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Stories with subject: Population growth and decline
  • Study: UT population to nearly double by 2050 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:49 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - According to a report, Utah's population is expected to soar 86 percent by 2050 from 2.9 million to 5.4 million.

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:55 am
  • Wisconsin State Journal, April 16

  • Grand Forks Air Force Base to close school 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:37 am
  • GRAND FORKS, North Dakota - The Grand Forks Air Force Base School Board has voted to close an elementary school to deal with declining enrollment on the northeastern North Dakota base.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • WVU study: W.Va. will lose population through 2030 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 11:20 am
  • MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - West Virginia University researchers predict the state's population will decline by 1 percent, or nearly 20,000 residents, through the year 2030 as deaths continue to outpace births.

  • SC districts about party, in this case the GOP 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 2:19 am
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The decade-long Republican control of South Carolina government has resulted in congressional districts increasingly safe for the GOP and has marginalized conservative white Democrats who for decades ran the state where the Civil War began.

  • Panel conducts Nevada redistricting process 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 12:00 am
  • CARSON CITY, Nevada - Unlike some other states where Republicans used their gains in statewide elections to seize control of the redistricting process after the 2010 census, the re-drawing of Nevada's voting districts was done by a court-appointed panel and overseen by a judge.

  • Neb. lawmakers ponder rural population declines 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 10:58 am
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - As population in many rural Nebraska counties continues to decline, some Nebraska lawmakers are considering ideas to reverse the trend that range from traditional proposals to radical suggestions.

  • Iowa lawmakers seek to protect elders from abuse 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 10:44 am
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - As Iowa's population grows older, lawmakers are trying to determine the best policies and practices to protect the state's elderly population from financial exploitation and other abuses.

  • Oil boom leads to huge growth for Duchesne County 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 1:52 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - The Uinta Basin oil boom has made Duchesne County the nation's second fastest-growing (for counties with at least 10,000 people), and Vernal the nation's sixth fastest-growing "micropolitan area" of 10,000 to 50,000 people.

  • Meade is 8th-fastest growing county in nation 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 4:48 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota's Meade County has made the U.S. Census Bureau's Top 10 list of the fastest-growing counties in the nation, according to figures released Thursday.

  • Williston fastest-growing micropolitan area in US 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 4:29 pm
  • WILLISTON, North Dakota - The oil-rich city of Williston continues to be the fastest-growing micropolitan area in the United States, according to Census Bureau estimates.

  • Virginia counties near DC fuel population gain 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 3:54 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - Gains in Virginia counties closest to the nation's capital helped fuel an overall increase in the state's population last year.

  • Dallas County sees swift population growth 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 3:17 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - The population of central Iowa's Dallas County grew by 3.5 percent from a year earlier, the largest such gain in the state, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.