U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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.

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a waiver to expedite construction of a barrier on the international border near San Diego.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

San Luis Police Department

It’s been a year now since the City of San Luis appointed its new Chief of Police.

Chief Craig Higgins, who is a retired federal drug enforcement agent with over 28 years of law enforcement experience, is the latest in a line of people to take the position. The department has had five chiefs in five years.

KAWC's Stephanie Sanchez checks in with San Luis Police Chief Craig Higgins for an update on the state of the department and community policing.

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Arizona Western College celebrated its new state-of the-art Public Safety Institute facility Tuesday morning at a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local education and law enforcement officials. 

"This may be just a building to some people but to us its a phenomenal result of a partnership," Yuma Sector Deputy Chief Patrol agent Eric Odden said.

The 8,500 square foot facility was built with the partnership of local, state, and federal public safety agencies.

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Yuma-The unemployment rate among veterans is high compared to the general public.

Despite the training and job skills acquired in the military, some former service members have a hard time finding work as civilians.

27-year old Jose Reyes, a former Marine stationed at Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma worked in administration as a bookkeeper and customer service representative working with military personnel.

Upon completing his service, Reyes found himself unemployed for about a year. The skills he acquired weren’t enough.