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In this Tuesday, March 24, 2020 photo, forms from the U.S. Census Bureau arrive at a home in Orlando, Fla. The coronavirus has waylaid efforts to get as many people as possible to take part in the census.  (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Celebrities, civil rights groups form coalition on census

Mar. 30, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Civil rights groups, lawmakers, attorney generals, former Census Bureau directors, former Commerce Department secretaries and actors like Rita Moreno and George Takei said Monday they were forming a coalition to monitor and protect the confidentiality of the 2020 census. The goals of...

Editorial Roundup:

Mar. 30, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Omaha World Herald. March 27, 2020 Let's plan well to meet Omaha area's population growth. Long-term civic success doesn’t just happen. It requires community vision, sound planning and collaboration. As the Omaha area moves toward the 1 million mark in population in the next few years, our area will need...

A group of kayakers practice social distancing while floating down the Greenbrier River Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Ronceverte, W.Va. Greenbrier County Health Department reported it's first COVID-19 case in the county Thursday. (Jenny Harnish/The Register-Herald via AP)

The Latest: Phuket closes land and sea entry and exit points

Mar. 30, 2020 3:07 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Trump extends stay-at-home guidelines for another 30 days....

President Donald Trump speaks to the press before boarding Air Force One in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, March 28, 2020. Trump is en route to Norfolk, Va., for the sailing of the USNS Comfort, which is headed to New York. (Jim Watson/Pool Photo via AP)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump gets a reality check on coronavirus

Mar. 30, 2020 1:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For weeks, President Donald Trump carved out a trail of groundless assurances about the coronavirus pandemic as health officials, governors and local officials sounded alarm about what was coming — and already here. That sunlit trail now has hit a wall. On Sunday, Trump appeared to...

Prison, jail inmates considered for release to stop COVID-19

Mar. 29, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — As Montana’s COVID-19 case count continues festering, state prison officials say they are taking measures to stop the coronavirus from turning prisons into incubation pods, while a coalition of Montana groups has called for the governor to begin exercising clemency for...

The Latest: Michigan executive order restores water service

Mar. 29, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —Spain's deadliest day has over 800 deaths, over 8,000 news...

This undated photo provided by Jasmine Cho, who was supposed to lead cookie decorating activities at Census events in Pittsburgh in March and April, shows cookies she decorated with U.S. Census themes. The spread of the novel coronavirus has waylaid 2020 census outreach efforts that were planned in advance to get as many people as possible counted in the once-a-decade head count. (Jasmine Cho via AP)

Texts, not door-knocks: Census outreach shifts amid virus

Mar. 28, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In tiny Munfordville, Kentucky, the closure of the public library has cut people off from a computer used only for filling out census forms online. In Minneapolis, a concert promoting the once-a-decade count is now virtual. In Orlando, Florida, advocates called off knocking on doors in...

FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus accompanied by Dr. Anthony Fauci, left, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Vice President Mike Pence, and Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, in the James Brady Briefing Room in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump a rosy outlier on science of the virus

Mar. 28, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Groundless assurances keep coming from President Donald Trump, a rosy outlier on the science of the coronavirus pandemic. It's been that way since before the virus spread widely in the United States, when he supposed that the warmer weather of April might have it soon gone, a prospect the...

Carmel Police block a section of the Monon Trail in Carmel, Ind., Thursday, March 26, 2020. The mayor ordered a section of the trail closed to improve social distancing compliance to slow the spread of COVID-19 during Indiana's stay-at-home order. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Indiana health chief projects state virus peak weeks away

Mar. 27, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana could be a month away from the peak of coronavirus infections, the state’s top health official said Friday, as seven more virus-related deaths were reported, bringing the state’s toll to 24. EXPECTED SURGE The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has more than...

Report: Denver leads Colorado's statewide population growth

Mar. 26, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau has released a report showing the population of Denver increased more than any other county in the state of Colorado last year. The city and county of Denver has 727,211 residents, a 1.5% increase or about 11,000 more people compared with mid-2018, the Denver Post...