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People have two additional weeks to fill out the census, and local help to do it

The U.S. Census Bureau has extended the deadline to respond to the census to Aug. 14, giving people a little more time to respond, or seek local resources if they …


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Census Bureau site goes live as counting begins in earnest

The 2020 census is off and running now that the questionnaire is available on the U.S. Census Bureau website.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Shift to digital census raises fear of Iowa-like breakdown

Some observers worry that this year’s census carries the same potential for mayhem as last month’s Iowa caucuses, except on an infinitely larger scale.


New Twitter tool links users to accurate census information

People who search for census-related terms will automatically see a link to the federal government’s census website, which contains information about participating in the census, what information is collected and …


Confusion over what data schools can provide for 2020 Census

The Census Bureau this week starts its process of counting students living in college-run housing, but there’s confusion over what information university officials can share with the agency.


100 years ago in Spokane: Census takers find respondents reluctant to reveal age

Census takers fanned out across Spokane and were asking householders one particularly delicate question: How old are you?


Detroit tops list of hard-to-count cities ahead of census

An Associated Press analysis finds that Detroit tops the list of cities that will be hardest to count in the 2020 census.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

‘It’s a fine target’: Census bureau to fight misinformation

Ahead of the 2020 Census, bureau officials are preparing to battle misinformation campaigns for the first time in the count’s history


Commission named every 10 years to redraw Washington’s congressional, legislative boundaries

A bipartisan commission draws Washington’s congressional and legislative boundaries.


Researchers question Census Bureau’s new approach to privacy

The U.S. Census Bureau is creating tighter privacy controls in response to new fears about prying by data snoopers.


Census: U.S. inequality grew, including in heartland states

The gap between the haves and have-nots in the United States grew last year to its highest level in more than 50 years of tracking income inequality, according to U.S. …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

Trump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census

Trump abandons controversial bid to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, directs agencies dig through existing databases.


Trump to announce new action at census news conference

President Donald Trump is expected to announce new executive action Thursday during a news conference on the 2020 census and his push to include a citizenship question.


Michael Gerson: Trump celebrates America’s victories, but not its character

The celebration of American independence is supposed to be a unifying national ritual. But we are a country with profound differences over the meaning of nationhood itself.


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019

Justice pursuing route to citizenship question on census

The Justice Department says it will look for legal grounds to force the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

U.S. still looking for way to ask about citizenship on census

The Justice Department says it was still looking for a way to include a controversial citizenship question on the 2020 census.


High court keeps citizenship question off census for now

The Supreme Court has put a hold on the Trump administration’s effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census


Judge: Census question might have discriminatory motive

New evidence paints a “disturbing picture” that racial discrimination may be the motive behind the Trump administration’s push to ask everyone in the country about citizenship status, a federal judge …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

House panel votes to hold top US officials in contempt

A House committee has voted to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress


Dana Milbank: Now playing at the Supreme Court: How to preserve white power in four easy steps

The Trump administration and Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices Tuesday held a legal seminar on how to preserve white hegemony in four easy steps.


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

Justices seem ready to OK asking citizenship on census

Conservative Supreme Court justices were mostly silent Tuesday as a Trump administration lawyer defended the government’s plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, an indication the court’s majority …


George F. Will: Supreme Court’s census case has bigger ramifications

Wilber Ross’ U.S. census case before the Supreme Court is another in which presidential behavior is provoking plaintiffs to ask the judiciary to police the blurry boundaries of executive discretion.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

Expert: Census citizenship question would hurt Latino count

Asking people whether they are U.S. citizens on the 2020 census would worsen the undercount of Latinos and non-citizens compared with other groups, an expert in surveys said Monday at …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018

Census Bureau taking applications for Spokane employees for 2020 count

If you’re interested in working for the U.S. Census Bureau in 2020, now is the time to get your application in.


Supreme Court to hear arguments in census dispute

The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments over the evidence a federal judge can consider in the lawsuit concerning the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018

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 …