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  • Smoke from a wood stove wafts into the night sky, Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Freeport, Maine. Proposed regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would significantly reduce the amount of particle pollution allowed from the smokestacks of new residential wood-powered heaters. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    Wood smoke plan could make new stoves too costly

    In the poorest state in New England, where residents already struggle to heat their homes, officials are worried a federal proposal to reduce wood smoke pollution will make new stoves too expensive and prevent Mainers from buying cleaner technology.


  • **FILE** In this photograph of a sample 2010 U.S. Census form, obtained by the Associated Press shows question 9: "What is Person 1's race", on the first page of the 2010 Census form, with options for White: Black, African Am., or Negro. (Associated Press)

    KUHNER: The tainting of the 2012 election

    Did President Obama win re-election on false terms? This is the question that must be answered in the wake of a recent bombshell story in The New York Post.


  • **FILE** President Obama (right) and Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney exchange views during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Oct. 16, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Census Bureau faked jobs report ahead of 2012 election: report

    U.S. government job numbers were intentionally skewed to paint a brighter economic picture in the lead-up to the 2012 presidential election, a source told the New York Post.


  • Poverty trends across the nation are staying put

    New data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that poverty across the nation has stayed stagnant at 16 percent, according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure, released Nov. 6.


  • **FILE** Renee Adams (left) poses with her mother, Irene Salyers, and son, Joseph, 4, at their produce stand in Council, Va., on July 12, 2013. Four out of five U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and a vanishing American Dream amid rising incidences of hardship among whites. (Associated Press)

    Poverty rate, U.S. income stuck in neutral in 2012

    Four years after the official end of the U.S. recession, the nation's poverty rate and median household income showed little positive movement in 2012, according to new data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.


  • College enrollment drops after years of growth

    A new U.S. Census Bureau report shows that college enrollment is dropping after six years of steady growth. Factors could include high tuition costs, an improving economy and a dip in the number of college-age people in the United States.


  • U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves (Associated Press)

    Census surveys aren't down for the count

    After the House voted this month to defund a major part of the U.S. Census Bureau, the agency is taking the threat very seriously, with its supporters in both business and government rallying to preserve the annual questionnaire.


  • American Scene

    More than 15 million children lived in poverty in 2010, about 1 million more than in 2009, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.


  • Illulstration: Vote

    PENDLEY: Constitutional flaw in non-English ballots

    In mid-October, the Obama administration, through the U.S. Census Bureau, put three states and 248 counties in 25 states on notice that the election materials they provide must be printed not only in English, but also in 68 additional languages. The mandate is not new - its announcement is required upon completion of the decennial census. However, what is new is the speed with which it was issued after the 2010 Census. The Bush administration published its Federal Register notice regarding the 2000 Census in 2002.


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