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Innovative farming: Harvesting exotic plants in the Southwest

SCOTTSDALE - Glacier lettuce. Thai Lavender Frog Egg Eggplant. Tigerella Tomato. The rare plants are among those grown at Brother Nature Farms in Scottsdale.


Diversity is key to senior living development in Phoenix

PHOENIX - Paula West, “over 65,” loves living in a mid-rise, downtown Phoenix condo, surrounded by a diverse group of people.


Size looms large in NCAA title game between North Carolina, Gonzaga

GLENDALE -- When Roy Williams was in his first season as a Division I head coach with Kansas in 1988, he probably wouldn’t have been surprised to see a matchup of two big men who would combine to total nearly 600 pounds in the low post.


CBS’s Fishman aiming to craft perfect shot for Final Four viewers

GLENDALE — While there have already been a lot of big shots taken inside University of Phoenix Stadium during the NCAA men's Final Four, the most important shot for CBS television viewers comes from way outside — well beyond the basketball floor.


Cinderella no more: Gonzaga on precipice of NCAA basketball championship

GLENDALE — In 1999, 10th-seeded Gonzaga was the “Cinderella” team of the NCAA tournament, making it to the Elite Eight in Phoenix before falling to Connecticut.


GCU’s Russell gets ‘One Shining Moment’ on Final Four floor

GLENDALE -- Grand Canyon University isn’t eligible to participate in the NCAA Tournament until next season, but that didn’t keep one Antelope from playing on the Final Four court.


North Carolina bill brings reminders of Arizona’s past at Final Four

GLENDALE - NCAA president Mark Emmert said at a Final Four news conference that the organization’s board of directors will make a decision in the coming days about whether the NCAA will hold championship events again in North Carolina, where lawmakers have overturned House Bill 2.


Arizona native Benson hoping to continue winning ways in Glendale

GLENDALE — Oregon’s Casey Benson has already won three basketball championships in Glendale.


Top 5 Final Four stories of the week

PHOENIX- The NCAA Men's Final Four will tip off Saturday at the University of Phoenix Stadium, but the Valley is already seeing the impact of the event.


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.


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.


Four on the floor: Stage set at University of Phoenix Stadium for Final Four

GLENDALE -- It’s been built. Now, it’s time to see who will come to play on it.