They've avoided the worst of the housing bust. Oil and gas revenues have helped too.
Controversy flares after shooting death of a worker inside a camera-equipped van.
Sales of existing homes fell 3 percent from February to March, but activity with lower-priced units may be picking up.
It heard arguments Tuesday on whether Arizona school officials violated Fourth Amendment privacy rights in strip-searching a 13-year-old girl.
The Supreme Court must decide whether an Arizona school went too far in strip-searching an eighth-grade girl for drugs.
Funds trickle out, leaving many state and local education budgets in flux.
He vows to support a regional treaty to curb gun trafficking as well as greater cooperation on clean energy.
But it could be the lull before the storm as lobbyists and lawmakers begin to weigh in on controversial cuts.