In the United States, more than 44 million borrowers owe $1.4 trillion in student loan debt, according to the Federal Reserve. In 2016, the average graduate held a little more than $37,000 in student debt, a 6 percent increase from 2015.
Sixty-one percent — that’s how much President Trump says illegal immigration has declined since Inauguration Day. But the factors that influence someone to cross the border are complicated. An article on the Washington Post’s Fact Checker blog today explores this and other numbers.
Attorney Deedra Abboud announced on Monday that she’s going for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination and the opportunity to go against Sen. Jeff Flake. And former Superintendent of Public Instruction nominee David Garcia, who fell to Diane Douglas in 2014, wants a chance to take on Gov. Doug Ducey.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions described the U.S.-Mexico border as "ground zero," pitting ranchers and other U.S. citizens against cartels and violent gangs and said immigration enforcement policies of past administrations have come to an end.
Phoenix residents had a chance to ask city officials and first responders questions about the results of the newly released Community Needs Assessment for People With Mental Illness. The study surveyed both law enforcement and residents with mental health issues.
You can deny it all you want, but Tax Day is fast approaching. Taxes are due this year on Tuesday, April 18. Bill Brunson with the IRS in Phoenix says each year, more and more Arizona residents are opting to file their taxes electronically.
“I think the best way to build trust is to provide excellent service,” U.S. Rep. Krysten Sinema said. “Because veterans will share with other veterans about whether or not they’ve received excellent service.”