Experts: Arizona economy could be hit hard if default is in our stars
If the U.S. defaults on its debt, it would not be good news for anyone, but economists say it would be particularly bad news for Arizona.
Queen Creek, Maricopa rank among top 15 in country for population growth
Two cities on the far urban fringe of Phoenix grew faster in the past year measured than any other community in Arizona.
‘Other’ no more: Census change could add MENA, Latino categories, more
The Census Bureau could follow through on plans to overhaul the way it asks people about their race and ethnicity, including altering the definitions of American Indian or Alaska Native and other categories, and adding MENA – for Middle Eastern or North African.
Some Arizona cities among nation’s leaders in population growth
Two Arizona cities are among the top gainers in population since the last decennial count. A new report May 21 from the Census Bureau finds that the 28,769 people who moved to or were born in Buckeye since the 2010 count was enough to rate it the second fastest-growing city of more than 50,000 in […]
Democrats narrow margin on early ballots
Election Day officially is tomorrow but more people already have cast their ballots in Arizona than four years ago - though not everywhere throughout the state.
Maricopa County boomed in 2016, but Pinal benefitted from echo
Maricopa County added more people last year than any other county in the nation, but it was neighboring Pinal County that posted the fastest growth rate in the state, a beneficiary of overflow from its neighbor to the north.
Poverty rates fell in Arizona last year, still among nation’s highest
Arizona saw a “significant” drop in its poverty rate last year, but that rate still hovered well above the national average, according to numbers released Thursday by the Census Bureau.
Number of uninsured dropped in Arizona, following national trend
The number of uninsured Arizonans fell last year to 17.1 percent of the state’s population, but still remained higher than the national average, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.
Years after they became mandatory, employment checks are spotty
Five years after it took effect and more than year after it was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, an Arizona law requiring that businesses check the citizenship of every new hire is often disregarded and rarely enforced.