Yuma news and features

Yuma Jewish Congregation Hosts Israeli Scout Performance Troupe

Jun 20, 2017
Israeli Scout Cultural Exchange

Yuma’s Jewish congregation Beth Ha Midbar is hosting a singing and dancing Israeli girls-and-boys scout troupe in Yuma.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett sat down in the studio with Fred Brown of the Yuma Jewish Community Council to talk about the troupe’s upcoming performances…

Water Contamination Could Be Causing Thyroid Disease in Southwest AZ

May 18, 2017
Lipman Herne / Northern Arizona University

A human-made chemical used to fire rockets into space, power fireworks, and open airbags in car crashes could also be the cause of numerous cases of thyroid disease in Yuma, Arizona.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

Yuma Public Comment Session on APS Proposed Rate Hikes

Apr 11, 2017
Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC

The Arizona Corporation Commission held a public comment session Monday to discuss the proposed Arizona Public Service rate increases.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports.

Maya Springhawk Robnett

President Donald Trump has vowed to build an impenetrable wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to keep people from coming into this country.   But there’s concern for the non-human traffic that traverses that line.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports.

Yuma Native Recognized For Advocacy of Farmworker Rights

Feb 21, 2017
Loaned photo/Reyes Entertainment

A Yuma native will be honored this week with an award that recognizes his work on behalf of the nation's migrant farmworkers.

David Damian Figueroa will receive the Dolores Huerta Award, named after a renowned civil rights leader who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association with Cesar Chavez.

KAWC's Stephanie Sanchez speaks with Figueroa, a producer of films and music, about the recognition.

Yuma Native David Damian Figueroa will receive his recognition Thursday afternoon in downtown Los Angeles.