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PNS Daily Newscast - July 3, 2020 


Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - WA: Census

The Census Bureau now has pushed the self-response deadline phase for filling out the 2020 census form through Aug. 14. (gustavofrazao/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE -- Census workers are trying to find a way around the challenges presented by the coronavirus, including counting young children. In the 2010 census, 2 million children from birth to age 5 nationwide were missed. Elsa Batres-Boni, 2020 census adviser for the City of Seattle, said kids somet

Washington state received more than $16.5 billion in federal funding that relied on census data in 2016. (Jcamilobernal/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE — Washington state is starting to ramp up its drive to get an accurate 2020 census count, but a proposed citizenship question in front of the U.S. Supreme Court today is tripping up those efforts. The Supreme Court is considering a Department of Justice request to include a question as

Men in same-sex marriages make almost 20 percent less than men in opposite-sex marriages in Seattle. (rich_villanueva_photography/Twenty20)

SEATTLE — The U.S. Census provides important information on communities, but it won't be counting the number of LGBTQ people in 2020 - and that's a problem, according to a new report. The Census Bureau will count same-sex marriages, as it has in the past. But the Bureau rescinded a question

The U.S. Census Bureau says a draft category on sexual orientation and gender identity was submitted to Congress in error, and quickly erased it. (taskforce.org)

SEATTLE -- Members of the LGBTQ community say they are feeling erased after proposed questions on sexual orientation and gender identity were removed from a draft of the 2020 Census this week. The U.S. Census Bureau, which is required to submit a list of categories to be tracked on the Census thre

Washington has 101 delegates up for grabs in Saturday's Democratic caucuses. (Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE - The U.S. Census Bureau has released a demographic profile of the state of Washington ahead of Democratic caucuses tomorrow. According to the Census Bureau, the state has nearly 5.5 million people of voting age. Although that doesn't necessarily mean all 5.5 million are eligible to vote

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The new year will bring new boundaries for Washington's congressional districts - and soon, one more U.S. Representative for the state, bringing the total from nine to 10. In many states, creating the new district would be a legislative responsibility, but Washington does it differe

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