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Children play in the snow Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Toksook Bay, Alaska. The first Americans to be counted in the 2020 Census starting Tuesday, Jan. 21, live in this Bering Sea coastal village. The Census traditionally begins earlier in Alaska than the rest of the nation because frozen ground allows easier access for Census workers, and rural Alaska will scatter with the spring thaw to traditional hunting and fishing grounds. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town

Jan. 19, 2020 1:40 PM EST

TOKSOOK BAY, Alaska (AP) — There are no restaurants in Toksook Bay, Alaska. No motels or movie theater, either. There also aren't any factories. Or roads. But the first Americans to be counted in the 2020 census live in this tiny community of 661 on the edge of the American expanse. Their homes are huddled...

U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham addresses state and Alaska Native leaders Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. Dillingham will travel to Toksook Bay, on an island just off Alaska's western coast, for the first count on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

What you need to know before 2020 census starts in Alaska

Jan. 19, 2020 11:24 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The 2020 Census kicks off Tuesday in remote Alaska. U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham will be there to conduct the first count in the Bering Sea community of Toksook Bay. Dillingham planned to spend time Friday at the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School in Anchorage,...

FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, a member of the gallery tries to display her sign while lawmakers convene during a joint select committee meeting on redistricting in Raleigh, N.C. Republican wins in state legislatures in 2010 put them in a commanding position to draw legislative and congressional maps the following year that essentially cemented their political power for a decade.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Records reveal concerns of deceased GOP redistricting expert

Jan. 18, 2020 8:39 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican victories in state legislative and gubernatorial elections in 2010 put them in a commanding position the next year to draw new voting districts for the U.S. House and state legislatures that helped fortify Republican power for much of the following decade. But the...

Free admission, Census info at Memphis museum on MLK day

Jan. 16, 2020 4:23 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The National Civil Rights Museum will be providing free admission and information about voting and the upcoming U.S. Census during a celebration of The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday in Memphis, Tennessee. The museum hosts several events each year on the King holiday,...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jan. 15, 2020 2:08 PM EST

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Jan. 14 The Johnson City Press on filling out the Census form: Want to pay more taxes? Here’s a surefire way to inspire a hike — ignore your U.S. Census survey. As Press Staff Writer David Floyd reported in Monday’s edition, Johnson City...

U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham unveils its national advertising and outreach campaign for the 2020 Census, at the Arena Stage, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Michael A. McCoy)

Census Bureau plans hundreds of ads in 13 languages for 2020

Jan. 14, 2020 8:42 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Faced with a changed media landscape from the last once-a-decade head count in 2010, U.S. Census Bureau officials unveiled a multi-million dollar media campaign on Tuesday involving hundreds of digital ads, TV commercials, radio spots, billboards and prints ads in 13 languages. The...

Pennsylvania cranks up PR campaign to boost census response

Jan. 13, 2020 5:11 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's second lady, Giselle Fetterman, will help lead a campaign to raise awareness of this year's Census Bureau count and encourage residents to respond to the census, state officials said Monday. Fetterman, whose husband is Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, said she will tour the...

NAACP lawsuit claims Census Bureau is unprepared for count

Jan. 13, 2020 2:46 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Calling preparations for the 2020 Census “conspicuously deficient,” the NAACP is suing the U.S. Census Bureau, demanding that the agency send more workers into the field and spend more money on encouraging people to participate in the once-a-decade head count. The civil...

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Jan. 13, 2020 10:00 AM EST

The Dallas Morning News. January 10, 2020 Troopers shot a man 16 times, and video evidence shows they made a tragic but correct call No one wants to see someone killed in a hail of gunfire, especially not in the driveway of the person’s grandmother. So when 27-year-old Schaston Hodge was shot and killed by...

FILE - In this April 23, 2019 file photo, immigration activists rally outside the Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, in Washington. The Department of Homeland Security is agreeing to share citizenship information with the U.S. Census Bureau. The agreement was made in response to President Donald Trump's order to collect data on who is a citizen through administrative records following the Supreme Court's rejection of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census form.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Not on form, but brawl over citizenship question continues

Jan. 12, 2020 8:42 AM EST

The U.S. Supreme Court decided a citizenship question won't be on this spring's census form, but that doesn't mean the fight over it has ended in courtrooms across the country. In Maryland, civil rights groups are trying to block an order from President Donald Trump to gather citizenship data through...