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Spin Control census archive

TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011

MONDAY, DEC. 13, 2010

Will WA get a 10th House seat?

Set next Tuesday aside for marking something other than the Winter Solstice. It will also be the day Washington state finds out whether it will add one more congressional district.The U.S. Census Bureau will announce the national headcount and the state-by-state breakdowns. From that, states...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 27, 2010

WA may add a congressional seat

Washington state could be in line for a new congressional district when the numbers from the 2010 Census become final.A private organization that analyzes census, election and political data said Monday the state could just make the cut for adding a seat if the once-per-decade...

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Spokane Mayor Mary Verner, left, and Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey wear shirts from each other's jurisdictions as part of a bet over the returns on the U.S. Census.

Spokane, Valley cities tie on census bet

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner and Spokane Valley Mayor Tom ToweyElected officials are sometimes unable to avoid making bets with their counterparts in other realms about sporting events. When there are no decent sporting events, they sometimes cook up other competitions on which to wager.Thus it...

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3 of 4 Census forms back

The U.S. Census Bureau says Washington has exceed it mail-back participation in the 2010 Census compared to 2000. It says nearly 3 of 4 residences, or 74 percent, have mailed back their forms. That's 2 percentage points ahead of the mail-back previous census.Idaho has matched...

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RNC "Census" mailing investigated, criticized 

Fundraising letters sent to Eastern Washington voters from the national Republican Party are receiving a review by the U.S. Postal Service and bipartisan criticism from members of Congress who view them as a deceptive and potentially illegal infringement on the U.S. Census.Two Democratic House members...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010

FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010

Today's fun video: How funny can you make the census?

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cGary Locke Pt. 1www.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorHealth Care ReformOh right, the census.That's why former Washington Gov. and current Commerce Secretary Gary Locke was on the Daily Show Thursday night. The Commerce Department, see, is...

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