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Robert J. Samuelson: The fate of Japan – and everyone else

Japan is slowly going out of business; its population is shrinking and it resists immigration. This cannot continue indefinitely.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018

Idaho again 1 of country’s fastest-growing states

The U.S. Census Bureau says that for the second year in a row, Idaho has earned the title of fastest-growing state in the country.


Increased cougar sightings don’t necessarily mean increase in big cats’ population

Cougars have been in the news this summer. Numerous sightings, incidents and attacks have left many wondering, why? The common-sense answer? There must be more cougars. Experts disagree.


Then and Now: Spokane in 1910

1910 was a watershed year for Spokane.


Tacoma’s population growing faster than Spokane’s; Spokane Valley nearing 100,000

Spokane prides itself on being the second-largest city in Washington, but that might be a title the Lilac City loses in the next 10 years.


Spring chinook numbers on the rise

Spring chinook counts at Snake and Columbia river dams are improving, but fisheries managers are unsure how strong the run will be.


114,000 more people: Seattle now decade’s fastest-growing big city in all of U.S.

The U.S. Census Bureau released new population figures for U.S. cities on Thursday, and they show that Seattle has toppled Austin, Texas, to become the nation’s fastest-growing big city this …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018

Officials work to ensure existence of caribou population

Officials say the existence of the two southernmost populations of woodland caribou is in danger.


Oregon increasing reliant on newcomers for population growth

The last time Oregon saw more people leaving than moving into the state was the 1980s, during a decline in the timber industry.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017

Threatened loons in New Hampshire show slight improvement

New Hampshire’s loon population is up slightly from about a year ago, but the water bird known for its eerie call is still threatened in the state, particularly at one …


Asians are Oregon’s fastest growing demographic

Oregon’s Asian population has surpassed Hispanics as the state’s fastest growing demographic, new census figures show.


UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017

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: Wed., June 21, 2017

U.N.: World population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050

India’s population is expected to surpass China’s in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world …


Sharks should be happy about new Google Earth survey of seal populations

Gray seals are booming. They’ve flocked to coastal Massachusetts, where hunters once killed the animals wholesale. Where seals go, sharks often follow. Great white sightings in Cape Cod increased from …


UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017

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: Sat., April 15, 2017

Study: Bird population in Vermont forests drop 14.2 percent

The bird population in Vermont’s forests has declined 14.2 percent over 25 years, largely due to several factors, including invasive species, climate change, and the natural cycle of maturing forests, …


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.


UN: World population grows, young girls struggle

The world’s population grew slightly to 7.4 billion in 2016, the U.N. said Thursday, with a substantial youth bulge challenging political and social systems across the planet.


As newcomers flock to Washington, native residents move away

According to U.S. Census Bureau data, last year was the first time in at least a decade when the number of native-born Washington residents in King County declined, the Seattle …


Seattle lands spot on top 10 densely populated U.S. cities

Seattle has cracked the top 10 most densely populated big cities in the United States for the first time in its history.


Spokane County, cities butt heads on population growth

Spokane County commissioners and officials from the cities and towns they represent are at odds on where and how much population growth will occur over the next two decades.


Idaho’s senior population increases

Idaho’s population is aging faster than the nation’s, with people 65 and older increasing by 19 percent in the last four years, according to estimates recently released by the U.S. …


China planning for extra 2 million babies per year

BEIJING — China is preparing for 2 million extra babies a year as a result of a loosening of its “one child” birth limits that will allow more couples to …


Boomers drive change in age structure

Fueled by baby boomers, the nation’s 65-and-older population is projected to reach 83.7 million in 2050, which is almost double in size from the 2012 level of 43.1 million, according …


Montana’s population estimated to pass 1 million

State officials estimate that Montana’s population has surpassed 1 million people for the first time.


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 …


2010 census: Spokane still No. 2; Valley makes top 10

Washington’s Hispanic population grew by 70 percent over the last decade, fueling growth from border to border and earning the state another seat in Congress. It’s a trend that held …


Census: Spokane remains state’s second-largest city

Spokane grew by 6.8 percent in the past decade and remains the second-largest city in Washington, between Seattle and Tacoma.