Arizona Edition

Monday through Thursday at 12pm on 88.9 FM and on 1320 AM and the KJZA Radio Network

Hosted by Lou Gum, Arizona Edition, KAWC's news program, is our focus on the issues facing Arizona. Through interviews with local newsmakers and other information from the field, KAWC journalists keep you informed on issues in the region.

Stephanie Sanchez

AZED-In 2009, the discovery of the Asian Citrus Psyllid in Yuma County led to a quarantine of residential and commercial citrus growers.

The Asian Citrus Psyllid, is a small insect that can carry a devastating disease to the state’s $37.2 million citrus industry.

The quarantine which was ordered in Yuma, La Paz and Santa Cruz counties has now been stretched to a small portion of Maricopa County.

Stephanie Sanchez

AZED-The Yuma Proving Ground is one of the largest military installations in the world.

YPG, located 25 miles northeast of Yuma conducts a wide variety of military tests from long range artillery, armored vehicles to unmanned aerial systems.

With a sunny climate, vast terrain and range facilities, it is an ideal environment for testing and training conditions year round.

The test facility is larger than the state of Rhode Island and is one of the Army’s busiest testing centers.

Stephanie Sanchez

AZED-This week fans of role-playing and war games are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Yuma's only independently owned and run comic book and game store. 

Fan-Quest has been the hotspot for people of all ages who prefer the unplugged version of gaming.

In an era in which video games are more popular, we take a look at the low-key gamers who gather in the evenings for games like Dungeons and Dragons or Pokemon Trading Game Card Matches.

KAWC's Stephanie Sanchez has more....

AZED-Rattlesnake season has arrived as temperatures have warmed up.

According to the Arizona Poison and Drug information center, there are 17 different types of rattlesnakes in Arizona and all are venomous.

There are about 8,000 venomous snakebites each year in the U.S and although rare they can be fatal.

It’s also the time of year that veterinarians start to see more dogs and cats brought to animal hospitals because they’ve been bitten by rattlesnakes.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez has more on how you can help keep your pet safe from venomous snakes.

AZED--After some lousy years following the housing market crash in 2009, Yuma’s real estate market is apparently in good condition and is expected to stay that way for the rest of the year.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez speaks with Nova Home Loans Senior Loan Officer Daniel Jackson about the forecast for the local real estate market.

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