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Census Makes #LastDayCensus Push

Steve Jost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Jost

We're making a last big push right now to get people to return their 2010 Census form by today, the last day to submit Census forms by mail before census takers start doing door-to-door visits.

Tales From the Census Trail: Know Your Rights

KT Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
KT Boyle

Don't be fooled: many people will take advantage of Census 2010 to conduct improper interviews, canvas houses, or to strike up a friendly conversation with the cute guy living at Apartment 31B on University Avenue. (Harold, call me.)

Tales From the Census Trail: Lara's Bit

Lara Janson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lara Janson

In this day and age, why is 'Negro' included as a race on the 2010 Census form? I hope to explore this and many more issues as my training as a Census Bureau Crew Leader begins.

Tales From the Census Trail: Count Us in!

Lara Janson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lara Janson

We're your friendly District Census Takers for the 2010 Census, and it's taken us exactly one full-recession year to give up our dreams of real, meaningful employment and join ranks with the thousands of Americans in need of a part-time government temp job.

Robert Samuelson's Misguided Portrayal of the New Poverty Measure

Michael Laracy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Laracy

Last week Robert J. Samuelson wrote an ill-conceived column in The Washington Post, which among other things said the Obama administration's developme...

Karamel Sutra Obama Causes a Stir

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

The White House confirmed today that Obama checked only the "Black, African Am., or Negro" box on his 2010 Census form.

More Than 100 Census Takers Have Been Assaulted Or Attacked This Month

Washington Post | Ed O'Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More than 113 census takers have been the victims of assaults or attacks this month, the U.S. Census Bureau said late Wednesday. In response to inq...

The 2010 Census: A 10 Minute Investment in Denver's Future

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Afton Branche

For the first time in decades, Denver County was the fastest-growing county in the metro area, clocking in at an estimated 610,000 residents.

College Students Fly Below Census Radar

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Until he took a statistics class on it this spring, Christian Reyes barely knew what the U.S. Census was, much less that he has a legal obligation to ...

Queens Immigrants Wary Of Census | By Lisa L. Colangelo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Census takers have their work cut out for them in Queens. The ethnically diverse borough boasts immigrants from hundreds of nations. And many of them...

What's That Smell? Marijuana Vented Into Colorado Census Bureau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Authorities say the strange odor seeping into a western Colorado Census Bureau office came from more than 1,000 marijuana pla...

Changing the Federal Poverty Measure...or Not

Diana M. Pearce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diana M. Pearce

An accurate measure must be created that truly reflects the 21st century realities facing the working poor. Only then can we hope to find who, where and why we still have poverty in the world's richest nation.

California Would Lose Seats Under Census Change

New York Times | SAM ROBERTS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Republican senator's proposal to count only United States citizens when reapportioning Congress would cost California five seats and New York and Il...

Southern States Losing Population As Recession Alters Migration Patterns, According To U.S. Census Bureau Data

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The recession has had a profound effect on migration patterns in the U.S., reversing the flow of people to former housing-boom states such as Florida ...

Uninsured Are Represented By Some Of Health Care Reform's Biggest Supporters -- And Critics, New Census Data Shows

National Journal Online | Thursday, October 22, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Many of the House members in both parties who are most opposed to the health care reform legislation moving toward a historic vote represent districts...

The Richest Counties In America (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By now it's become obvious that the wealthy aren't immune to the recession. In October, The Wall Street Journal reported foreclosures were growing in...

America's 10 Poorest Cities: Forbes

ABC News | Joshua Zumbrun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Great Recession is rewriting the rules of American poverty. Data from the Census Bureau, released in September, show that during the first year of...

Bill Sparkman: Census Worker Found Hanged

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

William E. Sparkman Jr. was a 51-year-old single father who once battled Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma while he pursued his teaching degree, according to a Mar...

Census Bureau Uses Spanish-Language Soap Opera to Reach Hispanics | BRIAN STELTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ms. Beltrán, a character in the popular Spanish-language soap opera "Más Sabe el Diablo," "The Devil Knows Best," represents only one element of the...

Recession Hits Immigrants Hard: Survey Finds Decline In Foreign-Born Residents For First Time In 40 Years

Wall Street Journal | CONOR DOUGHERTY and MIRIAM JORDAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The number of foreign-born residents of the U.S. declined for the first time since at least 1970, as a recession and tight labor market dented America...

What Do You Know? It's National Singles Week

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Our perceptions of single people and their place in society have not caught up with the realities. How well do you know your single people? Take this quiz.

2010 U.S. Census? Count me in to Bring Home the Money, Honey

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

An unintended consequence of the national war on illegal immigration is that a historically fractured community can come together as a cohesive group to enact change for itself.

Census 2010: The Right's Super-Secret Plan to End All Plans

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Pssst. Hey, conservatives ... I want to let you in on a devious little plan being hatched by your leaders in the media.

Census Pick Illustrates Broader Obama Strategy

Michael J. O'Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J. O'Neil

President Obama does not want the political distraction of Republicans screaming that the Democrats have "fixed" the Census to produce a partisan result.

Senate Republicans Holding Up Census Nominee

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Robert M. Groves will have to wait a little longer to take the reins at the U.S. Census Bureau: Senate Republicans have placed a hold on his nominatio...