Despite California’s booming economy – among the largest in the world, surpassing most nation’s output – the majority of its residents are barely getting by, according to a new study.
California’s housing crisis should have, by this time, eased some after Gov. Jerry Brown last year signed more than a dozen bills that would encourage more building. But some analysts now say that the laws have yet to have a measurable impact on the state’s progress.
The Menagers Dam near the Tohono O’odham Nation in southern Arizona was put to the test of holding back waters as Tropical Storm Rosa pummeled the area. The Tohono O’odham Nation has declared a state of emergency.
Although population in the rural and urban American West is increasing, water use has declined because better-designed toilets are conserving water more effectively.
Major metropolitan areas continue to experience faster job growth than rural, according to The Daily Yonder’s latest study.