An increasing number of Arizonans are living in high-poverty neighborhoods, according to a new Census Bureau report.About one-quarter of Americans live in what the Census Bureau calls "poverty areas," and in Arizona, more than one-third of people live in such areas.
Twenty years ago, Arizona became the second state in the nation to allow charter schools to operate in the public education system. In honor of the anniversary, New Times is taking a hard look at charters in Arizona. The first story in the ongoing series examined how charter schools — both nat ... More >>
Arizona still has the third-highest rate of uninsured children in the nation.However, that rate is dropping, and a report released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides some insight into what type of kids are getting insured.
If you've ever forgotten your wallet, you've probably spent at least a few seconds wondering just what would happen if you ate at a restaurant but couldn't pay. Would they really make you roll up your sleeve and clean some dishes to make up for the cost? Would they have you take out bins of sticky, ... More >>
Despite what the Center for Arizona Policy is telling its supporters about Proposition 204, the Yes on 204 campaign says it won't create $100 million "slush fund" to pay for abortions -- or any sort of fund for abortions.In fact, Yes on 204 campaign officials say the estimated $100 million that woul ... More >>
Above is what is known in the journalism biz as a "standing headline," as in we could file it away for a year and then pull it back up with nary a change. What is it about Arizona and children? Doesn't seem to matter who's in charge--Republicans (personified by th ... More >>
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When it comes to wasting energy, folks living below the poverty line might not care so much about being green as saving green -- as in money. By helping people fix inefficiencies in their homes, both a personal and community need is met. That's the idea behind a state program getting $23 millio ... More >>
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