Arizona Edition

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

News Director, Lou Gum

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.

Protect Your Pets From Rattlesnakes This Summer

Apr 7, 2015

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.

Yuma's real estate market in good condition

Apr 6, 2015

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.

Parents bully-proof their kids with martial arts

Apr 2, 2015
Luis Larios

AZED-Bullying is a form of intimidation or domination toward someone who is perceived as weaker it can take the form of emotional or physical abuse.

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, nearly 1 in 3 students report being bullied during the school year.

Bullying has become a topic of national discussion and has prompted many outreach programs and organizations working to bring awareness and stop it.

But some parents of children who were victims of bullying are trying their own approach.

Rafha House of Hope offers safehaven for runaway teen girls

Mar 20, 2015
Stephanie Sanchez

AZED-A recent lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of kids in the state foster care system shed some light on what life is like for kids who have been taken out of their homes and places in the state’s care.

Allegations of abuse and neglect and a lack of resources or foster homes in local communities are just some of what the lawsuit contends lead to bad outcomes for kids and families.

Arizona gets a 'B' for spending transparency report

Mar 19, 2015

AZED-The Arizona Public Interest Research Group released its yearly report on how the 50 states rate in providing online access to government spending data.

The report uses a “A” through “F” letter grade system to rate states.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez speaks with Arizona Public Interest Research Group Executive Director Diane Brown about the state’s grade.