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Cronkite News: Dec. 31, 2015

This edition of Cronkite News is a special presentation featuring the top stories from our Los Angeles and Phoenix sports bureaus, including an in-depth look at football helmets and concussions.


Mayor Stanton attending climate change conference

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton stresses sustainability advances in the state at Los Angeles symposium.


Basketball at breakneck pace a way of life on Navajo reservation

WINDOW ROCK — At 5:15 a.m., sunrise is only a thin pale highlight over red rock mesas in the east as Alicia Hale steps out of her house for her daily run. Even in June, the morning is so chilly at an altitude of almost 7,000 feet that she needs several layers to stay warm.


Report: About 40 percent of workers in state, U.S. have no paid sick leave

WASHINGTON - Close to half of Arizona's private-sector workers, more than 934,000 people, do not have access to paid sick leave, according to a report Wednesday by a group pushing for such laws.


Video: U.S. Women’s National Team rallies in Los Angeles after World Cup win

Mesa's Julie Johnston was part of the World Cup rally in Los Angeles celebrating the U.S. Women's Soccer Team's victory.

Julie Johnston played every minute of the FIFA Women's World Cup for the gold medal-winning United States. (Brett Holzhauer/Cronkite News)

Arizona Heat travel to UCLA to compete in first ‘Angel City Games’

LOS ANGELES - The first annual Angel City Games, a competition for physically disabled athletes, took place at UCLA’s Drake Stadium over the weekend. The Arizona Heat, a team from Mesa, competed and relished the experience.

Angel City Games photo

MLB’s pace of play changes won’t affect concession sales

During the fourth inning of the Diamondbacks game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 10, the line for the infamous Churro Dog ran only four deep.

Baseball concessions

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