| Feb 18, 2012
| 6:35 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is mounting a challenge to 2010 U.S. Census estimates that Chicago lost about 200,000 residents.
Big city mayors regularly contest the once-a-decade census results, which determine how much federal funding flows to different parts of...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 12:11 PM
An organization aimed at reducing poverty has announced a $25,000 matching grant, made possible by a local American-indian tribe.
The Kalamazoo Poverty Reduction Initiative (PRI) announced the Gun Lake Tribe has said they will match contributions to...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 10:13 AM
York County has been awarded two grants totaling more than $1 million for efforts to expand and enhance the York County Court of Common Pleas' DUI Court.
DUI Court was established in 2010 as a pilot program to reduce recidivism and save taxpayer...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 8:05 PM
In almost any community, the shooting death of a black teen by a white crime-watch volunteer would raise accusations of racism. But this one occurred in Sanford, a city that has struggled with racial tensions for a century.
Much of that tension stems...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Members of the City Council's Latino Caucus today say they will submit their own plan to redraw Chicago's wards Thursday if last-ditch negotiations fail to achieve a compromise agreeable to them and groups of white and African-American aldermen.
| Mar 15, 2012
| 11:01 PM
La Misión is a small, coastal Baja town.
Well, actually, in reality three small communities make up the larger area called La Misión, population 920, according to the 2010 census.
Most of the roads are dirt. There isn't a single stoplight, though there...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Redrawing Congressional voting district maps is never easy. But in Texas, in the midst of this election year, the already contentious process has been made even more volatile with its mix of race and politics.
When 2010 Census numbers showed that Texas's...
| Apr 15, 2012
Move over Glendale — Santa Clarita is set to take over the title of third most populous city in Los Angeles County.
On Wednesday, a county commission in charge of annexing unincorporated land approved adding seven more communities to Santa...
| Jan 18, 2012
There are now more people age 65 and over in the United States than ever before, and this group is increasing at a faster rate (10,000 per day) than the general population.
The only state that showed a decline in the 65-and-older demographic was Rhode...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 11:32 AM
DRAPER, Utah -- It's tough to pick a mascot these days.
Over the past few years we've seen several instances of schools being pressured to change their mascots because of cultural sensitives like Miami University of Ohio having to go through a 25-year...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 3:24 PM
The state Senate voted 44-4 Wednesday to give final approval to the state Redistricting Commission's map for new legislative and congressional districts for the next 10 years. The biggest change is creation of a first-ever 10th Congressional District...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 10:38 AM
Here we go again: poor old Connecticut has just been chosen as the worst state in the nation to retire in for 2012, worse than Illinois, Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Minnesota, New York, Maine and Wisconsin.
But maybe we should...