The 9th annual Salt River Fields Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival is an event all families will remember. The festival has hot air balloons, food, inflatable slides, trick-or-treating and more! My family and I won tickets from Bear Essential News. We had a very good time!

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 “Calling the Game” sportscasting camp recently wrapped, sponsored by the ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications along with the Arizona Coyotes and FOX Sports. I was lucky enough to attend both the high school and middle school camps.

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In the 1990s, a farmer accidentally ran over a coyote den, leaving only one pup alive. There were no vets that treated wild animals, but fate brought him to Linda Searles. She realized that a rehabilitation center for orphaned animals was a necessity. Searles bought ten acres of land in 1994 and founded The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center or SWCC.

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 Ever wonder how to become a journalist for the Bear Essential Newspaper? I am going to share with you how I became a journalist. I recently attended the Bear Essential News Young Reporters Workshop at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU!

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 Have you ever seen yellow tape on four wooden sticks at the beach? It’s usually at the bottom of the dunes. That tape is marking the baby sea turtles nest and marine biologists say you must set up your beach chairs 10 feet or more away from the tape. The reason is to protect the sea turtle nests, which are buried in the sand. Sea turtle hatchlings have less than 1 percent chance of surviving to adulthood.

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Have you ever talked to someone who speaks another language? It’s hard to communicate, right? That is how deaf people feel every day when they try to understand spoken English. The language of deaf people is American Sign Language. It is important to give sign language rights to all deaf people so they can communicate with each other and hearing people.

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 “Dear Justice League” is a great new book where young fans of the Justice League ask their favorite super heroes questions about what it’s like to be a super hero. Fans want to dig deeper into the lives of these characters and find out what they do when they are not saving the world from bad guys. Kids email personal questions and get some pretty funny answers.

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 I had a very exciting summer vacation in Greece! If you ever go and you land in Athens, like I did, try to look out the window, because the view is beautiful!

After we got to our hotel we went out for dinner. I had Greek salad and sardines marinated in vinegar. The next day we went to the Acropolis museum. The Acropolis is an archaeological museum that holds artifacts. While visiting there you can see the Temple of Athena Nike. It is a temple dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena Nike.

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