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After Texas cuts, poor women have more babies

The state of Texas’ sustained campaign against Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics affiliated with abortion providers appears to have led to an increase in births among low-income women who lost access to affordable and effective birth control, a new study says.

Date: 02/04/2016 | Nation & World


In a Japan seemingly obsessed with sex, few seem to indulge

TOKYO — Japan is well known for many things, and its obsession with sex is one of them. It has one of the most robust pornographic and adult-toy industries in the world and airs TV commercials for items as banal as candy that feature sexually suggestive themes. It even has an annual fertility...

Date: 01/24/2016 | Nation & World


Oregon population hits 4 million

PORTLAND, Ore. — New estimates from Portland State University say Oregon gained its 4-millionth resident this year.

Date: 11/17/2015 | Northwest


Inca boy’s DNA shows how humans spread to South America

It sounds like something straight out of a "Hunger Games" novel: The rulers of a sprawling empire select beautiful children from throughout their vast territories and kill them in a ritualistic event to reinforce their power.During the Inca civilization, which...

Date: 11/15/2015 | Nation & World


Five myths about the baby boomer generation

There are 75.4 million baby boomers in the United States, people from 51 to 69 years old. They are the largest generation in American history, raised during the economic prosperity that followed World War II. Media and marketers have treated the generation as one enormous, monolithic group since...

Date: 11/07/2015 | Nation & World


China to end 1-child policy, allow 2 children

BEIJING — China said Thursday it would allow all married couples to have two children, signaling the end after 35 years to its drastic and unpopular "one-child" policy that has been blamed for skewing the gender balance, forcing women into unwanted abortions and...

Date: 10/30/2015 | Nation & World


China to end 1-child policy, allow 2 children

BEIJING — China said Thursday it would allow all married couples to have two children, signaling the end after 35 years to its drastic and unpopular "one-child" policy that has been blamed for skewing the gender balance, forcing women into unwanted abortions and bringing about a...

Date: 10/29/2015 | Nation & World


Asians to become largest U.S. immigrant group

WASHINGTON — In a major shift in immigration patterns over the next 50 years, Asians will have surged past Hispanics to become the largest group of immigrants heading to the United States, according to estimates in a new study of immigration patterns.

Date: 09/28/2015 | Nation & World


More young adults live in parents’ basements

The kids in the basement are staying there.One lasting scar from the deepest recession since the 1930s is the phenomenon of young adults, facing their own financial challenges, forced to squeeze in the homes of their parents. And new data show the trend is getting worse, not better.

Date: 09/18/2015 | Nation & World


Fewer babies being born in U.S. illegally

A new report says the number of babies born to women in the United States illegally is falling.Such births accounted for 8 percent of total U.S. births in 2013, according to the nonpartisan Pew Research Center.The issue has been in the spotlight in recent months,...

Date: 09/12/2015 | Nation & World


Ridgefield is Washington’s fastest-growing city

VANCOUVER — Washington’s fastest growing city is in southwest Washington about 25 miles north of Portland, Oregon.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Northwest


Growth puts Snohomish County planners in tough spot

EVERETT — Snohomish County expects to grow by more than 200,000 people in the next couple of decades.Lawmakers are planning for the population surge.Specifically, they're trying to determine whether the community would be better off encouraging more growth...

Date: 05/16/2015 | Local News


Upset by political gridlock? Blame the boomers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At some moment this year a U.S. baby boomer will die and, if census forecasts are right, the generation born between 1946 and 1964 will no longer be the nation’s largest.

Date: 04/19/2015 | Nation & World


Snohomish County adds nearly 50,000 in four years

Snohomish County ranked as one of the fastest growing counties in the state both in terms of percentage and number of people moving here, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today.

Date: 03/26/2015 | Business


Return of the grizzly?

Bears could be brought back to North Cascades

Date: 02/26/2015 | Local News




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