CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The leafy New Zealand city where a self-proclaimed racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its picturesque meandering river and...
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — When Devinder Malhotra was picked last year as the new Chancellor of the sprawling Minnesota State school system, the former St. Cloud State Provost was heralded as a bridge...
China’s leaders want more babies, but local officials resist
BEIJING (AP) — Facing a future demographic crisis and aging society, China's leaders are desperately seeking to persuade couples to have more children.
But bureaucrats don't seem to have gotten the message, fining a couple in a recent widely publicized case for having a third child against the strict letter of the law.
From Bogart to millennials: Italian hat maker tries new look
SPINETTA MARENGO, Italy (AP) — Hats off, Bogie.
The traditional Italian hat maker Borsalino, whose fedora has defined the rough-and-tumble images of Robert Redford, Frank Sinatra and Humphrey Bogart, has a plan to appeal more to women and millennials by pushing into high-end fashion, streetwear and even sportswear.
Nigeria’s youth boom approaches the voting booth frustrated
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Halima Usman is part of a booming new generation in Nigeria, voting for the first time in a presidential election Saturday after being raised during the country's two decades of civilian rule.
A majority of eligible voters in Africa's most populous nation are now 35 or younger, a demographic that will help double the continent's population by 2050.
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San Francisco Chronicle on how California can stay healthy:
California's population is aging. Without big changes in how the state finds and trains its health care workforce, it soon won't have enough physicians and other caretakers to look after its people.
That's the message from a startling new report by the California Future Health Workforce Commission.
Japan finance minister Aso sorry for criticizing childless
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso has reluctantly apologized for saying childless people are to blame for the country's rising social security costs and its aging and declining population.
"If it made some people feel uncomfortable, I apologize," Aso said Tuesday after drawing complaints over a comment he made during the weekend at a seminar in Fukuoka, his constituency in southwestern Japan.
Archdiocese of Chicago closing undergraduate seminary
CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago says it's closing its undergraduate seminary at Loyola University Chicago due to changing priesthood demographics.
Vermont to pay remote workers to move to the state
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is hoping to attract new residents and boost its population and workforce by paying some of them to relocate to the state.
The state starts accepting applications Jan. 1 for the program, which pays people who work remotely for an out-of-state company to move to Vermont.
Texas adds to population but growth rate slowing down
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Census figures show Texas added more people to its population than any other state during the past year.
But the Austin American-Statesman reports Texas' growth rate has slowed down.
Texas added 379,128 people from July 1, 2017, to July 1, 2018, a growth of 1.3 percent. The state's population is nearly 29 million.
Jacksonville on the cusp of becoming minority-majority city
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Out of the country's 15 largest cities, only two were majority white in 2017: Columbus, Ohio, and Jacksonville. But that's about to change.
Jacksonville is in the midst of a demographic shift as white residents leave and the non-white population flourishes.
Tips for changing how your business searches for staffers
NEW YORK (AP) — Many small business owners are changing how they look for staffers because the tried-and-true methods may no longer work with a shrinking labor pool and changing work force demographics.
Here are some tips from owners and HR professionals:
— Keep at it. "Recruiting has to be a daily part of your business. If you wait until you need people, you're going to end up in trouble," says Andy Pittman, CEO of ShelfGenie, a franchise company that designs and installs shelving for homeowners.
AP analysis: Unemployment, income affect life expectancy
NEW YORK (AP) — Even your lifespan can be local.
Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by where you live. New data from the National Center for Health Statistics show just how much your neighborhood can impact the length of your life.
In recent years, the U.S. has seen overall life expectancy decrease, from 78.7 years in 2015 to 78.6 years in 2017. Experts have pointed to opioid addiction and an increase in suicides as the main reasons.
New census report shows growth, changing demos in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas metropolitan area has seen not only a significant rise in its population but an altering of its demographics as well, according to new findings from the U.S. Census Bureau.
A new census report shows changes to the population of Clark County in five-year increments, including a rise in Latinos, the elderly and transplants from California.
California Democrats thank Trump for legislative majorities
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers begin their new legislative session Monday with crushing Democratic supermajorities in both chambers to go with their sweep of all statewide offices.
