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Final proposed CO legislative districts discussed

A Colorado panel charged with redrawing state legislative districts plans to discuss proposed final maps after going on a monthlong tour listening tour. The 11-member bipartisan commission is meeting Monday after spending August touring the state. The panel known as the Reapportionment Commission will submit its proposed new districts to the State Supreme Court for… Continue Reading Final proposed CO legislative districts discussed

1 in 4 US counties dying

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Nestled within America’s once-thriving coal country, 87-year-old Ed Shepard laments a prosperous era gone by, when shoppers lined the streets and government lent a helping hand. Now, here as in one-fourth of all U.S. counties, West Virginia’s graying residents are slowly dying off. Hit by an aging population and a poor economy, a near-record number… Continue Reading 1 in 4 US counties dying

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Colorado’s population has grown by about 17 percent, according to Census data released today, which means the state will neither gain or lose a U.S. House or Representatives seat. The Census data shows Colorado’s population grew to 5,029,196 in 2010. That’s a 16.9 percent increase from 2000 to 2010. The state’s comaritively slow growth matches… Continue Reading Colo. population grew 17 percent, U.S. Rep. seat neither gained nor lost

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Census: 1 in 7 Americans live in poverty

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The ranks of the working-age poor in the United States climbed to the highest level since the 1960s as the recession threw millions of people out of work last year, leaving one in seven Americans in poverty. The overall poverty rate climbed to 14.3 percent, or 43.6 million people, the Census Bureau said Thursday in… Continue Reading Census: 1 in 7 Americans live in poverty

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Beware of criminals posing as census workers

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  As the 2010 census begins, the Colorado attorney general warns that scam artists could be posing as census workers – trying to steal personal information, commit identity theft or other crimes. “I urge Coloradans to cooperate with legitimate census workers, but beware of those intent on using the census to commit identity theft,” said John… Continue Reading Beware of criminals posing as census workers

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April Fools’ Day 2010 is going to be a very special day. It is Census Day. Since 1790, the census has been conducted every 10 years; it’s a constitutional requirement. The Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area, including El Paso and Teller Counties, has grown 26 percent; from 490,044 in 1998 to 617,714 in 2008, according… Continue Reading Only a fool would choose not to be counted April 1

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Census 2010 looking to fill management jobs

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The Denver Regional Census Center is hiring for a number of management and data collection positions. Visit their Web site or call the Census 2010 job line at 1-866-861-2010.

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Census workers are getting ready to begin counting people in El Paso County, and they’re looking for help crafting an outreach plan to ensure everyone is counted. In hopes of attracting business and community leaders to form a “Complete Count Committee,” Mayor Lionel Rivera is hosting a census kickoff meeting from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m.… Continue Reading City, census workers readying for El Paso County count

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