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Supreme Court’s ruling on Census end a ‘bitter pill’ for tribes

The Supreme Court Tuesday said the Census Bureau can stop its count of the population, a blow to tribal leaders and local advocates for underrepresented communities in Arizona who said they would be hit hardest by an undercount.... Read more»

Arizona officials work to boost Census responses with time running out

A federal judge could decide whether to force the Census Bureau to extend its 2020 count for another month, but state and local groups working to ensure a high response rate said they are taking no chances.... Read more»

COVID-19 in Az: Judge refuses to block Ducey order closing gyms

A Maricopa County judge on Tuesday refused to block Gov. Doug Ducey’s order closing gyms across the state, ruling that Mountainside Fitness could not show that the abrupt shutdown order violated the law.... Read more»3

Phoenix charities get middling scores on national ranking of nonprofits

Charities in the Phoenix area ranked 23rd among the nation’s 30 major metro areas for financial performance, accountability and transparency in 2013, according to a recent report. ... Read more»

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2nd highest poverty rate means hunger pangs for more Arizonans

The Census Bureau's most recent report reveals a sobering reality: Arizona has the second highest poverty rate in the nation. Today, many Arizonans are experiencing need for the first time, and must seek assistance in ways they had never imagined. Increased demand for emergency food assistance is clear evidence of their plight.... Read more»