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Politics Nov 13Census case that led to head count halt heads back to court
A coalition of local governments and advocacy groups wants the court to make the Census Bureau revert to a deadline of next April for turning in numbers used for divvying up congressional seats. The Trump administration wants this done by…
Nation Nov 12Advisory group worried about rural census, crunched timeline
The Census Scientific Advisory Committee said Thursday during a virtual meeting that, given they have low Internet access, residents of rural areas are particularly at risk of being undercounted since field operations ended two weeks earlier than planned.
Nation Nov 07Census takers say they were told to enter false information
Two census takers tell The Associated Press that their supervisors pressured them to enter false information into a computer system about homes they had not visited.
Politics Nov 063rd court blocks Trump’s order on congressional seat count
A panel of three judges on Friday ruled that President Donald Trump's effort to exclude people in the country illegally from the numbers used for dividing up congressional seats is unlawful.
Nation Oct 23U.S. census takers fall short of target goal
The Census Bureau says it did reach 99.9 percent of the nation's households — but the missing 0.1 percent still represents hundreds of thousands of uncounted residents.
Politics Oct 13Supreme Court halts census in latest twist of 2020 count
A coalition of local governments and civil rights groups had sued the Trump administration, arguing that minorities and others in hard-to-count communities would be missed if the count ended early.
Nation Sep 29Judge says ending 2020 census on October 5 violates her order
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh suggested Tuesday that she would be open to issuing a contempt finding against the federal government or making a ruling that her order had been violated. A Trump administration attorney says the suggestion that the…
Arts Sep 29Disney to lay off 28,000 at its parks in California, Florida
Disney's parks closed last spring as the pandemic started spreading in the U.S. The Florida parks reopened this summer, but the California parks have yet to reopen as the company awaits guidance from the state of California.
Politics Sep 28Commerce secretary: 2020 census to end Oct. 5 despite court order
A federal judge ruled last week that the head count of every U.S. resident should continue through the end of October.
Economy Sep 15Income in the U.S. rose in 2019. So did the number of uninsured
In 2019, median household income in the U.S. was the highest ever on record. But that was before the coronavirus pandemic hit.