California

Stephanie Sanchez

How does enforcement determine if someone is “too high” to drive?

As scientists try to develop a reliable DUI test for marijuana, KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez went on a ride along with two local law enforcement agencies who say they just rely on the tools they have. 

The Trump administration could end up seizing land from private landowners in order to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico Border.

In an effort to protect private landowners, two U.S. Congressmen introduced legislation Wednesday that would block wall construction on private property.

KAWC’S Stephanie Sanchez has the details.

Amanda Solliday

San Luis-Affordable farmworker housing is in high demand in Yuma County, where up to 50,000 seasonal workers are employed annually.

While there are some federal programs to help workers obtain housing, the onus is on employers to provide housing to some of their seasonal employees.  Specifically, those doing work that American workers take a pass on.

Engineers Test New Space Drill In California Rock Quarry

Dec 11, 2015
Amanda Solliday - KAWC

Planetary scientists intend to use a new type of drill to look for signs of life far beneath the surface of Mars. But before the drill can be used in space, engineers must first try it out in the most similar environments Earth can provide.

A California gypsum quarry is the first test site of the Planetary Deep Drill.

“Here, this gypsum is like 200 feet thick. So this deposit is massive,” said John Bowsher, quarry manager with the United States Gypsum Company (USG).

Amanda Solliday - KAWC

Blythe, California will soon become home to a 485-megawatt photovoltaic facility. The desert town of 20,000 people sits just west of the Colorado River, across from the Arizona border.

The Renewable Resources Group, an asset management firm, will oversee the building process.

The solar farm will sit on roughly five square miles of private land and supply energy to an estimated 145,000 homes in southern California.

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