Kim Johnson

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Kim Johnson says coming to work for KAWC is like coming home. Kim has been doing Yuma news on radio since 1981. Kim and his wife Joan moved to Yuma two months after getting married in 1981. Yuma has been good to the Johnsons as they are blessed with three great kids -- Kory, Nicole, and Jacqueline (but she likes to be called Jackie!).

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Classes at the end of the week at most Arizona Schools were called off because of the Red for Ed teacher's walkout.  But what happens Monday?  For the Yuma Union High School District at least, the situation is still up in the air...............

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Yuma area teachers joined with teachers across Arizona Thursday in an unprecedented walkout for higher pay and increased education funding.  KAWC's Kim Johnson reports...............

Striking Yuma area teachers spent much of the day lining the intersection of 4th Avenue and 16th Street, joining teachers across the state in a walkout that closed down most of the state's public schools.  Teachers, parents, supporters and kids all wearing Red For Ed t-shirts filled the sidewalks of the intersection, receiving horn honking support from many of the cars going by.

Four local school districts called off classes Thursday and Friday due to the possibility of teachers walking out of their classrooms.  KAWC's Kim Johnson reports.........

Classes at Yuma Elementary District One, Somerton Elementary District, Gadsden Elementary District and Yuma Union High School District have been cancelled for Thursday and Friday due to the expected strike of public school teachers.  More than 70% of Arizona teachers reportedly voted last week to walk off the job to increase teacher pay and funding for K thru 12 education.

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…

While one of the most entertaining World Series contests was underway this year between the Dodgers and the Astros, Arizona Western College's own World series hero was back on campus.  KAWC's Kim Johnson tells us why...

Bengie Molina came back to the college, along with local educator and elected official Lynn Pancrazi, as a 2017 inductee into the AWC Hall of Fame.  Molina, from Puerto Rico, was a shortstop and pitcher for the Matadors prior to a long career as a catcher on four Major League Baseball teams... 

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