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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.


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Hundreds of military families to relocate beginning May

May 13, 2015

AZED-May marks the start of Permanent Change of Stations for many military families across the nation.

According to Department of Defense stats, nearly 40 percent of military moves occur between May 15th and August 15th.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez speaks with Military Affairs Relationship Director within USAA’s Military Advocacy Group Maggie Hahn about how military families can prepare, plan and pack to ensure a smooth successful move.

Healthcare grants available for local families

May 12, 2015

AZED-Families who need help to pay for their child’s health care treatment, services or equipment can take advantage of grants offered by the United Healthcare Children’s Foundation.

The foundation is encouraging families to apply for grants of up to 5-thousand dollars for child medical services and equipment by completing an online application.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez speaks with United Healthcare vice president of the Arizona and New Mexico division, Mark Olson on what people need to apply.

Yuma resident receives inspirational mom award

May 12, 2015

AZED-A Yuma resident was named as one of five women in the nation for “The Most Inspirational Mom Scholarship Program”.

The search was conducted by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and University of Phoenix.

The program is designed to promote a culture of family achievement and raise awareness about creating great futures for parents and youth through education.

The Most Inspirational Mom Scholarship Program was designed to promote a culture of family achievement and raise awareness about creating great futures for parents and youth through education.

Cocopah Speedway in Somerton continue renovations

May 7, 2015
Stephanie Sanchez

AZED-The Cocopah Speedway in Somerton has had many different owners since it opened almost four decades ago. 

The dirt-clay racetrack had been inactive for a few years until the Cocopah Indian Tribe took ownership and reopened the facility in 2010.

Renovations to the speedway and facilities have been ongoing and it racing is increasingly popular as family-friendly entertainment for the community.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez took a tour of the Cocopah Speedway and gives us an inside look at how this revitalized race track is impacting Yuma County.