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Cactus League Stadium Guide

The temperatures are back in the 80s in the Valley of the Sun and with them, 15 major league teams have returned for spring training. Each of the 10 ballparks where they practice and play offer something special for fans who attend, from the delectable garlic fries imported from San Francisco to the opportunity to shag fly balls during batting practice. Cronkite News went from ballpark to ballpark and gathered a list of the must-sees and must-dos while in and around these Cactus League venues.


U of A study examines alcohol use in Native American population, helps debunk stereotypes

TUCSON – Popular culture often depicts Native Americans as drunks and binge drinkers.


Burmese refugee family overcomes obstacles, finds success

The so-called Canyon Corridor is home to one of the fastest-growing communities from half a world away. Meet the Burmese.


Report: Arizona falls in lowest category for highway safety policies

WASHINGTON - Arizona's driving policies make it one of the most dangerous states in the nation for drivers and their passengers, according to a report released Thursday.


Technology helps teach Navajo in new ways

TUCSON – Learning a new language can be hard, especially when the language is as scarce and complicated as the Navajo language.

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Phoenix sees increase in ‘solopreneurship’

From reasons ranging from schedule flexibility to personal fulfillment, more people are gravitating toward independent work – or “solopreneurship” – in which they operate all aspects of their business without employees.


Arizona charter schools turn 20 with higher test scores

Nestled between a taco shop, a gas station and a church lies the Gilbert campus of Leading Edge Academy. A former Albertsons grocery store on the strip mall is what the small public school calls home.

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Roll the tape: Valley police departments deploy body cameras

An officer retrieves a small black box charging in the police station and mounts it onto his or her uniform before heading out for the day. Once the officer is on the job, the box is recording.

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Schools gather canned goods to help food banks provide holiday meals

Many families will wake up to the smell of a turkey already roasting in the oven, potatoes boiling for mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and apple pies in the oven with a stove full of pots cooking the traditional trimmings of a Thanksgiving meal, all thanks to help from some Valley schools and local charities.

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A very vegetarian Thanksgiving: How local businesses adjust to new kinds of customers

In addition to the president, millions of others will pardon turkeys from the imminent threat of Thanksgiving this year.

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Organic local turkeys from Gilbert farm sell out in a day

GILBERT – Representatives with The Farm at Agritopia said their goal is to bring fresh and organic food to the community – especially for this Thanksgiving holiday.


Arcade bar growth turns Valley into multiplayer arena

TEMPE – Dillon Thompson has spent one to two hours at Endgame Bar nearly every day since the 22-year-old first started going about two and a half months ago.

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