Trends In The News

200 Years of Immigration to the U.S.

200 Years of Immigration to the U.S.

Visualization demonstrates the changing status of U.S. immigration

The composition and rate of immigrants moving to the United States has seen major changes and fluctuations over the course of American history. These changes create an understanding of American immigration...
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Washington Campaign Finance

Washington Campaign Finance

Interactive data provides detailed contributions to Washington politicians

Campaign contributions are a vital part of state and local politics, and much can be learned about the candidate, the election, and the democratic process through their analysis. The State of Washington's data portal...
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Electric Vehicles in Washington State

Electric Vehicles in Washington State

DOL data details registered electric and hybrid vehicles

A new dataset compiled by Washington state’s data portal Data.WA.gov provides information on all electric and hybrid vehicles registered through the Washington State Department of Licensing...
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Trends In Action

1st-Year Post High School Enrollment

1st-Year Post High School Enrollment

College-going stagnating and declining in Spokane

Over the past decade, Spokane County public schools have made slow but steady progress in graduating its seniors. The same slow progress holds for Spokane public school seniors continuing with their formal education – at least for those headed to a four-year...
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Incarceration Rates by Race

Distinct disparities among racial populations in Spokane County Jail

The data are just in: on any given day in 2020, a little less the 0.2% of our county population was in the jail. Or, 662 per day. This average marks the lowest count in the series covered by Spokane Trends, 7.1.2. For some, the lower number may be a cause for celebration. Alternative sentencing procedures may...
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Voter Participation Rate

Decreasing voter turnout impacting elections in Spokane

An engaged electorate is vital to ensuring that elected officials at the local, state and national levels are responsive to and reflective of the communities they serve. On the other hand, waning participation rates in elections could suggest lack of efficacy or frustration with the political process...
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