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Politics Apr 26Census delay could put off new voting districts, primaries
The U.S. Census Bureau wants more time to wrap up the once-a-decade count because of the coronavirus, and that could delay the divisive process of drawing new legislative districts.
Nation Apr 14Pro wrestling considered ‘essential’ under Florida governor’s order
Body slams and pile drives can go on in the Sunshine State.
Politics Apr 13Trump officials want delay in census due to virus, lawmaker says
Field operations for the 2020 census have been suspended since mid-March and were set to resume this week.
Nation Apr 03Americans should cover faces when outside, CDC recommends
New federal guidelines Friday recommend that Americans wear face coverings when in public to help fight the spread of the new coronavirus. President Donald Trump immediately said he had no intention of following the advice himself, saying, “I'm choosing not…
Nation Mar 18U.S. Census Bureau suspends field operations on virus concerns
Field operations have been suspended for two weeks, citing the health and safety of its workers and the U.S. public from the novel coronavirus.
Nation Mar 10Census Bureau site goes live as counting begins in earnest
There has been a U.S. census every decade since 1790. The results determine how many congressional seats each state gets and how $1.5 trillion in federal spending is distributed.
Arts Mar 09Sesame Street wants to get young children counted in the census
Researchers say no other age group was undercounted as much during the last once-a-decade census than children under 5. Sesame Street is using Count von Count to change that.
Politics Mar 05Facebook drops Trump ads after Pelosi cites census confusion
The decision came Thursday, hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Facebook for the ads, saying people would confuse the survey with the once-a-decade head count.
Nation Feb 12Census Bureau at risk of not being ready for count, government report says
While the Census Bureau has succeeded so far in early tasks of verifying addresses across the U.S. and launching an advertising campaign, the agency's readiness for upcoming operations is mixed, according to the report from the Government Accountability Office.
Nation Jan 17What you need to know before the 2020 Census starts
The 2020 Census will begin next week in rural Alaska. The Census always starts in remote parts of the nation's largest state out of tradition and necessity.