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    Decades Volume: 1 Issue: 10
    Author(s):
    Sally Wittlinger
    Published: Sunday, January 31, 2010

    During the mid-part of the last decade, when the population growth rate was at its highest, the Phoenix area experienced rapid development and urban sprawl. The result has been an intensification of the Urban Heat Island effect. In this edition of Decades, author Sally Wittlinger discusses this uncomfortable consequence of urbanization.

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    Decades Volume: 1 Issue: 9
    Author(s):
    Richard Knopf
    Published: Saturday, January 30, 2010

    Human services provide an important safety net for Arizonans and help many achieve self-sufficiency. But by the close of the last decade, the infrastructure was severely damaged by the recession – with shrinking resources at all levels of government, and across the entire spectrum of nonprofit organizations including faith communities.

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    Decades Volume: 1 Issue: 8
    Author(s):
    Kristin Borns
    Published: Friday, January 29, 2010

    The Highway User Revenue Fund (HURF), one of the primary sources of transportation funding, rapidly declined in available dollars at the end of the decade.

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    Decades Volume: 1 Issue: 7
    Author(s):
    Kristin Borns
    Published: Thursday, January 28, 2010

    Arizona has seen positive trends in the areas of child welfare over the last decade. But as DES absorbs substantial cuts and staff reductions due to the recession, what will those numbers look like two, five, or ten years out?

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    Decades Volume: 1 Issue: 6
    Author(s):
    Andrea Whitsett
    Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    During the previous decade Arizona experienced a dramatic increase in the number of people receiving health insurance coverage through the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). If criteria for AHCCCS eligibility don’t change, it is unlikely that this trend will be reversed in the coming decade. More positive trends include increased child immunization rates and decreased smoking rates.