Censuses

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appears before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to discuss preparing for the 2020 Census, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Commerce Department says the 2020 U.S. Census will include a question about citizenship status. Commerce says in a press release issued Monday night that the citizenship data will help the Justice Department enforce the Voting Rights Act, which protects minority voting rights. But opponents say the question will discourage immigrants from responding to the census. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 27, 2018 - 2:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 census and the addition of a question on citizenship (all times local): 2:35 p.m. New York will lead a coalition of blue states in a lawsuit against the Trump administration over a decision to include a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census. State...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appears before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to discuss preparing for the 2020 Census, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Commerce Department says the 2020 U.S. Census will include a question about citizenship status. Commerce says in a press release issued Monday night that the citizenship data will help the Justice Department enforce the Voting Rights Act, which protects minority voting rights. But opponents say the question will discourage immigrants from responding to the census. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 27, 2018 - 10:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. The population count taken every 10 years is more than an academic exercise...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, people line up outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington to hear arguments in a case about political maps in Wisconsin that could affect elections across the country. The Supreme Court has already heard a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now, before even deciding that one, the court is taking up another similar case. Decisions in the Maryland case and the earlier one from Wisconsin are expected by late June.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 26, 2018 - 6:37 am
The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday on a lawsuit alleging partisan gerrymandering in the drawing of a Maryland congressional district. Eight years after the 2010 Census provided the basis for legislative redistricting, several other cases alleging unconstitutional...
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March 22, 2018 - 2:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that Philadelphia's population ticked up again in 2017, the 11th straight year of growth after decades of decline. The agency says the number of people leaving the city was about the same as the number moving to it, but the birthrate helped push...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2017, file photo, Gov. Jay Inslee talks to reporters about ongoing budget negotiations, in Olympia, Wash. As chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, Inslee will be working to elect governors from his party this year to counteract the Republican dominance in state legislatures. Governors in most states are key to the redistricting process that will follow the 2020 Census. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte, File)
January 03, 2018 - 6:37 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Buoyed by a string of electoral victories during President Donald Trump's first year in office, Democrats will wage a renewed battle this year to wrest control of Congress from Republicans. Yet the contests with the greatest long-term consequences could be listed...
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October 12, 2017 - 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration acknowledged on Thursday that billions more dollars are "urgently needed" to ensure a fair and accurate count during the 2020 Census. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told a House panel that new cost estimates show the 2020 Census will cost $15.6 billion,...
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May 25, 2017 - 12:03 am
DALLAS (AP) — 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 new population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Conroe, Texas, a northern Houston suburb, was the...
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May 10, 2017 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Census report shows that the number of Hispanic and Asian-American voters increased in 2016, even as the number of black voters decreased. The number of white voters also increased, but not enough to reverse an overall trend toward a more diverse electorate. Overall, the...
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A Pakistani victim of cross border firing rests at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Friday, May 5, 2017. Afghan security forces backed by artillery fired without provocation on Pakistani census workers and soldiers escorting them near the Afghan border, killing many civilians and wounding others, who included women and children, Pakistani army and government officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)
May 05, 2017 - 11:01 am
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Backed by artillery, Afghan security forces fired across the border on Pakistani census workers and troops escorting them on Friday, killing nine and drawing a response from the military, Pakistan said. On the Afghan side, officials reported six killed in the incident, a...
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A Pakistani victim of cross border firing rests at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Friday, May 5, 2017. Afghan security forces backed by artillery fired without provocation on Pakistani census workers and soldiers escorting them near the Afghan border, killing many civilians and wounding others, who included women and children, Pakistani army and government officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)
May 05, 2017 - 7:25 am
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Backed by artillery, Afghan security forces fired across the border on Pakistani census workers and troops escorting them, killing nine civilians and wounding 42, including women and children, Pakistani officials said Friday. The Pakistani government and military officials...
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