The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Arizona enjoyed the 3rd highest spike in construction job growth in May, trailing only Texas and California.
A recent report from a Phoenix area title company shows the Phoenix housing market continues to pick up steam. The report released by Grand Canyon Title Agency, Inc. also shows a sharp decline in the number of foreclosures.
According to Michael Orr, real estate expert at A.S.U.’s W.C. Carey School of Business, the Phoenix housing market is continuing to recover. He also says that traditional homes sales are on the increase.
The Yuma Sun reported that, although Arizona has seen only modest population growth in recent years, things could change in the not too distant future.
Washington Times: Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu says, “”Mexican drug cartels literally do control parts of Arizona . . . , “They literally have scouts on the high points in the mountains and in the hills and they literally control movement. They have radios, they have optics, they have night-vision goggles as good as anything law enforcement has’.”
U.S. News & World Report: “Some states are pretty great; some are just plain trouble. Take the following three [Arizona, South Carolina and Texas] . . . . so let me make a modest proposal . . . . This time, let’s let them go without a fight.”
Los Angeles Times: “A new Pew Research Center Poll finds fully 73% of the country thinks police requesting immigration status documents is fine, while 67% think detaining someone for a status check is OK. The poll reports that, overall, 59% approve of the law’s broad provisions, while less than a third (32%) now oppose them. That is up significantly from a similar poll earlier this month.