Kim Johnson


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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The Arizona Western College District Governing Board has given preliminary approval to a budget for fiscal 2018.  The budget would increase spending by just over four percent as well as the District's property tax rate.

Diana Doucette is Director of AWC Financial Services.  She says the community has always been supportive of its community college, and she has faith it will understand and support the modest property tax hike proposed.

Lake Havasu City, Arizona has won two million dollars as one of the top finishers in the "America's Best Communities" Competition. 

A new local group Saturday will join with similar groups nationwide to ask President Donald Trump to release his tax returns.  KAWC's Kim Johnson talked with Fred Brown, a spokesperson for the group Yuma County Indivisible.

Arizona sheriffs have begun a lobbying effort to preserve a federal grant that pays some of the cost of housing undocumented inmates.  KAWC's Kim Johnson spoke to Yuma County's Sheriff about the grant.........................

The grant is known as SCAPP, standing for State Criminal Alien Assistance Program.  Since 1994 SCAAP has helped to pay costs for counties to house undocumented inmates.  Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot says the grant has been eliminated from the recently released budget plan proposed by Donald Trump.   Sheriff Wilmot explains why SCAAP is important.

Arizona Sheriffs are asking for help to keep a Federal grant that pays some of the costs of housing undocumented inmates in county jails.