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A taste of Philly: Where Eagles fans can find cheesesteaks, water ice and watch Super Bowl 57

PHOENIX – As the big game approaches, the best of Philly food can be found at multiple restaurants throughout the Valley. Some restaurants are going all out to avoid running out of ingredients while also preparing to create a comfortable viewing experience on Sunday.

Philly's Sports Grill in Tempe offers additional outdoor seating for customers watching Eagles games during the season. For Super Bowl 57, the Eagles-themed restaurant is planning special events leading up to Sunday. (Photo by Kaitlyn Parohinog/Cronkite News)

Threatened narrow-headed garter snake gets help from the Phoenix Zoo

PHOENIX — Forty narrow-headed garter snakes were born last year at the Phoenix Zoo’s Arthur L. and Elaine V. Johnson Conservation Center — by far the most since the program began in 2007. The center’s director is hopeful 2023 will be another successful year. The aquatic snake is threatened because of invasive species — including crawfish and frogs — climate change and development.

A Phoenix Zoo employee holds a garter snake.

Colonias residents fight long, and often lonely, fight for basic services

EL PASO COUNTY, Tex. - More than 134,000 residents to colonias - unincorporated rural communities along the U.S.-Mexico border - live withough basic services like roads, water or sewer, and the fight to change that is long and lonely, often left to residents and private nonprofits.


Arizona resumed executions in 2022, outgoing Brnovich seeks one more

WASHINGTON - After an eight-year hiatus, Arizona executed three death-row inmates in 2022, the most it has carried out in a decade. And Attorney General Mark Brnovich has set the wheels in motion for a fourth execution, which could come after he leaves office next month.


ASU men’s swim team strokes its way to 5th in the nation and a bright future

LOS ANGELES – The swim team is not only strong this season, but its success is being powered by freshmen and sophomores that could maintain its edge for years to come.

Arizona State freshman Jonny Kulow places third in the 100-yard butterfly Nov. 4 against the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. (Photo by Emeril Gordon/Cronkite News)

A place to call home: Tempe City Council votes for public referendum on potential Coyotes’ arena and entertainment district

TEMPE – The Tempe City Council votes unanimously for a public referendum regarding the Arizona Coyotes potential new arena in Tempe on Tuesday night. What impact will this have on the Coyotes future


Cronkite News changes name of topic category to ‘Indigenous Communities’

PHOENIX – Cronkite News is changing the name of one of our main topics – Indian Country – to Indigenous Communities. The reason: The term Indigenous is viewed by many as more inclusive.


Heat the turkey, not the conversation: Surviving a post-election holiday

WASHINGTON – While Americans might be tempted to discuss politics while passing the gravy this Thanksgiving, experts say that food is the only thing that should be heated at the holiday dinner table – and they offer hosts some tips for redirecting the dinner table talk.


Turkeys gobble, but they don’t go cheap: Thanksgiving meal costs skyrocket

WASHINGTON - Consumers will face "historically high" prices for their Thanksgiving meal ingredients this year, with experts urging them to plan ahead, look for deals and be ready to substitute traditional foods for something cheaper.


Food banks get lesson in economics: More demand, less supply, higher prices

WASHINGTON – Arizona food banks head into the holiday season having to buy more food, at higher prices, for more clients, with fewer donations to help pay for it. It's a perfect storm of inflation, supply chain issues, increased demand – and a bird virus that's hit turkeys.


Doug Ducey, federal government battle over shipping containers at the border

YUMA – State and Yuma officials concede that placing old shipping containers at the border is not the permanent or effective solution they want, but they did it anyway. Now, what some call a political stunt has the state embroiled in a legal fight with the federal government.


See updates from Arizona voters and polling locations on Election Day

PHOENIX – Voters across Arizona headed to the polls to make their voices heard this midterm election. Their votes on candidate races and propositions will determine the future of Arizona. This year, tensions are high as Arizonans decide on a new governor as well as a U.S. senator, among other races.