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Cronkite News: Oct. 12, 2015

Staff Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 Cronkite News: Oct. 12, 2015 This edition of Cronkite News focuses on health, education and other top stories from the past two months..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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Cardinals’ Stanton, former Tempe High School teacher share breast cancer stories

James Ulrich Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 Cardinals’ Stanton, former Tempe High School teacher share breast cancer stories Tempe High School hosted its ninth-annual “Pink-Out” Game on Oct. 2. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton, as well as breast cancer survivors and students, came out to support the cause and share their personal connections to breast cancer. (Video by James Ulrich/Cronkite News).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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In red-state Arizona, fervent supporters await Bernie Sanders’ visit

Charles McConnell Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 In red-state Arizona, fervent supporters await Bernie Sanders’ visit WASHINGTON – Republican-dominated Arizona might seem an unlikely place for left-leaning Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to find votes, but what his supporters there lack in numbers they more than make up for in fervor. The Vermont senator has evoked “an interest I have not experienced since I was in college in the ’60s,” said Lawrence W. Lee, a professional artist from Tucson, who had donated to the Bernie 2016 campaign 16 times through June 30, the most recent filing date with the Federal Election Commission. Lee, 68, who said he has made even more donations since then, will be there with other supporters Friday night when Sanders comes to Tucson. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, is also scheduled to be there to give Sanders his first congressional endorsement – well shy of the more than 100 that Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has received so far, according to published reports. Grijalva is the co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Its first chairman was Sanders, who is currently the only Senate member of the caucus. Dan O’Neal, the Arizona state coordinator for >Progressive Democrats of America, said there are clear reasons for Sanders coming to Tucson, his second visit to Arizona on the 2016 campaign trail. A July visit to Phoenix drew thousands. “The pretty obvious...

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Cardinals’ Stanton, former Tempe High School teacher share breast cancer stories

James Ulrich Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 Cardinals’ Stanton, former Tempe High School teacher share breast cancer stories Tempe High School hosted its ninth-annual “Pink-Out” Game on Oct. 2. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton, as well as breast cancer survivors and students, came out to support the cause and share their personal connections to breast cancer. (Video by James Ulrich/Cronkite News).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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Diamondbacks’ broken bats bring shade to local parks

Brandon Johanasen Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 Diamondbacks’ broken bats bring shade to local parks Monsoon season in the Valley brought storms that damaged approximately 300 trees in local parks, according to Greg Bach, public information officer for Phoenix Parks and Recreation. To help offset that, the Arizona Diamondbacks have teamed with the Arizona Lottery for the second year of their “Break a Bat, Plant a Tree” initiative. Throughout the season, a tally was kept of every opposing hitter’s bat broken by Diamondbacks pitching. Every time a bat was broken, the Diamondbacks and Arizona Lottery made a donation to help provide desert-adapted shade trees for local parks. Park fences and shade canopies also sustained damage during the monsoons, making the initiative even more important to the city. “Giving something as simple as a tree, which many communities and budgets can’t afford anymore, we thought was a really simple way to get us into some communities where family is everything and it might make a difference,” Cindy Esquer, the Arizona Lottery’s community development manager. At a game during the team’s final homestand earlier this month, representatives from the city of Phoenix received a check symbolically made out for “125 Trees.” According to the Diamondbacks’ website, 274 bats were broken over the course of the 2015 campaign. Last year, 210 bats were broken and 100 shade trees were planted as a result....

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