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Arizona cities continued booming growth last year, Census Bureau says

Arizona had five of the 15 fastest-growing cities in the U.S. last year while Phoenix continued to add residents, bucking the trend of major cities that lost population during the pandemic, according to the Census Bureau. ... Read more»

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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»

Arizona House Speaker casts doubt on plan to break up Maricopa County

A proposal to split up Maricopa County got unanimous Republican backing in a House of Representatives committee, but doesn’t have the support of the most important GOP vote in the chamber — House Speaker Rusty Bowers. ... Read more»

Census recounts fail to account for COVID chaos, cities say

Starting this week, communities that think they were undercounted can file challenges with the U.S. Census Bureau - but the so-called Count Question Resolution process only allows cities to challenge mapping mistakes that mistakenly placed people outside of city limits.... Read more»

Southern counties lose their white majorities, threatening GOP

Increasing urban diversity in Southern states is complicating Republican efforts to keep the reins of statehouse power and chip away at Democratic control of Congress - but there is no guarantee that growing Black, Hispanic and Asian populations will erode GOP power.... Read more»

Despite Arizona court ruling, education advocates say Prop. 208 can have a 'long life'

Backers of the Invest in Education Act say the voter-approved tax hike on the rich to increase teacher pay and boost school funding has a future, despite last week’s Arizona Supreme Court ruling that the spending plan is likely unconstitutional.... Read more»

Shrinking rural America faces state power struggle

As states turn to drawing new state legislative and congressional districts after census numbers come out Aug. 12, they’re likely to find that rural, generally conservative areas have shrunk in the past 10 years and stand to lose power in statehouses and Congress.... Read more»

‘Megadrought’ along border strains US-Mexico water relations

The United States and Mexico are tussling over their dwindling shared water supplies after years of unprecedented heat, insufficient rainfall and some well-known underlying stresses including a population boom on both sides of the border, climate change and aging waterworks.... Read more»

Americans are moving South, West again

Americans are heading South and West again in search of jobs and more affordable housing, as the nation’s economic health continues to improve.... Read more»

Revised outlook for 2014 calls for 59,000 new jobs across Az

Arizona will add 59,000 jobs in 2014, with the growth rate increasing from 2 percent in the two years prior to 2.3 percent, according to a report by the state’s Office of Employment and Population Statistics.... Read more»

Fact check

Calif. group inflates numbers in immigration ad

An ad from a group called Californians for Population Stabilization claims controlling immigration is "part of the solution" to global warming.... Read more»

2011 breaks U.S. record for costly weather disasters

Twelve weather disasters causing $1 billion or more in damage hit the United States in 2011, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today, making this year’s weather the most extreme on record.... Read more»

Tribal efforts to boost Census participation add up

Arizona’s Pima Indian population tripled in the last decade, according to the latest Census figures, but it’s not necessarily because there were more tribe members — just more tribe members filling out their Census forms.... Read more»

Census: Suburban growth fuels Pima population spurt

Suburban growth was the driving force behind a decade-long increase in Pima County's population, according to a TucsonSentinel.com analysis of data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. (with interactive data)... Read more»1

Census report shows bust in Az economy, population growth

Maricopa County has added more people – almost a million – than any other U.S. county in the past decade, but that growth has slowed substantially since the economy soured. Pima County, Arizona's second-largest, saw its annual growth rate slide to less than 1 percent over the past 2 years.... Read more»

India's population: Is sterilization the answer?

India, falling behind in its race to meet the Millennium Development Goals for reducing its birth rate by 2015, has returned to a focus on sterilization. Critics of India's repackaged population control program say the cure may be worse than the disease. ... Read more»

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