Feds Taking First Steps Toward Revising Race, Ethnic Terms | Political News

By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press The federal government is taking preliminary steps towards revising racial and ethnic classifications on census and survey forms for the first time in a quarter century following calls for more accurate categories for how people identify themselves in federal data gathering. The revisions could open the door to changes long … Read more

Census Bureau Invites Appeals of Counts of Dorms, Prisons | Political News

By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press Governments across the US can start challenging the counts of prisons, dorms and nursing homes in their jurisdictions starting next week if they believe they are incorrect, the US Census Bureau said Tuesday in mailings sent out to communities. The bureau started sending out 40,000 notices to state, local and … Read more

Ohioans Got Short Shrift as Political Map Fight Dragged On | Ohio News

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Accusations have flown for months over who’s to blame for Ohio’s protracted redistricting predicament – a mess of a political mapmaking fight that’s left the state without settled political maps and voters without a day for electing party nominees to Statehouse seats. Voting rights groups … Read more

Report: Census Bureau Backlogged on Background Checks | Political News

By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press The US 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 had previously faced criminal charges to be hired for the 2020 census, according to a new report from the bureau’s watchdog … Read more

Next Release of 2020 Census Data Postponed Until Next Year | Political News

By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press The next release of detailed data about US residents from the 2020 census will be postponed until next year because the US Census Bureau said Wednesday that it needs more time to crunch the numbers, including implementing a controversial method used to protect participants’ identities. The delays leave government budget-makers, … Read more

‘Gold Mine’ of Census Records Being Released From 1950 | Political News

By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press It was the first census after World War II. The baby boom had begun. The Great Migration of Black residents from the Jim Crow South to places like Detroit and Chicago was in full swing. And some industrial cities reached their peak populations before Americans started moving to the suburbs. … Read more

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