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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - CO: Census

Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau began a phased restart of field operations in an additional 14 states, and there's at least one field office at work in all 50 states. (U.S. Census Bureau)

DENVER -- The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape for groups working to ensure an accurate count in the 2020 census. It's estimated that 50% of people who rely on programs that get funding based on census numbers go uncounted. Brandon Stiller, creative director at the Open Media Foundation

Census outreach work that was supposed to wrap up in March has been extended to Oct. 31, even though funding levels have remained the same. (U.S. Census Bureau)

DENVER -- Making sure that all residents are counted in the 2020 Census got a lot harder after the coronavirus pandemic forced Colorado communities into lockdown, and reaching hard-to-count communities became even more challenging. Lizette Escobedo is director of national census programs for the N

The U.S. Census Bureau has extended the deadline for collecting data to Oct. 31 because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. (US Census Bureau)

DENVER -- Colorado's foundations are going all in on efforts to ensure an accurate count in the 2020 census, and with daily life upended by the coronavirus pandemic, the call is out for creative ways to engage all Coloradans in the once-a-decade tally. The Denver-based NextFifty Initiative is hand

The 2020 census has suspended field operations, but forms still can be filled out online at 2020Census.gov, over the phone by calling the number provided in your invitation, and by paper through the mail. (Pixabay)

STERLING, Colo. -- The census is supposed to be a complete count of everyone in the country, but people always are missed, and rural residents tend to be undercounted more frequently than others. State Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, who represents some two-thirds of the state's eastern plains,

On any given day, more than 9,619 people experience homelessness in Colorado. (Needpix)

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. -- Today is Census Day. Most homes already have received an invitation by mail to participate in the 2020 census, but invitations are much harder to deliver to people without a home. During this year's once-a-decade tally, the Census Bureau is setting aside three consecutive days

Census data is used by tribal leaders, federal officials and members of Congress to develop policies designed to effectively meet the needs of Native people, including veterans. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- Native Americans living in traditional villages and on reservations were the most undercounted group in the 2010 U.S. census. Now tribal leaders in Colorado are encouraging all residents across racial and ethnic lines to participate. Rick Waters is a Kiowa Cherokee and executive director

Census numbers are used to allocate political representation and to determine how many federal tax dollars are sent back to states for education and health programs, transportation, infrastructure and more. (U.S. Census Bureau)

DENVER -- Imposter scams continue to target older Americans, and with the upcoming 2020 Census, many Colorado residents could be receiving phony census contacts fishing for personal information that can result in fraud or identity theft. Natriece Bryant, deputy executive director of the Colorado D

Colorado receives $13 billion each year in federal funding based on census numbers for programs serving veterans, children, seniors, nutrition programs, education, health care and more. (Craig Adderley/Pexels)

DENVER -- Colorado's faith community is stepping up efforts to ensure historically undercounted racial and ethnic minority Coloradans participate in the 2020 census. Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodriguez with the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver said all people, regardless of race, religion or immigratio

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