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Program helps Latinos diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

PHOENIX – Hispanics suffer from Parkinson’s disease at twice the rate of other ethnic minorities, likely due to environmental factors such as prolonged exposure to herbicides and insecticides or to metals such as copper, manganese and lead, according to a report from Washington University in St. Louis.


Western mayors talk water conservation, stay mum on drought allotments

WASHINGTON - Nearly a dozen Western mayors gathered Wednesday to discuss anything and everything "water" except the region's drought contingency plan - what Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton called "the 800-pound gorilla in the room."


Fantasy leagues can be gateway to gambling addiction

Jose Caraveo discovered fantasy football when he was in high school.


Arizona defense firms may see spending bump from Trump, but not soon

WASHINGTON - Defense businesses in Arizona that have been hit hard in recent years by a downturn in contract spending are looking to a Trump administration for possible relief - but experts said that could take years to arrive.


Clemson achieves redemption in return to desert

GLENDALE - Throughout the week leading up to Saturday’s PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, Clemson players spoke about how last season’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game loss in Arizona left a bad taste in their mouths.


Consumer confidence is up, just in time for the holidays

PHOENIX - Consumer confidence in Maricopa County and several other Arizona counties rose this year, according to a Rocky Mountain Poll.


Minority advocates, Trump transition team hold closed-door meeting

WASHINGTON - Leaders of about 20 minority advocacy organizations met with President-elect Donald Trump's transition team in a closed-door meeting Wednesday in what advocates said they hope was one of many meetings to come.


Gwen Ifill, host of PBS NewsHour, dies at 61

PHOENIX - Gwen Ifill, veteran journalist and co-host of PBS NewsHour, has died after a battle with cancer. She was 61. According to a PBS statement, Ifill had been in treatment for "several months."


Sun Devil Fitness Complex first ever polling place on ASU campus

TEMPE - For the first time, Arizona State University had its own polling place. The Sun Devil Fitness Complex became a polling place for the constituents in the area.


Arizona’s Election Day a mix of high turnout, enthusiasm and frustrating problems

Arizona's Election Day was a mix of computer problems, long lines, frustration and enthusiasm as state races and a divisive presidential campaign drew high numbers of voters to the polls.


Phoenix municipal ID provides to provide access to city services

The Phoenix municipal ID, which is scheduled to launch in February, will allow city residents who don't have the documents to obtain a state identification card to obtain a municipal ID that will allow them access to all city services, such as turning on water or checking out a library book. It also will serve as a valid ID when dealing with law enforcement.


Schools out on Fridays as AJ students adjust to four-day school week

APACHE JUNCTION – One year after a southeast Valley school district switched to a four-day school week, some parents and students still grapple with longer days and child-care schedules while others have embraced the new model.