Democrats benefited from changing demographics and attitudes toward President Donald Trump to overachieve in last month's election by historic margins, even in areas long supportive of Republicans, like Orange County and the Central Valley.
Does a religious community need a building to flourish?
WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades, changes in American religious behavior and the District's demographics spurred a slow emptying of city houses of worship. And in recent years, many have shuttered, largely because of skyrocketing real estate prices, an exodus of African Americans from the city and millennials' desire for unusual abodes.
But how great is the loss, and how much does it really matter?
CBS is the week’s top TV network, but faces more competition
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS was television's most popular network last week, but that status is no longer the slam-dunk that it has been for the last decade and a half.
It was CBS' second weekly victory of the young television season, matching NBC's two victories, the Nielsen company said Tuesday. NBC handily won among viewers aged 18 to 49, the demographic group that it cares the most about.
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University of Illinois to study African-American enrollment
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois plans to conduct a survey to study the drop in African-American student enrollment.
What does the future hold for Pennsylvania’s dying malls?
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Outside The Bon-Ton, a clerk in a blousy Oxford shirt and dark gray slacks takes a few last drags of his cigarette on the second-to-last day he'll serve customers here.
He nods wordlessly as patrons walk by on their way to the slim pickings inside.
"Take 95 percent off," reads one sign, above a rack of women's sweaters. "Was $44.00. You pay $2.20."
Sales drop could be sign of peril for American muscle cars
DETROIT (AP) — Sales of new American muscle cars are falling, raising questions in Detroit and elsewhere about whether a nostalgic, high-horsepower cruising culture that dates to before the 1950s is in peril.
Part of the drop can be blamed on the shift from cars to SUVs that began more than a decade ago, but there are demographic factors that signal a decline. Baby boomers, who buy many of the muscle cars, are getting older.
Outcry over retirement age plan brings rare Putin concession
MOSCOW (AP) — Facing protests and a noticeable dip in his approval ratings, President Vladimir Putin made rare concessions Wednesday to an unpopular pension reform package that increased the retirement age for Russians.
The televised address marked an extraordinary occasion when Putin apparently felt compelled to explain a major policy decision to the public, reflecting the contentious nature of the retirement reforms.
Fox’s Laura Ingraham: I wasn’t talking about race
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's Laura Ingraham is disavowing the support of white nationalists and claims her views about the nation's demographic changes have been distorted, although that hasn't quieted critics who see bigotry in her words.
Her commentary this week leading into the one-year anniversary of a white nationalist demonstration that turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia, has also drawn attention to how Fox speaks to an audience that is overwhelmingly white.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lament this week that immigration is "changing the culture" of Europe echoed rising anti-immigrant feelings on both sides of the Atlantic, where Europe and the United States are going through a demographic transformation that makes some of the white majority uncomfortable.
Historians and advocates immediately denounced Trump's comments, saying such talk would encourage white nationalists.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In an effort to attract millennials to its games, a minor league baseball team in Alabama ended up insulting some of them.
The Montgomery Biscuits is the Tampa Bay Rays' Double-A affiliate. On Wednesday, the team announced an upcoming "Millennial Night."
When more than 1,000 Latino officials __ a crop of up-and-coming representatives from a fast-growing demographic __ gathered in Phoenix last week, no one from the Trump administration was there to greet them.
New Mexico population growth trails western states
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's population has grown at the slowest rate in the western U.S. during the past decade, with more people migrating away from the state than arriving, according to research released Wednesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
The analysis highlights demographic challenges confronting state and local leaders in New Mexico as they try boost employment opportunities and stem the flight of young professionals and tradesmen to more economically robust states.
BALTIMORE (AP) — With two leading candidates who have a shot at becoming Maryland's first black governor, the crowded Democratic gubernatorial primary reflects the state's changing demographics and the party's efforts to harness the energy of an increasingly diverse electorate around the country.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — As the Latino population grows in southwest Kansas, its residents are beginning to talk with a new accent — even those who do not speak Spanish, a study has found.
