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Bob Garick stands by the entrance to his home Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Oviedo, Fla. Garick was looking forward to being a field supervisor during the door-knocking phase of the 2020 census, but as the number of new coronavirus cases in Florida shot up last month, he changed his mind and decided not to take the job. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Census Bureau drop-outs complicate door-knocking efforts

Aug. 8, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bob Garick was looking forward to being a field supervisor during the door-knocking phase of the 2020 census, but as the number of new coronavirus cases in Florida shot up last month, he changed his mind. With widespread home visits for the 2020 census set to begin next week, the...

Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, census worker Ken Leonard wears a mask as he mans a U.S. Census walk-up counting site set up for Hunt County in Greenville, Texas, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

States ask that Trump's district drawing order be stopped

Aug. 7, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A coalition of states, cities and civil rights groups on Friday asked a federal judge to declare as unconstitutional President Donald Trump's order seeking to exclude people in the country illegally from being part of the process for redrawing congressional districts. The coalition,...

Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, census worker Jennifer Pope wears a mask and sits by ready to help at a U.S. Census walk-up counting site set up for Hunt County in Greenville, Texas, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Judge issues tight schedule in district redrawing case

Aug. 5, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Noting the late timing of President Donald Trump’s order seeking to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from the process of redrawing congressional districts, a federal judge on Wednesday set a compressed schedule for legal arguments challenging the order as unconstitutional...

Nevada will have 5 statewide questions on November ballot

Aug. 5, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two proposed statewide initiatives failed to gather enough signatures to make the November ballot in Nevada, leaving five proposed constitutional amendments for voters to consider, including a measure to recognize same-sex marriages. Backers of two ballot initiatives that sought to amend...

The Latest: Shedd wins GOP nomination in 1st District

Aug. 5, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on Arizona's primary election (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Tiffany Shedd has won the Republican nomination to the 1st Congressional District. Shedd, an Eloy farmer, defeated Nolan Reidhead, a lawyer and Payson native who lives outside the district in Tucson. Republicans have...

Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, census worker Ken Leonard wears a mask as he mans a U.S. Census walk-up counting site set up for Hunt County in Greenville, Texas, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Worries about 2020 census' accuracy grow with cut schedule

Aug. 4, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau is cutting its schedule for data collection for the 2020 census a month short as legislation that would have extended the national head count's deadlines stalls in Congress. The move is worrying researchers, politicians and others who say the change will miss...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 3, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Nursing home residents must be protected The Warren Tribune Chronicle Aug. 3 About 40 percent of the more than 146,000 Americans killed by COVID-19 have been residents of nursing homes. Somehow, despite knowing older people with...

New Hampshire governor vetoes redistricting bill

Jul. 31, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

The governor of New Hampshire for the second year in a row vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have created an independent commission in New Hampshire to redraw the state’s legislative districts. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, who is up for reelection, on Friday argued there is no need for the commission...

Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham wears a mask with the words

Census head wasn't told about Trump district drawing order

Jul. 29, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham testified Wednesday that he wasn’t informed ahead of time about President Donald Trump's order seeking to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from the process of redrawing congressional districts. Dillingham testified during an emergency congressional hearing...

Caleb Antram of Somerset fills out a census form on-line outside of the Somerset Courthouse during the Somerset County commissioners census day party on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.  (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)

Experts worry about errors if census schedule is sped up

Jul. 28, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After asking for coronavirus-related deadline extensions in April, the Trump administration now appears to be abandoning that request by asking Congress for extra funding to wrap up the 2020 census “as quickly, and safely as possible" in a move that could help ensure the...