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Public News Service - NC: Census

People will first have a chance to fill out census forms online or by mail, before workers begin knocking on doors in May to collect information from those who haven't responded. (Adobe Stock)

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- In the coming weeks, North Carolinians will have a chance to fill out their U.S. Census forms online or by mail. Cities across the state are working to ensure that groups that have traditionally been harder to count, including toddlers, immigrant families and kinship families,

Some North Carolina Republican lawmakers were accused of gerrymandering in a case that made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — The fight for fair congressional maps continues at the state level, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision that it doesn't have the authority to prohibit partisan gerrymandering. One of the cases involved in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling concerns redistricting in 20

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide North Carolina's gerrymandering case, Rucho v. Common Cause, and ordered further review by the lower court. (alphabunny_photos/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina continues to litigate the voting district lines drawn following the 2010 Census, and citizen groups want to put an end to the tightrope walk over redistricting once and for all. The League of Women Voters has studied recent legislation to prevent gerrymandering

An estimated 25,000 children weren't counted in North Carolina in 2010, and 39 state groups want to make sure the 2020 Census is properly funding to prevent an undercount from happening again. (roberto volterra/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Future funding for North Carolina's children largely depends on the 2020 census, so this week 39 organizations sent a letter to the state's congressional delegation urging lawmakers to take steps now for a complete and accurate count. What's at stake? Block grants that provide fundi

Raleigh is one of fastest growing metro areas in the country, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data. (JamesWillamor/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – People are moving to the Tar Heel State – particularly to its metro areas. Census data released today names Raleigh as the 16th fastest growing metropolitan area in the country, and found Charlotte also has seen significant gains in the last year. Statewide, between 2

The future of North Carolina's March 15 Primary is in question after a federal appeals court ordered the state to redraw the districts. The state is has asked the court to reconsider the decision. (southernfried/morguefile.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant an emergency stay of a federal appeals court order for the state to redraw Congressional Districts 1 and 12 by Feb. 19, in advance of the March 15 primary. The districts were found unconstitutional by a federal appeals court

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's primary elections are just two months away, and this year you will see something besides the clutter of campaign signs outside of your polling place. There will be an army of volunteers on election day and leading up to it, making sure voters understand the changes b

Photo: AARP North Carolina Executive Council, staff and “Legislators of the Year” honorees (l-r) Henrietta Coursey, Michael Dowling, Dennis Hoadley, James Wall, Robert Palombo, Sen Ellie Kinnaird, Cheryll Schramm, Rep. Nelson Dollar, Doug Dickerson, Mary Bethel. Courtesy: AARP NC

RALEIGH, N.C. - The U.S. Census estimates that 12,000 people a day are retiring in the United States - up from 10,000 a day just a few years ago - which equates to a few hundred a day in the Tar Heel State. That fact is leading groups such as AARP North Carolina to ask whether baby boomers are adeq

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