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WASHINGTON — The richest 7% of American families saw their average wealth soar 28% from 2009 to 2011, while the remaining households lost 4% of their net worth over the same period, according to a new report. The analysis of Census Bureau data...
Gov. Pat Quinn has proposed that the state bolster its own troubled finances by freezing the amount of state income taxes shared with local governments at 2012 levels, which could cost some towns hundreds of thousands of dollars. Quinn estimates the...
During the 2013-2014 school year, Charlevoix Public Schools will consolidate into a two-building system, closing one of its buildings and tightening spending on some programs and staff. Declining state aid has decimated Charlevoix’s fund balance...
The book, “Who Will Feed China?: Wake-up Call for a Small Planet,” authored by Lester Brown in 1995, was a surprising wake-up call about world food security. Brown claimed that food production was not growing fast enough to feed China's increasing...
Tags: Global Change, Agriculture, Weather, Africa, China
Not too long ago, Carroll County faced a problem: Rapid growth had brought crowded classrooms to the northeastern part of the county, and planners expected many more homes to be built in the area. "At one point, they were 400 kids over capacity at North...
Tags: Immigration, Government, Realty, Dundalk, Brookings Institution
WASHINGTON (AP) - A record number of U.S. counties - more than 1 in 3 - are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere. New 2012 census estimates...
DuPage County is far different than it was two decades ago with demographic trends showing growth in poverty, more diversity and an aging population, says Candace King, executive director of the DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform. "I tell people...
Tags: Poverty, Demographics, Politics, Government, Social Issues
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicted strong growth in crop and livestock production in its 10-year forecast released on Feb. 11, but it cautioned that those projections were based on assumptions, such as a return to normal...
— He dropped out of north suburban Richmond-Burton Community High School, and a few years later Andy Turco found himself staining decks in the summer, plowing snow in the winter and going without work for a month or two in between. Nearly...
A statistician's work is never done. Just as we are starting to wrap up data collection for the 2012 Census of Agriculture, interviewers representing the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) are already visiting thousands of farmers across...
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's rate of population growth has fallen for a sixth straight year. The Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University in Bloomington said Thursday that U.S. Census Bureau estimates show Indiana's...
(AP) - New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show modest population growth in Kansas, with the Fort Riley area ranking as the state's fastest-gaining region. Census data released Thursday projects that Kansas gained about 15,500 residents from...
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