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Census officials face subpoenas if they refuse interviews

Aug. 12, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — House Democrats on Wednesday threatened to subpoena top officials at the U.S. Census Bureau after they refused to give interviews to an oversight committee over why the 2020 head count of every U.S. resident was cut short by a month and will stop at the end of September. U.S. Rep....

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 12, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Aug. 11 Winston-Salem Journal on challenges the University of North Carolina System system faces as it assesses the new academic year: As the University of North Carolina System faces the challenges of COVID-19, university and state leaders should have their...

Editorial Roundup:

Aug. 10, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

San Antonio Express-News. Aug. 9, 2020 A step closer to telling full Latino story A nation’s story will never be fully told if it excludes or minimizes the stories of all the people who make it a nation. Throughout most of the history of the United States, the telling of the American story has been...

Census workers to go door-to-door in Michigan communities

Aug. 9, 2020 10:08 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau is kicking off its door-to-door effort, following up with Michigan residents who have yet to respond to the census. Workers started last week in the Lansing area and Oakland County, and are expected to fan out Tuesday in other communities to make sure everyone...

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...

FILE - In this June 20, 2020, file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is recognized as President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center, in Tulsa, Okla. Charlie Hannema, spokesperson for Stitt, said Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, that Stitt, the first governor in the nation to test positive for the coronavirus, was infected when he hugged two friends from Tulsa, on July 10, in Oklahoma City and not connected to the Trump rally. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma announces up to $250M for local coronavirus costs

Aug. 6, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, the first governor in the nation to test positive for the coronavirus, was infected when he hugged two friends from Tulsa, Stitt spokesperson Charlie Hannema said Thursday. “The governor had a meeting with some close personal friends who...

Montana to spend $530K in coronavirus relief money on Census

Aug. 5, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is spending $530,000 in coronavirus relief money to boost Census outreach efforts with two months left in the once-a-decade population count. The U.S. Census Bureau is ending its counting efforts on Sept. 30, a month earlier than the extension that was announced this spring due...

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...

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:

Aug. 4, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin. July 30, 2020. Gov. Eric Holcomb ought to rethink his position on voting by mail. “I am just one of those old-fashioned guys that wants to vote in person,” he said at a news conference this month. “And I also just wanted to see with my own two eyes whether it...