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Maya Springhawk Robnett

President Donald Trump has vowed to build an impenetrable wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to keep people from coming into this country.   But there’s concern for the non-human traffic that traverses that line.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports.

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A Yuma native will be honored this week with an award that recognizes his work on behalf of the nation's migrant farmworkers.

David Damian Figueroa will receive the Dolores Huerta Award, named after a renowned civil rights leader who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association with Cesar Chavez.

KAWC's Stephanie Sanchez speaks with Figueroa, a producer of films and music, about the recognition.

Yuma Native David Damian Figueroa will receive his recognition Thursday afternoon in downtown Los Angeles.

Maya Springhawk Robnett / Arizona Science Desk; KAWC

It has been an unusually wet winter thus far for the sunniest city in the world and meteorologists predict the trend will continue.  The recent rainfall in Yuma County is causing problems for local farmers.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports.

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16 million baby boomers are expected to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s by 2050.  Communities will bear the burden of caring for and housing these people.  In Yuma, a Native American tribe has partnered with a private group to try something different—a self-contained "dementia village." 

Maya Springhawk Robnett / Arizona Science Desk; KAWC

Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma graduated its first class of residents recently. Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk spoke with two of the four graduates…

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