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Ak-Chin tribal members join North Dakota pipeline protest

MARICOPA – Cecily Peters and three other members of the Ak-Chin Indian Community loaded into an SUV Friday evening and drove 24 hours straight to join the protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.


Club soccer player stresses importance of concussion education after injury

PHOENIX — On a muggy night in early August 2015, Bianca Feix was trading jokes with her family around the dinner table. The hands on the clock pointed to 6 p.m. when Bianca, a 13-year-old club soccer player, was in the middle of a story when she grabbed her head.


Concussion reporting on the rise in Arizona

PHOENIX – At first blush, the statement from Dr. Javier Cardenas might have troubled some parents of young athletes.


Video of the day: Cronkite News in Rio

Olympics look ahead: Vision for Tokyo 2020 on display in Rio


Coffee shops bring growth and community to downtown Phoenix

PHOENIX - Late on a Sunday morning, Lola Coffee Bar can expect an eclectic group of people, from college students gathering to gossip, to businessmen meeting to discuss the week ahead, to dedicated readers with books open on their laps. The dining area is small, with several community-style tables that brings all of these different people together.


Track legend Jesse Owens left lasting legacy on Valley

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ASU, Arizona change Michael Phelps as he nears final bow at Rio Olympics Elite runners flocking to Flagstaff Ali’s spirit makes impact in Arizona Olympic medalist prepares elite track athletes at Phoenix-based Altis Arizona athletes take aim at 2016 Olympic Games Arizona becoming a popular place to train for Olympic hopefuls Flagstaff’s Verfuerth charging toward third Paralympic Games appearance [/su_pullquote] Many know Jesse Owens for his ability to rise above, to demolish stereotypes and destroy barriers on his way to achieving one of the greatest feats of any African American in the 1900’s. However, what many don’t know is how much of an impact Owens had on the Valley, where he left a legacy behind that many still revel in today. (Video by Kristina Vicario/Cronkite News)


UA medical students find their match, join residency programs across country

Sixty-six medical students held their breath. Seconds later, all 66 cheered with joy and jubilation.


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.


From the curtain to the pool, Phelps influence felt across ASU

Just a week after Michael Phelps' Curtain of Distraction performance went viral, the most decorated Olympian in history swam the 200-meter freestyle and 100 IM in the middle of Arizona State's dual meet with rival Arizona on Saturday. Phelps, who is at ASU training for the Rio Summer Olympics and will serve as a volunteer assistant for the program after the Olympics are over, is already having a significant impact on the program.


Electronic toys may not help language learning for young children

When Anna V. Sosa looked over the results of her study, the outcome wasn’t a surprise. However, the Northern Arizona University professor did not expect to see such pronounced results.


Former inmate’s new purpose: Get Arizona’s ex-cons to move on and find jobs

He stands in the middle of the conference room, looking out at his disciples in a building not far from the hum of Sky Harbor airport. They stare back, entranced by his presence.

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Report: Native Americans in Arizona had nation’s highest obesity rates

WASHINGTON - Four of five adult Native Americans in Arizona were obese or overweight in 2013, the highest rate in the nation among states studied in a new report.