Arizona

Buyers need 40 percent more income to purchase homes in top metro areas, report finds

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Demand for homes in certain areas of the country has caused supply to dwindle, prices to skyrocket and buyers needing nearly 50 percent more income than they would have last year to even enter top markets, according to a report by the real estate brokerage firm, Redfin.

Western river compacts were innovative in the 1920s but couldn’t foresee today’s water challenges

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The Western U.S. is in a water crisis, from California to Nebraska. An ongoing drought is predicted to last at least through July 2022. Recent research suggests that these conditions may be better labeled aridification - meaning that warming and drying are long-term trends.

States that legalized marijuana are bringing in more tax revenue on marijuana sales than alcohol

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Most of the states that legalized recreational marijuana for recreational use are collecting more tax revenue from marijuana sales than alcohol sales.