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Boxing training may help people with Parkinson’s disease

PHOENIX – Valley Parkinson's patients are turning to non-contact boxing to help punch back at their disease.

Steve Shenkman trains with Nicole Greene at Edge Fitness in Scottsdale. Shenkman has been doing boxing for more than a year to help minimize the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. (Photo by Johanna Huckeba/Cronkite News)

HGTV outfits Scottsdale home with ‘smart’ technology for contest

SCOTTSDALE – Cable network HGTV has decked out a Scottsdale home with new technology that will allow the homeowner to lock the door, raise window shades and control their showers from a smartphone or tablet.


Congress rescinds rule limiting internet collection of customer data

WASHINGTON - The House voted Tuesday to repeal an Obama-era regulation that would have required internet service providers to get explicit consent before selling customer data, a policy that critics said would have stifled business.

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UA partners with company to make concrete out of byproduct from coal mining

TUCSON – The University of Arizona has partnered with a private manufacturing firm to create a more eco-friendly version of concrete.


Arizona students combine forces to gain speed on SpaceX’s Hyperloop competition

MESA – How can you get from Phoenix to San Diego in less than 45 minutes safely? By jumping into a pod that levitates and travels through a tube at 750 miles per hour, of course.


TGen concussion study of ASU football players may lead to better diagnosis, treatment

PHOENIX – A three-year study of the Arizona State University football team will help researchers develop tools to better diagnose and prevent sports-related concussions and other injuries or diseases.


Coworking space focused on female entrepreneurs plans to open Valley location

PHOENIX – Female-owned businesses generate more than $1.6 trillion nationwide a year, according to American Express Open. Entrepreneur Felena Hanson would like to see women in Arizona add to that.


APS customers raise concerns about potential rate hike at Arizona Corporation Commission hearing

PHOENIX – Tempers flared at Wednesday’s public hearing over a proposed rate hike for Arizona Public Service customers.


How has Valley Metro’s light rail expansion affected you?

Cronkite News is working on a story about the ongoing expansion of the Valley Metro's light rail and the effects on those who live and work along its corridor.


Former Homeland Security secretary addresses cybersecurity concerns

PHOENIX – Michael Chertoff, who served as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009, said there’s a new story about hacking that “catches your attention” every day.


Chandler startup develops stem cell treatments to heal injured horses and dogs

MESA – A horse prances around an open field in the East Valley, ready to give birth. But Cheyenne and her foal have a larger role to play in equine medicine: The birth will provide regenerative materials and stem cells that could help other animals recover from injuries.


How is your industry affected by automation and robots?

According to a McKinsey Global Institute report, 51 percent of existing jobs in the United States could be at least partially replaced by the automation technology we already have today.