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Vehicles stop at a drive-thru U.S. Census participation campaign organized by Montana Native Vote on the Crow Indian Reservation in Lodge Grass, Mont. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. There have always been geographic and cultural challenges to Census taking on Native lands, but the pandemic dealt a devastating setback. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Census takers fall short of target goal in areas of US

Oct. 23, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

From tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana, census workers who go door to door were unable to reach all the households they needed for a complete tally of the U.S. population, a count that ended abruptly last week after a Supreme Court ruling. Community activists, statisticians and...

Recent Missouri editorials

Oct. 15, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

The Kansas City Star, Oct. 14 Attorney Stacy Shaw crossed the line with comments about police. Her apology is a start Attorney Stacy Shaw has issued a belated apology for making statements that appeared to threaten the families of Kansas City police officers. The apology is welcome news. Let there be no mistake:...

A briefcase of a census taker is seen as she knocks on the door of a residence Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Winter Park, Fla. A half-million census takers head out en mass this week to knock on the doors of households that haven't yet responded to the 2020 census. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Supreme Court halts census in latest twist of 2020 count

Oct. 14, 2020 6:31 AM EDT

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the Trump administration can end census field operations early, in a blow to efforts to make sure minorities and hard-to-enumerate communities are properly counted in the crucial once-a-decade tally. The decision was not a total loss for plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging...

FILE - In this March 19, 2020, file photo, is an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident. A complete count of Montana’s households could come with a big reward: a second seat in Congress and millions of federal dollars annually. But the 2020 census deadline remains in flux, making it uncertain if census takers will finish counting the vast, rural state. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Appellate judges let 2020 census continue through October

Oct. 7, 2020 9:35 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A panel of three appellate judges on Wednesday upheld a lower court order allowing the 2020 head count of every U.S. resident to continue through October. But the panel struck down a provision that had suspended a year-end deadline for submitting figures used to decide how many...

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Census head says order is being obeyed, but gripes continue

Oct. 6, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

The head of the U.S. Census Bureau says in a court declaration that the agency is complying with a judge's order for the 2020 census to continue through the end of October, even as the judge keeps fielding complaints from census takers about corners being cut in order to close cases and workers being laid off for...

Michigan's census response high, but undercount fears loom

Oct. 6, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is tied for the nation's seventh-best self-response rate to the 2020 census after a $16 million education campaign, but officials fear that some communities will be undercounted and lose money tied to the once-a-decade effort. Leaders of Michigan’s “Be...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 24, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Census Bureau needs more time, and Congress must act fast to make sure everyone gets counted The Philadelphia Inquirer Sept. 23 A pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 Americans, and the toxic politics of a...

Coast groups fight to count all Mississippians for US Census

Sep. 19, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The teal yard signs lining the block on Division Street in East Biloxi carried urgent messages. - “It’s not too late.” - “No es demasiado tarde.” - “Get counted today.” It was Sept. 5, and the deadline for Americans to respond to the...

FILE - In this July 18, 2020 file photo a closed sign hangs in the window of a barber shop in Burbank, Calif. California's unemployment rate has fallen to 11.4% in August. The Employment Development Department says the state added 101,900 jobs in August. Most of those were government jobs, including temporary positions for the U.S. Census. California lost more than 2.6 million jobs in March and April because of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

California jobless rate falls with help of temporary jobs

Sep. 18, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A raft of temporary government jobs for the U.S. Census boosted California's economy in August as the state added 101,900 jobs as the unemployment rate fell below the high-water mark of the Great Recession for the first time since March. But experts warned that other indicators...

People use a footbridge over University Avenue on the campus of Arizona State University on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. Officials in college towns all over the U.S. are fretting that off-campus students are being counted in places other than the communities where their schools are located. (AP Photo/Matt York)

'It's going horribly': College towns fret about census count

Sep. 9, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Betsy Landin was listed by her parents on the 2020 census as living at her family's home in Phoenix when she really should have been counted in the college town of Tempe, where she studies finance at Arizona State University. Also missing from Tempe's tally was Arizona State political...