeze in appointments because many health insurances won’t cover procedures at the start of the New Year.

The winter months are also a recipe for flu season to pick up.

In addition to the overall exhaustion of the holidays many physicians may become burned out and patients are affected by not getting the best care.

Medjool date farm production in Yuma County

Nov 26, 2014

AZED-The date palm is one the oldest cultivated fruit tree in the world. The fruit is very common in the Middle East where it has been cultivated there for nearly 6,000 years. 

The date palm was first introduced into the Bard Valley in 1948 and since then date farms have sprouted in areas with hot dry climates.

There are thousands of varieties of dates grown around the globe but the Medjool date is one of the most popular dates.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez visited a date farm in Yuma to see how the a date is produced.

The Berlin Candy Bomber recounts WWII charitable efforts

Nov 11, 2014
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Arizona Edition--Recently, a flying crew from the Arizona National Guard was suspended for dropping candy to children at a Halloween party.

This gesture of dropping candy to children has been a time-honored tradition among air crews in the U.S. Military.

Col. Gail Halverson, who is also known as the Berlin Candy Bomber, was one of hundreds of American pilots involved in the Berlin airlift in 1948.

When Halverson heard the news about the flying crew being suspended for the gesture, he was worried the tradition would come to an end.