Latest Population growth and decline News

FILE - In this May 26, 2020, file photo, a grizzly bear roams an exhibit at the Woodland Park Zoo, closed for nearly three months because of the coronavirus outbreak in Seattle. Grizzly bears once roamed the rugged landscape of the North Cascades in Washington state but few have been sighted in recent decades. The federal government is scrapping plans to reintroduce grizzly bears to the North Cascades ecosystem. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Conservation groups upset by North Cascades grizzly decision

Jul. 11, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The forested mountains in and around North Cascades National Park in north central Washington state have long been considered prime habitat for threatened grizzly bears, so environmental groups are upset the Trump administration scrapped plans to reintroduce the apex predators there....

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 8, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: President Trump Has Tools to Pressure China. Will He Use Them? New York Times July 1 Much of the focus on China in recent months has been over the coronavirus that originated there late last year. But that has hardly slowed...

South Korean Imperial guards wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus move near the Deoksu Palace in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: S Korea has 60-plus new virus cases for 3rd day

Jul. 4, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has recorded 60-plus COVID-19 cases for a third consecutive day, a continuation of a virus spread beyond the greater Seoul area. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday it has confirmed 61 additional cases, bringing the national total to 13,091. It...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, a guard tower and barbed wire fence surround a detention facility in the Kunshan Industrial Park in Artux in western China's Xinjiang region. The Associated Press has found that the Chinese government is carrying out a birth control program aimed at Uighurs, Kazakhs and other largely Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, even as some of the country's Han majority is encouraged to have more children. The measures include detention in prisons and camps, such as this facility in Artux, as punishment for having too many children. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Calls for UN probe of China forced birth control on Uighurs

Jun. 30, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

Politicians around the world have called for a United Nations probe into a Chinese government birth control campaign targeting largely Muslim minorities in the far western region of Xinjiang, even as Beijing said it treats all ethnicities equally under the law. They were referring to an Associated Press...

Washington population tops 7.6 million

Jun. 29, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington’s population has topped 7.6 million, with growth coming mostly from those moving to the state. Numbers released Monday by the Office of Financial Management shows the state has grown by 109,800 residents over the past year, a 1.5% increase. In the past year, net...

Jasmine Gordon poses for a photo at A La Mode, a clothing store she co-owners with her sister, Angelique Gordon, in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP)

Census shows Black population growing slightly in Utah

Jun. 27, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Growing up in Ogden, Jasmine Gordon counted the number of other African American families whose children attended her elementary school on a single hand. Now a business owner and a Salt Lake City resident of more than a decade, she has observed part of a small but consistent...

Kansas seeing low census participation during virus pandemic

Jun. 27, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Amid a pandemic that has slowed efforts to count Americans, more than a third of Kansas households haven’t yet responded to the U.S. Census. In some counties, especially in rural areas, less than half of the population has filled out the forms that help steer billions in...

Black population continues to decline in St. Louis

Jun. 25, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — New census estimates show that St. Louis is continuing to lose Black residents while the white population holds steady. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed 136,168 Black residents as of last July, or 45.3% of the city's...

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, people walk through New York's Times Square. The population of non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. has gotten smaller in the past decade as deaths have surpassed births in this aging demographic, and a majority of the population under age 16 is nonwhite for the first time though they are fewer in number than a decade ago, according to new figures released Thursday, June 25, 2020,  by the U.S. Census Bureau. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Census shows white decline, nonwhite majority among youngest

Jun. 25, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For the generation of Americans not yet old enough to drive, the demographic future has arrived. For the first time, nonwhites and Hispanics were a majority of people under age 16 in 2019, an expected demographic shift that will grow over the coming decades, according to figures...

Editorial Roundup:

Jun. 22, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. June 16, 2020. Packing plants must step up anti-virus steps, UNMC survey shows Experience since March has dramatically shown that meatpacking plants are especially vulnerable to becoming COVID-19 hot spots. That’s been the case in the Midlands and across the country. In fact, a host of...