By McKenzie Sadeghi | Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020
WASHINGTON - Democratic National Committee officials said they plan to focus aggressively on Maricopa County voters as part of their efforts to swing Arizona, one of six battleground states where the party plans to invest millions in 2020 - a move Republicans call too little, too late.
By Lindsay Walker | Friday, Jan. 10, 2020
WASHINGTON - After decades of increases, life expectancy in the U.S. ticked down slightly over three recent years, a drop blamed on a rise in "cause-specific" deaths like suicides and drug overdoses. The decline was mirrored in Arizona, but life expectancy remained higher than the national average.
By Lindsay Walker | Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020
WASHINGTON - Millennial homeownership rose slightly in 2017, but was still lower than the rate boasted by Generation X and Baby Boomers at the same age, as the recession and student loans have put millennials behind previous generations in their ability to build wealth for the future.
By Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola | Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020
WASHINGTON - The Census Bureau wants you - specifically 57,000 of you, the number of people needed to fill jobs in Arizona alone for the decennial census in 2020.It's part of a push to hire 500,000 workers nationwide, for enumerators who will go door to door, but for other jobs as well.
By Lindsay Walker | Monday, Jan. 6, 2020
WASHINGTON - Arizona had almost 600,000 "noncompleters" last year - those with some higher education but no degree to show for it - and the state is not alone. Up to 36 million Americans are noncompleters, says a report, that says colleges need to do better at working with nontraditional students.
By Lindsay Walker | Friday, Jan. 3, 2020
WASHINGTON - Reported hate crimes in Arizona fell to the lowest rate in five years in 2018, a drop that outpaced a slight drop nationally, according to the latest FBI data, but advocates cautioned against celebrating too soon, noting that not all hate crimes are reported.
By Lindsay Walker | Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019
WASHINGTON - As many as 20,000 Arizona workers could be guaranteed overtime pay when they do overtime work under a Labor Department rule that takes effect Jan. 1, the first change to the rule since 2004. But critics say that's still only a fraction of the workers who need protection.
By Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola | Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019
WASHINGTON - Uber to parties, Uber to work, sure. But to the doctor's office? For some Arizona Medicaid recipients, the answer may be yes, and the state will pick up the tab.The first-in-the-nation program is just six months old, but state officials are enthusiastic about its prospects.
By Lindsay Walker | Monday, Dec. 23, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizona continues to be a net importer of people, taking in 2.2 million new residents from other states from 2010 to 2018, while losing 1.7 million to other states in that period.They came from Maine to Hawaii and they went to every state, according to Census Bureau data.
By Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola | Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019
WASHINGTON - Almost 76% of U.S. companies were planning to hold a holiday party this year, the most in several years, according to an annual survey, that said while they won't have the excesses of the '80s and '90s the rise in parties reflects a stable economy.
By Lindsay Walker | Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019
WASHINGTON - Maricopa County is one of dozens of state and local governments tapped Tuesday to be part of a federal initiative to combat HIV infections, one step in an ambitious plan to end HIV in the U.S. by 2030.
By Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizona ranks high on the list of "most humane states," but officials and animal advocates are still welcoming a new federal law they said will let them fight animal cruelty that crosses state lines.