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ASU student coach excelling in wheelchair basketball

Kevin Jimenez Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 ASU student coach excelling in wheelchair basketball On advice of a physical therapist, David Gonzales took up the game and now coaches the ASU wheelchair team..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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Water experts set recommendations for Arizona’s future

Jesse A. Millard Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 Water experts set recommendations for Arizona’s future Arizona has managed its water supplies for decades as the state has grown, but as the drought reaches its 15th year, the state needs to do more to ensure there is water for the future, according to officials at the 107th Arizona Town Hall. Ranchers, developers, environmentalists, and community members from across the state have been meeting at the 107th Arizona Town Hall to develop recommendations on how to prepare for Arizona’s water future. The group said on Wednesday that Arizona should create a “culture of conservation” through water education classes in public schools and public forums geared toward educating everyone on water’s importance. In addition, it recommended amplifying the state’s existing water supply by adding more water infrastructure, increasing the use of reclaimed water and gray water, as well as improving Arizona’s abilities to capture and utilize stormwater. “We’ve been working since Sunday, on a variety of discussions that bring people together from all different parts of the state to talk about the importance of water and how we can plan for our water not just in the present, but into the future,” said Linda Elliott-Nelson, board chair of Arizona Town Hall. She added, “(With the drought) we have more of a strict issue than we did 15 years ago.” In the past, Arizona...

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Tombstone: The town too tough to die?

Ivan Rodriguez Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 Tombstone: The town too tough to die? One of the last frontier boom-towns in the old American west, Tombstone prospered mostly in the late 1800s. The town is best known for the fight at the O.K. Corral, but what is this small town’s place in America today? “Those of us who grew up during the days of the TV westerns have a fascination with the Old West and America,” Kenn Barrett, who serves as police, security consultant and trainer for the city of Tombstone, said. “And nothing says it better than Tombstone, the sort of cowboy mecca here.” If you take a look at the number of people who’ve signed into the visitor’s center since 2010, you see a roller coaster with highs in one year and lows in the next. In the past 5 years, more than 167,000 passed through. “We have our seasons, we have our ups and our downs,” Barrett continues. “The first Helldorado celebration had people shoulder to shoulder right out here on Allen Street. And during the hayday of TV westerns in the 1950s and 60s, we had a lot and then it tapered off. Then when the movie Tombstone came out in 1993, it boosted up again. Now it’s taking a little bit of a dip, but hopefully with the revival of Westerns on TV and in...

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Cronkite News: Nov. 18, 2015

Staff Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 Cronkite News: Nov. 18, 2015 This edition of Cronkite News focuses on a new report showing job growth in Arizona, “bad apple” gun dealers, and how the town of Tombstone is fighting to remain relevant to tourists as interest in the Old West fades..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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Grammy winners, downtown Phoenix fan fest headline College Football Playoff championship weekend events

Mario Kalo Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 Grammy winners, downtown Phoenix fan fest headline College Football Playoff championship weekend events Grammy Award-winning artists The Band Perry and Ciara, as well as Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer John Mellencamp, are among the performers headlining a free, three-day outdoor concert series leading up to the College Football Playoff National Championship game Jan. 11 at University of Phoenix Stadium. Read more: Timeline: Major sports events in the Valley At a news conference Wednesday, game organizers announced details for a slew of entertainment options beyond the game itself, including the musical performances, games, exhibits, tailgates and other activities. “We’ve seen a lot of great college football events here but we haven’t seen anything like what is coming here in 54 more days,” said Bill Hancock, the College Football Playoff executive director. The Band Perry and opening act David Nail take the stage Friday. Ciara and opening act WALK THE MOON perform Saturday. Mellencamp, as well as Andy Grammer and Moon Taxi, perform Sunday. The game is scheduled for Monday night. In addition to musical talent, Playoff Fan Central will include interactive games, activities and college football exhibits at Phoenix Convention Center. Fans will also have the opportunity to watch media day interviews with student-athletes and coaches from a 50-yard football field on Jan. 9 as part of the Playoff Fan Central activities. Much like last...

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