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An equal opportunity storm: ‘Harvey didn’t spare anyone’

Harvey did not discriminate in its destruction. It raged through neighborhoods rich and poor, black and white, upscale and working class. Across Houston and surrounding communities, no group sidestepped its …


Asians are Oregon’s fastest growing demographic

Oregon’s Asian population has surpassed Hispanics as the state’s fastest growing demographic, new census figures show.


UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 11:21 p.m.

Populations aging faster than nation in both Idaho, Washington

Both Idaho’s and Washington’s populations are aging faster than the nation’s as a whole, according to the latest census figures, and that has implications for the economy and the labor …


Samuelson: Labor trends may benefit both sides

The beauty of the present moment is that what workers want and what companies need are converging.


UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 10:50 p.m.

Know Spokane: Number of young people coming to the city hasn’t changed, but fewer are leaving

Some say that young people are moving back to the city, but is that actually true? The short answer: probably not. What does appear to be changing is that fewer …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: A referendum on demographic change

We don’t just choose new policies on Tuesday, nor even a new vision. No, we choose identity. We decide who and what we are.


Harvard study: Millennials believe US justice system unfair

BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University survey released Wednesday found that nearly one in two millennials believe America’s criminal justice system is unfair and few believe protests triggered by the …


India slides, US gains in gender equality ranking

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian women still face some of the world’s worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to …


Eye on Boise: Politics hinder wildfire funding bill

A year ago, Idaho GOP Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, along with Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden, gathered at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise to push the …


Fast facts about STA riders, plaza

Who rides the bus? A lot of people who earn less than $20,000 a year. A lot of young people and students. A higher proportion of minorities than the general …


WA lawmakers older, richer, less diverse than constituents

SEATTLE — A Seattle Times analysis has found Washington state’s 147-member Legislature is wealthier, older and less diverse than the people it represents.


Report: Childhood obesity rates fell in 18 states

ATLANTA (AP) — A new government report is the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday. In 18 states, there were at least slight …


Census: Minorities comprise half of under-5 group

WASHINGTON — For the first time, America’s racial and ethnic minorities now make up about half of the under-5 age group. It’s a historic shift that shows how young people …


Census to offer Internet option in gov’t surveys

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the Census Bureau is giving U.S. households a chance to respond to government surveys over the Internet, part of a bid to save …


TV network aimed at millennials set for summer

NEW YORK (AP) — Participant Media plans to launch a cable network aimed at viewers 18 to 34 years old with programming it describes as inspiring and thought-provoking. The as-yet-unnamed …


Colorado River water report released in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rising demand and falling supply have water managers in the arid West projecting that the Colorado River won’t be able to meet the demands over the …


Census: Whites no longer a majority in US by 2043

WASHINGTON (AP) — White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections. That’s part of a historic shift that already is …


Report: Asian economies will surpass US, Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States could see its standing as a superpower eroded and Asian economies will outstrip those of North America and Europe combined by 2030, according to …


Report sees middle class gains, resource shortages

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities by 2030, with most people middle class, connected by technology, protected by advanced health care and linked …


Spies see poverty down, but resource fights ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities by 2030, with most people middle class, connected by technology, protected by advanced health care and linked …


Illegal immigration drops after decade-long rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases. The number of illegal immigrants in …


Illegal immigration drops after decade-long rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases. The number of illegal immigrants in …


Fuller picture of poverty: 49.7M poor people in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — A different way of calculating America’s poor by taking into account medical costs and work-related expenses finds a higher total than the government’s official count. This measure …


More women have driver’s licenses than men in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women have passed men on the nation’s roads. More women than men now have driver’s licenses, a reversal of a longtime gender gap behind the wheel that …


GOP showing in Calif. worries party strategists

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the future happens first in California, the Republican Party has a problem. The nation’s most populous state — home to 1 in 8 Americans — …


Aging drivers present new transportation challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Baby boomers started driving at a young age and became more mobile than any generation before or since. They practically invented the two-car family and escalated traffic …


Aging boomers present transportation challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — An analysis of government travel data says baby boomers have had a profound impact on transportation in the U.S. The analysis, released Thursday by AARP, an advocacy …


Even fit baby boomers won’t escape heart problems

CHICAGO (AP) — Here’s a reality check for health-conscious baby boomers: Even among those in good shape, at least 1 in 3 will eventually develop heart problems or have a …


Census: Jump in young adults moving out of state

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their lives on hold for years, young adults are now making big moves in the fledgling economic recovery, leaving college towns or parents’ homes and heading out …


AP-GfK poll: Romney erases Obama lead among women

WASHINGTON (AP) — What gender gap? Less than two weeks out from Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney has erased President Barack Obama’s 16-point advantage among women, a new Associated Press-GfK …