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Missouri lawmakers adopt US House districts with GOP edge

May. 12, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Finally breaking an impasse, the Missouri Legislature gave final approval Thursday to new congressional districts that are expected to continue Republicans' electoral edge in a former swing state that has trended increasingly red. Missouri had been one of...

Missouri election chief: Redistricting risks election errors

May. 11, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's top election official on Wednesday warned that it may be too late to pass new congressional districts for the Aug. 2 primary without causing errors that could undermine confidence in the election. Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said...

Report: Census Bureau backlogged on background checks

May. 11, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

The U.S. Census Bureau has a backlog of cases involving workers who were flagged for problems in their background checks and inadequate oversight allowed a handful of people who previously had faced criminal charges to be hired for the 2020 census, according to a new report from the bureau's...

Census ready to study combining race, ethnicity questions

May. 06, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

U.S. Census Bureau officials said Friday they are ready to start examining changes that would combine race and ethnicity questions and add a Middle Eastern and North African category to the 2030 census questionnaire, but they have to wait for another federal office to start the conversation. ...

Motherhood deferred: US median age for giving birth hits 30

May. 06, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

For Allyson Jacobs, life in her 20s and 30s was about focusing on her career in health care and enjoying the social scene in New York City. It wasn't until she turned 40 that she and her husband started trying to have children. They had a son when she was 42. Over the past three...

Report: About 6M adults identify as Afro Latino in the US

May. 03, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

About 6 million adults in the United States identify as Afro Latino, a distinction with deep roots in colonial Latin America, according to a new report by Pew Research Center. That's about 2% of the adult U.S. population and 12% of the country's adult Latino population. The center...

100s of US urban areas will become rural with new criteria

May. 01, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

Hundreds of urban areas in the U.S. are becoming rural, but it's not because people are leaving. It's just that the U.S. Census Bureau is changing the definition of an urban area. Under the new criteria, more than 1,300 small cities, towns and villages designated urban a decade ago...

2022 best cities for freelancers

Apr. 29, 2022 08:09 AM EDT

The pandemic has created more opportunities for remote, self-directed and freelance work than ever. Today, around 10 million Americans say they’re working for themselves in some capacity. The opportunity to work from anywhere is indeed enticing to many, and it begs an interesting...

Next release of 2020 census data postponed until next year

Apr. 27, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

The next release of detailed data about U.S. residents from the 2020 census will be postponed until next year because the U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday that it needs more time to crunch the numbers, including implementing a controversial method used to protect participants' identities. ...

Missouri faces more lawsuits over lack of redistricting map

Apr. 27, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — With the state’s Republican-led Legislature still deadlocked on redistricting, Missouri now faces lawsuits in both federal and state court asking the judiciary to intervene and order a new U.S. House map before this summer's primary election. Republican...