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Why this Japanese musician performed on Piestewa Peak every morning for a year

PHOENIX – Ken Koshio specializes in the ancient Japanese taiko drumming, and for a year, he committed to welcoming the start of each day at the top of Piestewa Peak. His performance often drew an audience.


Debating grading: Bill, executive order will not affect student grades

WASHINGTON - The Arizona Department of Education wants to make sure parents understand their kids will be getting letter grades this year - and to drive home the point, the department sent the message in capital letters.


Report: ‘Child care deserts’ hit poor, rural Arizona families hardest

WASHINGTON - Arizona has 304,180 infants and toddlers who need child care but only 234,270 slots to accommodate them, with poor and rural families most likely to be left out, which did not come as a surprise to state child care advocates.


Struggles of Cave Creek district are emblematic of Arizona schools during COVID-19

CAVE CREEK – Cave Creek Unified School District students, parents and teachers are dealing with long term substitutes reflecting the struggles of other schools.


Working the vroom: Arizona represented behind the scenes within NASCAR

PHOENIX - It’s easy to get lost in the superstars behind the helmets, which is why the thousands of men and women working countless hours behind the scenes are often overlooked across NASCAR. Although far and few in between, there are motorsports aficionados who hail from Arizona playing some of the most pivotal roles within the sport and they’re executing their jobs exceptionally.


As corporate America responds to racism, some firms vow to address health disparities

As corporate America refocuses on racial equity after the death of George Floyd ignited nationwide protests against racial injustice, some firms are pledging to help remedy health disparities in communities of color


‘A lot of differences’: Experts address health disparities among Asian American subgroups

Health disparities in Asian Americans too often are overlooked because research and data consider this demographic to be a monolith. But experts note how disparities come into focus when examined by country of origin.


‘Baby-Friendly’ hospitals tackle health disparities by encouraging Native mothers to breastfeed

A hospital on the Fort Apache Reservation in eastern Arizona is one of several overseen by the Indian Health Service that aims to encourage more Native American women to breastfeed.


Movement to defund police gains urgency in Arizona

Community members, activists and police experts discuss the movement of defunding the police departments as cities across the nation begin to reform their law enforcement.


Williams joins chiefs, mayors seeking ways to improve police-community relations

WASHINGTON - Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams joined mayors and big-city police chiefs from around the country Thursday for a U.S. Conference of Mayors virtual panel looking at police reform and racial justice, as cities across the country grapple with the fallout of George Floyd's death at police hands.


Phoenix Phantomz giving women opportunity to play tackle football

PHOENIX – The WFA and the Phoenix Phantomz are providing women an opportunity to play football.


Reported hate crimes fell in Arizona; advocates skeptical of real gains

WASHINGTON - Reported hate crimes in Arizona fell to the lowest rate in five years in 2018, a drop that outpaced a slight drop nationally, according to the latest FBI data, but advocates cautioned against celebrating too soon, noting that not all hate crimes are reported.