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Census Count Wraps Up Early Amid Questions About Accuracy
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Census Count Wraps Up Early Amid Questions About Accuracy

WASHINGTON _ Once the Trump administration ends its count for the 2020 census early Friday morning, advocates and even former Census Bureau directors fear the administration won't take the time to correct what could be the most inaccurate count in decades.... Read More

Supreme Court Temporarily Shuts Down Census Data Collection
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Supreme Court Temporarily Shuts Down Census Data Collection
2020-10-13 21:29:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court late Tuesday stayed a preliminary injunction that required the Census Bureau to continue to collect data until the end of the month. Last month, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh agreed with civil rights groups that... Read More

Wilbur Ross Loses Ruling Over Move to End Census Count Early
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Wilbur Ross Loses Ruling Over Move to End Census Count Early

WASHINGTON — A U.S. appeals court upheld an order requiring Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and his department to keep the census count going until the end of the month. Wednesday’s ruling maintains a decision by a California federal judge... Read More

US Appeals Court Blocks Trump from Shutting Down Census Count Early
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US Appeals Court Blocks Trump from Shutting Down Census Count Early

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court decided Wednesday to let stand a preliminary injunction barring the Trump administration from shutting down the census count early in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S.... Read More

Supreme Court Fast-Tracks Dispute Over Illegal Aliens' Place in Reapportionment
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Supreme Court Fast-Tracks Dispute Over Illegal Aliens' Place in Reapportionment
2020-09-30 20:34:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to fast-track a dispute over whether people living in the United States illegally must be included in the reapportionment of congressional seats. Under federal law, once the decennial census is completed, the... Read More

Trump Administration Pushes to End Census Next Week
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Trump Administration Pushes to End Census Next Week

WASHINGTON — Days after a judge ordered the Census Bureau to continue enumerating for another month beyond its current Sept. 30 deadline, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the agency, announced Monday he intends to end all in-person counting efforts... Read More

Trump Administration’s Census Plan Might Leave Out Some Legal Residents
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Trump Administration’s Census Plan Might Leave Out Some Legal Residents

WASHINGTON — A Trump administration plan to use the census to exclude from congressional representation immigrants who are living here illegally might inadvertently exclude many U.S. citizens living under the radar in states such as Alaska, New Mexico and West... Read More

Southern States Lagging in Census Amid Pandemic, Hurricanes
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Southern States Lagging in Census Amid Pandemic, Hurricanes

WASHINGTON — Southern states have lagged behind the rest of the country in census counting amid the pandemic — and now a historic hurricane season may hamper last-ditch efforts to finish in a shortened timeline, census experts warned Thursday. The... Read More

Census Bureau Reverses Course on Layoffs After Court Order
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Census Bureau Reverses Course on Layoffs After Court Order
2020-09-08 21:53:31
by Dan McCue

The Census Bureau told a federal judge on Tuesday that it will delay laying off some census takers and will restore quality-control measures it had already begun winding down as the end of the once-a-decade population count nears its end.... Read More

Internal Census Document: Shorter Count Risks ‘Serious Errors’
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Internal Census Document: Shorter Count Risks ‘Serious Errors’

WASHINGTON — Census Bureau officials concluded the shortened time frame for the 2020 count could lead to “serious errors” in the data used to apportion congressional seats and more, according to an internal agency document released Wednesday by congressional Democrats.... Read More

This Rural Minnesota Town Swelled With Immigrants. But Will Census Count Them?
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This Rural Minnesota Town Swelled With Immigrants. But Will Census Count Them?

MILAN, Minn. — The October chill hit Gabriel Elias like a truck when he reached the airport parking lot in Minneapolis. He recalls surveying the cold, unfamiliar landscape. The trees looked near death. As his uncle drove nearly three hours... Read More

Shortened Census Schedule Cuts Data Review Time
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Shortened Census Schedule Cuts Data Review Time

WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau has halved the time it has for combing through data from 2020 census results in a verification process that weeds out duplicate responses and finds people who never responded — a step experts say is... Read More

Census Bureau Says US Population Reached Milestone in July
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Census Bureau Says US Population Reached Milestone in July
2020-08-21 21:04:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Data for the 2020 census is still being collected, but the Census Bureau reports the U.S. population has already achieved a population milestone this summer -- topping 330 million people. The agency said based on the population "clock"... Read More

Senators Call For Census Investigation After Bureau Shortens Response Deadline
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Senators Call For Census Investigation After Bureau Shortens Response Deadline
2020-08-18 13:20:10
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats are calling for more oversight into the 2020 U.S. Census after officials in charge of the once-a-decade population count announced they would stop collecting survey responses earlier than planned. In a letter sent Monday, members of... Read More

US Census Enters Final Stage of Counting With a Shorter Deadline
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US Census Enters Final Stage of Counting With a Shorter Deadline
2020-08-14 15:09:51
by Gracie Kreth

WASHINGTON - The US Census Bureau entered its final stage of counting -- moving door-to-door -- with a shorter deadline. This week census takers began knocking on doors around the country in an attempt to count households that haven’t yet... Read More

