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A local band will show off their talent to a national audience this week. Their performance pays tribute to a Latin music icon.

KAWC's Stephanie Sanchez reports.

Homeownership will now be easier for several qualifying low-income families in Yuma County. 

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports.

Yuma Police Department

President Donald Trump wants local police to help enforce federal immigration laws. His recent executive action gives local police chiefs the choice to deputize their officers as immigration officials and do street level enforcement.

But in the border community of Yuma, Arizona, where there are thousands of border and customs officials, the local police department said using its resources to enforce immigration laws makes no sense.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports.

Stephanie Sanchez

The El Diablito Arizona State University Alumni Chapter is gearing up for the 10th annual Somerton Tamale Festival, the largest food festival in the southwest.

The all-day event starts at 11a.m. this Saturday along Main Street in Somerton.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez speaks with the chapter’s vice president, Jose Moreno and tamale vendor Araceli Mesa for a preview on this year’s event.

President elect Donald Trump said he plans to deport millions of undocumented people immediately after taking office.

This pledge, combined with months of divisive campaign rhetoric hit a nerve for some American farm workers.  Often derided as illegal workers, here in Yuma County many cross the border legally to work American fields every day

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez caught up with some of them to get their reaction to Trump’s words and his election win.