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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)

From fresh produce to inmate job training, Nogales food bank fills a basket of needs

NOGALES -- Food waste, the affordability of fresh produce, and prison inmate rehabilitation may seem like disparate issues, but a local food bank is approaching them all head-on.


Tempe startup designs fashion hub to nurture AZ designers

TEMPE – A chrome mannequin greets visitors entering a plain, red-brick building. The click of a sewing machine echoes in the warehouse as one worker hunches over a strip of cloth. Workers glide a steam iron over fabric.


In Focus, episode 1: Service dog helps navigate life with autism

In the first episode of In Focus, producer Ben Flores talks with 25-year-old Lynsie Andreasky about living with autism. Lynsie was diagnosed with high-functioning autism when she was 16. Since then, she has faced many challenges, including depression and overwhelming anxiety. Lynsie shares her story of overcoming challenges thanks to a service dog named Kaycee. We learn how even the smallest dogs are trained to help reduce anxiety and facilitate social interaction.


Farmers worried possible import tax will hurt border produce business

IMURIS, Mexico - Mexican music blares over the speakers of greenhouse located in Sonora, an hour drive south of the border, where workers tend to 60,000 tomato plants with bunches of fruit just turning scarlet. The destination after harvest: grocery stores across the United States.


‘What’s one more?’ The revolving door of a foster family

Jessika Reed has eight children, including seven who are adopted and four who have special needs. As if that wasn’t enough, Jessika has also cared for many foster kids during the past 15 years, constantly welcoming children in need into her home.


ASU professor predicts ‘Obamacare’ repeal could send state into health care recession

PHOENIX – A new report from an Arizona State University professor predicts that repealing “Obamacare” could cut Arizona jobs and send the state into a “health care recession.”


New citizens share mixed emotions about immigration debate

PHOENIX - When Abraham Martinez - “like Abraham Lincoln,” he said - raised his right hand in a courtroom on Friday to take the oath of allegiance in a citizenship ceremony with 71 other people, news about the immigration debate was on his mind.


State audit: Vocational program for disabled costs more, has less success

PHOENIX – A recent state audit found the state's Vocational Rehabilitation program, which helps thousands of people with physical or mental disabilities prepare for and find work, spends significantly more per person on average than similar programs in other states – about 2.5 times the amount.


DACA Students Anxious as President Trump Tightens Immigration Controls

PHOENIX – As President Donald Trump signs a flurry of executive actions, DACA students anxiously wait to find out their fate. During the presidential campaign, he promised to put an end to the program that protects undocumented immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. as children.


Arizona immigrants urge legislators for justice: ‘We want more just laws’

PHOENIX- After writing messages of concerns to legislators, immigrants in Phoenix face their first legislative challenge: a bill that could potentially limit undocumented immigrants' eligibility to obtain a Phoenix secondary municipal access card.


Inauguration speech disappoints Grijalva, who watches from Tucson

TUCSON - While the fanfare of Donald Trump’s inauguration engulfed Washington, D.C., in a swathe of traditions and “Make America Great Again” hats on Friday, Rep. Raúl Grijalva watched the ceremony alone from his office a couple thousand miles away.