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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2000 file photo, U.S. Census Bureau director Kenneth Prewitt, seated, gets a dog sled ride into town by Harold Johnson after arriving for the first count in the Eskimo village of Unalakleet, Alaska. The 2020 Census kicks off Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in a remote town of Alaska. To mark the occasion, The Associated Press is republishing an article from 20 years ago, when the census began in the village of Unalakleet. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

AP Was There: Census 2000 gets warm welcome in snowy Alaska

Jan. 21, 2020 4:47 PM EST

America’s decennial census begins Tuesday in rural Alaska, as it has out of tradition and necessity since the U.S. bought the territory from Russia in 1867. The Census Bureau starts the tally in Alaska more than two months before the rest of the nation so it can reach residents in remote villages before...

In this Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 image, Lizzie Chimiugak, right, gets a hug from her granddaughter Janet Lawrence at her home in Toksook Bay, Alaska. Chimiugak, who turned 90 years old on Monday, is scheduled to be the first person counted in the 2020 U.S. Census on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

At 90, Alaska Native woman will be 1st counted in US Census

Jan. 21, 2020 4:11 PM EST

TOKSOOK BAY, Alaska (AP) — Lizzie Chimiugak has lived for 90 years in the windswept western wilds of Alaska, born to a nomadic family who lived in mud homes and followed where the good hunting and fishing led. Her home now is an outpost on the Bering Sea, Toksook Bay, and she is about to become the first...

Editorial Roundup:

Jan. 21, 2020 4:00 PM EST

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. January 17, 2020 Time for action Gov. Eric Holcomb has a good grasp of Indiana's strengths and challenges. His fourth annual message to citizens and lawmakers Tuesday night contained a string of proposals that could make Indiana a better place to live and do business. But good...

U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham addresses state and Alaska Native leaders Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. Dillingham will travel to Toksook Bay, on an island just off Alaska's western coast, for the first count on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

What you need to know before 2020 census starts in Alaska

Jan. 21, 2020 3:31 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The 2020 Census kicks off Tuesday in remote Alaska. U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham will be there to conduct the first count in the Bering Sea community of Toksook Bay. ___ WHY IS THE 2020 CENSUS STARTING IN ALASKA? With its sparse population and subzero temperature,...

Census Bureau makes 'urgent' push for more Minnesota workers

Jan. 20, 2020 12:28 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Census Bureau is searching for thousands of part-time workers in Minnesota to knock on doors this spring. Statewide, the Census Bureau is 60 percent of the way toward its goal of nearly 39,000 applicants, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Monday. Roughly 8,000 more temporary...

In this Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, photo, George Chakuchin, left, and Mick Chakuchin look out over the Bering Sea near Toksook Bay, Alaska. The first Americans to be counted in the 2020 Census starting Tuesday, Jan. 21, live in this Bering Sea coastal village. The Census traditionally begins earlier in Alaska than the rest of the nation because frozen ground allows easier access for Census workers, and rural Alaska will scatter with the spring thaw to traditional hunting and fishing grounds. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town

Jan. 19, 2020 8:47 PM EST

TOKSOOK BAY, Alaska (AP) — There are no restaurants in Toksook Bay, Alaska. No motels or movie theater, either. There also aren't any factories. Or roads. But the first Americans to be counted in the 2020 census live in this tiny community of 661 on the edge of the American expanse. Their homes are huddled...

U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham addresses state and Alaska Native leaders Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. Dillingham will travel to Toksook Bay, on an island just off Alaska's western coast, for the first count on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

What you need to know before 2020 census starts in Alaska

Jan. 19, 2020 11:24 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The 2020 Census kicks off Tuesday in remote Alaska. U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham will be there to conduct the first count in the Bering Sea community of Toksook Bay. Dillingham planned to spend time Friday at the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School in Anchorage,...

FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, a member of the gallery tries to display her sign while lawmakers convene during a joint select committee meeting on redistricting in Raleigh, N.C. Republican wins in state legislatures in 2010 put them in a commanding position to draw legislative and congressional maps the following year that essentially cemented their political power for a decade.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Records reveal concerns of deceased GOP redistricting expert

Jan. 18, 2020 8:39 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican victories in state legislative and gubernatorial elections in 2010 put them in a commanding position the next year to draw new voting districts for the U.S. House and state legislatures that helped fortify Republican power for much of the following decade. But the...

Free admission, Census info at Memphis museum on MLK day

Jan. 16, 2020 4:23 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The National Civil Rights Museum will be providing free admission and information about voting and the upcoming U.S. Census during a celebration of The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday in Memphis, Tennessee. The museum hosts several events each year on the King holiday,...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jan. 15, 2020 2:08 PM EST

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Jan. 14 The Johnson City Press on filling out the Census form: Want to pay more taxes? Here’s a surefire way to inspire a hike — ignore your U.S. Census survey. As Press Staff Writer David Floyd reported in Monday’s edition, Johnson City...