Native Voter Turnout
By Gabriel Rivera
Voter suppression bills and diminished outreach could make it difficult to replicate strong Native voter turnout in 2022.
Timeline: Native Voting Rights
Boarding Schools’ Painful Past
Arizona Under Stress: Growth, Demographics and Democracy
After Joe Biden’s razor-thin win in Arizona in 2020 and the state’s discredited recount that followed, Arizonans are preparing to go back to the polls for this year’s midterm elections, beginning with primaries on Aug. 2. These stories — produced by Baruch College (CUNY) journalism students — look beyond the usual horse-race coverage and explore issues that are likely to motivate voters and influence outcomes at the ballot box.
Focusing on the Phoenix metropolitan area, these stories are about obstacles to the Native American vote, activism among young Latinos, education culture wars, a worsening housing shortage fueled by a population boom, as well as the costs of the megadrought and efforts to conserve scarce and precious water.
THE NATIVE AND LATINO VOTES
EDUCATION, LABOR AND CULTURE WARS
GROWTH, HOUSING AND WATER
Phoenix’s Metro Area
Experiences Growing Pains
By Noel Stevens
A population surge is outpacing Phoenix’s housing market and eliminating hopes for a more affordable lifestyle in outlying cities.
Intel’s Growth Fuels Chandler’s Boom
Overheated Market Squeezes
Arizona’s Housing Supply
By Tahreem Ashraf
Low inventory, a growing population and zoning restrictions are adding pressure to a housing market under extreme stress.
Dust Bowl Exhibit Links Past to Present