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Valley Edition December 5, 2017: Chinatown Changes; Valley Fever; Westlands; CHIP; Boxers

Dec 5, 2017

Today on Valley Edition we hear a report about changes looming in Fresno's historic Chinatown neighborhood. Many roads in the area are already closed with construction on high-speed rail, and that's causing some concern among business owners. Yet others are optimistic about a brighter future ahead, with new community improvements, millions in cap-and-trade funding, new housing, and the future rail station. We also hear a report about the role the U.S. military has played in researching valley fever, much of which has taken place at Lemoore Naval Air Station. And reporter Kerry Klein brings us the latest on the congressional fight over the CHIP program, and what it means for the valley. Plus interviews with journalists Megan Greenwell and Emily Benson, about their reporting on Latina teen boxers from the valley, and a controversial deal awaiting congressional approval involving the Westlands Water District.