Nearly two-thirds of the soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord were deployed overseas last year during the U.S. Census count and they wont necessarily show up on the population rolls in the South Sound cities where they lived before they left.
WASHINGTON Washington will not only be picking up another congressional district, but also its share of federal funding should increase as the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday that the state has been one of the fastest-growing in the country over the past 10 years.
Washington state is expected to pick up an additional congressional seat when the Census Bureau announces the latest population figures Tuesday, adding to its clout in the nations capital.
Members of the bipartisan redistricting commission met for the first time Tuesday, starting what will be a lengthy process to determine the boundaries of Washington state’s new Congressional district.
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