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Buckeye had nation’s fastest growth, Phoenix added most people in 2018

Buckeye posted the fastest growth rate among cities in the nation last year, while Phoenix held the top spot for the size of its overall growth, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.... Read more»

Public health vs. parent choice: The vaccination debate in Arizona

Health officials warn that vaccination rates are deteriorating across Arizona, risking public health as parents continue to opt out of immunizations.... Read more»

Report: Latino voters flexed muscle in 2018, set to be a force in 2020

A new report says Latinos are on track to be the largest minority voting group in 2020, when an estimated 32 million will be eligible to vote.... Read more»

Census: Maricopa County – again – saw country’s biggest population gains

Maricopa County saw the largest population increase of any county in the nation last year, adding 81,244 residents to make eight straight years of gains. Pima and Pinal counties also had substantial increases in the number of residents.... Read more»

Do less harm: Testing for fentanyl program pioneered in Baltimore is illegal in Arizona

Baltimore and Phoenix are two completely different cities culturally and geographically, but they’re both experiencing the same problem: increased deaths due to opioid overdoses, specifically those involving powerful fentanyl.... Read more»

Pima County public health director moving to Maricopa County post

Marcy Flanagan, director of the Pima County Health Department since 2017 and a longtime county health staffer, is moving to Maricopa County to head up the Public Health Department.... Read more»

Man dies at immigration detention facility in Florence

A Mexican man died at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement center in Florence, Ariz., on Wednesday; he was found unconscious and not breathing. Two days earlier, Abel Reyes-Clemente, 54, was put under medical observation for "signs and symptoms" of the flu, ICE said. ... Read more»

West Nile virus now is a permanent part of Arizona’s ecosystem

The southern half of Arizona appears to be an ongoing source of West Nile in neighboring states as the virus appears to be here to stay, according to a study from Northern Arizona University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix. ... Read more»

Trailblazing lawmaker Ed Pastor remembered as tireless advocate, 'legend'

Ed Pastor, a longtime Arizona lawmaker who was the first Hispanic from the state elected to Congress, died of a heart attack Tuesday in Phoenix, his family said. He was 75.... Read more»

Az election: All counties to continue ballot 'cures' until Nov. 14

All Arizona counties will continue reviewing ballots through next Wednesday, in a settlement after Republicans — prompted by the close Senate race — first sued to halt allowing voters to verify ballots and then asked to expand process.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Revenge of the Greens: Sinema's petard & other takeaways from Tuesday's voting

Pima County's election night played as expected, Arizona had a surprise for Sinema and something strange is happening in Phoenix: What I learned in the 2018 midterms.... Read more»3

Arizona lacks vehicle idling regulations, encourages voluntary action

There's no law against it but Arizona communities are trying to reduce locally the 30-million-ton problem of idle vehicles producing ozone. ... Read more»

Long hours, low pay, but poll workers are still signing up – for now

Arizona election teams are working hard to find enough poll workers on Election Day, but it's a constant struggle.... Read more»

Families rally for border enforcement, as Trump eases wall demands

One day after President Donald Trump stepped back from demands for border wall funding in the next budget, family members of people killed by undocumented immigrants rallied Friday to demand tougher enforcement of immigration laws.... Read more»

Maricopa County voting issues continue to raise eyebrows of watchdogs

A civil rights watchdog group that tracks elections said it was greatly concerned that 62 Maricopa County polling stations failed to open on time Tuesday, and “very disappointed” that county officials refused to extend voting hours to let people cast a ballot.... Read more»

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