- Labor officials: Idaho's population gets more diverse Updated: Jul-03-15 6:58 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho labor officials say Idaho's population of ethnic minorities and people of color is on the rise.
- Wyoming home to more minorities Updated: Jul-03-15 1:18 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - The number of customers at Little Mexico - a Casper store that sells colorful pinatas, first communion dresses and CDs of traditional brass band music - has grown since Irma Ruiz bought the business in 2000.
- North Dakota safe drinking water violations jump in 2014 Updated: Jul-02-15 3:15 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The number of major violations recorded in the North Dakota's public water systems increased almost 20 percent last year and has nearly quadrupled since 2008 with the rise in new systems serving the state's growing population, the state Health Department says.
- More antelope licenses to be issued in South Dakota for 2015 Updated: Jul-02-15 7:52 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota wildlife officials will make available more antelope hunting licenses this year than in 2014, after the animal's population stabilized following several years of drop-off.
- School aid formula being considered creates winners, losers Updated: Jun-29-15 11:20 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A new public school funding formula being considered by the Legislature would create winners and losers as it seeks a way to link the distribution of state aid more closely to need.
- Utah metro drivers spend about 22 minutes commuting Updated: Jun-28-15 10:46 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Driving around the Salt Lake City metro area isn't always fast and easy, but average commute times for motorists in Utah's capital city are less than the national average and shorter than many other major Western cities, shows Census data analyzed by The Associated Press.
- Urban transit systems struggle to keep pace as demand grows Updated: Jun-26-15 10:54 am
BOSTON - Urban planners have long considered public transportation the best remedy for traffic congestion, but many of the nation's largest mass-transit systems simply aren't up to the task.
- Oregon's retirement-age population growing fast Updated: Jun-26-15 10:16 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - The retirement-age boom is well underway in Oregon.
- Census data show Big Island led state in 2014 growth Updated: Jun-25-15 1:16 pm
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - The Big Island's population is still growing faster than Maui, Kauai and Honolulu according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau data for 2014.
- Census data shows growth in Minnesota's minority population Updated: Jun-25-15 12:42 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The latest U.S. Census estimates put Minnesota's population near the 5.5 million mark, with the number of minorities growing four times as fast as whites, according to a local expert.
- Nebraska Asian-American population growth outpaces Hispanics Updated: Jun-25-15 11:06 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's Hispanic population saw its smallest growth last year since an immigration wave to the state began more than two decades ago, while Asian-Americans became the state's fastest-growing demographic.
- Census data: Florida growth last year driven by Hispanics Updated: Jun-25-15 12:58 am
ORLANDO, Florida - Hispanic residents made up almost half of Florida's population growth last year, and the age gap between Florida's white and minority residents continued to widen, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
- Smithsonian institute studies loggerhead shrike's decline Updated: Jun-22-15 10:59 am
FRONT ROYAL, Virginia - Researchers at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute are studying the loggerhead shrike to determine why the songbird's population is declining.
- North Dakota seeing big changes in its hospital landscape Updated: Jun-22-15 8:47 am
MINOT, North Dakota - North Dakota's population growth and good economy have increased the attractiveness of hospital partnerships and buyouts, according to the president of the state's hospital trade organization.
- State report shows Hawaii homeless population rising Updated: Jun-19-15 3:00 pm
HILO, Hawaii - State figures show that Hawai'i Island's homeless population has more than doubled in the last two years.
- Researchers study health of Utah's moose population Updated: Jun-19-15 6:16 am
PROVO, Utah - Usually people are told to stay as far away as possible from a moose if they spot one on a trail.
- Pope challenges world to clean up its filth Updated: Jun-19-15 3:55 am
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis' plea to make the state of the environment a central moral issue of our age has been greeted with applause from climate activists and a wide range of church, science and government leaders, but dismissive shrugs from those who doubt climate change.
- Who's to blame during California drought? Basically everyone Updated: Jun-18-15 8:25 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Mother Nature isn't the only one getting blamed during the California's drought.
- Texas planners look to aquifers to prepare for next drought Updated: Jun-14-15 10:49 am
LUBBOCK, Texas - The torrential storms of last month essentially ended one of Texas' worst-ever droughts, but much of the excess water has already flowed into the Gulf of Mexico or will evaporate by year's end.
- Pew: White-Native American adults largest multiracial group Updated: Jun-11-15 2:04 am
WASHINGTON - Non-Hispanic whites with American Indian ancestry make up a full half of the current population of mixed-race Americans but are among the least likely to say that they are multiracial, according to a study released Thursday.
- Springfield population growing, but slower than last decades Updated: Jun-09-15 5:11 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Springfield's population is expected to continue to increase over the next 25 years, but at a slightly slower rate than over previous decades.
- Critics want delay of $500 million for California jails Updated: Jun-07-15 10:55 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Californians voted last fall to reduce penalties for certain crimes, a decision that abruptly lowered jail populations and promised more money for jail alternative programs starting next year.
- Pope urges Bosnians to put fratricidal past behind them Updated: Jun-06-15 2:22 pm
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Pope Francis heard about the horrors of Bosnia's fratricidal war of the 1990s and its slow process of healing Saturday as he visited Sarajevo to urge Muslims, Orthodox and Catholics to put the "barbarity" of the past behind them and work together for a peaceful future.