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Alaska poverty rate jumps to 11.2 percent in 2014

...statewide poverty rate climbed in 2014 to 11.2 percent, a 1.3 percent increase from 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 American Community Survey data. It was the only state that saw both an increase in the number of people living...
Statewide suicide prevention week well-received Meanwhile, the state's total population was estimated to be only about 736,700 in 2014 by the U.S. Census Bureau. "I'm excited," said Jeff Parker, an emergency services clinician for Peninsula Community Health Services of...
Obama visit to Arctic spotlights tough life in Alaska

...villages. Outside of Kotzebue, 1 in 5 in the Alaska Arctic doesn't have a proper kitchen, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And even more lack complete plumbing. Instead, many use the "honey bucket" system - five-gallon drums that...
New title for census area named for confederate officer

...Walker sent a letter to U.S. Census Bureau Director John Thompson on Wednesday...that elevated the issue.The Census Bureau in April said the state could...the area name will change in Census Bureau publications.State demographer...
Op-ed: The price of cheap labor

...underbelly of immigration. The salons are what an industry that subsists on substantial illegal labor looks like. Census Bureau numbers say that 59 percent of personal-appearance workers are foreign-born, according to Steven Camarota of the...
Nearly half of states expect to confront big budget gaps

...recoveries were broader, she said, benefiting more states and allowing them to replenish their financial reserves. The Census Bureau recently reported that total state government tax collections in fiscal year 2014, which in most states ended last...
Cal Thomas: Taylor Swift's bad investment

...schools, whose problems are not the result of insufficient funding.According to the Huffington Post, citing U.S. Census Bureau data, "New York spent $19,076 per student in the 2011 fiscal year, as compared to the national average of $10...
Data shows aging borough population

...percentage of senior citizens than the national average. In 2013, the most recent age data available from the U.S. Census Bureau, 14.1 percent of the United States population was 65 or older. That same year, only 13.6 percent of borough...
Selma plus 50

...are some of the positives.Black Christian News Network 1 has compiled figures culled from the Pew Research Center, Census Bureau, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Kaiser Foundation and Nielsen. It calculates more than 10,500...
Cal Thomas: Hyphenated-Nation

...creating a new category of Americans just in time for the next census.According to the Associated Press, "The U.S. Census Bureau will test the new Middle East-North Africa classification for possible inclusion on the 2020 census if it gets positive...


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