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Nation Jan 06Homeland Security will share citizenship data with Census
Information that will be shared includes personally-identifiable data, the Homeland Security document said. Federal law prohibits the Census Bureau from releasing personally identifiable data, and the bureau says in its fact-sheet on privacy, “Your answers can only be used to…
Nation Dec 30U.S. had its slowest population growth rate in a century
Declining births, increasing deaths and the slowdown of international migration made the past year’s population growth rate in the United States the slowest in a century, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Nation Nov 20Nebraska is first state to share drivers’ records with Census Bureau
Nebraska is the first state to publicly acknowledge it will share drivers’ license records with the U.S. Census Bureau as the federal agency tries to comply with President Donald Trump’s order to count the number of U.S. citizens.
Nation Oct 16Census confirms drivers’ records request tied to citizenship
The U.S. Census Bureau is acknowledging that its nationwide request for state drivers' license records is the result of President Donald Trump's order to gather records that can better determine the numbers of citizens and non-citizens across the U.S.
Nation Oct 14Census Bureau seeks state data, including citizenship info
The U.S. Census Bureau is asking states for drivers' license records that typically include citizenship data and has made a new request for information on recipients of government assistance, alarming some civil rights advocates.
Nation Sep 26Income inequality grew in 2018, Census data shows
Three of the states with biggest gains in inequality from 2017 to 2018 were places with large pockets of wealth — California, Texas and Virginia.
Nation Sep 23Florida man charged with making racist threats asks for bond
A white man charged with cyberstalking and making racist threats against a black activist in Virginia was ordered Monday to remain in custody, in a case that could test the boundaries of when online trolling becomes a criminal threat.
Nation Jul 022020 Census will not include citizenship question
Days after the U.S. Supreme Court halted the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday started the process of printing the questionnaire without the controversial query.
Nation Jun 10Lawmakers aim to designate site of Pulse nightclub shooting as national memorial
Only days before the third anniversary of the worst attack on gay people in the U.S., members of central Florida's congressional delegation said Monday they were introducing legislation that would designate as a national memorial the gay nightclub where 49…
Nation Jun 04Blacks, Latinos at risk of undercount in 2020 census, report says
With the 2020 census count less than a year away, a new report says undercounting certain populations will be likely, despite the best efforts of the U.S. Census Bureau, nonprofits and state and local officials to encourage participation.