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  • In the new class war, meet America’s army of child soldiers

    Now that “class warfare” has been declared, decried and duplicated in an impressive lockstep, maybe it’s time to take a look at one of the armies. The big one, I …


  • Spokane, Coeur d’Alene now one statistical region

    In the eyes of the U.S. Census Bureau, Spokane and Coeur d’Alene have been merged into a single metropolitan area with a population of 609,000 people. The combined statistical area …


  • Census Bureau adding CdA to Spokane metro area

    The Spokane metropolitan area is about to become a lot bigger. Spokane and adjacent Coeur d’Alene will be combined into a single metropolitan area as a result of the 2010 …


  • Idaho ranks low, falling for school spending

    It’s not just that Idaho ranks 50th in the nation for per-pupil spending on schools, an area where the state long has ranked low. It’s that Idaho’s ranking for school …


  • Local Census data: Young adult numbers increase

    The number of young adults living in the city of Spokane has topped 50,000, a number driven by growing universities, a cultural rebound and an affordable cost of living for …


  • More singles in Spokane County

    New figures from the Census Bureau suggest Spokane and Kootenai counties are similar in many respects, but have some differences on things like marital status, education and immigration patterns.


  • Nationwide and close to home, poverty tightens its grip

    U.S. Census Bureau data reflect what everyone knows: The recession that persisted in 2009 bit into pay and benefits, and cut jobs. Poverty rates rose and food stamps were issued …


  • Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    The income gap between the richest and poorest Americans grew last year to its widest amount on record as young adults and children in particular struggled to stay afloat in …


  • Mailer draws Postal Service review

    Fundraising letters to Eastern Washington voters from the national Republican Party are being investigated by the Postal Service and criticized by members of Congress who view them as an illegal …


  • Census workers start home visits Saturday

    Census workers will begin making visits Saturday to households that did not mail back their questionnaires. The Spokane census office has hired 1,400 temporary workers to count 117,000 addresses in …


  • RNC letters displaying ‘census’ draw complaints

    Fundraising letters to Eastern Washington voters from the national Republican Party are being investigated by the Postal Service and criticized by members of Congress who view them as illegal infringement …


  • Census workers to begin visiting homes on May 1

    Census workers on May 1 will begin visiting households that did not mail back their questionnaires.


  • Census says women equal to men in advanced degrees

    Women are now just as likely as men to have completed college and to hold an advanced degree, part of an accelerating trend of educational gains that have shielded women …


  • Tribes promote census count

    PLUMMER, Idaho – The crowd chuckled appreciatively when Ernie Stensgar began singing “One little, two little, three little Indians” during a U.S. census rally Wednesday on the Coeur d’Alene Indian …


  • Attacks on census worry Republicans

    WASHINGTON – According to many writers in the conservative blogosphere, the census taker is second only to the taxman as the pre-eminent symbol of big government intrusion. Now several prominent …


  • Editorial: Filling out census today will keep worker away

    If you’re feeling hapless about federal government spending, here is one thing you can do about it: Fill out your census form and drop it in the mail. If you …


  • Inland Northwest participation rates generally near 60 percent

    A look at information about the 2010 Census, including questions asked, confidentiality, what’s at stake, and how much money can be saved.


  • Rural Idaho counties see population decline

    The number of people moving out of rural Idaho increased between mid-2008 and mid-2009 as the recession reached into every corner of the state.


  • Boats, skis, ATVs aid census work

    PORTLAND, Maine – Census workers are using snowmobiles, airplanes, all-terrain vehicles – even lobster boats – to visit the most far-flung, hidden-away dwellings when counting the nation’s populace. Hand-delivering 2010 …


  • Census sends show on road to encourage accurate count

    Ryan Eaton visited the Coeur d’Alene Public Library on Tuesday afternoon during a school field trip to learn more about the 2010 U.S. census. The kindergartener said his family’s census …


  • Billboards, TV part of census campaign

    SEATTLE — Next April, a questionnaire from the U.S. Census Bureau will appear in your mailbox – and government officials really hope it won’t get tossed in the junk pile. …


  • Census data show effects of Idaho unemployment

    High unemployment rates are altering how Idaho residents live, according to new data released Tuesday from the U.S. Census Bureau.


  • Census figures show impact of recession on Americans

    WASHINGTON – The recession is profoundly disrupting American life: More people are delaying marriage and home-buying, turning to carpools yet getting stuck in ever-worse traffic, staying put rather than moving …


  • Poverty rate hits 11-year U.S. high

    WASHINGTON – The government’s first broad look at the recession’s impact on American households in 2008 showed that the nation’s poverty rate jumped to an 11-year high, incomes sank for …


  • Voter turnout rate down in ’08, census data show

    WASHINGTON – For all the attention generated by Barack Obama’s candidacy, the share of eligible voters who actually cast ballots in November declined for the first time in a dozen …


  • Recession has rural Idahoans staying put

    BOISE - Rural Idaho residents have been staying put in the current recession, unlike the previous recession when they moved in large numbers to the state’s urban areas. People can’t …


  • Multiracial people fastest-growing group in U.S.

    WASHINGTON – Multiracial Americans have become the fastest-growing demographic group, wielding an impact on minority growth that challenges traditional notions of race. The number of multiracial people rose 3.4 percent …


  • Census official seeks city’s help promoting count

    A representative from the U.S. Census Bureau spoke before the Medical Lake City Council on Tuesday night to ask for support in promoting the importance of the census. “We cannot …


  • Census Bureau to hire hundreds in E. Washington

    Several hundred jobs soon will be available in Eastern Washington to help the federal government meet its constitutional responsibilities. The U.S. Census Bureau opened a Spokane office in November to …


  • Idaho, Washington growing fast

    Idaho remains one of the country’s fastest-growing states, but its growth rate has slipped over the past three years, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. From July …