Yuma news and features

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A human-made chemical used to fire rockets into space, power fireworks, and open airbags in car crashes could also be the cause of numerous cases of thyroid disease in Yuma, Arizona.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

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The Arizona Corporation Commission held a public comment session Monday to discuss the proposed Arizona Public Service rate increases.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports.

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.