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  • SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 2016

    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.


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015, 7:22 A.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 28, 2014, 7:34 A.M.

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 24, 2014

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 2, 2014

    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 …


  • MONDAY, FEB. 17, 2014, 7:21 A.M.

    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.


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 6, 2013, 9:35 A.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013, 7:10 A.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 2:08 P.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 1:12 P.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 2:02 P.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 7:31 A.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 9:57 A.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 7:12 A.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 5:33 A.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 4:20 A.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 9:03 P.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 9:33 A.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 10:31 A.M.

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2012, 10:56 A.M.

    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 — …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012, 9:20 A.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012, 8:47 A.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012, 9:02 A.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 9:23 A.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 7:21 A.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012, 9:12 P.M.

    Big 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 …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012, 4:47 A.M.

    School finance case to focus on demographics shift

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ dramatically shifting demographics will be the focus Tuesday as attorneys representing about 600 school districts call their first witness in a trial in which the …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012, 9:09 A.M.

    Retirement worries grow; 30-somethings most uneasy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Younger Americans in their late 30s are now the group most likely to doubt they will be financially secure after retirement, a major shift from three years …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012, 9:12 P.M.

    Baby bust continues: US births down for 4th year

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. births fell for the fourth year in a row, the government reported Wednesday, with experts calling it more proof that the weak economy has continued …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 2:32 P.M.

    Census data another sign economy has bottomed out

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More young adults are leaving their parents’ homes to take a chance with college or a job. Across the nation, people are on the move again after …


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