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A study by a law website indicates residents of Gilbert should feel pretty safe when walking the streets during the day or at night.
Lynne LoCascio lay on the floor beside her bed, alone and paralyzed.
The gap in employment rates between America’s highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The gap in employment rates between America's highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press.
Two East Valley municipalities each landed a spot on a list of 20 cities that continue to grow even in a slow economy.
Paul Ryan, U. S. Representative, Chairman of the House Budget Committee and former vice-presidential candidate, recently declared that the federal war on poverty “has failed miserably.” No one argues. During the fifty years since President Lyndon Johnson first promised to end poverty, the United States has wasted $15 trillion; 46 million Americans live in poverty and 15 million more receive food stamps than before the 2007 recession started.
Recently, my husband David ran onto a letter from his birth father, Lester. The absent father wrote it during his son’s 18th year. When an infant, divorce split my husband’s parents and Lester went his way – never to financially support his little red-headed boy or see him other than a time or two.
Arizona public schools again had some of the lowest per-pupil spending in the nation in 2011, ahead of only Oklahoma, Idaho and Utah, according to a recent Census Bureau report.
If people vote with their feet, new numbers from the U.S. Census show they like the far suburbs of Phoenix a lot -- and are not really keen on large swaths of much of the rest of Arizona.
Three years ago, in the wake of a new Arizona law aimed at those in the country illegally, tens of thousands converged on the Capitol with a message: Today we march, tomorrow we vote.
During the weeks preceding the formal unveiling of the ludicrously named Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2103, S. 744, the Gang of Eight authors dominated the headlines with their empty promises.
WASHINGTON — This may be the year Congress decides what to do about the millions of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. And this may be the week when a bipartisan group of senators makes public details of the overhaul plan it has been negotiating for months.
“Our conservative state Legislature is moving forward on over 500 proposed laws this session. Nice to see so called ‘small government’ Republicans show that they are incapable of sticking to their supposed values.”
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas is getting ready for the year of the snake. The casino capital celebrates Chinese New Year — also known as lunar new year — in a big way, with feasts, exhibits, performances and other events at outdoor festivals and at casino-resorts like Bellagio and The Venetian.
Requests for emergency food assistance in Phoenix increased by 5 percent over the past year, according to the 2012 U.S. Conference of Mayors Hunger and Homelessness survey. These numbers are expected to increase this year, despite Congress considering cuts to programs like SNAP (Food Stamps) that benefit these low-income families.
Thanks to a range of factors — including medical advances, healthier eating habits and better fitness — Americans are living longer lives. Life expectancy in the U.S. recently hit a record 78.7 years, and the number of Americans living past age 90 has nearly tripled during the last 30 years. But while living well into our 90s is a dream for many of us, the possibility of outliving our savings serves as an eye-opener.
Kori Rockwell said it was exciting to see her dream home being built from the ground up.
If people vote with their feet, then at least a few people last year saw Arizona as a land of opportunity.
A new report Thursday says the United States is no longer the beacon for illegal immigration that it was when the economy here was expanding rapidly.
Students at Chandler’s Hamilton High School are collecting donations to to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy, which slammed into the Northeast last week. The students are running a “dollar drive” this week. If every person on campus — students, teachers and staff — gives $1, the school will raise close to $4,000. To encourage participation, the student council has adopted the slogan, “Each one give $1.”
Election issues are like an unending drum beat: Family, jobs and national security. There’s nothing’s really new in the world of politics except personalities and here we are again. I was reminded of the same ‘ole, when I reviewed my Election Day column from six years ago. It’s worth sharing, again. Take note of what folks stressed over, even then:
Higher education officials in Arizona say the percentage of people in the state with bachelor’s degrees is rising.
With the presidential election fast approaching, the economy remains one of the key issues that could be a decisive factor for many voters. President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney offer vastly different visions for turning around the economy and putting Americans back to work.
State economists say Arizona will continue to add jobs for the balance of the decade.
CAMDEN, Maine — When Peg Davis was ready to find a retirement community to move to, she looked north — not south — for a place to spend her later years.