Kansas State University said in a news release the research is part of its Kansas Speaks Project, which is documenting language change because of rapidly changing demographics.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's Institute of Statistics announced Friday that it has sued the U.S. territory's health department and demographic registry seeking to obtain data on the number of deaths following Hurricane Maria as a growing number of critics accuse the government of lacking transparency.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Police Department plans to hire more women and people of color to better reflect the city's demographics.
Cleveland.com reports the recruitment plan draft released Tuesday calls for the department to hire 75 women and 75 minorities by the end of next year.
Women make up 15 percent of the department, while African Americans account for 22 percent of the ranks.
Fonda: ‘Older women are the fastest growing demographic’
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill originally intended to help New Hampshire better plan for population changes has undergone major changes as the legislative session comes to a close.
In the run-up to the 2016 campaign, Republicans were told that they had to adjust to demographic change if they were to have a future. They even said it to themselves.
LOWELL -- More than 91 percent of teachers in the Lowell Public Schools are white and the same goes for more than 77 percent of the district's paraprofessionals.
Teenagers and college-age people drink less while this group pours another round
Experts on alcohol abuse have found one demographic group that’s drinking at an alarming rate. Not teenagers. Not college-age people. It’s baby boomers.
Utah report card shows some student groups lagging
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Nation's Report Card shows Utah students generally performed above average last year, but state education officials warn there are achievement gaps among some demographic groups.
Census estimates: Utah County continues to grow, mostly from natural birth rates
Utah County continues to grow, and it looks like it won’t stop in the foreseeable future. Earlier projections are confirmed and more details have been revealed by estimates recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
SCOTTSBLUFF — Terry Rajewich, account manager with Nebraska Public Power District presented an economic and demographic trend study to members of the Scottsbluff City Council, which contained both good and not-so-good points.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's leading demographics expert on Tuesday defended military figures indicating the number of Arabs will soon equal that of Jews in the Holy Land — figures that had sparked outrage from nationalist lawmakers in parliament.
Sergio Della Pergola, a demographer from Jerusalem's Hebrew University, said the numbers of Arabs and Jews are nearly equal when you factor in the population of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem along with the population of Israel.
Idaho’s Medicaid gap population drops as much as 35 pct
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The estimated number of Idahoans who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid has dropped at least 20 percent over the past four years and possibly as much as 35 percent, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare said Monday.
There is a continued stream of analysis and commentary on what exactly happened in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District (PA-18). How did a staunchly red Congressional district suddenly spring back to, somewhat safely, a shade of purple? The special election held to replace disgraced former Congressman Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), the race became something of a major bellwether to determine what could happen this November in a number of other races.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The southwest Utah city of St. George has become the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan area, while rural Uintah County in the northeast corner of the state is among places that lost the greatest percentage of its population.
U.S. Census data released Thursday also puts the Provo-Orem area at No. 8 on the national growth chart.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — As the push to legalize sports gambling in the U.S. nears a crucial Supreme Court decision, states hoping to reap a financial windfall could face another hurdle: Attracting younger players used to online fantasy sports.
The explosion in popularity of daily fantasy sports has created a generation of sports fans more attuned to gauging individual player statistics than how two teams may fare against each other, the challenge at the heart of traditional sports wagering.
One of the biggest economic challenges facing America is a simple numbers game: as the baby boomer generation ages, our workforce gets smaller and our economy shrinks as a consequence.
Study: Native women in Minneapolis disproportionately targeted in police stops
Native American women in Minneapolis were stopped, searched and arrested at higher rates last year than any other demographic group, including black men, according to a new study from St. Catherine University.
Minority population growth shifts Wyoming demographics
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — A report from a nonprofit group says minority populations in Wyoming have been growing faster than the white population as the Cowboy State's demographics slowly shift toward greater diversity.
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló aims to mobilize a stateside Puerto Rican “revenge vote” in upcoming midterm elections. “We are a significant voting bloc,” he declares.
Amid the brouhahas about the Nunes memo and immigration, an item from Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago Business caught my eye. Demographers crunching census data estimate that Chicago's black population fell to 842,000, while its white non-Hispanic population increased to 867,000. National political significance: In our three largest cities — New York, Los Angeles and Chicago — gentry liberals have become the dominant political demographic.