- Officials say influential health survey needs to slim down Updated: Nov-30-15 1:59 pm
NEW YORK - When the government launched what would become most influential survey to monitor the nation's public health, there were just 75 questions - and 95 percent of those asked agreed to sit for it.
- Jordan launches computerized census, first in 11 years Updated: Nov-30-15 1:57 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan launched a national census Monday to provide greater clarity about a population that includes large numbers of Syrian refugees and foreign workers.
- Huntsville could be Alabama's largest city by 2022 Updated: Nov-30-15 10:26 am
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Huntsville could soon pass Birmingham to become the largest city in Alabama.
- Demographers: Virginia likely to gain 12th US House seat Updated: Nov-30-15 2:00 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Demographers say Virginia will likely pick up another U.S. House seat after the 2020 caucus.
- Infant mortality falls faster in Mississippi than nationwide Updated: Nov-29-15 6:47 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's infant mortality rate is falling faster than the national rate, but is still high, said the state health officer, Dr. Mary Currier.
- EXCHANGE: Joliet educators work with Hispanic families Updated: Nov-29-15 10:24 am
JOLIET, Illinois - Rene Valenciano has watched the number of Latino and Hispanic students grow at Joliet Public Schools District 86 from when he first started working there in 2011.
- Meeting in South Africa views new models for African cities Updated: Nov-29-15 8:47 am
JOHANNESBURG - With more than half of Africa's population expected to live in cities by the year 2050, a gathering in South Africa on Sunday is exploring new models for urban Africa.
- Pittsburgh club aids Kenyan mothers-to-be who lack supplies Updated: Nov-28-15 10:52 am
PITTSBURGH - Women who give birth in U.S. hospitals often pack a bag filled with items to ease the pains of delivery - soothing music, a memory book, a pair of comfy slippers.
- Learning to ride mass transit leads to independent seniors Updated: Nov-28-15 9:00 am
RESTON, Virginia - Eleven older people boarded a Fairfax County Connector bus for a run-through of something that seems, on the face of it, so simple: how to get from Point A to Point B using the region's network of buses and Metrorail.
- City of Williston reaching out for more retail businesses Updated: Nov-27-15 9:09 am
WILLISTON, North Dakota - Officials in Williston are trying to draw more retail chains to the western North Dakota oil patch hub.
- As you get older, let your pet carry some of the load Updated: Nov-25-15 3:20 pm
LOS ANGELES - Teach your dog or cat a few tricks, and your golden years will be better for it.
- NYC mayor: Disbanded unit alienated Muslim-Americans Updated: Nov-25-15 10:26 am
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio says the NYPD's disbanded demographics unit alienated Muslim-Americans - the very people who could assist law enforcement in the fight against terror.
- UCSF-Fresno receives $1 million to open center on aging Updated: Nov-24-15 8:52 am
FRESNO, California - The University of California, San Francisco-Fresno has received a $1 million gift to help the school establish a center on aging to serve a growing senior population in the central San Joaquin Valley.
- Williston jail ordered to reduce female inmate population Updated: Nov-24-15 8:08 am
WILLISTON, North Dakota - State corrections officials have ordered the Williams County jail to reduce its population of female inmates.
- Editorials from around Oregon Updated: Nov-23-15 12:34 pm
Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers.
- Arkansas homeless population drops 12 percent from 2013 Updated: Nov-23-15 3:09 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - New data shows that more than 2,500 Arkansas residents are homeless, yet the latest numbers indicate that this population is actually on the decline.
- Rush for gay couples to marry in Montana declines Updated: Nov-22-15 5:47 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - The initial rush for gay couples to marry in Montana has declined after 436 couples married during the first year since the state's marriage ban ended, but couples say they're happy with the changes that have made their lives easier.
- Review finds Austin's municipal workers overwhelmingly male Updated: Nov-22-15 12:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - An examination of municipal salaries has found that Austin's work force is overwhelmingly male, especially in upper-management jobs and other higher-paying positions.
- Health officials pleased with state's HPV vaccination rate Updated: Nov-20-15 12:32 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Health Department officials say nearly three-quarters of all Rhode Island seventh grade students received the state-mandated HPV vaccine by the beginning of this school year.
- Colorado unveils plan to manage water amid drought, demand Updated: Nov-19-15 1:36 pm
DENVER - The snow that falls on the Colorado mountains melts into trillions of gallons of water every year, and most of it flows downstream to Mexico, California and 17 other states. Colorado released its first-ever plan Thursday to cope with increasing competition for that water as the West grows drier.
- 3 startups that want to get millennials saving money Updated: Nov-18-15 7:24 pm
NEW YORK - Millennials, it's time to pick up the phone and start saving.
- Census changes could make whites less than 50 percent sooner Updated: Nov-18-15 5:23 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Census Bureau is considering changes to its race and ethnicity questions that would reclassify some minorities who were considered "white" in the past, a move that may speed up the date when America's white population falls below 50 percent.
- Census finds about 120 languages spoken in Utah Updated: Nov-08-15 3:27 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - New U.S. Census data shows that about 120 languages are now spoken in Utah, with Spanish, Chinese and Pacific Island languages among the top in the state after English.
- Dakotas health care systems seek to engage millennials Updated: Nov-08-15 12:12 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Two of the largest health care systems in the Dakotas are looking for ways to engage the millennial generation.
- March of Dimes gives West Virginia D for premature births Updated: Nov-05-15 9:27 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The March of Dimes gives West Virginia low marks for preventing premature births.