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Valley residents split on Obama’s Cuba decision

Valley residents split on Obama’s Cuba decision

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President Obama's proposal to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba has elicited mixed reactions from Valley residents with Cuban roots.

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Photos: Fantasy of Lights Parade

Photos: Fantasy of Lights Parade

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The Fantasy of Lights parade in Tempe on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. [Stephanie Holland/Special to Tribune]

Photos: Nutcracker Sweet Tea Party

Photos: Nutcracker Sweet Tea Party

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The Ballet Etudes "Nutcracker Sweet Tea" at The Wright House in Mesa on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.

Photos: Gilbert Days Festival

Photos: Gilbert Days Festival

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The Gilbert Days Festival at Gilbert Civic Center on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.

play National Adoption Day 2014 Preview

National Adoption Day 2014 Preview

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For the seventh straight year, Maricopa County Superior Court aims to be the largest National Adoption Day in the United States.This year, 334 children are expected to be adopted by their forever families. The 334 children scheduled to have their adoption decrees finalized, pushes Maricopa County National Adoption Day over the 3,000 total adoption milestone.The event helps raise public awareness about the plight of children without families. Some of the children, who range in age from newborns to teenagers, are victims of abandonment, neglect and abuse.This year marks the 15th anniversary of National Adoption Day in Maricopa County.National Adoption Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families.

East Valley News

Tempe receives high grades for college lifestyle

Tempe receives high grades for college lifestyle

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The University of Arizona may have won this year’s Territorial Cup, but Tempe is where you want to be if you are a student.

Gilbert woman uses wedding gowns to make clothes for deceased infants

Gilbert woman uses wedding gowns to make clothes for deceased infants

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Karen Gillian is not a maid of honor that has bridesmaid dresses from 27 different weddings like in the 2008 film “27 Dresses.” Rather, the we…

Local Jewish preschool follows Reggio Emilia Approach

Local Jewish preschool follows Reggio Emilia Approach

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The Reggio Approach, viewing children as competent and capable humans, full of potential, is an approach that goes hand in hand with Judaism, …

EnVie in Chandler offers healthy experience for women

EnVie in Chandler offers healthy experience for women

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Gary Findley has had a lot of success since he got his start in the fitness industry at the age of 19. He is the former president of the women…

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Quick look: New this week at the movies

Quick look: New this week at the movies

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>> This information is provided in community partnership with Harkins Theatres. For showtimes, theater locations and tickets, go to Hark…

KidReporter: Lots of laughs in ‘Junie B. Jones’

KidReporter: Lots of laughs in ‘Junie B. Jones’

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I just saw the play “Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!” I thought it was really funny because all the actors were super old, but …

5 ways your family can experience the joy of giving back

5 ways your family can experience the joy of giving back

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Between the beautifully wrapped presents under the tree, the candy, and Santa’s midnight trip, it is easy for kids to miss the message of Christmas.

Sweet holiday treats put spin on favorite flavors

Sweet holiday treats put spin on favorite flavors

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Gingerbread cupcakes

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Hamilton trying to get back to title game, but will have plenty of challenges on the way

Hamilton trying to get back to title game, but …

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When it comes to boys soccer, the East Valley is loaded in Division I, while Division II and III look to catch up and represent the Valley in the playoffs.

Highland probation gives end of season a strange feel

Highland probation gives end of season a strange feel

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Highland High School’s boys golf team was placed on a one-year probation by the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) for violating a regulation that disallows players from playing on the state championship venue course after a certain date

Seton Catholic football coach Rex Bowser stepping down

Seton Catholic football coach Rex Bowser stepping down

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Seton Catholic football head coach Rex Bowser has stepped away from his duties head coach after seven seasons.

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