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Native communities in Washington hope 2020 census addresses historic undercounts

January 11, 2021, 6:02am Latest News

Last year was critical for Indian Country: On top of nationwide U.S. elections, the 2020 census provided a rare opportunity to address the historical undercounting of Native communities throughout the country. Read story

Census adjusts amid pandemic

July 14, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the recalculating and rescheduling of countless events — perhaps none bigger than the 2020 census. Read story

FILE - This March 16, 2020, file photo shows the Oculus at the World Trade Center's transportation hub in New York. Census Day, the April 1 reference day for the once-a-decade effort to count everyone in the U.S., arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus, but census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline.

Census Day arrives with U.S. almost paralyzed by coronavirus

FILE - This March 16, 2020, file photo shows the Oculus at the World Trade Center's transportation hub in New York. Census Day, the April 1 reference day for the once-a-decade effort to count everyone in the U.S., arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus, but census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline.

April 1, 2020, 8:50am Latest News

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Census Day — the date used to reference where a person lives for the once-a-decade count — arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus. But census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline. Read story

Celebrities, civil rights groups form coalition on census

March 30, 2020, 9:52am Nation & World

ORLANDO, Fla. — Civil rights groups, lawmakers, attorney generals, former Census Bureau directors, former Commerce Department secretaries and actors like Rita Moreno and George Takei said Monday they were forming a coalition to monitor and protect the confidentiality of the 2020 census. Read story

Members of the Congressional Tri-Caucus speaks to reporters to discuss the 2020 Census and the concern for getting an accurate count in minority communities, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 5, 2020. From left are Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., chair of the House Oversight Committee, House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., chair of the 2020 Census Task Force for the CBC, House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark, D-Mass., Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., Native American Caucus co-chair, and Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. (AP Photo/J.

Census Bureau site goes live as counting begins in earnest

Members of the Congressional Tri-Caucus speaks to reporters to discuss the 2020 Census and the concern for getting an accurate count in minority communities, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 5, 2020. From left are Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., chair of the House Oversight Committee, House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., chair of the 2020 Census Task Force for the CBC, House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark, D-Mass., Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., Native American Caucus co-chair, and Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. (AP Photo/J.

March 10, 2020, 9:11am Latest News

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The 2020 census is off and running for much of America now. Read story

FILE - This May 30, 2018 file photo shows Sesame Street character Count von Count at Sesame Workshop's 16th annual Benefit Gala in New York. The Muppet best known as the Count is joining Elmo, Rosita and her mom, Rosa, in public service announcements airing Monday, March 9, 2020, to encourage parents of young children to make sure they and their children are counted in the 2020 census.

Sesame Street’s Count wants to get young children counted in census

FILE - This May 30, 2018 file photo shows Sesame Street character Count von Count at Sesame Workshop's 16th annual Benefit Gala in New York. The Muppet best known as the Count is joining Elmo, Rosita and her mom, Rosa, in public service announcements airing Monday, March 9, 2020, to encourage parents of young children to make sure they and their children are counted in the 2020 census.

March 9, 2020, 9:03am Entertainment

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — No age group was undercounted as much during the last once-a-decade census as children under 5, researchers say. Sesame Street is hoping to use Count von Count to change that. Read story

Alma Melchor, 17, a volunteer with the Southwest Washington Census Coalition, straightens a stack of information packets while working at a table at Expo Quinceanera NW on Feb. 29, 2020.

Census advocates in Clark County say count us in

Alma Melchor, 17, a volunteer with the Southwest Washington Census Coalition, straightens a stack of information packets while working at a table at Expo Quinceanera NW on Feb. 29, 2020.

March 8, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Ophelia Noble was immediately suspicious when she got a letter from the government in the spring of 2010 asking about her family. Read story

Alma Melchor, 17, right, and Carmen Huizar, center, both volunteers with the Southwest Washington Census Coalition, offer information about the importance of participating in the census to people arriving at Expo Quinceanera NW.

Outreach an important part of 2020 census in Clark County

Alma Melchor, 17, right, and Carmen Huizar, center, both volunteers with the Southwest Washington Census Coalition, offer information about the importance of participating in the census to people arriving at Expo Quinceanera NW.

March 8, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

Historically, not all groups have been counted equally by the United States Census. Read story

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo a worker gets ready to pass out instructions in how fill out the 2020 census during a town hall meeting in Lithonia, Ga. Facebook says it won't allow interference with the U.S. census on its platform, including posting misleading information about when and how to participate, who can participate and the consequences of taking part.

Census recruiting event scheduled for Friday

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo a worker gets ready to pass out instructions in how fill out the 2020 census during a town hall meeting in Lithonia, Ga. Facebook says it won't allow interference with the U.S. census on its platform, including posting misleading information about when and how to participate, who can participate and the consequences of taking part.

January 30, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

People hoping to join the workforce carrying out the 2020 U.S. Census are invited to learn more about the job opportunities at a recruitment event at the Vancouver Mall. Read story

An apartment complex flanks the Clark County Saddle Club's outdoor arena in Brush Prairie. The long-standing organization is moving farther north.

Census: Clark County is growing, but not every area on same tract

An apartment complex flanks the Clark County Saddle Club's outdoor arena in Brush Prairie. The long-standing organization is moving farther north.

November 17, 2019, 6:05am Business

A drive around Brush Prairie reveals it as a place with a dual persona. Horses graze in pastures across the street from tightly wound subdivisions. A weathered barn sits behind a sign advertising 39 acres as “sold.” An apartment complex flanks the Clark County Saddle Club’s outdoor arena, soon to… Read story