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Farm-to-school programs revitalize health in nutritionally underserved communities

MESA – Latino communities have higher rates of obesity and diabetes, in part because of food deserts and the abundance of unhealthy food choices. To find a lasting solution, an elementary school in Mesa is teaching children about nutrition and agriculture through gardening.


Grijalva, House Democrats demand probe of troops deployed to border

WASHINGTON - Dozens of House Democrats renewed calls Friday for the Defense Department to investigate the legality of President Donald Trump's decision to deploy thousands of active-duty and National Guard troops to the U.S-Mexico border.


‘In this for the long haul’: How a labor organizer’s daughter became a force for rural health care

PHOENIX – Jill Guernsey de Zapien She helped start a program in southeastern Arizona to bring better care to rural residents, particularly farmworkers.


Improving the health of ‘invisible’ farmworkers is a community effort in Willcox

WILLCOX – Access to health care is a big challenge in rural and agricultural areas, and some 53 percent of farmworkers in the U.S. have no health insurance. One program in Arizona is trying to fix that by teaching residents in a community filled with farmworkers to take better care of themselves.



McSally, Kelly raise $13.9 million for anticipated 2020 Senate race

WASHINGTON - Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally and her likely Democratic challenger, Mark Kelly, reported raising just under $13.9 million in the first six months of this year and had a combined $10.3 million on hand for an election that's still 16 months away, new campaign finance reports show.


Giffords back on Capitol Hill to push for vote on background-check bill

WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords joined Democratic leaders to demand that the Senate vote on a bill to toughen background checks for gun buyers. It is the third time this year that Giffords - severely injured in a 2011 shooting - has lobbied on Capitol Hill for the bill.


Sewing class in Peru is ‘home’ for Venezuelan woman

A Peruvian woman opens her arms to Venezuelan refugees fleeing turmoil in their home country.


With Venezuela in turmoil, migrants and refugees turn to Peru

Peru has welcomed with open arms more than 700,000 Venezuelan migrants. The inflow is both a test and an opportunity for the country’s economy.


Twins peek: Scott, Mark Kelly help NASA study effects of long-term space travel

WASHINGTON – Scott and Mark Kelly were identical twins when Scott went into space, but would they be identical when he came back to Earth 340 days later? NASA says yes – eventually. Long space travel does affect the body, but most changes are reversed within a few months, a study of the twins showed.


Background-check bill passes, splitting House and Arizona delegation

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers voted along party lines as Democrats pushed one of their top priorities through the House, advancing a bill to strengthen background checks on gun transfers.But the Bipartisan Background Check Act of 2019 ix expected to face a ttoughher fight in the Senate.


Giffords, Democrats rally at Capitol for gun background-check bill

WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords rallied House lawmakers to support a bill that would expand the requirement for background checks on private gun sales, a bill critics charge is "well intentioned, but will not solve the problem" of gun violence.