Kim Johnson

Reporter

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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A jury awarded the City of Yuma three separate verdicts Thursday against Philip K. Clark and PKC Enterprises Incorporated for taking city water without paying for it.  The verdicts together totalled just under 60 thousand dollars-for statutory tampering and theft (known as conversion) of city water.

The water taken was from an unmetered fire suppression line located near Clark's PKC Enterprises Incorporated business known as Diamond Brooks Water.  The tampering and conversion verdicts came against both Clark and PKC Enterprises Incorporated.

It was a tale of two election results websites Tuesday night as vote totals came in from primary balloting.  The new website from the Arizona Secretary of State repeatedly froze and crashed, making it difficult to access primary results, while the new Yuma County site did pretty well in its debut.

Yuma County Communications Director Kevin Tunell says there were a few minor items that will need to be cleaned up before the November General Election.  But he says generally, the County has received very positive comments on the way the new website worked..........

The Yuma County Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum this week on Proposition 205, which would legalize recreational use of marijuana in Arizona.  The forum pitted Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk, co-chair of Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy and Adam Kinsey, manager of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol.  Each presenter had an hour to make their case.  During a break in the forum, KAWC had the chance to ask Kinsey questions about Proposition 205.  Beginning the extended interview with Kinsey, KAWC's Kim Johnson asks him why his group began the initiative effort to get Pr

About thirty people heard the pros and cons this week of Proposition 205, which would legalize recreational use of marijuana in Arizona.  The Yuma County Chamber of Commerce forum pitted Adam Kinsey, manager of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, and Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk, co-chair of Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy.  Each presenter had an hour to make their case.

Arizona Western College will spend a little less next school year, but the College Property tax rate will be a little more.  AWC Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services Carole Coleman says next year's budget totals just under 78 million dollars, about 760 thousand dollars less than this school year.

Coleman says a smaller Capital budget is the key reason for the difference.  This year major projects, including building renovations for the Engineering Technology program and construction of a new Public Safety Institute facility, were paid for.

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