Monthly Archives: December 2021

City, county consider redrawing ward boundaries

Laramie must redefine the boundaries of its three City Council Wards. 10 years ago each contained about 10K residents. Today West Laramie has 12K while Wards 1 & 2 have shrunk to 9000 each. On Nov 30 the City Council … Continue reading

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Who Are the Adults Not Vaccinated Against COVID?

Since April the Census Bureau has surveyed over 1M and one line of inquiry is who isn’t vaccinated. I was very surprised to learn that 85% have received at least one shot of a vaccine. I was also surprised by … Continue reading

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Migrants separated from their children are reunited

In 2018, an estimated 5500 children were separated from their families at the southern US border. All but 1000 were quickly rejoined to families, and now, at the end of 2021, 100 more families are reunited leaving only 350 cases … Continue reading

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More Than Half of U.S. Counties Were Smaller in 2020 Than in 2010

More fun facts: 1) Notable fast-growing areas were counties in western North Dakota, led by McKenzie County which grew by 131%   2) Los Angeles County is again the largest county increasing to over 10.0 million-person   3) California was … Continue reading

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ESTELLE REEL DAY January 7

A Message from the WY DOE: In recognition of Estelle Reel, the first woman elected and to hold the office of state superintendent of public instruction in Wyoming, and the second woman elected and to hold a statewide office in … Continue reading

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Missouri LWV Shares Nonpartisan Legislative District Maps

Federal House seats represent approx 760,000 voters. Missouri’s House seats are close to average. MO districts represent 769,884 voters.   The maps submitted by the LWV of Missouri for the 8 representatives had a maximum deviation of no more than … Continue reading

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Might all western states enhance their scenic highways using Idaho’s Campaign with updated road signs?

Idaho has 240 highway markers, mostly erected 1956-1986. As this signage ages, it’s replaced with more accurate and nuanced markers. As an example, the diary of Scottish explorer John Shaw is included on one sign: “It appeared to us probably … Continue reading

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Redistricting that reflects NJ’s racial and ethnic makeup

The Princeton Gerrymandering Project is a big change in this census cycle. It’s a non-profit fair mapping advocate group that extends help to all 50 states, including WY. In NJ, they formed a state-wide coalition including the LWVNJ. Will the … Continue reading

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Ohio House State Gov’t Comm Releases Draft Congressional Map

Here is an amazing redistricting map (for Ohio federal House). ALL 17 districts are essentially equal in size. This map was released today by the PA House State Gov Comm. It was drawn by citizen activist Amanda Holt. Over 7200 … Continue reading

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What I learned at the UN climate change conference

[The] disconnect between countries in the Global South and Global North was evident at COP26. Countries in the Global South are facing devastating impacts from climate change that threaten their economy, livelihood, and mortality. Island countries, such as Fiji and … Continue reading

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