By Ben Flores | Friday, March 17, 2017
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.
By Emily L. Mahoney | Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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.
By Johanna Huckeba | Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017
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.
By Adriana Becerra | Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017
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.”
By Emily L. Mahoney | Monday, Feb. 6, 2017
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.
By Ethan Millman | Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017
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.
By Adriana de Alba | Friday, Jan. 27, 2017
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.
By Charlene Santiago | Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017
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.
By Emily L. Mahoney | Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
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.