Latest Population growth and decline News

Arizona county had largest white, Black, Hispanic growth

Jun. 30, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

Metro Phoenix's Maricopa County had among the biggest population growth in white, Black, American Indian and Hispanic residents last year, as well as the biggest increase overall of any U.S. county. Meanwhile, Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California's Inland Empire also had some of the...

Hard-line conservative Reps. Boebert, Miller win primaries

Jun. 29, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of Congress’ staunchest conservatives repelled more centrist alternatives to lock up Republican nominations on Tuesday, even as the party’s voters chose to turn out a six-term incumbent in Mississippi. Illinois Republican Rep. Mary Miller won her primary...

Bates College president to step down next year

Jun. 23, 2022 08:40 AM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The president of Bates College will step down next year after 11 years at the liberal arts institution. Clayton Spencer made her announcement in a letter to the community on Wednesday. She will depart next June. "I have felt so lucky to be part...

Virginia teachers adapt, innovate to help English learners

Jun. 12, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Spanish language filled the Salem High School hallways as baseball players and students teamed up for a schoolwide scavenger hunt. About 15 Salem Red Sox team members joined more than 30 English language learners in early May as they searched for sticky notes...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 09, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Auburn Citizen. June 8, 2022. Editorial: New York takes small steps against big issue of gun violence We know not everyone will agree, but updated firearms regulations signed into law in New York this week are sensible measures meant to better protect people from...

Rosendale wins GOP primary; Zinke race too early to call

Jun. 08, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's lone congressman handily won the GOP primary in his bid for a second term Tuesday as ballot-counting continued in the race for the state's newly created second seat in the U.S. House. U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale easily fended off three Republican...

Researcher probing loon decline expands project to Minnesota

Jun. 08, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

CROSSLAKE, Minn. (AP) — A researcher trying to understand what’s causing a decline in Wisconsin’s loon population is expanding his project into Minnesota. Minnesota Pubic Radio reported Wednesday that Walter Piper, a biology professor at Chapman University in California, has...

US Census Bureau: Big city losses early in COVID pandemic

May. 26, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

Ko Im always thought she would live in New York forever. She knew every corner of Manhattan and had worked hard to build a community of friends. Living in a small apartment, she found her attitude shifting early in the coronavirus pandemic. After her brother accepted a job in Seattle in the summer...

Moody's raises Louisiana's bond credit rating after 6 years

May. 26, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s bond credit rating has moved up a notch. The new rating by Moody’s Investors Service will save the state about $750,000 a year in interest for every $300 million in bonds issued, state Treasurer John Schroder said. Louisiana...

EXPLAINER: How cities in the West have water amid drought

May. 25, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

As drought and climate change tighten their grip on the American West, the sight of fountains, swimming pools, gardens and golf courses in cities like Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Boise, and Albuquerque can be jarring at first glance. Western water experts,...