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Arizona Has the 3rd Lowest Cancer Rate in America

Cancer, the second leading cause of death in the United States, was first recorded as early as 4,000 years ago. The disease affects nearly all Americans, touching the lives both of those fighting the disease, and the many more who either support or have lost someone close to them. Every year, more than 1.5 million […]

Why Arizona’s School System is Worse Than Most States

Few concerns facing the United States — or any nation — are more important than ensuring children receive a first-rate education. At her confirmation hearing on Tuesday, U.S. education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos answered questions about school proficiency. Policymakers and observers disagree as to how to spend public education funds and how exactly schools should […]

Banner Health is the Largest Charity in Arizona

Charitable giving by individuals rose to nearly $400 billion in 2016, a record high according to philanthropy research organization Giving USA. Such donations help more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations that operate in the United States. These groups, which are organized for purposes other than generating profit, are often formed with a public benefit or […]

Alzheimer’s in Arizona Expected to Soar By Over 50% by 2025

The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease, a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia, will rise by at least 14% in all 50 states over the next eight years. However, the rate of increase will be higher in some states than others, according to a recent report from the Alzheimer’s Association, […]

Share of Residents on Disability in Arizona Lower Than Most States

More than 10 million Americans received disability benefits in 2015. These benefits, paid mostly to disabled workers, totalled $11.4 billion per month. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the percentage of each state’s population receiving disability insurance using data released annually by the Social Security Administration. While the size of the average disability check tends to be […]

Arizona Among the States Where Anyone Can Carry a Concealed Weapon

The right to keep and bear arms in the United States originally resulted from the conviction that individuals have the right to self defense. Today, this right is enshrined by the U.S. constitution. However, the alarming number of high-profile mass shootings in the last decade, from Columbine to Virginia Tech to Sandy Hook to Orlando, […]

Why Arizona’s Economy is Worse Than Most States

Is your state a drag on the American economy or a boon? The 50 states — as diverse as they are — each contribute something to the U.S. economy. Because of their diversity, state economies rarely trend in unison. GDP growth is often the default measure for economic strength, but it often fails to tell […]

Arizona Has the 2nd Most Deadly Police Chases

Police chases, as exciting as they are in movies, can result in accidents — sometimes fatal ones. The victims can be the perpetrator, an officer, or innocents. According to a report released May 9 by the U.S. Department of Justice, the 68,000 vehicle pursuits by state and local law enforcement agencies conducted in 2012 resulted […]

Arizona Among the States Investing the Least in Children

Most Americans agree that it is important to provide children with ample opportunities for success, regardless of where they live. To this end, state and local government budgets include provisions for children’s basic education, health care, social services, and other support programs. Still, children receive widely varying amounts of resources depending largely on their state […]

Phoenix is America’s 5th Most Polluted City

Approximately 125 million Americans live in areas where they are exposed to dangerously high levels of air pollution, a considerable decline from the year before. This has been the trend since the Clean Air Act was passed in 1973. Still, short-term spikes of particle pollution rose considerably in 2017. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 25 […]

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