By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX -- The nation's top Census Bureau official came to Arizona Thursday in a last-minute push to get people to respond to the decennial count.
But time is running out. And Arizona is lagging. 

Stuart Kinlough/Getty Images/Ikon Images

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX -- The state's jobless rate shrank by close to 45 percent last month.
At a press conference Thursday, Gov. Doug Ducey called the announcement of a 5.9 percent seasonally adjusted employment rate ``a really good sign that people are getting back to work.''
But there may be less there than meets the eye.

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX -- An average 20% boost in teacher salaries in the past four years has apparently done little to entice people into the classroom and keep experienced staffers there.

City of San Luis


Parts of Yuma County are falling behind in their 2020 Census response rates and risking a significant loss in funding for things like healthcare, schools, and roads.  


But in South County, along the Arizona - Mexico border, a white pickup truck is driving through San Luis with a loudspeaker and playing an audio recording that encourages residents to fill out the Census questionnaire.  


Brandon Mejia

The City of Yuma and the Regional Council of Ramat HaNegev, Israel signed an official Memorandum of Understanding Wednesday to establish a partnership for agricultural collaboration, amongst other future points of interest.

Arizona's opening of the Arizona-Israel and Investment Office in Tel Aviv made the partnership possible. 

Through a Zoom video conference between Yuma and Israel, Mayor Doug Nicholls and Ramat HaNegev Mayor Eran Doron signed the memorandum between the two desert regions.