Census: Oregon Stays at Five Congressional Districts


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The census numbers out this morning show Oregon didn't gain enough population in the last decade to add a sixth House seat, but that Washington has grown enough to add a 10th seat to its House delegation. The change also means one more electoral vote for Washington in the presidential election because each state's share in the Electoral College is based on adding its two senators plus its number ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 HANK STERN

And The Local Place Making America's List of Gayest Cities Is ...


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Vancouver, Wash., at least according to The Advocate. The Advocate's 2011 annual gay and lesbian census lists the top 16 gayest U.S. cities and ranks Vancouver as number 6. So, why Vancouver and not Portland, which has an openly gay mayor? The LGBT mag's Mike Albo writes that it's because gay and lesbian Portlanders are moving across the river to settle down in Vancouver. The city of 165,000 ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Census: Oregon Stays at Five Congressional Districts


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 The census numbers out this morning showOregon didn’t gain enough population in the last decade to add a sixth House seat, but thatWashington has grown enough to add a 10th seat to its House delegation.The change also means one more electoral vote for Washington in the presidential election because each state’s share in the Electoral College is based on ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 HANK STERN

Tracking Census Returns


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If you've got a few minutes to kill, the U.S. Census Bureau — in its never-ending battle to count all of us — has this new map that lets you slice and dice census participation rates so far. A quick tour tells us the following three pieces of information as of today: Oregon's 29 percent rate matches the national rate, but is far below less procrastinating states like North Dakota ...   More
 
Friday, March 26, 2010 HANK STERN

Census Bureau Sends $6.95 Plaques to WW and about 58,999 others


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Look what we got recently! It's a plaque from the United States Census Bureau! The Census Bureau tells us in an email the plaque cost $6.95 and that it sent 135 of these plaques to organizations in Portland as a token of gratitude for helping out with this past census. That works out to about $938 in Portland, not including shipping, Wondering how that played out around the country? We did ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Jason Slotkin

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