Category: Cronkite News

School district broadcast teaches students how ice cream is made

Kendall Bartley Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 School district broadcast teaches students how ice cream is made Ice Cream Factory, a four week-long live broadcast, teaches Paradise Valley School District first graders every step in the ice cream making process while featuring experts from local companies..embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;...

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Cronkite News: Nov. 16, 2015

Staff Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 Cronkite News: Nov. 16, 2015 This edition of Cronkite News focuses on local reaction to the terrorist attacks in Paris..embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;...

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NASCAR accelerates growth for Ahwatukee’s Gannis

Chris Caraveo Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 NASCAR accelerates growth for Ahwatukee’s Gannis Cassie Gannis watched her father, John, race for fun on dirt tracks at Manzanita Speedway and Canyon Raceway in Phoenix when she was a child. John would bring his cars home, where Cassie would climb into them, clean and work on them. Cassie, then 10, wanted to compete in auto racing. Realizing this, John stepped away from the wheel and focused on helping his daughter pursue her dreams. Cassie has experienced significant growth in the sport since then, reaching the Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR’s third-highest level of racing. The sport has also helped her grow personally as well. “Before I started racing I was a really quiet person. If you weren’t my family and I didn’t know you, I probably wouldn’t talk to you,” said Gannis, who who failed to qualify in her series debut Friday at Phoenix International Raceway. “So now being in racing, I’ve grown out of that shell and basically talk to anybody.” Gannis, who lives in Ahwatukee, graduated from Desert Vista High School in 2009. Her sister Alexis said not many kids in Ahwatukee were interested in racing when Cassie was growing up. She had few people to relate to, let alone approach. “She was very shy, so I feel like she couldn’t come out of her shell quite yet,” Alexis said....

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Paper Clouds Apparels creates artistic opportunities for people with disabilities

Sydney Glenn Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 Paper Clouds Apparels creates artistic opportunities for people with disabilities Tempe T-shirt printing company has a creative program for special needs people..embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;...

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Arizonans join local leaders for White House pitch on Obama’s agenda

Charles McConnell Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 Arizonans join local leaders for White House pitch on Obama’s agenda WASHINGTON – For the second time in six weeks, Arizona lawmakers were on hand at the White House Friday to get a pitch from administration officials on President Barack Obama’s policy priorities. Coconino County Supervisor Elizabeth Archuleta and Phoenix Councilwoman Kate Gallego joined about 25 lawmakers from 16 other states for daylong meetings with administration officials on everything from climate change to workplace issues. A White House official said the meetings are part of a broad effort by the administration to reach out and “advance the president’s agenda” in local communities across the country. “We work to continually engage state legislators, city and county elected leaders via White House meetings, calls and webinars,” the official said. Friday’s session followed a similar set of daylong briefings for statehouse officials on Sept. 30, as the White House presses ahead at the local level on several issues that have been difficult to advance in Washington. “The White House is convening local leaders from all over the country who are interested in the president’s priorities on issues like jobs and health care,” Gallego said. Archuleta was not immediately for comment Friday on the meetings. Gallego said she has been working with the White House already on at least one of the issues pressed Friday, My Brother’s...

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