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Military
1:19 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Yuma Proving Ground tests M777 Howitzer

A crew conducts a "shakedown test" on the M777 Howitzer at Yuma Proving Ground.
Credit Stephanie Sanchez

AZED-The Yuma Proving Ground is one of the largest military installations in the world.

YPG, located 25 miles northeast of Yuma conducts a wide variety of military tests from long range artillery, armored vehicles to unmanned aerial systems.

With a sunny climate, vast terrain and range facilities, it is an ideal environment for testing and training conditions year round.

The test facility is larger than the state of Rhode Island and is one of the Army’s busiest testing centers.

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Arts and Culture
12:52 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Fan-Quest celebrates 25 years of comic book and game fun

Fan-Quest opens its doors Wednesday through Sunday evenings where people of all ages gather to play tournaments.
Credit Stephanie Sanchez

AZED-This week fans of role-playing and war games are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Yuma's only independently owned and run comic book and game store. 

Fan-Quest has been the hotspot for people of all ages who prefer the unplugged version of gaming.

In an era in which video games are more popular, we take a look at the low-key gamers who gather in the evenings for games like Dungeons and Dragons or Pokemon Trading Game Card Matches.

KAWC's Stephanie Sanchez has more....

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Health Care
1:33 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Protect Your Pets From Rattlesnakes This Summer

AZED-Rattlesnake season has arrived as temperatures have warmed up.

According to the Arizona Poison and Drug information center, there are 17 different types of rattlesnakes in Arizona and all are venomous.

There are about 8,000 venomous snakebites each year in the U.S and although rare they can be fatal.

It’s also the time of year that veterinarians start to see more dogs and cats brought to animal hospitals because they’ve been bitten by rattlesnakes.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez has more on how you can help keep your pet safe from venomous snakes.

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Economy
2:39 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Yuma's real estate market in good condition

AZED--After some lousy years following the housing market crash in 2009, Yuma’s real estate market is apparently in good condition and is expected to stay that way for the rest of the year.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez speaks with Nova Home Loans Senior Loan Officer Daniel Jackson about the forecast for the local real estate market.

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Arts and Culture
1:13 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Parents bully-proof their kids with martial arts

Children sparring at Larios Karate Club in Yuma, AZ.
Credit Luis Larios

AZED-Bullying is a form of intimidation or domination toward someone who is perceived as weaker it can take the form of emotional or physical abuse.

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, nearly 1 in 3 students report being bullied during the school year.

Bullying has become a topic of national discussion and has prompted many outreach programs and organizations working to bring awareness and stop it.

But some parents of children who were victims of bullying are trying their own approach.

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