- Court upholds redistricting in Montana, 12 other states Updated: Jun-29-15 3:20 pm
HELENA, Montana - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld independent redistricting commissions in Montana and 12 other states, though members of the Montana panel say their work would not have changed regardless of how the court ruled because the state has just one congressional district.
- 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.
- Honolulu commuters sleep, eat in cars to deal with traffic Updated: Jun-28-15 11:23 am
HONOLULU - Hawaii Rep. Matt LoPresti knew he had a problem when his preschool-aged daughter Nina started drawing pictures of herself sitting in traffic.
- 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.
- Once a rarity, rush hours, road rage becoming reality in ND Updated: Jun-26-15 2:44 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The same robust economy that is driving up North Dakota's population is causing driver frustration from unprecedented traffic snarls.
- 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.
- Piscataquis County is oldest in Maine, new census data says Updated: Jun-26-15 4:06 am
PORTLAND, Maine - New U.S. Census Bureau estimates show that Piscataquis County had the highest median age in the state as of last July 1.
- Name change sought for area named for confederate officer Updated: Jun-25-15 6:35 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker plans to change the name of an Alaska census district named for confederate military leader Wade Hampton.
- 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.
- Spike in number of female prisoners at Alaska prisons Updated: Jun-24-15 1:41 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The increase in the number of women prisoners in Alaska more than tripled that of male inmate growth between 2004 and 2013, according to a study by University of Alaska Anchorage researchers.
- A shield against poverty, pensions are Greece's top priority Updated: Jun-23-15 12:10 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Looking tired and leaning on his cane, Fotis Theodorakopoulos watched quietly as other demonstrators gathered to discuss Greece's financial drama and chant defiant slogans outside the parliament.
- AG rules UK should release records in 2 cases Updated: Jun-23-15 9:11 am
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - The Kentucky Attorney General's office says the state's flagship university should release records in cases dealing with animal research and cancer statistics.
- 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.
- Immigrant driver's licenses in New Mexico drop to record low Updated: Jun-18-15 4:57 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The number of newly issued driver's licenses to immigrants in New Mexico has plunged to its lowest level since the state began granting driving privileges to foreign nationals living in the country illegally, new records show.
- FACT CHECK: Why Bush's growth forecast is a stretch Updated: Jun-17-15 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says there's "not a reason in the world" why the U.S. economy can't grow at 4 percent annually.
- Report: West Virginia has top rate of drug overdose deaths Updated: Jun-17-15 10:07 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A report on injury prevention says West Virginia has by far the highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the nation.