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Top Photo:  In 2020, toy sales increased by 16% in the US, most likely due to the pandemic. The average American family spends about $580 a year on toys.

Every year, kids around the world are hoping for their favorite toy to arrive. What is the toy you hope to get this holiday season? Maybe it is the latest trendy toy, or it might be a classic that has stood the test of time.

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In My Neighborhood

LOCAL TOY STORE PREPARES FOR HOLIDAYS
A LIFE IN STORIES: VISIONS IN THE LAND OF MYSTERY
IT'S A CYCLE OF GIVING–EL TOUR PROMOTES HEALTH, SAFETY AND MORE!
BRODE SHARES WEATHER WISDOM WITH REPORTERS
WHY YOU SHOULD VOLUNTEER
TRAINING TO BE A JR. LIFEGUARD

Kids in the Know

  • ROCK COLLECTING IS A FUN HOBBY

     Do you like collecting rocks? I have a rock collection. It has a lot of rocks.

  • MONSOON BROUGHT SURPRISES–TADPOLES

     In my neighborhood there was a giant puddle formed by the monsoon rain. One day my mom and I decided to go for a walk. We looked in the puddle for tadpoles and saw none.

  • NASA HIGHLIGHTS MARS ROVER IN WEBINAR

     Prior to the landing of the NASA Rover Perseverance on Mars, I attended a live NASA webinar, Mars Perseverance: Mission Overview & Countdown to Mars.

Going Places

Movies & TV

  • DREAMS REALIZED IN NEW CINDERELLA

     This weekend, I got to watch the new “Cinderella.” The movie includes some familiar faces like Camilla Cabello, Idina Menzel and James Corden.

  • ANIMAL CROSSING CELEBRATES SUPER MARIO

     Do you like Animal Crossing? How about Super Mario? Well, you’re in luck. Nintendo decided to do a collaboration with Animal Crossing for Super Mario’s 35th anniversary.

  • HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL REBOOTED

     On Jan. 20, 2006, Disney introduced “High School Musical.” Gabriella is transferring to East High, Troy's school.

Sports Beat

  • COACH RUBIO REACHES 30 YEAR MILESTONE

     With the COVID pandemic, many things changed. One thing that changed was the way that sports were influenced. Whenever people think of sports, they think of teamwork and everyone together.

  • NEW TUCSON ARENA FOOTBALL TEAM ANNOUNCED

     Southern Arizona has a new football team. On Thursday, Sept. 20, I went to hear the announcement of the new team’s name and logo.

  • Talking Wildcat Sports

     I was very nervous when I arrived at Arizona Stadium. We went through the media elevator to the skybox. The hallways were crowded with journalists running through them.