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Stories with subject: Demographics
  • Population losses a concern in Orangeburg County 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 1:46 pm
  • ORANGEBURG, South Carolina - Orangeburg County officials are trying to figure out why the county's population shrunk while the rest of the state grew by 3 percent.

  • Many Ohio school districts see enrollments drop 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:19 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Many Ohio school districts are seeing declining enrollment as the state's younger population goes down.

  • Washington State University considers med school 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 11:32 am
  • SPOKANE, Washington - Medical officials predict an aging population and expanded health coverage under the Affordable Care Act will contribute to doctor shortages across the nation. In response to the projected need, Washington State University has begun exploring the feasibility of opening a medical school on its Spokane campus.

  • How is NY's economy? Governor candidates disagree 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 8:43 am
  • ALBANY, New York - Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York has been on the right path during his term. Republican challenger Rob Astorino says New York is losing. Can they both be right?

  • Workers' comp benefits OK'd for wounded manager 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:43 pm
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - An Omaha clothing store manager shot up to nine times in revenge for reporting an earlier robbery is entitled to compensation for drug and alcohol rehab and treatment of post-traumatic stress syndrome, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday.

  • Wright, with 2,000 residents, is seeing boom times 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 12:17 pm
  • WRIGHT, Wyoming - The town of Wright, which owes much of its 40-year history to the coal industry, is enjoying something of a renewal.

  • New Mexico looks at possible larger women's prison 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 8:08 pm
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - Gov. Susana Martinez's administration is preparing to select a private company that could end up operating a potentially much larger women's prison to handle projected growth in the inmate population.

  • House passes Ryan budget with big cuts 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts and termination of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Alabama births to unmarried women rising 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:34 am
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A new report says births to unmarried women in Alabama are on the rise.

  • At-home mothers on the rise, new research shows 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:28 pm
  • NEW YORK - The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.

  • Thousands of Jerusalem Arabs without water 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 2:09 pm
  • JERUSALEM - Tens of thousands of Palestinians living in east Jerusalem have been without running water for more than a month, victims of a decrepit and overwhelmed infrastructure and caught in a legal no-man's land caused by the divisions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • Jefferson County looks to cause of population drop 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 10:28 am
  • PINE BLUFF, Arkansas - The population in Jefferson County continues to decline, and county officials said they're intent on finding out the cause of why so many people have left.

  • Vermont to issue fewer moose hunting permits 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:59 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont will be issuing 20 percent fewer moose hunting permits for the regular season this fall, based on estimated population densities and moose management goals.

  • 5 signs US job market may finally be accelerating 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 10:20 am
  • WASHINGTON - Few people responded to the March jobs report with high-fives and cheers. But there may be reasons to applaud in the months ahead.

  • Scott County leads for population growth in Ky. 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 2:13 pm
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Scott County is the fastest growing county in Kentucky, according to projections by the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • Heroin use rises in Oregon, mirrors national trend 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 10:26 am
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - Some states, including Oregon, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative. A look at what's happening in Oregon:

  • Heroin deaths in W.Va. doubled since 2010 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 10:05 am
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Some states, including West Virginia, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative. A look at what's happening in West Virginia:

  • VA partners with Anchorage health clinic for care 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 5:06 am
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Veterans began filtering into the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center this month as part of a recent deal with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to ease medical access.

  • US finally regains the jobs lost in the recession 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 5:50 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession.

  • Health gap persists in Central Oregon 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:37 pm
  • BEND, Oregon - New data on smoking rates, obesity, poverty and other health factors highlight the large health gap among Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties.

  • Sioux Falls Catholic Diocese making big changes 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 10:31 am
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The Roman Catholic Church plans to merge several parishes in eastern South Dakota and create a new parish on the south side of Sioux Falls due to a decline in priests and changes in population.

  • UN concerned Rohingya excluded from Myanmar census 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 6:11 am
  • SITTWE, Myanmar - The first thing Khalid was asked when census workers entered his home in Myanmar's troubled state of Rakhine was his ethnicity. In a clear, confident voice, the father of eight responded "Rohingya." The workers, most of them school teachers, said thank you, turned around and left.

  • Adultery site big in Japan where marriage reigns 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 2:50 am
  • TOKYO - Ashley Madison, the world's biggest online hookup site for married people, works only when monogamy is the rule on the surface but, deep inside, couples want to cheat. That's why it is scoring big in Japan.

  • West Virginia editorial roundup 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 1:56 pm
  • Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 11:46 am
  • The Journal Times of Racine, March 30