Hansi Lo Wang

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These 14 states had significant miscounts in the 2020 census

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The states were not counted equally well for population totals used to determine their share of political representation and federal funding for the next 10 years, a new Census Bureau report shows.


A mail-in voting law is under attack by Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers who passed it

Monday, May 16, 2022

Pennsylvania's highest court is weighing a challenge to a state law that expanded mail-in voting. The challenge was put forth in part by 11 Republican lawmakers who voted for the law.


The 2020 census had big undercounts of Black people, Latinos and Native Americans

Thursday, March 10, 2022

The Census Bureau has released its first report on the accuracy of the latest national head count that's used to distribute political representation and federal funding for the next decade.


What to know about the accuracy of the 2020 census — and why it matters for you

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

COVID-19 and interference by former President Donald Trump's administration have made it harder to pinpoint the accuracy of the numbers used to redistribute political representation and federal money.


U.S. census director says the bureau needs to reduce chances of meddling after Trump

Monday, February 21, 2022

Newly sworn-in Census Bureau Director Robert Santos told NPR it's important to make sure there are policies in place to better protect the agency from any future political interference.


The U.S. census sees Middle Eastern and North African people as white. Many don't

Thursday, February 17, 2022

People with Middle Eastern or North African roots must be counted as white in the federal government's data. But a study finds many do not see themselves as white, and neither do many white people.


Trump's longtime accountant says a decade of his financial statements are unreliable

Monday, February 14, 2022

The accounting firm Mazars USA says it has severed its relationship with former President Donald Trump and his family business.


In New York City, a statewide mask mandate for businesses has ended

Monday, February 14, 2022

Some states have been lifting indoor masking requirements and allowing individual businesses to set their own policies. In New York City, that's causing confusion and fatigue with COVID protocols.


The U.S. census's 72-year confidentiality rule has a strange history

Friday, February 04, 2022

Under federal law, the U.S. government must restrict access to people's records for the once-a-decade tally until 72 years after a count's Census Day. The exact origins of that timespan are murky.


Trump officials interfered with the 2020 census beyond cutting it short, email shows

Saturday, January 15, 2022

The email details the scope of the former administration's attempts to tamper with the count, including pressuring the Census Bureau to alter plans for protecting privacy and producing accurate data.


Family of 5, including 3 children, among the victims of the deadly NYC apartment fire

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Officials have released the names of the people who died from the weekend apartment building fire in the Bronx. The deaths of the 17 victims were all caused by smoke inhalation.


Many of those who died in the Bronx apartment fire were from West Africa

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

The 17 victims of Sunday's blaze ranged from 2 to 50 years old. The dead included 11 people from Gambia. Many families are now struggling to prepare for their loved ones' funerals.


Local officials try to get census results corrected to ensure correct future funding

Saturday, January 01, 2022

Some local officials are planning to challenge 2020 census results. They're worried their communities were undercounted and won't get their fair share of federal money over the coming decade.


The omicron surge is making it hard to staff stores and restaurants. Some are closing

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The surge in the number of people testing positive for the coronavirus is making it harder for business owners to staff stores and restaurants during the holidays. Omicron is forcing many to close.


Long lines are forming outside New York City's COVID testing sites

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

As the holiday weekend approaches, New Yorkers are waiting a long time to get tested for COVID-19. The nation's biggest city is confronting a record high number of cases.


The federal agency that measures racial diversity is led mostly by white people

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

While the Census Bureau's set to have its first director who's Latinx, an NPR analysis finds people of color are underrepresented in the top rank of civil servants at the country's main data producer.


Trump left a $7 million mess after delaying census workers' payroll taxes

Friday, November 05, 2021

The Trump administration directed many federal agencies to stop collecting payroll taxes last year. The Census Bureau is now trying to get former temporary workers to pay what they owe.


The Senate has confirmed the 1st Latino to lead the U.S. census, Robert Santos

Thursday, November 04, 2021

Robert Santos, one of the country's leading statisticians, is set to lead the Census Bureau through 2026 during key preparations for the next head count that forms U.S. democracy's foundations.


The 2020 census likely left out people of color at rates higher than a decade ago

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

After COVID-19 disruptions and Trump administration interference, last year's national head count may have undercounted people of color at higher rates than in 2010, an Urban Institute study finds.


How many people of color did the 2020 census miss? COVID makes it harder to tell

Friday, October 08, 2021

A final round of door knocking for a follow-up survey is now set to last until early 2022, raising concerns about whether the bureau can determine which groups were undercounted in the 2020 census.