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Final Four leaves legacy on and off courts at refurbished Harmon Park

PHOENIX – The earliest memory Steve Colter has of Harmon Park goes back to his childhood. He said his dad, Andrew, brought him in a stroller to the gymnasium there.


Feel your temperature rising? It’s not burning love, it’s urban heat

The metropolitan area of Phoenix is known as the one of the warmest in the country, according to ASU's School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. It’s also one of the fastest growing.


Congress rescinds rule limiting internet collection of customer data

WASHINGTON - The House voted Tuesday to repeal an Obama-era regulation that would have required internet service providers to get explicit consent before selling customer data, a policy that critics said would have stifled business.

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Goat yoga on Arizona farm delights families

GILBERT - Early in the morning about 100 people waited eagerly at the gate of a farm with their yoga mats. As soon as everybody was checked in and in place, the goats were released.


Final Four coaches share stories of pranks and mutual admiration

PHOENIX — North Carolina’s Roy Williams, entering the ninth Final Four of his coaching career, sounds happy for the three opposing coaches, who are entering his first this weekend at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. But Gonzaga’s Mark Few hits close to his heart.


California growers rely on Arizona honey bees for almond crop

As the shortage of honey bees worsens, California growers increasingly rely on bees from Arizona for pollination.


Just like death and taxes, tax scammers are a sure thing, IRS warns

WASHINGTON - The tax filing deadline is just three weeks away, which means tax scams are in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service warns.


Final Four security to include ‘busiest night in the history of Downtown Phoenix’

GLENDALE — The confidence Glendale and Phoenix officials have in security measures for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four stems from success protecting other major events, including the College Football Playoff and two Super Bowls.


Flagstaff City Council approves slow down of minimum-wage increase

PHOENIX – After months of council meetings, hundreds of emails sent to city council members and hand wringing from supporters and opponents, Flagstaff residents have an answer about the future of the city’s minimum wage: a more gradual increase that will still reach $15 an hour on schedule.


As Final Four arrives, Phoenix Mayor Stanton relishes ‘opportunity to be the best host city’ in US

PHOENIX — From the Super Bowl to the College Football Playoff, the city of Phoenix is no stranger to helping host major sporting events.


Female entrepreneurs launch expo to promote black-owned businesses in Phoenix area

PHOENIX – Michelle Thomas, the founder of nonprofit Mocha Princess, said there’s a black-owned business out there “for anything you need.”


Obamacare replacement fails; Arizona lawmakers say fight goes on

WASHINGTON - House leaders withdrew their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act just minutes before a scheduled vote Friday, but Arizona lawmakers on both sides of the issue said they expect the fight over Obamacare to continue.