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Kids Count report: Arizona ranks 46th for childhood well-being

Arizona scrapes along the bottom of the nation in children’s well-being, ranking 46th in 2019 Kids Count data released Monday. Lack of affordable housing emerged as a pressure point.... Read more»

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Southern border apprehensions surge to highest rate in 10 years

The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border surged to 144,278 in May, bringing the total for the first eight months of fiscal 2019 to 676,315, already more than any full year in the last decade.... Read more»

Tucson, Phoenix get middling scores in UN look at cities’ sustainability

A study scored the 100 most-populous U.S. cities on the Sustainability Development Goals set by the U.N. Those include criteria such as poverty levels, water scarcity, climate action and economic growth.... Read more»

Arizona homelessness down 30% since 2010, nat'l report says

The number of homeless people fell nearly 30 percent in Arizona in the last six years, outpacing the decrease nationwide in the same period, according to report Thursday from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.... Read more»

Court won’t block ballot-collection law opponents say hurts minorities

A federal appeals court handed Arizona Democrats a setback Friday, refusing to block a new state law that makes it a felony for anyone but a family member or caregiver to collect another person’s mail-in ballot. ... Read more»

Nat'l graduation rates reach new high, but Arizona lags behind

High school graduation rates reached an all-time high of 83 percent last year, but Arizona still lagged behind the nation at 77 percent in the 2014-2015 school year, the White House said Monday. ... Read more»

After being hit hard by recession, Latinos see sharp income, employment rise

Hispanic Americans enjoyed the fastest growth in household incomes and the largest decline in the poverty rate of any major racial or ethnic group in 2015, the White House said Wednesday.... Read more»

Grand Canyon tram proposal sparks ire, awe from Navajo Nation to Germany

The tension surrounding the Grand Canyon Escalade on Navajo land has ratcheted up as the Navajo tribal council introduced a bill proposing the development, which has been in the works for several years. The first committee hearing of the bill is scheduled for Oct. 10 at Twin Arrows Resort and Casino in Flagstaff.... Read more»

Apache County had worst 'food insecurity' in U.S., state fared poorly

Food advocacy groups said Apache County children had the least reliable access to healthy food in the nation in 2014, when 41.5 percent of children in the county were deemed to be “food insecure.” ... Read more»

Arizona poverty rates fell in 2015, 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.... Read more»

Poor Arizona kids struggle more with asthma

Children in the state’s lower-income urban communities suffer more serious bouts of asthma caused by dirty air and other pollutants – despite decades of state and local monitoring and repeated concerns that air in their neighborhoods is dangerous to their health.... Read more»

SNAP food assistance cuts coming to Pima County

Unemployed SNAP recipients in Pima County will have 90 days to find employment or risk losing their food assistance. 40,000 Arizonans will be among more than 500,000 people across the country who will lose benefits commonly known as food stamps.... Read more»

Study finds ‘mortality gap’ among middle-aged whites

Death rates among middle-aged white Americans, and suicide and substance abuse are not the biggest culprit, according to a new study.... Read more»

Former inmate helps Arizona ex-cons find jobs, purpose after prison

While still behind bars, Frantz Beasley created AZ Common Ground, a nonprofit that helps those with felony convictions move forward after prison.... Read more»

Factchecking the 2nd Democratic debate

The three Democratic presidential candidates faced off on a Saturday night, and made several inaccurate claims.... Read more»

Tribal conference with Obama highlights gains, needs in Indian Country

The seventh annual White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington included presentation of administrative programs to help Native Americans, and some frank discussion of what still needs to be done.... Read more»

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