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UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

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, 11:34 p.m.

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, 6:12 p.m.

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, 4:55 p.m.

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, 4:17 p.m.

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, 6:50 p.m.

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, 5:08 p.m.

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, 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 …