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FILE - This March 16, 2020, file photo shows the Oculus at the World Trade Center's transportation hub in New York. Census Day, the April 1 reference day for the once-a-decade effort to count everyone in the U.S., arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus, but census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Census Day arrives with US almost paralyzed by coronavirus

Apr. 1, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Census Day — the date used to determine where a person lives for the once-a-decade count — arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the coronavirus. But census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline. The virus's spread...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 1, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: March 31 The Fayetteville Observer on how families can stay entertained while following social distancing guidelines: These days, you will not hear the satisfied squeals of children as they clamor up various jungle gyms at the county’s playgrounds....

Data: Virus impact disproportionate for blacks in Charlotte

Apr. 1, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — African Americans in the area of North Carolina's largest city are being disproportionately affected by COVID-19, according to data released by local health officials. Figures from Mecklenburg County health officials show black residents accounted for 43.9% of 303 confirmed COVID-19...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Apr. 1, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ March 30 The Advocate on filling out the census: By now, everybody reading this should have gotten an invitation from the U.S. Census Bureau to fill out their household’s 2020 questionnaire. If you have internet access and are one of the many people stuck...

Nevada elected, community leaders go online for Census Day

Apr. 1, 2020 11:29 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada is marking Census Day on Wednesday with a livestream question-and-answer marathon featuring local, state and federal elected officials and community organization representatives stressing the importance of the every-10-years count of people living in the U.S. The Facebook...

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Washington, as Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, listens. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: China reports 36 new COVID-19 cases

Apr. 1, 2020 1:33 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: — White House projects between 100,000 and 240,000 U.S....

President Donald Trump holds his hand to his face as he talks about masks during a briefing about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's misfires on virus death rates, tests

Apr. 1, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a grim reality of surging coronavirus cases, President Donald Trump is making premature assertions about relatively low death rates in the U.S. and revising history about how seriously he viewed the threat, including the need for ventilators. A look at his claims: MORTALITY TRUMP:...

FILE - In a Thursday, July 4, 2019 file photo, Vice President Mike Pence, center, his wife Karen Pence, pose for a group photo with new naturalized citizens following a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives in Washington. Almost half of the foreign-born who moved to the U.S. in the past decade were college-educated, a level of education greatly exceeding immigrants from previous decades, as the arrival of highly skilled workers supplanted workers in fields like construction that shrunk after the Great Recession. New figures released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau show that 47% of the foreign-born population who arrived in the U.S. from 2010 to 2019 had a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 36% of native-born Americans and 31% of the foreign-born population who entered the country in or before 2009. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Almost half of U.S. foreign-born in past decade had college

Mar. 31, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Almost half of the foreign-born who moved to the U.S. in the past decade were college-educated, a level of education greatly exceeding immigrants from previous decades, as the arrival of highly skilled workers supplanted workers in fields like construction that shrunk after the Great...

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...