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

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to fast-track a dispute over whether people living in the United States... Read More

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’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... Read More

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

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

The Census Bureau told a federal judge on Tuesday that it will delay laying off some census takers and will... Read More

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

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... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - Data for the 2020 census is still being collected, but the Census Bureau reports the U.S. population has... Read More

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

WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats are calling for more oversight into the 2020 U.S. Census after officials in charge of the... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - The US Census Bureau entered its final stage of counting -- moving door-to-door -- with a shorter deadline.... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - Democrats attacked the president’s plan to exclude illegal immigrants from the 2020 Census during a congressional hearing Wednesday... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Tuesday barring people in the U.S. illegally from being counted in congressional... Read More

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

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

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday unveiled an unusual plan to encourage Chicagoans to participate in the U.S. government’s once-a-decade... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - America's veteran population is changing, with its overall size declining, the number of women in its ranks on... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - Most Americans live in small incorporated towns and villages with populations of fewer than 5,000, a new report... Read More

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 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... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - The Census Bureau is launching two new surveys to gather data on disruptions to households and small businesses... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Census Bureau, which had already suspended its field operations due to the coronavirus outbreak, has announced... Read More

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

Census Delays All In-Person Counting Efforts Through April 1 Due to Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — This year’s census has pulled up all boots on the ground, for now, as the Census Bureau announced... Read More

WASHINGTON — This year’s census has pulled up all boots on the ground, for now, as the Census Bureau announced Wednesday it had suspended field operations for the rest of the month due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.... Read More

Coronavirus Closures Upend Census Plans for Counting Homeless, College Students

WASHINGTON — The closure or quarantining of many homeless shelters, nursing homes and colleges to stem the spread of the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The closure or quarantining of many homeless shelters, nursing homes and colleges to stem the spread of the coronavirus is forcing the U.S. Census Bureau to change the way it counts some of the most difficult to reach... Read More

Facebook to Remove Misleading Trump Census Ads

WASHINGTON — Facebook will remove more than 1,000 Trump campaign ads directing people to fill out an online form titled... Read More

WASHINGTON — Facebook will remove more than 1,000 Trump campaign ads directing people to fill out an online form titled “Official 2020 Congressional District Census,” after Democrats criticized them as misleading. For weeks, the Republican National Committee has sent people... Read More

2020-03-05 21:09:17
by Dan McCue
Pelosi Slams Facebook Over Trump Ad That Could Be Confused for Census

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sharply criticized Facebook on Thursday for allowing President Donald Trump's re-election campaign to run... Read More

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sharply criticized Facebook on Thursday for allowing President Donald Trump's re-election campaign to run an ad that some might confuse for the upcoming 2020 census. The U.S. Census Bureau is set to launch the... Read More

Census Rules on Counting Troops Abroad Could Tip Congressional Balance

WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau’s new system for counting troops deployed abroad could make a difference in states such as... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau’s new system for counting troops deployed abroad could make a difference in states such as North Carolina and Texas, which have sizable military populations and are already poised to gain congressional seats. Deciding which state... Read More

Most People Still Think Census Will Ask About Citizenship, Poll Finds

WASHINGTON — Most people incorrectly believe the census will include a citizenship question, according to a pair of surveys released... Read More

WASHINGTON — Most people incorrectly believe the census will include a citizenship question, according to a pair of surveys released Thursday, adding to concerns raised by advocates that fear over the question may depress participation in the decennial count. The... Read More

GOP is Accused of Sending Misleading ‘Census’ Forms Ahead of Actual Count

WASHINGTON — The Republican National Committee is sending documents labeled “2020 Congressional District Census” to people in California and across... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Republican National Committee is sending documents labeled “2020 Congressional District Census” to people in California and across the country just weeks before the start of the official nationwide count of the country’s population. Critics say the misleading... Read More

Census Gives Opposite Advice to Tornado-Damaged Dayton, Flood-Ravaged Houston

DAYTON, Ohio — Josh Hollon was shocked when he stepped onto his porch on Memorial Day last year and saw... Read More

DAYTON, Ohio — Josh Hollon was shocked when he stepped onto his porch on Memorial Day last year and saw three churning triangles of cloud closing in on his house in suburban Northridge, Ohio. “I had just turned off the... Read More

Twitter Follows Facebook Cracking Down on Census Misinformation

SAN FRANCISCO — Social media company Twitter Inc. extended policies meant to protect election integrity to the U.S. Census Tuesday,... Read More

SAN FRANCISCO — Social media company Twitter Inc. extended policies meant to protect election integrity to the U.S. Census Tuesday, saying it will prohibit posts containing false or misleading information about how to participate in the national survey. Twitter and... Read More

Red States Push for Last-Minute Census Advantage

WASHINGTON — As the political stakes become clearer, more states are trying to motivate residents to participate in the 2020... Read More

WASHINGTON — As the political stakes become clearer, more states are trying to motivate residents to participate in the 2020 census this spring. Some red states had held back: Texas and Florida spent nothing on outreach, as conservatives find it... Read More

Gerrymandering Potential Sways State Legislative Targets

National political parties are targeting a handful of competitive state legislative chambers this year, where the majority parties can draw... Read More

National political parties are targeting a handful of competitive state legislative chambers this year, where the majority parties can draw favorable district lines — with the potential for gerrymandering — after the 2020 census. The state legislative campaign arms of... Read More

Citizenship Question Hangs Over Census Preparations, House Panel Told

WASHINGTON — Although the Trump administration dropped a citizenship question from this year’s census, minority groups told the House Oversight... Read More

WASHINGTON — Although the Trump administration dropped a citizenship question from this year’s census, minority groups told the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday that the question’s specter has haunted preparations for a national count that could miss millions... Read More

Reapportionment After Census Could Shake Up Swing Districts

WASHINGTON — Candidates and political parties have started multimillion-dollar struggles for control of congressional districts that, according to an analysis... Read More

WASHINGTON — Candidates and political parties have started multimillion-dollar struggles for control of congressional districts that, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data, may not exist in two years. The latest Census Bureau population estimates suggest that a handful... Read More

Census Estimates: Redistricting Ahead for California, New York and Texas

WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau gave a peek at a coming battle within states nationwide over the shape of the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau gave a peek at a coming battle within states nationwide over the shape of the country’s congressional district map, with its latest population estimates hinting at fights within Texas, New York, California, Alabama and other... Read More

Census Bureau Counts Federal Inmates as Residents; Critics Call It ‘Prison Gerrymandering’

ORLANDO, Fla. — The thousands of inmates at the federal prison complex in Sumter County, Fla. — including serial child... Read More

ORLANDO, Fla. — The thousands of inmates at the federal prison complex in Sumter County, Fla. — including serial child molester Larry Nassar and former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, serving time on corruption and fraud charges — may not seem... Read More

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