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 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 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 James Carr | Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019
PHOENIX – As part of a 50 year plan to revive the population of migrating monarch butterflies, Arizona Game & Fish Department is working with volunteers and other organizations to plant milkweed to make “waypoints” for the insects.
By Ariana Brocious | Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019
TUCSON – Dragonflies, toads and birds are just some of the wildlife showing up since treated wastewater began flowing into the Santa Cruz River channel in June.
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 Lindsay Walker | Monday, Nov. 25, 2019
WASHINGTON - The obesity rate among young Arizona children in the Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program declined from 2010 to 2016 after the program changed its rules to require healthier food, one of 41 states to see obesity rates fall, a new report says.
By Vandana Ravikumar | Monday, Nov. 25, 2019
WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security said it will bus asylum seekers from Tucson to El Paso, Texas, where they will be sent back to Mexico to await a decision on their claims under the Trump administration's Migration Protection Protocols.
By Lindsay Walker | Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
WASHINGTON - Protesters from across the country, including several from Arizona, crowded the street outside the Supreme Court, chanting "si, se puede" and "home is here" as justices inside the court weighed the future of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.