Silence from Government and Air NZ raises questions about future ownership

Drawn-out discussions between Air New Zealand and the Government over the company’s future capital structure could be a sign the airline’s majority shareholder is considering taking a bigger stake, or possibly full ownership, of the national carrier, an aviation expert says.

Montana libraries help citizens fill out census forms as state hopes for another Congress seat

The Census has been slowed by the pandemic — meaning some states are still way behind and have gone to court to seek an extension past September 30. Hundreds of millions in federal aid and seats in Congress are at stake, and Montana has asked the Trump White House for an extension. 

Census Bureau stops layoffs for door knockers after order

The Census Bureau’s plan outlining compliance with the order says some quality-control steps that had been eliminated with the changed schedule will be restored. Those include verifying vacant homes, making extra home visits to households with conflicting information about whether they are vacant and making extra home visits when investigating potential cases of fraud.

‘It’s going horribly’: College towns fret about census count

No easy solution has presented itself. The Census Bureau sought the help of college administrators in getting rosters for off-campus students who left town, but only half of the schools cooperated. Many universities were reluctant to participate because of privacy concerns and because off-campus students at many schools are not obligated to provide information about […]

Census layoff plans moving forward despite court order: report

The Census Bureau said in a Tuesday court filing that it would stop plans to lay off census takers who were in phases two or three of the bureau’s three-phase process. The second phase begins after census takers have contacted or made four attempts to contact 60 percent of households.

Judge scolds government attorneys over lack of census documents

The same judge previously ordered the Census Bureau to temporarily halt plans to wind down counting operations. On Monday, Koh reportedly questioned whether Census officials were making plans to ensure that Americans living in zones under evacuation orders due to the California wildfires would be accurately counted.

Census Bureau stops layoffs after judge’s restraining order

The Census Bureau will restore some previously removed quality control steps, including verifying vacant homes, making additional visits to households with clashing information about whether they are empty, and making extra visits to homes when investigating potential fraud cases.

Court knocks down Trump attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from census

“The ordinary definition of the term ‘inhabitant’ is ‘one that occupies a particular place regularly, routinely, or for a period of time,’” the panel said. “It surely encompasses illegal aliens who live in the United States — as millions of illegal aliens indisputably do, some for many years or even decades.”

Court blocks Trump order to exclude undocumented immigrants from census

A federal court ruled on Thursday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpCohen: ‘I guarantee that it’s not going to go well for whoever’ set up Woodward interview Pompeo says ‘substantial chance’ Navalny poisoning was ordered by senior Russian official Trump says he ‘almost definitely’ won’t read Woodward book MORE’s order to exclude undocumented immigrants from census […]

Judges Blocked The Trump Administration From Excluding Undocumented Immigrants From The Census Count

A special three-judge panel appointed to hear one of several pending challenges to Trump’s July order excluding undocumented immigrants from counting when congressional districts are redrawn ruled Thursday that federal law requires the Commerce Secretary to report a total count of all people living in the United States to the president. The president, in turn, […]