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Multiracial residents are changing the face of the U.S.

The number of Americans who identified as more than one race nearly doubled to 13.5 million people between 2010 and 2020, and did double or more in 34 states and the District of Columbia.... Read more»

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Census undercount threatens federal food and health programs on reservations

The 2020 census missed nearly 1 of every 17 Native Americans who live on reservations, an undercount that could lead to insufficient federal funding for essential health, nutrition, and social programs in remote communities with high poverty rates.... Read more»

Feds to take water from Wyoming to bolster Lake Powell

In a sign of how dire drought conditions have become in the American West, the Bureau of Reclamation will keep water in Lake Powell and add more water from the Flaming Gorge Reservoir upstream to stave off dropping water levels.... Read more»

Large Census undercount on tribal lands means less political power, fewer resources

Indigenous people living on tribal land were the group most likely to be undercounted in the 2020 Census, a significant impact because the data is used in determining federal, state, and local resource allocation, funding distributions, and policy decisions.... Read more»

The census missed some folks. These cities want them counted.

Many cities and states say the 2020 census wildly underestimated their residents, costing them significant money for the social services and infrastructure their areas need - and while the Census Bureau has created programs to fix the errors, many say they are not sufficient. ... Read more»

Maricopa County led nation in population growth; Pinal, Yavapai surged

Maricopa County added more new residents than any county in the nation last year, continuing a trend that local officials call a credit to the region’s opportunities and affordability, and all but four counties – Apache, Coconino, Greenlee and La Paz – saw population increases last year.... Read more»

2020 census miscounted Americans – 4 questions answered

In 2020, as in past years, the U.S. Census Bureau didn’t get a completely accurate count, according to the bureau’s own reporting - here's why, and how, the census misses people, and how it’s possible to assess who wasn’t counted.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Shortchanged: Arizona schools to suffer, blame goes around as court kills K-12 funding

A new court ruling means Arizona remains where it's always been — choosing to remain at the bottom of the national ladder in school funding. The untenable remains permanent, and everyone is to blame.... Read more»

Az GOP activists fuming about canceled precinct elections, but issue began in 2019

A perfect storm of pandemic-induced delays in the census, unintended consequences from multiple years’ worth of legislation and an unconventional legal interpretation by the secretary of state created a problem that triggered a change to the law that has enraged the GOP’s activist base. ... Read more»

As assistance for renters still lags, fears of eviction rise in Arizona

The number of Arizonans fearing eviction has grown sharply since a pandemic moratorium on evictions ended in September, with advocates and landlords both saying rental assistance from the federal government has not reached renters fast enough. ... Read more»

'It’s not really practical': Arizona Republican wants to go from 30 House districts to 90

When the next Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission convenes in 2031, it might be drawing 90 single-member House districts instead of 30 districts with two representatives apiece, at least if Sen. J.D. Mesnard has any say over it.... Read more»

Report: Census undercount may have missed 1.6 million in U.S., 48,000 in Arizona

The 2020 Census - particularly challenging with the COVID-19 pandemic and a heated political climate - may have missed more than 1.6 million Americans, about 48,000 of them in Arizona, with the undercount disproportionately falling on minority groups.... Read more»

'Don’t lessen our power' tribal voters wait to see how Arizona redistricting treats them

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s draft maps for both the state’s 30 legislative districts and nine congressional districts — which will be used for the next decade — weaken the influence that Native American voters will have on who gets elected.... Read more»

Last Arizona redistricting public hearing set for Saturday in Tucson

Tucson-area residents will get one last chance to weigh in on draft congressional and legislative maps during a Saturday public hearing of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.... Read more»

Arizona's redistricting conundrum: Just what is a community of interest?

Broadly speaking, a community of interest is any grouping of people with common needs, concerns or interests - or it could be border communities that are similarly affected by federal policy on immigration and trade - or it could be "what people tell you it is".... Read more»

Az redistricting 'listening tour' coming to Tucson - remotely

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will hold a public hearing session for the Grid Map Listening Tour at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, with a satellite location at the Tucson Convention Center. ... Read more»

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