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Kim Johnson / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

The head of U.S. Homeland Security toured the Mexican border near Yuma with Arizona’s governor on April 18th.  KAWC’s Kim Johnson has details…

Sara Hammond / AZPM

The Santa Cruz River is a big reason why Tucson exists, and has for thousands of years. But, like other desert waterways, the river doesn't always flow. Reuse of treated wastewater is bringing sections of the riverbed to life.

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

In Yuma, Arizona, the Colorado River is not what it was.  For thousands of years, its raging water deposited rich soil in the delta, creating one of the most verdant agricultural areas in the world.  Today, the river flow is 1 percent of what it was a century ago, but agriculture continues to thrive even as the water needed to maintain it dwindles due to over-allocation and drought. 

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Some political strategists predict sweeping victories for progressive candidates during the nation’s midterm elections.  That has activist groups mobilizing across the nation—including here in Yuma County.   KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett spoke with Bryan Rasmussen, President of Our Revolution Yuma, a local chapter of a group started by 2016 Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders…

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

An elementary school in Yuma connected with astronauts on the International Space Station recently through a NASA video call.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett was there…

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