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Some cooks like to change up the Thanksgiving meal — a sous vide turkey here, a sweet potato souffle there. But on a holiday dedicated to tradition, innovation can spark revolt.
Thanksgiving is a once a year memorable reminder of the goodness of God in this nation. As we think of our history, the American custom of Thanksgiving transcends cultures and stands as a truly American tradition. While giving thanks to God for His provision, gratitude for survival arranged the first Thanksgiving of Plymouth Colony in the fall of 1621 for the Pilgrims’ families and their Indian friends to celebrate.
PHOENIX — State officials are trying to delay a federal appellate court hearing on the question of whether the Tohono O'odham Nation can build a casino on the edge of Glendale.
NEW YORK — When is a pumpkin not a pumpkin? When it's a jack-o-lantern, sure, but Halloween's jolly orange elf can be so much more.
“Loving the double-speak by the GOP. One group of Republicans are saying the shutdown was the last thing they wanted and another group of Republicans are saying they are happy about the shutdown.”
Native American entertainers, demonstrators, artists and vendors fill downtown Chandler with performances, art and food from indigenous cultures across the Southwest.
Don’t have plans for Thanksgiving yet? Acclaimed by Rand McNally as one of the top activities in the country on Thanksgiving Day, Heard Museum will be hosting its annual Harvest Feast from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28 where museum chefs combine indigenous ingredients with American Indian culture.
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 file photo, Miss America Nina Davuluri poses for photographers following her crowning in Atlantic City, N.J. For some who observe the progress of people of color in the U.S., Davaluri's victory in the Miss America pageant shows that Indian-Americans can become icons even in parts of mainstream American culture that once seemed closed. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut is a small state that can be crossed in a matter of hours, depending on traffic, offering relatively easy access for travelers looking to visit various corners of the state. One compact area packed with attractions is the southeastern region, which includes Long Island Sound and a popular shoreline state park, Yale University's hometown of New Haven, sites related to New England's maritime and military industry, and the University of Connecticut in the eastern part of the state. Here are five free things to do and see there.
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Moments after winning the 2014 Miss America crown, Nina Davuluri described how delighted she is that the nearly century-old pageant sees beauty and talent of all kinds.
Plan now for an autumn full of fun in the East Valley.
PHOENIX — Two state officials filed suit Wednesday in a bid to force the federal Election Assistance Commission to let Arizona add a requirement for proof of citizenship to that agency's voter registration form.
“Yum” doesn’t come to mind when most people see a spiny prickly pear cactus.
Selecting lunch gear used to be simple. Stuff your lunch into a paper bag or pick the box decorated with whichever movie, television or toy character your kid was most smitten with. Done.
A newly appointed state senator's lawyer said Wednesday he will provide proof to Apache County officials that his client is legally allowed to represent the state's 7th legislative district.
A newly appointed state senator whose eligibility to fill a vacancy is being challenged by another legislator told the Legislature earlier this year that he lived in a Phoenix suburb, not the rural northeastern Arizona county where he says he lives now.
Over the past 25 years, the ANASAZI Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Mesa, has helped teenagers to “find their way in the world” through a wilderness experience program and what they call a new way of “walking.”
I went through the “Top of the Class 2013” lists for all of the East Valley High Schools in the Chandler, Gilbert, Higley, Tempe and Mesa school districts.
PHOENIX — The U.S. House is making another bid to block the Tohono O'odham Nation from building a casino on land it owns near the University of Phoenix Stadium on the edge of Glendale.
Maybe it’s trying to prepare ourselves mentally for the looming back-to-school deadline that’s got pillowy, pocketed, self-contained meals on our minds. Here are three local finds that are so easy to eat on the way out the door or toss into a lunch sack that we’re thinking of ordering extras for our doggie bag.
When did our so-called “Minorities” take over America? I don’t remember Italian-American, German-American, Norwegian-American, Swedish-American, Chinese- American, Indian-American, Pakistani-American, Japanese- American, Russian-American, Armenian-American first generation (off the boat, now off the plane) children being given years and years of “English as a Second Language” learning assistance. Many of these children had to learn a whole new alphabet. On top of that, to learn to read from right to left and from horizontally instead of vertically. Why did these “legal” immigrant children learn English in usually a year, if not less, and it takes our Spanish-speaking Children (same alphabet, same reading the words from right to left) years and years? And still, many read and speak English at a fifth-grade level when they graduate from the 12th grade?
When did our so-called “Minorities” take over America? I don’t remember Italian-American, German-American, Norwegian-American, Swedish-American, Chinese- American, Indian-American, Pakistani-American, Japanese- American, Russian-American, Armenian-American first generation (off the boat, now off the plane) children being given years and years of “English as a Second Language” learning assistance. Many of these children had to learn a whole new alphabet.