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Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

A group of Yuma veterans and military spouses are using a surprising method to tell their stories.  This weekend, the Yuma Community Theater will present the stories of six people whose lives were impacted by service.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports.

Governor Doug Ducey this week announced Arizona Western College President Dr. Daniel Corr is one of four new appointments to the Arizona State Board of Education.  Dr. Corr is in his first year as President of AWC.  He previously served as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs at Scottsdale Community College.  Dr. Corr takes over the Community College seat on the Board.

Officials from the Yuma Visitors Bureau admit to being relieved in the wake of Wednesday's final approval of the City of Yuma' fiscal year 2017-2018 budget.  The relief comes from the restoration of 200 thousand dollars of a planned 250 thousand dollar cut from the organization, approved in the city's preliminary budget adoption in April.  Dustin Mylius is Yuma Visitors Bureau Marketing Manager, he says he can only speculate why the Yuma City Council changed its mind on the cut.

The Arizona Western College preliminary 2017-2018 budget is scheduled for a vote later this month.  KAWC's Kim Johnson spoke to AWC President, Dr. Daniel Corr, about the 45 million dollar spending plan.  A plan which Dr. Corr says includes a 2% hike in the College District property tax rate.

Once the preliminary budget is given final approval, it will also begin the process of upgrading technology at AWC.  The College District Governing Board is expected to vote on the preliminary budget during their May 15th meeting.

Four designated national monuments in Arizona are among 24 across the country slated for review under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump Wednesday.

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