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Declining Births Fuel Record Low Growth Rate in California

SACRAMENTO — New population estimates show California's births fell by 18,000 last year, prompting the slowest recorded growth rate in the country's most populous state. State officials said Wednesday the population stood at 39.9 million as of Jan. 1. The s...
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Judge: Census Citizenship Question Is a Threat to Democracy

SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census “threatens the very foundation of our democratic system” because it would cause a significant undercount of immigrants and Latinos that could distort the distr...
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It’s California vs. Trump in Battle Over 2020 Census: Walters

California has a lot on the line with the 2020 census count. For example, even though the current population trends point to the Golden State retaining its 53 seats in the House of Representatives, an inaccurate count could result in the loss of one seat. ...