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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 3:25 p.m.

Men’s earnings have fallen since 1970s, Census says

Earnings for men have fallen in the decade since the recession, and are even below levels for much of the 1970s and 1980s.


Low-income areas in North Idaho certified for Opportunity Zone investments

The U.S. Treasury Department has certified low-income census tracts as federal “Opportunity Zones” in the cites of Post Falls and Moscow, Idaho, and Benewah, Bonner, Boundary and Shoshone counties.


Spin Control: Catching up on the inbox

The inbox still gets clogged, but not quite as fast with the Legislature gone.


States, cities sue U.S. over census citizenship question

Seventeen states, the District of Columbia and six cities sued the U.S. government Tuesday, saying the addition of a citizenship question to the census form is unconstitutional.


U.S. Census: Yakima officials debate merits of White House decision to ask about citizenship

Critics say asking census respondents if they are U.S. citizens will lead to inaccurate counts and a resulting in drop federal funding, while supporters say it’s the only surefire way …


Marc A. Thiessen: There is nothing wrong with a census question about citizenship

The Trump administration is being sued over its plans to include a question about citizenship in the 2020 Census, which California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) says “is not just …


Decision to add citizenship question to census draws protest

The 2020 U.S. Census will include a question about citizenship status, a move that brought swift condemnation from Democrats, who said it would intimidate immigrants and discourage them from participating.


Ward Connerly and Mike Gonzalez: It’s time for the Census Bureau to stop dividing America

It’s well past time to recognize that the four-decade experiment has failed and has put our nation on the road to becoming merely a collection of tribes rather than one …


Commerce chief: Billions more dollars needed for 2020 Census

The Trump administration acknowledged Thursday that billions more dollars are “urgently needed” to ensure a fair and accurate count during the 2020 Census.


UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 11:21 p.m.

Populations aging faster than nation in both Idaho, Washington

Both Idaho’s and Washington’s populations are aging faster than the nation’s as a whole, according to the latest census figures, and that has implications for the economy and the labor …


UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 10:50 a.m.

Downtown Spokane census shows many older, younger residents and few Gen Xers

Urban living often is portrayed as a young person’s game, but at 52, John Waite is a pretty typical downtown Spokane resident. Waite, the owner of Merlyn’s and Auntie’s Bookshop, …


UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

We’re No. 2! We’re No. 2! Spokane fends off Tacoma in coveted biggest-city listing

Spokane remains Washington’s second-largest city, according to Census population estimates released Thursday, but Tacoma is catching up quickly.


Census Bureau: Bend’s population exceeds 90,000

A new U.S. Census Bureau estimate says Bend’s population now tops 90,000.


Fastest-growing U.S. cities are in South; 4 of top 5 in Texas

Ten of the 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more were spread across the South in 2016, with four of the top five found in Texas, according to …


UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:41 p.m.

Canada now has more seniors than children

For the first time in Canada’s history, there are more seniors than children.


Census suggests counting LGBTQ, then ‘corrects’ and deletes

The U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday that it mistakenly proposed counting LGBTQ Americans and has since “corrected” the proposal to remove the gender and sexuality category. Gay rights groups quickly …


Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow

The last straw that convinced Chicago native Marissa Marshall it was time to move away was hearing dangerously close gunfire in the rough neighborhood where she found affordable housing.


U.S. population growth is lower than at any time since the Great Depression

Last year the United States had the lowest rate of population growth of any year since the Great Depression, according to Census figures released Tuesday.


Australia says IBM settles over online census failure

Global technology giant IBM carried most of the blame for the crash of Australia’s online census three months ago and had compensated the government for the financial cost of the …


Census Bureau calls off 2017 test on Colville, Standing Rock reservations

The U.S. Census Bureau has canceled planned field operations tests next year on the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in the Dakotas due …


Middle class incomes had their fastest growth on record last year

The incomes of typical Americans rose in 2015 by 5.2 percent, the first significant boost to middle-class pay since the end of the Great Recession, the Census Bureau reported on …


Census shows proportion of Myanmar Muslims unchanged

The proportion of Muslims in overwhelmingly Buddhist Myanmar has not increased in three decades, contrary to the fears of strident Buddhist nationalists.


UPDATED: Thu., April 9, 2015, 10:19 p.m.

Man shoots and kills Census Bureau guard, injures DC police officer

SUITLAND, Md. — A fire official says a guard at the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters has been shot and critically wounded.


Shawn Vestal: Census shows millennials are better educated, lower paid

Millennials! You’ve heard of them, right? Judging by the relentless media inquiry, you might suspect they are an alien race, landed from the future or outer space or Brooklyn, whom …


Minorities could be majority by 2043

Whites will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043 as the United States will for the first time become a majority of minority groups, the Census Bureau …


Eye on Boise: Idaho near middle in government units

BOISE – A new set of data from the Census Bureau shows it’s not necessarily true that every bump on every log in Idaho is incorporated, nor that because Idahoans …


Residents of LaCrosse, Wash., work to revitalize town

LACROSSE, Wash. – Small towns in Eastern Washington were in the spotlight last year after U.S. Census Bureau figures confirmed the raw truth of what’s happening across much of rural …


County districts nearly equal in population after latest adjustment

Starting this month, when residents of nine Spokane County precincts call their commissioner, they can call him Al. Not Todd or Mark.


Census: Population slowing in large portions of U.S.

Many states that posted big population gains in the 2010 census are now seeing their decade-long growth fizzle, hurt by a prolonged economic slump that is stretching into larger portions …


Census finds reaching age 90 more likely than ever

Americans are more likely than ever to reach age 90. First-ever census figures on the 90-plus population show it’s nearly tripled in size since 1980, to 1.9 million.