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Census on Track for August Data Release after Court Ruling

FILE – This March 19, 2020, file photo, shows a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident. Alabama on Wednesday became the second state to challenge the U.S. Census Bureau’s decision to delay by six months the release of data used for redrawing congressional and legislative districts, as it took aim at the accuracy of a privacy protection system…

In U-turn, feds defend including undocumented in House count

This combination of photos shows people riding bicycles in New York’s Times Square, left, on April 29, 2020, and in Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Ala.(AP Photo) The federal government says the state of Alabama has no standing in trying to stop the U.S. Census Bureau from including people in the country illegally from the numbers used for divvying…

Texts: US Census Manager Told Counters to Use Fake Answers

The Associated Press has obtained text messages a U.S. Census Bureau supervisor in Alabama sent to workers telling them how to fake counts of households by entering misleading data. The texts from October say the effort’s goal was to close the census count in cases where they couldn’t tell who lived in a household after two visits. Workers were told…

Supreme Court halts 2020 census for now

The U.S. Supreme Court has stopped the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident from continuing through the end of October. The court on Tuesday said the 2020 census should be stopped for now. The Trump administration argued that the head count needed to end immediately so the U.S. Census Bureau had enough time to crunch the numbers before a…

Judge says 2020 census must continue for another month

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A federal judge has stopped the 2020 census from finishing at the end of September. Her order extends the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident for another month, through the end of October. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh’s preliminary injunction also suspends a year-end deadline for delivering the numbers needed to decide how many seats each…

TEKPAK, Inc. Hosts Census Day Event in Perry Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Census officials are working with local business leaders in Perry County — to try and make sure “Everyone Counts” in Perry County. TEKPAK, Incorporated hosted a Census Day event Wednesday morning in Marion. The event was part of a strategic Census push. Perry County Census Coordinator Deandre Kimbrough says its vital for people in the…

Census Central Opens in Eastdale Mall

You’ve been hearing for months to fill out your census and now there’s a convenient way to make the process easier for you. Census Central is now open in Eastdale Mall. The store location across from the Ice Palace next to Cinna-Bon provides a walk-up location that Montgomery census manager Cathy Capel says you can stop by and it only…

Census Hiring Fair Held at Wallace Community College Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– If you need a job — check this out! The U. S. Census — is looking for workers. Congresswoman Terri Sewell — and the U. S. Census — hosted a Census Hiring Fair at Wallace Community College Selma — Friday afternoon. And recent retiree Melvin Flanagan-Brown — just got hired. “Smooth process. Just fill out…

Governor Ivey Signs Executive Order, Raises Awareness for 2020 Census

Earlier today, Governor Kay Ivey signed Executive Order 715 which establishes a state-level committee designed to prepare Alabamians for the 2020 U.S. Census. Governor Ivey called it the Alabama Counts! 2020 Census Committee. It will be broken down into subcommittees made up of leaders in healthcare, education, government, and others… who will be used to raise awareness across the state…