Democrats Criticize Trump for Ordering Illegal Immigrants Excluded From Census
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Democrats Criticize Trump for Ordering Illegal Immigrants Excluded From Census
2020-07-30 14:01:04
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Democrats attacked the president’s plan to exclude illegal immigrants from the 2020 Census during a congressional hearing Wednesday while Republicans said they wanted to prevent foreign influence. The House Oversight Committee held what it called an “emergency hearing”... Read More

Trump’s Move to Exclude Some Immigrants in Census Could Affect States’ Seats in Congress
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Trump’s Move to Exclude Some Immigrants in Census Could Affect States’ Seats in Congress

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed his administration to exclude immigrants who are in the United States illegally when calculating how many seats in Congress each state gets after the current census, a decision that critics denounced as... Read More

Trump Moves to Bar Undocumented Aliens From Reapportionment Count
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Trump Moves to Bar Undocumented Aliens From Reapportionment Count
2020-07-21 19:29:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Tuesday barring people in the U.S. illegally from being counted in congressional reapportionment. The Supreme Court last year blocked the administration's effort to add a citizenship question to the census form, with... Read More

Chicago Mayor Sends Out ‘Census Cowboy’ to Boost Low Response Rates
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Chicago Mayor Sends Out ‘Census Cowboy’ to Boost Low Response Rates
2020-07-14 14:22:45
by Gaspard Le Dem

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday unveiled an unusual plan to encourage Chicagoans to participate in the U.S. government’s once-a-decade push to count every U.S. resident: a cowboy on a horse.  The mayor was speaking at a press conference when... Read More

Census to Start Door-Knocking After Pandemic Pause
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Census to Start Door-Knocking After Pandemic Pause

WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau will plan a “final push” outreach effort this month to encourage many communities that haven’t responded to the census to do so, the agency said Wednesday during an update of plans amid a coronavirus pandemic... Read More

Census Bureau Riles Democrats With Pair of New Political Appointees
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Census Bureau Riles Democrats With Pair of New Political Appointees

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration added two political appointees to the Census Bureau in newly created positions Tuesday, increasing concerns among census experts and Democrats that the largely apolitical data agency may be tipping to Republican advantage. The Census Bureau announced that Nathaniel... Read More

Researchers Push for Public Test of Census Privacy Tools
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Researchers Push for Public Test of Census Privacy Tools

WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau says it has improved its ability to give accurate data while protecting the privacy of its 2020 questionnaire responses, but experts worry they won’t be able to test the agency’s strategy before it is finalized.... Read More

Census Bureau Finds High Disability Rates Among Post 9-11 Vets
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Census Bureau Finds High Disability Rates Among Post 9-11 Vets
2020-06-04 20:58:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - America's veteran population is changing, with its overall size declining, the number of women in its ranks on the rise, and a generation of Post 9-11 vets who are far more likely to suffer from a service-connected disability... Read More

Census Bureau Survey Finds America Remains a Nation of Small Towns
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Census Bureau Survey Finds America Remains a Nation of Small Towns
2020-05-22 12:59:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Most Americans live in small incorporated towns and villages with populations of fewer than 5,000, a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau finds. Released on Thursday, the bureau's latest population estimates for cities and towns found that... Read More

Census Bureau Nears Goal for 2020 Count, But Crucial Areas Lag
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Census Bureau Nears Goal for 2020 Count, But Crucial Areas Lag

WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau has reached the cusp of its goal for the nation to respond to the 2020 count, but with rates still lagging in minority neighborhoods, advocates and members of Congress worry that people in diverse communities... Read More

Census Bureau to Restart Operations in Rural Areas of Country
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Census Bureau to Restart Operations in Rural Areas of Country

After suspending most of its operations in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Census Bureau announced Monday it plans to restart some of its fieldwork in rural areas around the country. Those operations had been delayed through early June,... Read More

Census Delay Could Put Off New Voting Districts, Primaries
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Census Delay Could Put Off New Voting Districts, Primaries

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau needs more time to wrap up the once-a-decade count because of the coronavirus, opening the possibility of delays in drawing new legislative districts that could help determine what political party is... Read More

Census Bureau to Gather Data on Disruptions Caused by Coronavirus Outbreak
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Census Bureau to Gather Data on Disruptions Caused by Coronavirus Outbreak
2020-04-22 17:49:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Census Bureau is launching two new surveys to gather data on disruptions to households and small businesses due to the coronavirus outbreak. The bureau received emergency approval from the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs on Sunday... Read More

Census Delays Pose Risks for Legislative Map Drawing
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Census Delays Pose Risks for Legislative Map Drawing

WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau’s new plan for a delayed 2020 census — if the agency can pull it off — could mean chaos for states drawing new legislative maps next year. Hamstrung by the coronavirus pandemic, the Census Bureau... Read More

Census Bureau Nixes All Field Operations Through April 15
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Census Bureau Nixes All Field Operations Through April 15
2020-03-31 21:22:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Census Bureau, which had already suspended its field operations due to the coronavirus outbreak, has announced it will further postpone those operations at least through April 15. In a written statement, the agency said it made... Read More

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