| Feb 15, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Chicago lost a hefty 200,000 residents in the last decade, most of them African-Americans, while suburban counties grew dramatically in numbers and diversity, according to 2010 census data released Tuesday.
People continued to spread out far from the...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 7:52 AM
The Texas Tribune
Minorities Drove Texas Growth, Census Figures Show
by Ross Ramsey, Matt Stiles, Julian Aguilar and Ryan Murphy, The Texas Tribune
The state's explosive growth during the past...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 9:57 PM
Chicago's central core grew increasingly vibrant during the past decade, as young professionals filled new condominiums in the Loop and surrounding neighborhoods, taking advantage of trendy restaurants and nightspots.
But vast swaths of the city didn't...
| Feb 23, 2011
The population of our state isn't exactly growing fast, but it's getting wildly more diverse.
According to new figures from the U.S. Census.
The state population grew by just over 830,000, about 14%, between 2000 and 2010.
That's the slowest growth...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 7:16 PM
One of the more dismaying elements of the loud, ugly feud between Costa Mesa's City Council majority and the city's public employee unions is the failure of either side to recognize that many other cities are also having trouble making ends meet.
| Jun 28, 2011
| 9:46 AM
SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education Tuesday will consider approving a budget that envisions $1 billion in general fund spending in the next school year and nearly 1,300 layoffs of teachers and staff employees.
| Apr 10, 2011
| 7:59 PM
General Assembly lawmakers return to Richmond this morning for week two of redistricting.
Based on population shifts and driven by 2010 census figures, the once-a-decade redistricting process has again become a venue where powerbrokers punish partisan...
| Jul 6, 2011
Nationwide, the age-65-and-older population increased by 15 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to a recent Brookings Institution analysis of 2010 Census Bureau data. But many major U.S. cities are aging much faster than that. Some 31 metro areas,...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 2:30 PM
State lawmakers approved Monday redistricting maps for the 140 General Assembly seats, sending the plans on to Gov. Bob McDonnell for scrutiny.
House Republicans and Senate Democrats held the majority power in the two chambers, leaving them in the...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 3:44 AM
State lawmakers turned their focus to the boundaries of Virginia's 11 congressional districts briefly Tuesday before heading home for a nearly two-week break.
The House of Delegates passed maps put forward by Del. Bill Janis, R-Henrico, early Tuesday,...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 10:57 AM
Democratic leaders in Queens have named Assemblyman David L. Weprin as their nominee to fill in the congressional seat recently vacated by ex-Representative Anthony Weiner.
Weprin, a 58-year-old state assemblyman, was elected to the State Assembly in...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 7:55 AM
One in 10 Floridians has diabetes, a "disturbing" trend revealed in the nation's fat report last week. Though Florida ranks as the 29th-most-obese state in the country, the Sunshine State is No. 10 for diabetes. It's a distinction that comes with a...