Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Yuma is a popular destination for snowbirds, aging retirees who come to enjoy warm weather during the winter months.  Close to 100 thousand extra residents put a strain on the region’s only hospital, Yuma Regional Medical Center.  To meet the needs of this population, YRMC must be prepared to treat stroke—the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports on the hospital’s efforts to become a Primary Stroke Center…

A week ago, a man rammed his car into a Ten Commandments display outside the Arkansas State Capitol. 

Similar religious displays on public space in different parts of the nation have long sparked debate.

But in the decades since a Ten Commandments monument was erected on City of Yuma property, there have been few complaints.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports.

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A local girl’s softball team is heading to nationals at the end of July.

But as KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports they first have to beat the heat.

Arizona Western College is expanding by offering new  STEM related degrees to students in South Yuma County.

KAWC's Stephanie Sanchez reports.

Stephanie Sanchez

"Medical tourism” typically refers to people looking for cheaper dental work, pharmaceutical goods or major surgery in another country.

But it can also mean healthcare for our four legged friends—whose medical costs can sometimes rival human medical bills.

KAWC's Stephanie Sanchez reports that some pet owners are heading south of the border for cheaper pet care.