Arizona

Cocopah Indian Tribe

Cities in Yuma County proclaimed September as Cocopah Month in honor of the Cocopah Indian Tribe’s 100th anniversary of federal recognition.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports.

NASA

The nation is awaiting a total solar eclipse next week. People will be able to see it on TV, through telescopes or with their own eyes.

However, big events also mean big opportunities for scammers and unethical businesses.

KAWC's Stephanie Sanchez reports.

Loaned Photo

A local girl’s softball team is heading to nationals at the end of July.

But as KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports they first have to beat the heat.

CASA

Arizona’s most vulnerable children are in critical need of child welfare advocates to help them find permanent loving homes.

The number of dependency cases continue to grow each day leaving behind many children who are trying to escape the limbo of an overburdened child welfare system.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports on the requirements of the volunteer position and how the volunteer’s work can impact a child’s life.

Arizona House Republicans released their state budget framework Thursday.  It includes a larger and quicker teacher pay raise than the one proposed by Governor Doug Ducey in next year’s budget and returns monies to the state highway fund.

But Legislative Democrats say neither proposal goes far enough to repair the harm caused by years of cuts to education and other programs. They made their case at a budget town hall in Yuma this weekend. 

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